Friday, June 28, 2013

Review of the Fleet 1887

This is just the most exquisite piece of ephemera to cross my desk for a while. Originally issued as a souvenir of the 1887 Review of the Fleet in Queen Victoria's Jubilee year there is a dainty little envelope which encloses a single sheet potted history of the Union Jack, at the top of which a folding flag demonstrates how the constituent flags of the countries of the Union come together to make the flag. In monstrously good condition as well for something so ephemeral and now over 125 years old.

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