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English tin money box by OXO issued as souvenir for the coronation of George VI in 1937.

After the short reign of his brother, Edward, who abdicated the throne to marry American socialite, Wallis Simpson, Albert was crowned King, taking the name of George VI, in 1937. OXO which had previously issued tin souvenirs for Edward's coronation that never was, hastened to produce similar money boxes to commemorate the coronation of the new King.

Dimensions: 7 x 6.5 cm

Tin box in the shape of an English post box.
Lid (not hinged)
Red and gold
One opening for money on one side under which the royal initials G VI R (George VI Rex) and the flower emblems of England (rose) and Wales (daffodil).
Other side features a gold coin with the heads of George VI and Elizabeth in profile "George VI and Elizabeth May 12th 1937", and the flower emblems of Scotland (thistle) and Ireland (shamrock).
Text in black lettering at the bottom:
"Coronation Souvenir Money Box containing
6 OXO Cubes
brand
OXO Ltd, Thames House, London, England"

Condition: vintage
Discoloration at places, especially around the lid; tarnished inside.

A piece of British royal history.

Happy to combine postage.
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Vintage English Souvenir Tin Box George VI Coronation 1937


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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