CAR MASCOT CORONATION KING GEORGE VI CROWNED MAY 1937
Possibly one of the worlds rarest badges. It had a very short run from the 11th of December 1936 to May 1937, when George VI accedes to the throne after the abdication of his brother Edward VIII. He was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey on the 12th of May 1937. Manufactured by Smith , in the form of an English Rose with red, white and blue glass enamel petals and a chrome surround. The reverse has three fingers that are threaded, these would have held either flags or banners. You purchased these items separately from the badge. Source of this information:
Mascot-mania It has the initials G VI R ER for George VI Rex Elizabeth Regina and the words Crowned MAY 1937. It is fitted to the radiator cap from the car it was on originally and is in good condition (see close up photos) SIZE OF MASCOT ITSELF 70 MM DIAMETER OF BADGE 60 MM. NO RESERVE, ! AND DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK MY OTHER ITEMS FOR INTERESTING AUTOMOBILIA AND KING EDWARD VIII'S FAREWELL SPEECH BROADCAST ON 11/12/1936!
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