Rare King Edward Vii & Queen Alexandra Clay Pipes - Pristine – No Reserve
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Rare King Edward Vii & Queen Alexandra Clay Pipes - Pristine – No Reserve:
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR FINAL POSTAGE PRICES BEFORE CHECKING OUT. WE OFTEN FIND THAT THE SYSTEM PRICES POSTAGE TOO HIGH AND WE WILL REFUND VIA PAYPAL IF ACTUAL COSTS PROVE TO BE LESS THAN QUOTED.
I am in the process of selling a small private collection of Royal Memorabilia – please see my other items.
Offered without reserve and a very low starting price are a pair of rare (in as much as they seldom survive in this condition) commemorative clay pipes, complete with stems, depicting King Eward VII and Queen Alexandra on the occasion of their Coronation in 1902. This makes these over 110 years old. I really could not believe the condition they were in when I acquired them. The pipes are both unused; have no makers name or registered trademarks on them; and lack any other identifying features – other than the heads of the monarch and his queen. These are very well executed – see the photos for details – I have tried to take as many angles as possible.
At its longest points, the King’s pipe measures approximately 5 ½ ins (140 mm) long and the bowl is approximately 2 inches (50 mm) high. The Queen’s pipe is slightly shorter at 5 ins (128 mm) and also 2 ins (50 mm) in height.
On condition – they are splendid. The only problem I can see is the likely loss of a small piece of the Queen’s crown; and some blue staining to the underside of each bowl, probably caused by the use of “BlueTac” to hold them in place in a display. This could likely be washed off but I was not going to risk it.
I really am amazed that these have survived in this condition.
These are being posted to sell as a pair and have a very low starting price and . Please see the photos which form a part of the description. Good luck if you decide to offer.
We will ship internationally and we do accept returns if the item is not as described; but we will not refund postage. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR FINAL POSTAGE PRICES BEFORE CHECKING OUT. WE OFTEN FIND THAT THE SYSTEM PRICES POSTAGE TOO HIGH AND WE WILL REFUND VIA PAYPAL IF ACTUAL COSTS PROVE TO BE LESS THAN QUOTED. We will NOT give false customs declarations, so please don’t ask us to modify pricing on the customs forms.