This exquisite presentation album - signed by King George VI and
Queen Elizabeth as King and Emperor and as Queen Consort - contains an historic
78-RPM recording of the BBC radio broadcast of George VI's coronation and an
address by him as king. It comes framed, Gallery of History Style, in a
presentation case with a UV-resistant UF-3 Plex lid.
Two items: 1)
Album signed "George R I" by King George
and "Elizabeth R"
by Queen Elizabeth on vellum
inside front cover. "14¼x12½x3¾. On cover: "The Coronation/of/The
Majesties/King George VI and Queen Elizabeth/in/Westminster Abbey/and/H.M. The
King's Broadcast Message/May 12th, 1937"
in gilt. "R.I" stands for "Rex
Imperator" (King Emperor),
a title used from 1877, when Queen Victoria
became Empress of India, to 1948, following Indian independence.
has purple satiny-fabric endpapers. Contains 15 78-RPM records, 11¾ inches in
diameter each by the Gramophone Co., Ltd. of Hayes, Middlesex, England, in paper
sleeves. Covers, signatures and sleeves are lightly toned. George's signature
has bled slightly but is in fine condition. 2)
Photograph unsigned of
Queen Elizabeth and King George VI. B/w, 6¾x8½.