Lot 1 (Home & Interiors, 29th June 2019)
Sold for £1,450
A large and interesting collection of souvenirs and ephemera relating to the 1951 Festival of Britain, to include a set of six plated tea spoons, each decorated with a festival star finial, housed in a fitted case incorrectly inscribed Festival of Britian 1951, various other tea spoons, caddy spoons and letter openers, three glass and plastic paperweights decorated with the festival star and dated 1951, a plated cigarette case, three compacts, a collection of enamelled and other badges, a collection of seven glass and metal ashtrays, a black painted plaster model of a 'Landseer Lion', a Norman Hull pottery dish, a Coldough pottery dish, a pottery bowl with relief decoration, a pewter bachelors teapot decorated with the festival star and the Palace of Westminster, a set of four plastic dishes with pierced decoration, two biscuit tins, a collection of pressed glassware to include beer mugs, shot glasses, a dish, a vase and a cordial set, a pair of rubber place mats, each relief decorated with the Crystal Palace, a collection of brassware to include an alms dish and four horse brasses, a bar of soap, cased, a George VI crown, cased, books of matches, a plated salt and pepper set with enamel decoration, an Efroc wooden jigsaw puzzle showing the South Bank Exhibition, a collection of silk scarves, a collection of postcards mainly showing the South Bank Exhibition, Battersea Park and the opening ceremony, two handbags, each decorated with a festival star pattern, a large collection of related ephemera to include stamps, programmes, magazines, books and pamphlets and other items.
The Festival of Britain of 1951 was a national event that exhibited Great Britain's strengths. A centenary of the Great Exhibition of 1851, the festival aimed to prove that Britain had recovered from the recent devastation of war, recession and severe austerity.
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