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April 25, 2016 5:14 pm  #1


TBF-QEII-87 The Queen’s Overseas League Galleon Brooch

87. The Queen’s Overseas League Galleon Brooch
   
   This brooch was presented to The Queen by the Overseas League in 1947. It is a jewelled clip of their emblem of a galleon in full sail. It is described in the official list of wedding presents as “a diamond, ruby and sapphire clip brooch in the form of the badge of the League”.[1]

   Field asserts that the badge was made from “Canadian platinum … set with diamonds and rubies from South Africa, sapphires from Ceylon and rubies from Burma”.[2]

   The Queen has never been pictured wearing this brooch publicly.

1. Marriage of HRH The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, no, 1283, p. 122
2. Field, The Queen’s Jewels, p. 34

 

April 26, 2016 7:26 am  #2


Re: TBF-QEII-87 The Queen’s Overseas League Galleon Brooch

87. The Queen's Overseas League Galleon Brooch

   The following news item appeared on 10 November 1947.

Overseas League wedding gift to Princess Elizabeth.
 
   The wedding gift of the Overseas League to Princess Elizabeth will be a jewelled clip fashioned in the form of the emblem of the League, the letters "O S" imposed on a galleon in full sail, together with a silver-gilt box on which it can be mounted when not worn. The wedding gift of the 58,000 members of the Overseas League is made from materials of Empire origin - diamonds and gold from South Africa; sapphires from Ceylon; rubies from Burma and platinum from Canada.
 

 

 

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