I talked before about a new thrift shop I found and about the owner’s lack of understanding of the treasures she has in her shop. I went back again on Saturday and spied this treasure in her showcase.
I pointed and asked her if I could look at it. As she was taking it out of the case she mentioned that she found it in a box of stuff she bought at an estate sale and it is from “some coronation.” Some coronation? Has she been under a rock???
It is from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (the current Queen!!!!). It is dated 1953 and is authentic and not a reproduction as the box it came in as well as the felt on the bottom will attest!
I have been searching the internet for like pieces and cannot find a picture of one like it. Perhaps it is one that someone made with a bit of the event? The image is on some type of silk fabric and it is encased in a glass paperweight. You can read the complete date, this pic obscures it a bit.
I bought this treasure for $8!
At this point, I feel like I am taking advantage of her. She truly has no idea what she has!