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LOT 3152
1st February 2023
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LOT 3152
ROYALTY. A silver cigarette case with engine-turned front and back, the hinged front with Edward VIII royal cypher, the interior with engraved inscription 'A.G. Allen from Edward R.I. 11th Dec 1936', hallmarked London 1934 by Ramsden & Roed, 9cm x 6.3cm, 104g, together with a piece of 'The Fort' letterhead paper also bearing the King's cypher. Provenance: Sir Albert George Allen (1888-1956) and thence by descent. Note: Sir Albert George Allen was the Duke of Windsor's solicitor during the period of the abdication. Allen was educated at North Malvern School. During the war he served as captain and Brigade Major. He was twice mentioned in despatches and was awarded the D.S.O. and the Military Cross. In 1930 he jointly founded the law firm Allen and Overy. He was nicknamed 'Poker Face' by the then King Edward VIII as they worked together through the political upheaval resulting from his decision to marry Wallis Simpson.
Hammer price: £2,200
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