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Royalist Brooches to sell at Tennants auction

With inexhaustible media interest on the royal family, the collectors market for items with royal and patriotic significance is ever growing. Items which once actually belonged to a member of the royal family are the ultimate prize for collectors, but there is an historical tradition of producing souvenir and commemorative jewellery which is also of great appeal.

royalistbrooches.jpgWith this in mind, Tennants is offering for sale a collection of three brooches in their Spring Sale on 10-11 April; the first of the three signifies the reign of Queen Victoria. It is a bar brooch with the letters ‘VR’ standing for Victoria Regina shown at each end with seed pearls and a diamond set crown in the centre of the brooch. The second is to commemorate the accession of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1902, using enamelling and rose cut diamonds to depict their initials. The third, an altogether patriotic symbol, is an enamelled brooch which depicts a crown, shamrock, rose and thistle. This set of three brooches is sure to be of interest to collectors and is expected to sell for £200 – £250.

This is a very affordable field for collectors, appealing to those who are looking for a piece of royal history.

Entries are being invited for Tennants next Catalogue Sale to be held on 17-18 July 2008. For more information please contact Adam Schoon or Sarah Hardy at Tennants on +44(0)1969 623780