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Queen Elizabeth II Bronze Coronation Letter Opener

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1960: Item # 1396000
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Bronze sword-form letter opener created to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One side of the hilt depicts floral symbols: thistle, Scotland; shamrock, Ireland; daffodil, Wales; rose, England. The reverse has symbols of the Commonwealth: kiwi, New Zealand; beaver, Canada; kangaroo, Australia; springbok, S. Africa. Has relief insignia ERII, Elizabeth Regina II. Hallmarks: Harry Atkin of Sheffield in 1953. 8 1/2" L.