Of octagonal form, engraved '1 franc or' to one side and 'S.d.N 1921' to the other, to a box by Henry Capt, Genéve.
Accompanied by a note stating '1 of 3? specially made and given to my father Eric 16th Earl when Sir Eric D at Geneva'. The note is signed 'P' and dated 'Feb '86'.
Sir Eric Drummond, later 16th Earl of Perth, was the first secretary general at The League of Nations. For further information please refer to the introduction to this catalogue.
The proceeds from the sale of this lot are to be presented to The Innerpeffray Library.
The Innerpeffray Library (Scottish charity: SCO 013843) was founded by David Drummond, 3rd Lord Madderty, in 1680 as Scotland's first lending library. It is no longer a lending library, but the Library's fascinating collection of historic books, housed in a Georgian building beside the beautiful collegiate church of Innerpeffray Chapel, is open to the public and is one of Perthshire's least known but most charming historic attractions. www.innerpeffraylibrary.co.uk