Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22
Lot 1209*
Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,882) inc. premium
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Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22 Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22 Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22 Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22 Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast 22
Lot Details
Gebruder Heinrich, EXTREMELY RARE Royal Souvenir Set 'The Proclamation of Edward VII' 63mm scale solidcast
including Proclaiming Official, Dignitary in top hat, Mounted General Officer, Warder of the Tower of London in cape, two Yeomen, two State Trumpeters of the Life Guards, Officer, Colour Bearer and Bugler of the Coldstream Guards at attention, port arms and two Policemen in original box with full colour generic label 'The British Army' and interior label on insert card 'The Proclamation of H.J.M. King Edward VII at St. James Palace Jan. 24. 1901 (G, some bases G-F, some bayonets bent, flag staff broken, box P, lid sides missing and top torn but label nearly intact, insert card damaged, straw and other packing missing) 1901 (22)

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  • PRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL NOTES

    Gebruder Heinrich were still in competition with Britains in the British market at this period, both with the best quality larger size solidcast figures of which these are a splendid example, and with various hollowcast figures very similar to those made by Britains.

    Heinrich are known to have produced a similar set for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and possibly were commissioned to produce this box by a wholesaler or retailer in Britain. It might well have been on sale for as much as ten shillings.

    The internal label with the title of the box is incorrect on two counts, firstly that the initials H.J.M. should have been H.R.H, and secondly that the actual date of the proclamation was 23rd January rather than 24th.

    The actual Proclamation itself was reported in the Times as follows:

    Whitehall, January 23, 1901. On Tuesday afternoon, the twenty-second of January instant, at half-past six o'clock, our late most gracious Sovereign Queen Victoria expired at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, in the eighty-second year of Her age, and the sixty-fourth year of Her reign. This event has caused one universal feeling of regret and sorrow to Her late Majesty's faithful and attached subjects, to whom She was endeared by the deep interest in their welfare which She invariably manifested, as well as by the signal virtues which marked and adorned Her character.
    Upon the intimation of this distressing event, the Lords of the Privy Council assembled this day at St. James's Palace, and gave orders for proclaiming His present Majesty, who made a most gracious declaration to them, and caused all the Lords and others of the late Queen's Privy Council, who were then present, to be sworn of His Majesty's Privy Council.


    'Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to call to His mercy our late Sovereign Lady Queen Victoria, of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose Decease the Imperial Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is solely and rightfully come to the High and Mighty Prince Albert Edward: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm, being here assisted with these of her late Majesty's Privy Council, with numbers of other principal gentlemen of quality, with the Lord-Mayor, Aldermen, and citizens of London, do now hereby, with one voice and consent of tongue and heart, publish and proclaim, That the High and Mighty Prince Albert Edward, is now, by the death of our late Sovereign, of happy memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India: To whom we do acknowledge all faith and constant obedience, with all hearty and humble affection, beseeching God, by whom Kings and Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Prince Edward the Seventh, with long and happy years to reign over us.

    Given at the Court at St. James's, the twenty-third day of January, in this year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one.
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