Rex 3

Rex (U.K.) / 1935

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Design: The central shield contains a photographic assemblage of the well-respected King George V and his wife Mary (Maria von Teck). Ascending the throne of England in 1910, the king was of the German ancestral line of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, which he would rename the 'House of Windsor' because of popular anti-German feeling following WWI. He would die the year after the jubilee celebrations (1936), being succeeded by his eldest son, the notorious Edward VIII, who would abdicate shortly thereafter, and who would continue to be closely watched by national security forces because of his outspoken admiration of Hitler's Nazi regime. Here, the king wears the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, the Imperial State Crown, encrusted with over 3,000 precious gems, while that of Queen Mary, made for her 1910 coronation ceremony, held a mere 2,200 diamonds.

History: As the previous page. Label scan courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who writes: "The Silver Jubilee commemorative record was made by Jack Payne and his Band in March 1935, but the actual jubilee was celebrated on May 6 of that year."

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