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Old 09-04-13, 05:11 PM
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Default British Royal Cypher collection

Gents, here is my collection of royal cyphers: Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II:



Comments are most welcome.
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Very neat and most impressive!

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Dear Alf, Very impressive set of Royal Cyphers and eyecatching. I have always had an interest in Royal Cyphers and about three years ago designed this one to go with the change of police uniforms and pillar boxes and share it with you if you don't mind.
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Thank you all for your kind comments, and Harry, that is a most impressive graphic you've done up. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Your Victoria cypher is the imperial one with an added "I" at the end, the usual british one would have been "VR" without the additional "I", so this one looks a bit of an odd one out in the collection?

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Yes indeed, Thomas. I would like to have a VR cypher in my collection, but alas, they are so very hard to come by.

Does anyone have the William IV or earlier cyphers in their collection?
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http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/arm...r_monogram.htm


Willie?:-

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Lovely, but are any of those for sale? I'd be interested in some of the smaller ones.
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Yes indeed, Thomas. I would like to have a VR cypher in my collection, but alas, they are so very hard to come by.

Does anyone have the William IV or earlier cyphers in their collection?
Let me know whether you finally got the WIV as I have a (unm) silver one on an officers belt buckle which I could take a pic for you
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Yes indeed, Thomas. I would like to have a VR cypher in my collection, but alas, they are so very hard to come by.

Does anyone have the William IV or earlier cyphers in their collection?
Is this what you are after?
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I'm afraid not. I am looking for cyphers that are attached to shoulder boards or epaulettes.
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That's a rather ' splendid ' model David !!!

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Thanks Dave. I'll try and remember to bring it over with me on the next visit.
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Default Hallmarked Royal Cypher.

Good evening.

A small omission from the line-up might be considered to be the hallmarked EVIIR example. Assayed Birmingham 1900-01, with a sponsor's mark for Bent & Parker.

There were two in the late Hugh King's Collection. He disposed of one, describing it as a Norfolk Imperial Yeomanry (NIY) piece, in November 1999. The second re-appeared with the dispersal of his Collection. Whether one believes they are NIY pieces I leave to others.

Needless to say the more longstanding Members of this Forum will easily guess where both examples now reside.

Enjoy

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