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Old 14-08-22, 10:59 AM
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Picture frame with a Dark past

I went to a car boot today and saw this picture frame and thought ideal for Casualty Frame or medal display,

Blackened plaster surface £3 in need of a little repair, walking home I took a closer look at the labels

Sold by an art dealer in Reagent Street London but then take a look at the owners label
Sir Oswald Mosley Bart 5th Baronet.

Father of Sir Oswald Mosley 6th Baronet leader of the Black Shirts British Fascist Union so as I describe a frame with a Dark History,

Mosley and his wife lived near Eccleshall Staffs later in life less than 12 miles from where I found it today in Stafford.

Oswald Junior would have inherited this item.

Just an oddity with a lot of history

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Old 14-08-22, 11:31 AM
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Good, interesting find.

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Old 14-08-22, 11:57 AM
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Very nice find. If it was mine I'd give it a light clean then leave 'as is'. I imagine it fits in well with your 'Staffordshire' collection.

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There is also a Derbyshire connection :

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He joined the Derbyshire Yeomanry in about 1894.

By the time war broke out in 1914 Sir Oswald had re-joined the Derbyshire Yeomanry who were being mobilised to serve overseas.

His medal card shows that he was a Captain who reached the Egypt Theatre of War on the 7th December 1915 and was entitled to wear the appropriate medals.
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What an interesting find.
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Very nice find Steve, and some additional history to go with it.

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Thank you all just goes to show the odd and quirky items that are out there
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