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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Abdicated King Edward VIII Tin

He was certainly the heart throb of a generation in the 1930s in England. Sort of the Prince William of the time. This is a tin I have just added to Antiques And Teacups
with a picture from a painting by Bertram Park of the then Prince Of Wales in some sort of a Scottish tartan regimental uniform that I haven't been able to identify.
Although he succeeded to the throne in 1936 on the death of his father, King George V, Edward VIII was never crowned king. The invitations, posters, flags and commemorative china was ordered and distributed, but Edward VIII abdicated the throne to mary his mistress Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee and created the scandal of the era. His younger brother was crowned King George VI in his stead.
A much more stable, simple and conscientous man, George VI ended up being the perfect man to lead England through the horrendous World War II. With his welll beloved and spunky wife Elizabeth who later became known as the Queen Mum, the royal couple were a great morale booster for a heavily bomber nation. With their children Elizabeth and Margaret they were a great strength to their people. Elizabeth was crowned Queen Elizabeth II after her father's death in 1953.
So the tin is a great piece of British Royal memorabilia and English history. Cool!!! Here is a clickable link for more information at Antiques And Teacups:

Friday, May 7, 2010

10th Anniversary Online Discount At Antiques And Teacups

Happy 10th Anniversay online to us!!! The Time Was Antiques family of webstores has been online for 10 years! Antiques And Teacups is the newest of our webstores.
The Time Was Antiques family is nearly 30 years old, but we have been exclusively online since 2002.
To celebrate we are offering a 10th Anniversary Online 10% Discount on any order over $50.00 during the month of May.
Antiques And Teacups stocks an ever growing and changing inventory of teacups, teapots, antique and vintage jewelry, ephemera, victoriana and British Royal memorabilia.
Happy Anniversay to us!!!!


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