Very rare WW1 trench art Princess Mary set which has been framed either during the war or just after. The contents are contained within an oak framed box. When I bought this the glass was broken which I have replaced with an old piece of glass which has imperfections in it so it still retains that look it would have had at the time, some of the cards are a bit scratched and dented due to there being no frame for some years I expect.
When I opened it I inspected the cigarettes and although there is a full set they are not all monogrammed cigarettes but have been made up with other old cigarettes which I can only assume was done after the owner had smoked some of them and later decided to fill the pack with other ones for display purposes. The pipe has not got the monogram on the side shown but I havent taken it out to check the other side as I didnt want to break the original wire holding it in so its possible that it has the monogram on the other side but this is probably not the case to be honest as these are so rare and Ive never seen one in the flesh to date. Size is approx 14.25 x 14.25 x 2.25.
Will post worldwide fully insured at cost although I havent looked into how much this would cost I imagine wont be cheap but if youre interested outside England let me know and Ill look into it. Will post inland fully insured. The item "VERY RARE ORIGINAL FRAMED PRINCESS MARY SET XMAS FUND TRENCH ART" is in sale since Thursday, November 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Trench Art". The seller is "meninrdsouth" and is located in Ipswich.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.