Queen's Silver Jubilee - 1977

(blue background)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 84   not listed not listed
 

Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee, 1977
The image of this silk was very kindly donated by Mary Dodd

Words:
Woven on silk:-
THE QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE
                   1977

Printed at top of card mount:-
 

Printed at bottom of card mount:-
Woven in silk 1977 . Brocklehurst . Macclesfield

Printed on reverse of card mount:-
The Silver Jubilee 1977. Woven in silk to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the year 1977 by Brocklehurst of Macclesfield, craftsmen in silk since 1745.

Size:
Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
15.0 cm high by 8.5 cm wide

 
Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    Mr Michael Bateson
Design Draft:Mr Michael Bateson
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weaving:3 shift weaving, Mrs Marlene Lawson
Design No:Z.21513
Comments:

by Lewis Cowen:
From 1969-1976 no pictures were produced, but in 1977, to mark the Queen's Silver Jubilee, two were sold at the same time.

The new one could be bought separately [being the silk above]. It could also be bought double mounted on the same mount as the Coronation, which had previously been issued in 1953.

It is the only one woven with more than six colours in it. Variations exist in the single silk picture, with the background known to have been woven in gold [see obk86] or pale blue [as above]. The originally double mounted editions [obk88 on this site] feature the gold version only.

At this time, whilst some of the earlier pictures were still available from BWA, others were already out of stock. The Silver Jubilee could be purchased for 5.50 and the double mounted issue of the Coronation and Silver Jubilee was available for 32.50.

The double mounted issue was available only on request, and was supplied 'to order'. Estimates vary regarding the actual number sold - some say between twelve and twenty. Whatever the truth may be, they are very rare.

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