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Woven on silk:-
Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.
15.9cm deep by 22.5cm wide
by Austin Sprake:
Certain back labels list "Battleship", which covers all the ships. STG181 to 184a [st280 to st324 on this site] are basically similar, depicting a late 19th-century, two-funnelled gunboat with red-coated marines and blue-coated sailors on the deck. The sea is bright blue, and the flags are red, white and blue.
This title is not included in Sprake's listing.
by Geoffrey Godden:
All of the pictures are of very similar design, with H.M.S. Magnificent, H.M.S. Majestic and H.M.S. Victorious having two flags on the foremast, whilst all the others have only one flag.
The images above for H.M.S. Illustrious is identical to that of H.M.S. Caesar, including having the same woven registration number.