silk WITHOUT the registration number woven in bottom right corner:
 
Image of H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall & York, the future King George V
 
 
silk WITH the registration number woven in bottom right corner:
 
Image of H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall & York, the future King George V
the image of this silk portrait kindly
donated by John Hartwig, USA

H.R.H. Duke of C'wall & York

- future King George V


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 612 STG16 162
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
woven on scroll:
 
H.R.H. DUKE OF C'WALL & YORK.
 
 
RD: 373526 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK. 

 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
8.9cm deep by 6.4cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
 

by Geoffrey Godden:
King George V (see so280) was born in June 1865.
In 1877 the then Prince George and his brother Prince Albert Victor became naval cadets and enjoyed many years of naval life, during which they visited many parts of the world.
In 1892 George was created Duke of York; and in November 1901 the Duke was created Prince of Wales (see so540).

The Stevens portrait, above, shows the Duke facing half left, and it has the full title 'H.R.H. Duke of C'Wall [Cornwall] & York' woven on a ribbon device displayed around an anchor, with naval vessels below.
The design was registered on 1 May 1901 as number 373526 - a number also used by the Stevens firm for their post-November 1901 version, with the amended title 'H.R.H. The Prince of Wales'.

The short title DUKE OF YORK was first listed on label 31+39, with his father 'King Edward VII'.

A pair to it was issued at the same time, THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL & YORK (see so608).

A slightly amended portrait silk was issued with the new title H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES (see so540).

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