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Box for Queen Mother doll


Box for Queen Mother doll

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Physical description

Red cardboard box with internal sleeve. The box is printed with a pattern of small gold crosses and labelled as 'Costume & Portrait Dolls by Peggy Nisbet'. Packaging for Queen Mother doll.

Statement of significance

The collection consists of 196 items. For the most part the collection consists of souvenir ware and other Royal memorabilia. Most of the material relates to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II with a large component devoted to Prince Charles and Lady Diana and the Queen Mother. The collection is significant from a number of perspectives. It provides material evidence of the enduring attraction of the British Royal family. It also provides an insight into the marketing of souvenir items associated with the Royals. The collection is a wonderful example of a "magnificent obsession" on the part of the collector. The collection will be of enduring significance given the ongoing debate as to whether Australia should become a republic.

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