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Auktion: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
wurde versteigert am: 12. November 2019
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[YACHTING] The racing flag of the Royal Yacht "Britannia."

Schätzpreis: 4.000 $ - 6.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 197, Aufrufe: 17

[YACHTING] The racing flag of the Royal Yacht "Britannia." Pieced wool bunting, with the Prince of Wales feathers on a blue and red ground, machine stitched. 50 3/4 x 71 1/2 inches (128 x 182 cm); fitted with a rope and toggle. Framed. From the Collection of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, (N.B. size misstated in catalogue), sold Sotheby's February 20-28, 1998 . A remarkable and surpassingly rare royal memento of the legendary racing yacht Britannia , commissioned by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the Duke of Windsor's grandfather. Designed by George Lennox Watson, this exceptional vessel closely resembled the Valkyrie II , which had attempted to wrest the laurels from Vigilant in the 1893 America's Cup. Unlike her sister yacht, which was destroyed in a mishap in 1894, the Britannia had a long and illustrious career, remaining in commission until 1935. She won an impressive total of 231 races, taking 129 flags in the process. Finally, at the dying request of George V, who had refitted her in 1920, she was stripped of spars and fittings and her hull was sunk off the Isle of Wight. C

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Auktionshaus: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
Titel: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
Auktionsdatum: 12.11.2019
Adresse: Doyle New York - Auctioneers & Appraisers
East 87th Street 75
10128 New York, NY
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