King Edward VIII (abdication) framed crowns & stamps set (Mint). On offer is this rare and unusual souvenir coin and stamp display set.Seventy years ago, in 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the British throne in order that he could marry the woman he loved: American, Wallis Simpson. The display contains two different medallic pattern crowns.
No coins were issued for circulation for Edward VIII, t. Hese coins are modern re-strikes, they are dated, but not struck in 1936. The stamps were issued before the abdication but withdrawn shortly afterwards. The medallions are in Uncirculated condition and the four stamps are in Mint condition as issued. The item is new/mint and is housed in a high quality, wooden picture frame with glass front.
This is a fantastic item that would make a great gift and is ideal for display. The year that was 1936... He is succeeded by his son Edward VIII who, on 10 December, is forced to abdicate because he wants to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. H e is succeeded by his brother George VI.
On 7 March, German troops reoccupy the Rhineland in defiance of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which specified that it should be a demilitarised zone. On 18 July, Spanish Civil War begins in Morocco (ends 1939) as General Francisco Franco leads a rebellion against the left-wing Popular Front government. In August at the Berlin Olympics, staged by Adolf Hitler to demonstrate the physical prowess of the'Aryan' race, black American athlete Jesse Owens wins four gold medals: 100-metre race, 200- metre race, 400-metre relay race and the long jump. In August, Stalin holds show trials of his opponents in Moscow. In Palestine, the Arab Higher Committee is formed to coordinate resistance to Zionist immigration.On 3 November, Franklin Delano Roosevelt wins re-election to the US presidency by another landslide, carrying all but two states. The British Broadcasting Corporation begins the first public service broadcasts of black and white television. In Britain, Penguin introduces the first paperback books. Spanish artist Salvador Dali's surrealist painting Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: Premonition of civil war is exhibited. He appears on the cover of Time magazine. Football League Champions were Sunderland, leaving Derby County in the runners up spot. Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 1-0 in the FA Cup Final, Ted Drake scoring the winner. The Grand National winning horse was'Reynoldstown'. The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse was'Golden Miller'. The Epsom Derby winning horse was'Mahmoud'. Golf's British Open was won by Alfred Padgham. Cambridge won the Boat Race by five lengths over Oxford.
Snooker's World Championship Final ended Joe Davis (England) 34-27 Horace Lindrum (Australia). The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Fred Perry of Great Britain (mens) and Helen Jacobs of USA (ladies). American Sport - The first Super Bowl did not take place until 1967 - The first NBA Championship did not take place until 1947 - Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees 4-2 New York Giants. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Commemorative Coins\Pre-1970".The seller is "historicgiftsets" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Philippines, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, Brazil, China, Israel, Taiwan, Thailand, Kuwait, Qatar.