Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
Greece & Commonwealth Tour
1950 / 1952 by HRH The Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh.
3-14th December 1950 - Copy of "The Surprise Despatch being the Daily Newspaper written and produced on board His Majesty's Ship 'Surprise' during the visit to Athens of Their Royal Highnesses",
with items related to the visit to the Commonwealth, scheduled for January - June 1952, cancelled following the sudden death of King George VI on 6 February 1952. The Royal Party got as far as Kenya.
The Official Itinerary and Outline Programme, hard bound in navy blue cloth; and typed "Naval instructions in connection with the Escort of TRH Princess Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh through the Indian Ocean", issued 1 January 1952, the folding map, linen covers for the "Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand 1952" and a souvenir booklet for the cancelled visit to Australia (5)
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£200 to £250