Item: Card Case Description: Westminster
Abbey Hallmark: Birmingham 1845 Dimensions: 98mm x 72mm rectangular;
72 g weight
Comments: An excellent example of a castle top
card case with crisp view of Westminster Abbey. The reverse side has an
original presentation engraving within the central cartouche "SH to
Abbey in central London has been the coronation church for all English
kings and queens since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen
monarchs. Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most
significant people in the nationís history are buried or commemorated.
The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most
important Gothic buildings in the UK, with the medieval shrine of an
Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.
Ref. No.: HG/1636
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