Auction 13 Eretz Israel, settlement, anti-Semitism, Holocaust, postcards and photographs, Judaica, Rabbinical Letters
Oct 18, 2021
Abraham Ferrera 1 , Jerusalem, Israel

The auction will take place on Monday, October 18nd, 2021 at 19:00 (Israel time).
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LOT 16:

Canvas map - a rare souvenir from short reign of Edward VIII - the king who Gave up his tenure

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Canvas map - a rare souvenir from short reign of Edward VIII - the king who Gave up his tenure


LONG LIVE THE KING - A canvas map issued in honor of King Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain who relinquished the throne in favor of his marriage to the American Wallis Simpson, and in fact was the king who ruled the United Kingdom for the shortest time, less than a year, in 1936.


At the center, the figure of Edward VIII, British flags, and the date:  May 12, 1937. All around, important dates in Edward's life, from his birth in 1894, his visits to the various countries, to his ascension to the throne in January 1936.


Edward VIII [1894-1972] King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and its territories from January 20, 1936 until his resignation on December 11, 1936. After the death of his father, King George V, on January 20, 1936, his eldest son - Edward, ascended the throne, named "King Edward VIII". Edward shocked the whole of Britain when he announced his resignation from the throne in light of his desire to marry the American Wallis Simpson, who was divorced and as a result their marriage was avoided according to the decision of the British government, to which the king is committed. In fact, British law knows no way the king can resign. Therefore, the next day, the British Parliament passed a special law approving the king's resignation, and revoking the title of his descendants as well. After relinquishing the crown, Edward received the title "His Majesty the Duke of Windsor", which was a purely symbolic title. The couple moved to France, where they married, and then lived in the United States and France. For many years members of the royal family were not in touch with Edward, as a kind of unofficial boycott. Just near his death he was visited at his home in Paris by his niece Queen Elizabeth and her son, Prince Charles. He was already too exhausted to host them. A few days later he passed away.


Souvenirs from Edward's VIII short reign are extremely rare.


Size: 30x30 cm. Stains. Good condition.