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"Preserving History

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey

Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey
Commemorative postcard, Heroes All! Five brave coastguards and two civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, who rescued 20 members of the 2nd Walworth Boy Scouts Troop who got into difficulties

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background imageCommemorative Collection: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
A commemorative postcard for the 35th President of the USA, John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Illustrated London News Accession of George VI, 1936 cover

Illustrated London News Accession of George VI, 1936 cover
Front cover of the Illustrated London News, Accession Number reporting on the abdication of King Edward VIII and the accession of his younger brother, Albert

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial at Mamajev Kurgan Hill. The Memorial Hall of Honour with the Eternal Flame. Date: 2010

Background imageCommemorative Collection: 6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards

6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards
Set of 6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards, Series 9. Published by The Bystander - in original brown envelope. Commemorative Art

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Soviet poster commemorating Yuri Gagarin

Soviet poster commemorating Yuri Gagarin
Soviet poster commemorating the first manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin on 12th April 1961. Gagarins flight lasted 108 minutes

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Moustache cup commemorating Victorias Diamond Jubilee, 1897 (ceramic)

Moustache cup commemorating Victorias Diamond Jubilee, 1897 (ceramic)
BAL2486 Moustache cup commemorating Victorias Diamond Jubilee, 1897 (ceramic) by English School; Private Collection; (add.info.: Queen Victoria (1819-1901); ); English, out of copyright

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Churchill / Domenica 1965

Churchill / Domenica 1965
WINSTON CHURCHILL Commemorative portrait, with scenes from his life

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Snow shovellers in Piazza della Signoria in Florence after an exceptional snowfall

Snow shovellers in Piazza della Signoria in Florence after an exceptional snowfall Florence piazza della Signoria. Date of Photograph:1900 ca

Background imageCommemorative Collection: The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official

The Pall Mall Gazette - Armistice Signed - Official
Newspaper - The Pall Mall Gazette - Monday November 11 1918 with headline Armistice Signed - Official. Commemorative Art

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad

Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad) - The Battle of Stalingrad Memorial (fought during World War Two between August - January 1942/43)

Background imageCommemorative Collection: 16th century map of Venice

16th century map of Venice showing the lagoon. Venice is a coastal city in the north-east of Italy. The main bulk of Venice is in the upper frame of the image

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Ten postcards Ypres, Before, During and After the War

Ten postcards Ypres, Before, During and After the War
Ten postcards. Ypres, Before, During and After the War - Series. No. 3. Photographed by Antony of Ypres. Commemorative Art

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32

Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32
Writing desk set with glass inkwells, together with a piece of Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32 and a silver plaque engraved L32, Billericay, September 23rd 1916. Commemorative Ware

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet

Islamic panel of Othman bin Afan (God Bless him), the fourth Muslim ruler after Prophet Mohammad, Hagia Sophia Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown

Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown
Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Wedgwood Commemorations mug - Etruria 1730: Barlaston 1940; Edward VIII Coronation mug dated 1937

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Prometheus statue, Rockefeller Center Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Prometheus statue, Rockefeller Center Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
USA, New York City, Manhattan, Prometheus statue, Rockefeller Center Plaza

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
This is a commemorative portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a young couple

Background imageCommemorative Collection: British Empire Plate

British Empire Plate
Commemorative plate celebrating Victorias Golden Jubilee and the British Empire

Background imageCommemorative Collection: View of the Roman Forum (Imperial Forums) 'in moonlight', Rome

View of the Roman Forum (Imperial Forums) "in moonlight", Rome Rome Fori Imperiali (Imperial Forums) Trimphal Arch Late Antique Period, Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Trinit dei Monti

Trinit dei Monti Rome Church High Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1900 ca.. Date of Artwork:1502-1585

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Piazza Cavour, Vercelli

Piazza Cavour, Vercelli Vercelli. Date of Photograph:1974

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Piazza della Rotonda (or of the Pantheon), Rome

Piazza della Rotonda (or of the Pantheon), Rome Rome Piazza della Rotonda (or of the Pantheon) Temple Hadrianic Period, Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Detail of the barrel-vault of the Arch of Tito, across from which the Colusseum is visible

Detail of the barrel-vault of the Arch of Tito, across from which the Colusseum is visible. Roman Forum, Rome. Rome Roman Forum Trimphal Arch Flavian Period, Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe

Background imageCommemorative Collection: The Colosseum, the Meta Sudante and, on the right, the arch of Costantine

The Colosseum, the Meta Sudante and, on the right, the arch of Costantine Rome Foro Romano (Roman Forum), Colosseum Arena, Amphitheater Flavian Period, Imperial Period, Roman Art, Europe

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Animated view of Via degli Strozzi in Florence

Animated view of Via degli Strozzi in Florence Florence Via degli Strozzi. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Arch of Titus. Rome. Italy

Arch of Titus. Rome. Italy
Roman Art. Arch of Titus. Erected in the year 81 to commemorate the conquest of Titus against the Jews. It features carved scenes of the conquest and subsequent destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70)

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree

Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Corfu. Gree
Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg (1661-1747). Marshal defender of the city of Corfu of the Turkish invasion of 1716. Marble statue. Corfu. Ionian Islands. Greece

Background imageCommemorative Collection: King George V - Silver Jubilee celebration postcard

King George V - Silver Jubilee celebration postcard, featuring portraits of the King and Queen Mary and a view of Buckingham Palace, London. Date: 1935

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial, Mamajev Kurgan Hill. Russian soldiers in battle statue and massive Mother Russia statue. Date: 2010

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Marie and Pierre Curie, French physicists

Marie and Pierre Curie, French physicists
Marie and Pierre Curie. Marie Curie (1867-1934, nee Marya Sklodowska), was born in Poland. In 1891 she became a student at the Sorbonne university in Paris, France

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Roll of Honour. Commemorative Art

Roll of Honour. Commemorative Art
Roll of Honour of 18158 Private F G Outlaw, Z Company, 6th Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, including photograph. Commemorative Art

Background imageCommemorative Collection: The Duchess of York at the time of her wedding, 1923 (1935)

The Duchess of York at the time of her wedding, 1923 (1935). Ardath cigarette card, from a series of 50 commemorating the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Bird s-eye view of the Eiffel Tower at the time of the opening of the Paris Exposition of 1889

Bird s-eye view of the Eiffel Tower at the time of the opening of the Paris Exposition of 1889. Designed by the French civil engineer Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923)

Background imageCommemorative Collection: ROMAN ART. Roman marble relief from a conmmemorative monumen

ROMAN ART. Roman marble relief from a conmmemorative monument to the Battle of Actium (31 BC). Detail of a processional scene. Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageCommemorative Collection: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelp

The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelp
United States. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia. Horticultural Hall. The Spanish and American Illustration (1876)

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Memorial Plate - Portraits of Kitchener and Jellicoe

Memorial Plate - Portraits of Kitchener and Jellicoe
Memorial Plate. England expects that every man will do his duty and. did his. Contains portraits of Kitchener and Jellicoe. Commemorative Ware

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Leaflet advertising Remembrance Day, 11th November 1927

Leaflet advertising Remembrance Day, 11th November 1927. Wear a Flanders Poppy - British Legion Appeals Department, 26 Eccleston Square, London SW1. Commemorative Art

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Boer War Memorial unveiling, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Boer War Memorial unveiling, Haverfordwest, South Wales
Commemorative photograph of the unveiling of the Boer War Memorial at St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower
Built to commemorate Queen Victorias Jubilee. Situated in Almondbury, West Yorkshire. IoE 339662

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Duke of Wellington commemorative plate

Duke of Wellington commemorative plate with surround featuring important events and battles. 19th century

Background imageCommemorative Collection: United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields. Me

United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields. Me
United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields, dedicated to the memory of the musician John Lennon. Memorial mosaic. Imagine. Detail

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Women war workers by the sculptor Clare Sheridan

Women war workers by the sculptor Clare Sheridan
A set of figurines of women war workers sculpted by Mrs Wilfred Sheridan aka the sculptor Clare Consuelo Frewen Sheridan, which were destined for the Womens Work Section of the new Imperial War

Background imageCommemorative Collection: JANE ADDAMS (1860-1935). American social worker and cofounder of Hull House in Chicago. U. S

JANE ADDAMS (1860-1935). American social worker and cofounder of Hull House in Chicago. U. S
JANE ADDAMS (1860-1935). American social worker and cofounder of Hull House in Chicago. U.S. commemorative postage stamp, 1940

Background imageCommemorative Collection: 1879 Charles Darwin at eighty years old

1879 Charles Darwin at eighty years old
1879 Photograph by Elliot and Fry. According to Gene Kritsky, who maintains an archive of Darwin photographs, this was from a session at his home, Down House, in 1879

Background imageCommemorative Collection: Immanuel Kant / Statue

Immanuel Kant / Statue
IMMANUEL KANT German philosopher: commemorative statue in Konigsberg Date: 1724 - 1804

Background imageCommemorative Collection: The Romans (coloured engraving)

The Romans (coloured engraving)
3630114 The Romans (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Romans. Illustration from Bilder aus dem Alterthume (Braun & Schneider, Munich)




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"Preserving History: A Collection Treasures" Step back in time with these remarkable commemorative artifacts that capture significant moments and individuals throughout history. From wartime memorabilia to iconic figures, each piece tells a unique story. Immerse yourself in the bravery of soldiers during WW1 with Wartime Toby jugs, reminding us of their sacrifices. Remember the charismatic leadership of John Fitzgerald Kennedy through photographs that depict his captivating presence. Churchill and Domenica's union is forever etched in our memories - a love story celebrated by an exquisite memento from 1965. Explore the wit and humor of Bruce Bairnsfather's postcards, offering glimpses into life during tumultuous times. Travel back to the 16th century as you marvel at a map showcasing Venice's grandeur, evoking images of gondolas gliding through its enchanting canals. The Pall Mall Gazette headline announcing the signing of Armistice takes us straight to that historic moment when peace was restored. Sip your tea from a delicate ceramic moustache cup commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, transporting you to an era filled with elegance and regality. Admire the Soviet poster honoring Yuri Gagarin, symbolizing humanity's leap into space exploration. Witness Ypres' transformation before, during, and after war through ten poignant postcards that encapsulate resilience amidst destruction. Delve into Leysdown on Isle of Sheppey where coastguards and civilians united against adversity - their stories engraved within every photograph. Discover Islamic heritage with Othman bin Afan's panel - a testament to faith and devotion passed down generations since Prophet Mohammad himself. Marvel at a writing desk set crafted from Zeppelin L32's Duralium metal; it whispers tales from above as airships once ruled the skies. These commemorative treasures offer more than just material value; they connect us to our past, reminding us of the triumphs and tribulations that shaped our world.