Royal memorabilia under the hammer

An amazing collection of royal memorabilia – including items linked to the Queen, the Queen Mother and King George VI – is to go under the hammer.

The objects were collected by and given to a member of the Royal Household who rose to the position of Keeper of the Royal Apartments. During a 36-year Navy career, Lieutenant Commander David Howlett spent eight years working on board the Royal Yacht. The items for sale include an ashtray and sycamore desk companion/inkstand which sat on King George VI’s desk in his study on board HM Yacht Victoria and Albert.

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