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Predicate Object 1963 1963-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1963-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1963.90 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1963.9, W1732 2015-07-08T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-05-27T03:45:16.549Z b g 50 Christmas/wars Princess Mary Gift Box, WW1 "Princess Mary Gift Pack to troops" Received with contents: packet of cigarettes and packet of tobacco with small greeting card and photo of Mary Princess Mary Gift box, 1914, WW1 with a small amount of loose tobacco leaf inside. brass tin with a double-skinned hinged lid; surface of lid depicts head of Princess Mary in the centre surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked either side by monogram "M"; at top a decorative cartouche contains the words 'IMPERIUM BRITANNICUM' with a sword and scabbard on either side; at the lower edge a decorative cartouche contains the words 'CHRISTMAS 1914' flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea; in the corners are small roundels with the names of allies: 'BELGIUM / JAPAN / MONTENEGRO / SERVIA'; and on either side roundels with 'FRANCE' and 'RUSSIA' superimposed on three furled flags or standards box, gift
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