[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir In Commemoration of the Opening of the Nurses' Home, by The Queen. Friday 12th March 1926

London: Printer S. Burgess, 1926.

Price: $300.00

Unbound. Souvenir broadside napkin. Approximately 14" x 14". Printed in black with a central illustration of the Queen and with a border of Union Jacks and other British flags in red, blue, green, and gold on thin paper or tissue. Contemporarily mounted on salmon-colored cardstock. Small tears and faint bleed through from glue used in mounting, near fine. Brief announcement of the opening of the children's hospital.

Souvenir napkins survive to some degree, but seldom in nice condition, because of the thin material and because they were usually stored folded. We acquired a few napkins where the owner had the forethought to mount them, probably almost immediately. This one is more elaborately printed than most. Unsurprisingly, *OCLC* locates no copies, and indeed only seven individual items by this printer, each represented in a single example but for one, with two copies.


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[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir In Commemoration of the Opening of the Nurses' Home, by The Queen. Friday 12th March 1926