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Monday, April 21, 2003

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Birthday Girl

London, England - On this day in 1926, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born. She was the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

When Elizabeth's father died she ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952. The Queen was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London on June 2, 1953.

On November 20, 1947 the Queen was married to Prince Philip, the son of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece, on November 20, 1947 in Westminster Abbey in London.

As a souvenir of the 1953 Coronation, Richards of Sheffield produced a small two inch knife with corkscrew depiciting Queen Elizabeth II. It was sold on a card decorated with gold foil. Richards produced this two inch knife in several colors and, in addition to the example depicting the Queen, they offered a Jenny Lind knife.

Letter to the Editor

The Yolk's on Kenn

Here's a footnote to the Easter Eggs story in yesterday's issue of The Daily Screw. The New Hampshire dealer/seller that sold it on eBay bought it from me at my New Hampshire store for only $5. Here's my March sales listing:

It was clearly tagged that it was an egg shell cutter without question. But what amazes me more is that there were 5 bidders willing to go after it. And to go all the way to $140.27 ..... Still crying ..... Kenn, Massachusetts

What is this?

The Answer will appear in tomorrow's edition of The Daily Screw.

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©2003 Don Bull, Editor


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