The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on June 2nd, 1953 was celebrated not only in the United Kingdom, but around the globe. Advertisers took advantage of the occasion to mark this important milestone, and to impress consumers with their loyalty and longtime contributions to the British wealth! A sampling of ads appearing the week of Elizabeth's Coronation follows...
▫ Coty Perfume ▫
"See the chariot at hand here of love
Wherein my lady rideth!
Each that draws is a swan or a dove
And well the car love guideth.
As she goes, all hearts do duty
Unto her beauty;
And enamoured do wish so they might
But enjoy such a sight,
Though they still were to run by her side,
Through swords, through seas, whither she would ride."
▫ Huntley & Palmers Biscuits ▫
▫ Ford Zephyr ▫
▫ Guerlain Perfume▫
▫ Booth's Dry Gin ▫
▫ Harrods ▫
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▫ Daimler & Lanchester Motor Cars ▫
Lanchester Motor Company was a car manufacturer located at Armourer Mills in
▫ Royal Warrants of Appointment ▫
Below are three examples of Royal Warrants displayed in several advertisements here. Royal Warrants are issued to companies who provide goods to the Royal family, and lends prestige to those holding the Warrant. From left to right: The Warrants of the Daimler Motor Company, Booths Gin Distillery, and Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, all issued by the late King George VI.
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