Portrait of Major-General Baden Powell, with title Empire Defenders

Major - General BADEN POWELL

EMPIRE DEFENDERS


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 72 not listed Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:
Woven on Silk:-

ribbon with words:-
HERO OF MAFEKING

 
Printed at top of card:-

EMPIRE DEFENDERS.

 
Printed at bottom of card:-

woven in pure silk.
 
MAJOR - GENERAL BADEN POWELL

Size:
Card-mount:
17.8cm deep by 14.0cm wide

silk:
12.7cm high by 6.7cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
Other than General Sir George White, V.C., Godden does not record any of the Grant silk under the general title of 'EMPIRE DEFENDERS'.

Other comments:
This silk is the Grant number 112.

The reverse of this card mount is blank, other than for an unknown reason, is printed:
" Made in Switzerland. "
 

The 'EMPIRE DEFENDERS' silks comprise:

General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C. [go120]

Lord Kitchener of Khartoum. [go244]

Field Marshal Lord Roberts, V.C. [go264]

General Sir George White, V.C. [go312]

Baden-Powell [image above]

The following is an interesting variant, as an apparant seller of the silk over-printed their own advertising.
 
Portrait of Major-General Baden Powell, with title Empire Defenders, and overprinted with suppliers name
 
same portrait, but card mount over-printed with
" From J. S. Davies & Co., Drapers, Dowlais "
 


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new improved image added 8 July 2017, and over-printed image added 8 July 2017 © Peter Daws
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