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Background imageGift Collection: Zarafa the Giraffe / 1826

Zarafa the Giraffe / 1826
Zarafa the giraffe arrives in Paris, a gift to Charles X from the Viceroy of Egypt

Background imageGift Collection: BIG CHEESE

BIG CHEESE
Cheese weighing 1000 pounds (lbs) given as a gift to King George III in 1793 from the Duchy of Chester. Presumably a Cheshire cheese? Two men stand by to give an idea of scale

Background imageGift Collection: Fortnum & Masons Christmas Box for soldiers, WW1

Fortnum & Masons Christmas Box for soldiers, WW1
Advertisement for quintessential London department store, Fortnum & Mason, in particular their Thirty Shilling Xmas Box of selected provisions which could be sent to the front for lucky soldiers

Background imageGift Collection: Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan

Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan
The Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and lower Mannhattan in 1995 Date: 1995

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Ronson lighters 1937

Advert for Ronson lighters 1937
For him and her, a selection of lighters for Christmas presents. 1937

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954

Advert for Goblin teasmade 1954
How nice to receive a Goblin teasmade. Every morning of the year to be wakened to morning tea freshly made, ready at your bedside for enjoyment in cosy comfort

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Dickins & Jones lace items 1912

Advert for Dickins & Jones lace items 1912
Selection of danity lace items for Christmas gifts for women. 1912

Background imageGift Collection: Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Rolls Royce wedding gift

Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Rolls Royce wedding gift
Lord Louis and Lady Mountbatten (formerly Lady Edwina Ashley) pictured with the Rolls Royce given by Lady Mountbatten to her husband as a wedding gift

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939

Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939
Christmas gift ideas from Herbert Terry exercisers, including steelstrand expander, golfer pocket wrist exerciser, spring grip dumbbells

Background imageGift Collection: Princess Elizabeth of York at y Bwthyn bach to Gwellt

Princess Elizabeth of York at y Bwthyn bach to Gwellt
Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret of York seated on the steps of their own miniature house at the Royal Lodge, Windsor

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Parker Duofold pens

Advert for Parker Duofold pens
Parker Duofold fountain pen and pencil in a case " give all your friends the best gift this year" Date: 1926

Background imageGift Collection: Puss in Boots presents a rabbit from his Master to the King

Puss in Boots presents a rabbit from his Master to the King
Puss in Boots presents a gift of a rabbit from his Master to the King. Illustration to a fairytale by Charles Perrault, first published 1697

Background imageGift Collection: Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy

Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy
The MP Sir Richard Acland handed over to the National Trust the 16, 000 acres of beautiful West Country property which comprise his Killerton Estate and his Holnicote Estate

Background imageGift Collection: OXFORD WATER DIVINER

OXFORD WATER DIVINER
Jack Timms dowsing with an assistant at Sendford-on- Thames. He has found over 1000 hidden water supplies since he first exercised his gift & he is much in demand Date: 1937

Background imageGift Collection: Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific

Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific
Leslie G. Keys, Sea Scout of the 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific, with the British flag. The mat hanging behind him is to be presented to the Chief Scout

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove headdresses 1922

Advert for Marshall & Snelgrove headdresses 1922
Selection of exquisite colourful headdresses, a charming gift for Christmas. Designed by Mayfair Flower Workers, for charming Christmas presents, left; side or back effect in black or silver

Background imageGift Collection: Nautical Christmas Cake

Nautical Christmas Cake
Captain Hover, the Master of the Goodwin Lightship, with a Christmas cake modelled in the shape of the lightship, the customary gift of Mr. E.A. Anderson of Broadstairs. Date: 1930s

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Stockings by Bear Brand 1933

Advert for Stockings by Bear Brand 1933
Bear Brands newest expression in silken luxury. Dull lustred, gossamer thread and softest strength. 1933

Background imageGift Collection: Mappin & Webb cocktail set advertisement

Mappin & Webb cocktail set advertisement
Advertisement for cocktail and liqueur sets by Mappin & Webb featuring two men and a woman enjoying drinks around a cocktail cabinet. Date: 1927

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932

Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932
Yardley Lavender, The lovable gift most welcome and acceptable of all delightful things at Christmas time. Date: 1932

Background imageGift Collection: Silhouette of couple giving each other Christmas presents

Silhouette of couple giving each other Christmas presents
A couple face each other, ready to exchange Christmas presents. Date: 1930

Background imageGift Collection: The Tatler front cover Christmas Number 1955

The Tatler front cover Christmas Number 1955
Illustrated front cover of The Tatler featuring a highly independent poodle dog who appears to have done all his Christmas shopping

Background imageGift Collection: Asprey Christmas presents, 1926

Asprey Christmas presents, 1926
Colour advertisement for Asprey of Bond Street displaying a wide variety of Christmas present ideas, including an attache case, a shagreen cigarette box, leather handbag, crocodile handbag pochette

Background imageGift Collection: Legend Of The Christmas Rose

Legend Of The Christmas Rose
The Legend of the Christmas Rose - this poor girl had no gift for the infant Jesus, so a kindly angel showed her this flower which she forthwith picked and gave him

Background imageGift Collection: Love / Friendship / Hands

Love / Friendship / Hands
Friendship: I value no gift that Good Fortune may send, Like the grip of the hand of a dear true Friend

Background imageGift Collection: Father Christmas with presents

Father Christmas with presents
A pot-bellied Father Christmas with lots of presents

Background imageGift Collection: Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895

Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895
Christmas presents for gentlemen, smoking jackets and dressing gowns. 1895

Background imageGift Collection: Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1

Firefighting at Eccleston Place, Victoria, London SW1
Firefighting at the Scripture Gift Mission, Naval & Military Bible Society, Eccleston Place, Victoria, London, on 23 April 1956, where there had also been an explosion

Background imageGift Collection: Christmas morning

Christmas morning
Colour photograph taken from an advertisement for Midland Bank gift cheques, showing a young boy playing with a toy plane on Christmas morning

Background imageGift Collection: Two little children give their mother a large Easter egg

Two little children give their mother a large Easter egg

Background imageGift Collection: Dog carrying basket of flowers on a birthday card

Dog carrying basket of flowers on a birthday card
Large dog carrying a basket of flowers on a birthday card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGift Collection: Gift for the grangers

Gift for the grangers. Promotional print for Grange members showing scenes of farming and farm life. Date c1873

Background imageGift Collection: Domestic sewing machine. Bride and groom

Domestic sewing machine. Bride and groom. Date c1882

Background imageGift Collection: HMS New Zealand being refuelled

HMS New Zealand being refuelled by a BP ship British Emperor. HMS New Zealand was an Indefatigable class battlecruiser built in 1910 as a gift to Britain from the people of New Zealand

Background imageGift Collection: HMS New Zealand at sea

HMS New Zealand at sea
HMS New Zealand with canopies covering the guns. HMS New Zealand was an Indefatigable class battlecruiser built in 1910 as a gift to Britain from the people of New Zealand

Background imageGift Collection: Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth by David Wright

Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth by David Wright, showing a woman in a glamorous dressing gown holding a stocking in her hands; a reference to the lack of silk of nylon stocking during war

Background imageGift Collection: Francesco Di Paolo

Francesco Di Paolo
saint FRANCESCO DI PAOLO Italian hermit who founded the order of Minim friars. He is credited with many miracles and had the gift of prophecy

Background imageGift Collection: Pentecost (Overbeck)

Pentecost (Overbeck)
The Holy Spirit descends on the apostles, and their associates ( a multitude ) with the gift of tongues

Background imageGift Collection: Animals / Giraffes

Animals / Giraffes
Lorenzo di Medici, ruler of Florence, receives an unexpected gift from Egypt

Background imageGift Collection: Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - Dog

Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - Dog
Small circular gift tag - original artwork - Urgent - a little black Scottie dog dashing to deliver a letter held in its mouth. Date: circa 1937

Background imageGift Collection: King George VI with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret

King George VI with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and Queen Mary during a recent visit by Queen Wilhelmina of Holland

Background imageGift Collection: Mons Meg cannon, a medieval cannon built in 1449 in Mons, Belgium (Wallonia)

Mons Meg cannon, a medieval cannon built in 1449 in Mons, Belgium (Wallonia), given as a gift to King James II of Scotland in 1457, and now located at Edinburgh Castle. Date: mid-15th century

Background imageGift Collection: Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century

Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century
Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf and arch enemy of William Tell, 14th century. Il Governatore Gesslero. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageGift Collection: A Present from Caesar by Fortunino Matania

A Present from Caesar by Fortunino Matania
A Present from Caesar, a Vision of Imperial Rome. Painting by Fortunino Matania, exhibited at the R. I. Galleries, 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageGift Collection: Miss Modern magazine fortune teller

Miss Modern magazine fortune teller
Front cover of Miss Modern magazine for November 1931, featuring a young gipsy fortune teller with a crystal ball (and the free gipsy ring, found FREE inside the magazine!). Date: 1931

Background imageGift Collection: Gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding, 1922

Gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding, 1922
A sapphire galaxy: royal and other gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding to Viscount Lascelles in February 1922. Most of the royal gifts of jewellery contained sapphires

Background imageGift Collection: Father Christmas distributing gifts - children rail station

Father Christmas distributing gifts - children rail station
Father Christmas distributing gifts - children on a railway station. Date: 1902

Background imageGift Collection: Thank you letter from Winston Churchill, Prime Minister

Thank you letter from Winston Churchill, Prime Minister
Thank you letter from Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister, headed 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, SW1 -- many of these were reproduced to look like an original handwritten letter



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