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London & North Western Railway gilded, hallmarked silver Casket presented to Sir Richard Moon, Baronet on the occasion of the giving of Queens Park to the people of Crewe and in return, the presentation to him of first Freeman of Crewe 4th July 1887. The casket has the enamelled Crewe Coat of Arms with motto 'Never Behind' on one side and the L&NWR Britannia Coat of Arms on the other. Each side of the COAs is a hand painted image in full colour of locomotives, Webbs Compound & Stephensons Rocket and local images of Boating Lake and Horse-drawn Carriage. The ends have a single image of Old Shops & Offices 1843 and Euston Coffee Tavern 1885. The lid is topped with an impressive Phoenix and the inscription 'vincit omnia veritas' with a circular, red enamel motif of the recipient's initials. The side slopes of the lid have engravings of Euston Station 1858 and Britannia Bridge 1850. The rear slope is exquisitely engraved 'Sir Richard Moon Baronet, Chairman Of The London & North Western Railway Company, The First Honorary Freeman Of The Borough Of Crewe, Admitted 4th July 1887, F.W. Webb, Mayor'. Inside the casket is a beautiful, colour Scroll with details of the presentation. Mounted on a plinth, the casket measures 8 high x 8

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Auction: May 2012 , Lot: 100
Sold for: £8,700
London & North Western Railway Gilded, Hallmarked