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 Queen Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II born in 1926 is the constitutional monarch of sixteen independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms. In addition, as Head of the Commonwealth, she is the figurehead of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations and, as the British monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
    Her father, George VI, became King-Emperor of the British Empire in 1936. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, in which she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. After the war and Indian independence George VI's title of Emperor of India was abandoned, and the evolution of the Empire into the Commonwealth accelerated. In 1947, Elizabeth made the first of many tours around the Commonwealth, and married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. They have four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

   In 1949, George VI became the first Head of the Commonwealth, a "symbol of the free association of its independent member nations". On his death in 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth, and queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Her coronation in 1953 was the first to be televised. During her reign, which at 59 years is one of the longest for a British monarch, she became queen of 25 other countries within the Commonwealth as they gained independence. Between 1956 and 1992, half of her realms, including South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (renamed Sri Lanka), became republics.
 
 In 1992, which Elizabeth termed her annus horribilis ("horrible year"), two of her sons separated from their wives, her daughter divorced, and a severe fire destroyed part of Windsor Castle. Revelations on the state of her eldest son Charles's marriage continued, and he divorced in 1996. The following year, her former daughter-in-law Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash in Paris. The media criticised the royal family for remaining in seclusion in the days before Diana's funeral, but Elizabeth's personal popularity rebounded once she had appeared in public and has since remained high. Her Silver and Golden Jubilees were celebrated in 1977 and 2002; This year (2012) is her Diamond Jubilee.

 


 

For an interesting live look at Queen Elizabeth's Coronation ceremony in 1953 

visit the CBC Archives to view a video of the proceedings.

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We have many Queen Elizabeth and other Royalty  china and porcelain memorabilia items available at our other store

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1953 London Illustrated News special Coronation book of Queen Elizabeth II $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 London Illustrated News special Coronation book of Queen Elizabeth II. Absolutely marvellous soft cover book with 16 sensational colour plates and over 500 illustrations. Many full page and in colour. This is a large magazine size softcover book in very good condition with minor wear to cover.
1953 June London Illustrated News Coronation Ceremony Number $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 June London Illustrated News Coronation Ceremony Number. With photography better than Life magazine the London Illustrated News Coronation coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953 is second to none. Sensational photograpy! Some full and even 2 page photos in a large sized magazine issue is second only to the Coronation Number issue softcover book I have on sale elsewhere.
1953 Qeen Elizabeth and Family paper doll cutouts with book $50.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Qeen Elizabeth and Family paper doll cutouts with book. Hard to find Royal Family paper cutouts with clothing and dolls. These have been cut out but are in very good condition and come with the original book as well as a Royal Family coloring book with actual size Royal Crown cutout on back.
1953 The Crowning of Elizabeth II A Diary of the Coronation Year by L.A. Nickolls $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 The Crowning of Elizabeth II A Diary of the Coronation Year by L.A. Nickolls. Hard cover book with dust cover in good condition with some tears to dust jacket. Over 100 photos and colour plates covering the period before and during the Coronation ceremonies.
.....SOLD.....1953 Coronation Book Published for the Girl Guide Association $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation Book Published for the Girl Guide Association by J.A.C. Roberts. Hard cover book in good condition with some rippling on front and rear cover pages which looks like a reaction to the glue used fro binding. Full of great photos and illustrations and a reprint of a letter signed by Elizabeth in 1940 in response to a request for a picture intended for making a new Girl Guide badge.
1953 Coronation photo and letter issued by Northern Electric $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation photo and letter issued by Northern Electric. Photo with facts on the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Includes a letter from Northern Electric and envelope with stamp addressed to the recipient.
1953 Coronation Photo Souvenir booklet $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation Photo Souvenir booklet. Small envelope contained post card sized photos of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation.
1952 Her Majesty Elizabeth II apparently an Ontario school book $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Her Majesty Elizabeth II apparently an Ontario school book with signed intro by "Prime Minister of Ontario". (Not sure of the signature but Leslie Frost was then Premier of Ontario). Hard cover book in good condition with photos by Karsh and Marcus Adams and others of a young Elizabeth and her coronation cermony as well as her family. Foreword by Susan,Lady Tweedsmuir.
1952 Empire Day in Ontario Schools booklet $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Empire Day in Ontario Schools booklet. 44 page booklet issued by the Ontario Department of Education. Contains facts and guides on explaining to students about the role of the British Royalty.
1953 Coronation Calendar issued by London’s Daily Mail newspaper $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation Calendar issued by London’s Daily Mail newspaper. Almost 12" tall this calendar features large black and white photos of Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation ceremony in 1953. Some wear to the spiral binding but in good overall condition.
1953 The Queen’s Crowning Coronation Program booklet $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 The Queen’s Crowning Coronation Program booklet. Actual 30 page program of the Coronation ceremonies performed on 1953 in London England. I believe these were made available to anyone attending the Coronation and the ceremonies after. Contains all the details of the Coronation ceremony with illustrations of the regalia etc. used in the ceremony.
1952 Souvenir Booklet of the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Souvenir Booklet of the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. Printed in London, England this booklet contains many photos of the Coronation Ceremonies and Royal Regalia.
.....SOLD.....1952 Gibbons Stamp Catalog featuring the British Royalty $5.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 Gibbons Stamp Catalog featuring the British Royalty. This is the 1952 Gibbons stamp monthly Coronation Number.
.....SOLD.....1953 Coronation Cook Book by the Lady Hughes Chapter of the I.O.D.E $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation Cook Book by the Lady Hughes Chapter of the I.O.D.E. Small cook book of favorite recipes submitted by members of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, Lindsay, Ontario. Contains various advertisements as well.
.....SOLD.....1953 Coronation Song and Order booklet from the Abbey Church of Westminster $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Coronation Song and Order booklet from the Abbey Church of Westminster. Interesting little program booklet from Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in Westminster Abbey in 1953. Contains the service with music sheets performed at the Coronation.
1994 The Queen by Kenneth Harris $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1994 The Queen by Kenneth Harris. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with minor tears at edges of dust jacket. 341 pages of an in depth study of the Royal Family and the present Queen Elizabeth II. By the author of ’Margaret Thatcher’ and former Washington correspondent and BBC interviewer, Kenneth Harris. Contains archival photos.
1969 The Royal Family A Personal Portrait by Ralphe M. White and Graham Fisher $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1969 The Royal Family A Personal Portrait by Ralphe M. White and Graham Fisher. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. Dealing with the Royal Family of our current Queen this book goes into detail about the problems and concerns of Royalty by Ralphe M. White, Queen Elizabeth’s personal footman for eight years. 282 pages with photos.
1997 The Royals by Kitty Kelly $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1997 The Royals by Kitty Kelly. Hard cover First Edition book with dust jacket in very good condition. 547 pages of in depth details about the Royal Family with scandals, doomed marriages, alcoholism, gambling and womanizing. Includes photos.
1981 The Story of the Royal Family; text by Don Cooligan $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1981 The Story of the Royal Family; text by Don Cooligan. Huge book covering every aspect of the British Royal Family from the death of Queen Victoria to the marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. I have 2 copies of this book the pictures you see are of the ex library one. It is half price. Contact us for your choice when ordering.
1987 The ITN Book of the Royal Year Photographed by Tim Graham $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1987 The ITN Book of the Royal Year Photographed by Tim Graham. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition 128 pages and over 300 full colour photos by Tim Graham.
1982 Royal Family Yearbook by Trevor Hall $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1982 Royal Family Yearbook by Trevor Hall. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with a few minor dog ears. Great photos of the Royal Family including Princess Diana and her family. Over 2500 colour photos in 255 pages.
1997 Elizabeth; A Biography of Her Majesty The Queen by Sarah Bradford $7
Click Here for Product Details! 1997 Elizabeth; A Biography of Her Majesty The Queen by Sarah Bradford. A thick soft covered book of 564 pages in very good condition and illustrated with archival photos. Has previous owner’s name with dedication inside front cover.
1983 A Week In The Life of the Royal Family by the Sunday Express Magazine $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1983 A Week In The Life of the Royal Family by the Sunday Express Magazine. Hard cover book in very good condition this fully illustrated book represents the efforts of a team of top journalists and photographers led by Royal biographer Anthony Holden as they follow each Royal Family member for one week.
1984 Royal Family Yearbook by Trevor Hall $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 Royal Family Yearbook by Trevor Hall. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition with some tears to dust cover. Hundreds of photos covering the 1984 year of the Royal family full colour, full page with some 2 pages.
1976 Royal Silver Jubilee by Patrick Montague-Smith $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1976 Royal Silver Jubilee by Patrick Montague-Smith. Hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition. We have 3 copies of these. 2 have owner’s signature inside front cover, the other has a piece torn from top of cover page. First buyer gets the best one. Full of colour and black and white photos of the Queen and her family from early years to 1976.
The Queen’s Silver Jubilee book $10
Click Here for Product Details! The Queen’s Silver Jubilee book
1984 2 Queen Elizabeth softcover books $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 2 Queen Elizabeth softcover books. A package deal of 2 softcover books full of great photos of The Queen in 1984. 1. The Royal Heritage Series The Queen produced by Ted Smart and David Gibbon. 2. The Queen’s Tour of Canada Souvenir Edition by Trevor Hall
1977 Silver Jubilee Year A Complete Record by Serge Lemoine $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Silver Jubilee Year A Complete Record by Serge Lemoine. Hard cover book in good condition with owner’s signature inside cover page. 160 pages over 200 photos with about 175 in full colour. Some full page some 2 pages. A very nice book.
1984 In Celebration Of The Queen’s Visit To Canada by Trevor Hall $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1984 In Celebration Of The Queen’s Visit To Canada by Trevor Hall. Hard cover in very good condition with dust cover. Many full colour photos some full page including many prominent Candian politicians and a young Brian Mulroney.
2002 Elizabeth Fifty Glorious Years by Jennie Bond $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 2002 Elizabeth Fifty Glorious Years by Jennie Bond. Hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. 160 pages with over 200 photos both black and white and full colour. 11 1/4" by 9 1/2".
1978 Royal Family Album by Ted Smart and David Gibbon $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1978 Royal Family Album by Ted Smart and David Gibbon. Blue cloth bound hard cover book with dust jacket in good condition but has some gold missing from the cover lettering (See images) and minor scuffs inside the covers. Very heavy and comprehensive book on our present Queen’s life and family. Profusely illustrated with archival photos both black and white and colour. 310 pages almost 12 1/2" long and 9" wide.
1959 Toronto Telegram Supplement Royal Family Visit photo $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1959 Toronto Telegram Supplement Royal Family Visit photo. Issued by the newspaper to commemorate the Royal Family’s visit to Canada. Photographer Russel Cooper. I believe this might have been the photo which came inside the small envelope with the same picture on the front. If so it will be included with envelope.
1996 The Queen A Biography of Elizabeth II by Ben Pimlott $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1996 The Queen A Biography of Elizabeth II by Ben Pimlott. Marvellous First Edition hard cover book with dust jacket in very good condition. Profusely illustrated with black and white and colour photos as well as some of the cartoons created of Her Majesty.
1977 Elizabeth II Jubilee booklet ’Queen of Canada’ $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1977 Elizabeth II Jubilee booklet ’Queen of Canada’. Issued by Monarchy Canada this 64 page book has a foreword by Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau with photo over his signature. Contains facts and photos of the Royal Family and particularly Queen Elizabeth II on her Silver Jubilee and their relations with Canada.
1959 Canadian Royal Tour Souvenir booklet; no photo $2
Click Here for Product Details! 1959 Canadian Royal Tour Souvenir booklet; no photo. This booklet or envelope was probably issued with a photo inside which is now missing. It was meant to commemorate the Royal Family’s visit to Canada in 1959.
1952 February 23 issue of the London Picture Post covering the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 February 23 issue of the London Picture Post covering the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Good used condition with great photos of the Coronation ceremonies and the Royal family. Has many articles about the british Royalty.
1951 November Star Weekly magazine ’The Royal Tour in Pictures’ $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1951 November Star Weekly magazine ’The Royal Tour in Pictures’. Published by Toronto’s Star Weekly magazine this old magazine has many great photos of the Royal Family visiting Canada before the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Also 1951 ads. In good used conditon.
1953 Oshawa Whitby Daily Times-Gazette newspaper coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation $5
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Oshawa Whitby Daily Times-Gazette newspaper coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
1953 Daily Times-Gazette newspaper from Oshawa, Whitby covering Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Daily Times-Gazette newspaper from Oshawa, Whitby covering Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation and coverage of other news from that period.
1953 Toronto Daily Star newspaper covering Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Toronto Daily Star newspaper covering Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation. Good used condition.
.....SOLD.....1947 Elizabeth and Philip Wedding Program $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1947 Elizabeth and Philip Wedding Program. 10" by 7 1/4" Souvenir program of the Royal Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in 1947. Contains photos and other information about the wedding, the Royal Couple and their families. About 31 pages
.....SOLD.....1953 Elizabeth R 1953 The Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 Elizabeth R 1953 The Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir.Hard cover book in good used condition with tear at top of spine and some tears in first few pages at spine. (See images) Cover spine faded. Great full colour and black and white photos, some full page some 2 full pages.

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