HMS Victory Brass Memorabilia

(c) Vin Callcut 2002-2017. Small extracts can be used with acknowledgements to 'Oldcopper.org' website.

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Copper plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of laying of the keel of HMS Victory. It measures 150 x 100 x 3.4mm (6 x 4 x 1/8") and is inscribed 'From HMS Victory on her 200th Birthday To Admiral and Mrs Thompson 23-7-59, mounted on an oak backing. On the reverse is fixed a typewritten note: 'Copper cast from the sheathing of HMS Victory (launched 1765)'.

 

 

 

Copper plaque issued by the British & Foreign Sailors' Society.  Under the broadside view the wording has been enthusiastically polished over the years and is now difficult to read.

'England Expects TEMWDH* duty'

Death of Nelson Oct 21st 1805'

Containign copper from HMS Victory'

from The Lords of the Admiralty'

British & Foreign Sailors Society.

(* that every man will do his)

 

 

 

 

Copper plaque issued by the British Sailors Society on oak shield used as a key rack.  The BSS flag is surrounded by the motto 'In service for Sailors' set in oak leaves and acorns.  Over is 'Copper from Nelson's Flagships' and underneath 'The Oldest Sailors' Society' .  The height of copper is 160mm (6 1/4").

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Ashtray with raised leaf edges cast in copper with 'Victory Copper' in raised lettering in the centre.  This is an excellent quality sand casting that has been left as cast without extensive finishing.  No provenance provided but it can be assumed that all or most of the copper came from scrapped sheathing material.  Width 1200mm (4 3/4").  Weight 250g for one sample and 270g for another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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