Rare Vintage 1950s God Bless The Queen Ribbon 4 metres (4 yards 16 inches) Screen Printed

Sold by madameEvintage
$66.31
+ $20.65 shipping

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$66.31
+ $20.65 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

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Over the coming months I will be clearing out my haberdashery cupboard as I have realised that days of making things are over for the forseeable future so there will be vintage patterns and fabrics and all sorts coming up. It has only taken me about 6 years of no sewing action to come to that conclusion.

This was sitting right at the front (I shut the door quickly on the cupboard as it is stuffed to the top and will take several hours to sort). I bought it on a whim because it was so fabulous and so rare. I had no idea what I would do with it which is probably just as well for the person who buys this (that and my absolute mastery of the art of procrastination).

I have no idea what the fabric content is. It has that slightly shiny taffeta look and feel about it. It is 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) wide and there is about 4 metres (4 yards 16 inches) and I am selling it as a lot. The motif is 5 inches (13cm) long and there is a gap of 1.5 inches (4cm) before the next repeat. The colours are quite fabulous: hot pink, yellow god, red and blue. The print is strong throughout. This is backed with paper so the print does not transfer. It has obviously been kept this way because it is in excellent condition throughout. I am not exactly sure of the age or origin but would assume this was probably made in the 50s on or around the Queen's coronation.

Please zoom in on photos to see condition. And feel free to ask me any questions.

I ship tracked and insured worldwide. I only charge for the actual postage costs (I do not charge for packing materials or my time). I make educated estimates for shipping but if I have overestimated, I do refund the difference. For further information about me and how I do things, please see my FAQ below or do not hesitate to contact me.


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I do my best to ship within 1 business day. I send all orders by tracked & insured methods, usually via std post services (Royal Mail), which will arrive via your local post service. I have listed ESTIMATED transit times but this can and does vary so please be patient. Intl orders are subject to customs & security clearance and the time this takes is beyond my control. I wish it were not so erratic, but it is. Please contact me to discuss express options and costs for urgent orders. If the item is undeliverable and returned to us, the buyer is responsible for the resending costs.

If you live outside the EU, then your order may be subject to additional import duty or taxes. These vary country by country and I do not know what they will be or at what level they will kick in. If you are unsure, please check with your local tax office before ordering. It is your obligation to meet these fees should they arise. I will only list the actual purchase price on the customs forms. I cannot list the item as a gift. It is illegal for me to do otherwise and would put both the seller (me) and the buyer (you) at risk so please do not ask.

I am selling items from my own personal collection because it has gotten so large over the last 30 years of collecting. I believe we are custodians of vintage clothing and we can enjoy these unique, historical items which are becoming more rare and then pass them on for some other like minded soul to enjoy. It is a common truth that I am only selling so I can keep on collecting. Whilst I am passionate about vintage clothing and accessories and home items, and I am learning all the time, I am no trained expert. I describe everything to the best of my ability: age, faults and so on. I am happy to be corrected. I am happy to provide more photos or answer any questions about an item prior to purchase.

All items are either antique (pre 1920's) or vintage (1920's-1970's) with maybe a few items from the 1990's. Even if never worn or used, they are old and unless they have been stored in temperature and humidity controlled environments since new, will have deteriorated in some way even if you cannot see it. Vintage items should always be treated with extra care. These are not modern fabrics. I can only describe what I see (or smell), but as to how long an item will last with use? That is anyone's guess. To get the best out of your vintage item, treat it as precious. Take care when using or wearing.

Generally I do not clean or repair items unless I know what I am doing. Also, I do realise that people have preference about or allergies to certain cleaning products or methods. So mostly, I do leave this to the new owner. I will say in the listing if the item has been cleaned and/or repaired and how. Otherwise I will steam an item, but generally leave it alone. Items come from a smoke free home. I currently do not have any pets and haven't had any for several years. I will update should that change. Please check the measurements given carefully and compare those to something similar you own. Generally your own measurements should be 1-2 inches smaller than the measurements of the item. Further details will be in item description

I have worked in the mail order industry for years so have sent thousands of parcels out. I take great care with packaging. Your item will be carefully wrapped in acid free paper and enclosed in a plastic bag to prevent it getting wet. I do reuse outer packaging. There is an awful lot of packaging in the world, not helped by my Amazon habit, so I do like to recycle padded bags and boxes where possible. But I only do so if they are clean and intact. Should your item arrive damaged, please contact me immediately and keep all packaging. Photos will be needed. Also, please take care when opening a box, especially if using a sharp implement. It is easy to cut straight through packaging and into the item (I have done it myself).

Please contact me. I love vintage and am excited about starting to sell some of my beloved collection. I am human and any mistakes will be accidental. I do everything I can to be accurate and helpful, but if I get something wrong, I will work to put it right within reason. I value customers (couldn't function without them) and love being part of a community of like minded vintage lovers. I am always happy to answer any questions prior to purchase if you are not sure about anything. Return/Exchanges/Cancellations are not accepted unless I have grossly misrepresented an item. Please note, EU buyers have the right to request a return within 14 days of receiving the item.

All prices are firm. Please contact me about setting up a payment plan if needed.

I do my best to ship within 1 business day. I send all orders by tracked & insured methods, usually via std post services (Royal Mail), which will arrive via your local post service. I have listed ESTIMATED transit times but this can and does vary so please be patient. Intl orders are subject to customs & security clearance and the time this takes is beyond my control. I wish it were not so erratic, but it is. Please contact me to discuss express options and costs for urgent orders. If the item is undeliverable and returned to us, the buyer is responsible for the resending costs.

If you live outside the EU, then your order may be subject to additional import duty or taxes. These vary country by country and I do not know what they will be or at what level they will kick in. If you are unsure, please check with your local tax office before ordering. It is your obligation to meet these fees should they arise. I will only list the actual purchase price on the customs forms. I cannot list the item as a gift. It is illegal for me to do otherwise and would put both the seller (me) and the buyer (you) at risk so please do not ask.

I am selling items from my own personal collection because it has gotten so large over the last 30 years of collecting. I believe we are custodians of vintage clothing and we can enjoy these unique, historical items which are becoming more rare and then pass them on for some other like minded soul to enjoy. It is a common truth that I am only selling so I can keep on collecting. Whilst I am passionate about vintage clothing and accessories and home items, and I am learning all the time, I am no trained expert. I describe everything to the best of my ability: age, faults and so on. I am happy to be corrected. I am happy to provide more photos or answer any questions about an item prior to purchase.

All items are either antique (pre 1920's) or vintage (1920's-1970's) with maybe a few items from the 1990's. Even if never worn or used, they are old and unless they have been stored in temperature and humidity controlled environments since new, will have deteriorated in some way even if you cannot see it. Vintage items should always be treated with extra care. These are not modern fabrics. I can only describe what I see (or smell), but as to how long an item will last with use? That is anyone's guess. To get the best out of your vintage item, treat it as precious. Take care when using or wearing.

Generally I do not clean or repair items unless I know what I am doing. Also, I do realise that people have preference about or allergies to certain cleaning products or methods. So mostly, I do leave this to the new owner. I will say in the listing if the item has been cleaned and/or repaired and how. Otherwise I will steam an item, but generally leave it alone. Items come from a smoke free home. I currently do not have any pets and haven't had any for several years. I will update should that change. Please check the measurements given carefully and compare those to something similar you own. Generally your own measurements should be 1-2 inches smaller than the measurements of the item. Further details will be in item description

I have worked in the mail order industry for years so have sent thousands of parcels out. I take great care with packaging. Your item will be carefully wrapped in acid free paper and enclosed in a plastic bag to prevent it getting wet. I do reuse outer packaging. There is an awful lot of packaging in the world, not helped by my Amazon habit, so I do like to recycle padded bags and boxes where possible. But I only do so if they are clean and intact. Should your item arrive damaged, please contact me immediately and keep all packaging. Photos will be needed. Also, please take care when opening a box, especially if using a sharp implement. It is easy to cut straight through packaging and into the item (I have done it myself).

Please contact me. I love vintage and am excited about starting to sell some of my beloved collection. I am human and any mistakes will be accidental. I do everything I can to be accurate and helpful, but if I get something wrong, I will work to put it right within reason. I value customers (couldn't function without them) and love being part of a community of like minded vintage lovers. I am always happy to answer any questions prior to purchase if you are not sure about anything. Return/Exchanges/Cancellations are not accepted unless I have grossly misrepresented an item. Please note, EU buyers have the right to request a return within 14 days of receiving the item.

All prices are firm. Please contact me about setting up a payment plan if needed.


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