The Trafalgar Collection is a unique limited edition* collection of Lord Nelson and HMS Victory historical artefacts that has taken over 25 years to assemble.
This remarkable collection contains:
1. A small piece of original wood from HMS Victory. This wood was salvaged during her restoration with a royalty paid to the 'Save the Victory Fund' which was set up in 1922. The wood's provenance is authenticated by Lt. Cmdr. John Scivier RN, Commanding Officer, HMS Victory.
2. A small piece of white ensign flag from HMS Victory understood to have formed part of the catafalque at Lord Nelson's funeral procession. The flag has been authenticated by C.Wesley Cowan, an expert on the US Antiques Roadshow, who states "it is in my opinion that this flag is 100% authentic and beyond dispute".
3. A strand of Lord Nelson's hair. The hair has been acquired from British Naval Auction experts Charles Miller Ltd Auctions in London, United Kingdom with the following description:
"A generous curl of typically fine pale hair... conforms very closely to other known hair examples of Lord Nelson's late-period hair. It is well recorded that Emma Hamilton was given Nelson's hair among other things".
4. A piece of Lord Nelson's handkerchief. Acquired from International Autograph Auctions with the following provenance:
"Accompanied by provenance signed by Clarissa Catherine Board stating "This handkerchief formerly belonged to Lord Nelson and was given by John Braham to John Dickinson, Solicitor of Broad Street, City in the year 1828"".
John Braham (c1774-1856) was an English tenor, one of Europe's leading opera singers. Lord Nelson was present at a performance by the singer at Livorno, Italy in 1799.
The collection is beautifully framed and double mounted to a size of 19" x 16", and includes images of Lord Nelson and HMS Victory. At the base of the frame is a description of the collection and full provenance is provided within an information pack that accompanies the collection.
* Limited Edition of 1805.
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