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Coronation of George IV - Coronation Procession Pass Ticket, 1821

George IV Coronation Procession Pass Ticket by Charles Dobbs within blue and red showing George IV in a chariot within a rectangular border with embossed border. Framed and glazed.

A fine example of early bicoloured security printing first patented by Sir William Congreve in 1821. The compound printing by use of a pantograph and a geometric lathe was developed to stop the increasing levels of counterfeit banknotes.

© The Armoury of St James's 17 Piccadilly Arcade London SW1Y 6NH