Edward, Prince of Wales Feathers Presentation Bar Brooch, 1924
Edward, Prince of Wales Feathers Presentation Bar Brooch, 1924
Edward, Prince of Wales Feathers Presentation Bar Brooch, 1924
Edward, Prince of Wales Feathers Presentation Bar Brooch, 1924
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Edward, Prince of Wales Feathers Presentation Bar Brooch, 1924

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Measurements: 17mm x 55mm

Gold set with three small diamonds in original fitted case marked ‘Visit of / Prince of Wales / C.W.S., London / March 7th 1924’. The Co-operative Wholesale Society in London’s East End was visited by Edward, Prince of Wales on 7 March 1924. He was accompanied by Socialist Ramsay Macdonald and Conservative Stanley Baldwin - the former having replaced the latter as Prime Minister two months earlier.  

The C.W.S. was perceived as the best example of a consumer purchasing co-operative as envisaged by French economist and theorist Charles Gide (1847-1932). It was also the predecessor of the Co-Operative Group that was rocked by scandal in November 2013. Source: Redfern, P. (1938) ‘The New History of the C. W. S.’, J. M. Dent, London.