The auction will take place on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 18:00 (Israel time).
THE COSTUMES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD- Two postcards, early 20th century
Sold for: $50
Auction house commission: 22%
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Two postcards showing the different degrees holders at the University of Oxford in their traditional dress typical of 1675. The postcards show the different figures with each character depicting her role in the university and a typical 'mat'. Oxford University Private Publishing [with the University's emblem on the back], early 20th century.
Postcards in various teaching positions at the university for example: DOCTOR IN DIVINITY, DOCTOR OF MUSIC, MASTER OF ARTS, PROCTOR, SERVITOR, and more. The characters are all dressed in 'adult hats'. As is customary at the University of Oxford, wear the hats inside the university grounds and especially during a test.
The University of Oxford, England, is the oldest English-speaking university in the world and is considered the best university in the world. There is evidence that teaching began in the university as early as 1096. Oxford began to grow rapidly when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris in 1167. The university has always been considered a place where rich members of the upper decile only study. During its existence, four British kings and more than eight non-British kings studied, 47 Nobel laureates, 25 British prime ministers, seven Christian saints, 86 archbishops, 18 cardinals, one pope and many more celebrities.
Not sent by mail. Very good condition.