H. R. H. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
H.R.H Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was issued in August / September 1979, as a Limited Edition of 800 dolls. The edition quantity was raised from the previous Limited Editions of 500 for the Tower Treasures dolls, because ". . . we are faced with very heavy origination costs". (Quote from Tower Treasures Leaflet June 1979).
As with previous issues of Tower Treasures dolls, the first ten were reserved for members of the Nisbet family. The Queen Mother doll was priced at £48.00, ($128.00)
The doll shows The Queen Mother as depicted in a well-known portrait taken by renowned photographer Norman Parkinson. The Queen Mother is wearing a beautiful gown made to celebrate her 75th Birthday (in 1975). The gown is made from a specially woven brocade trimmed in white tulle, and her ensemble is completed by the Coronet, Garter Sash and emblems, shawl, Handbag, and jewellery that The Queen Mother is wearing in the Parkinson Portrait.