A HMS Victory centennial copper shieldA HMS Victory centennial copper shield

A HMS Victory centennial copper shield






Height 11 Inches Width 8 inches

Please note that shipping costs are supplied upon purchase.


A HMS Victory centennial copper shield, the embossed copper plaque with the coat of arms of Great Britain flanked by two shields, one reading ‘British & Foreign Sailors’ Society’ and ‘From the Lords of the Admiralty’ above a central roundel showing the famous battleship and the initials ‘ER VII’, all against a field of flowers with four ribbons incised ‘Copper from Nelson’s Victory’ and ‘Centenary Memento October 21 1805’ English, 1905.

Footnote:   On 21 October 1805, the Royal Navy fleet of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson met and defeated the combined French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson was killed during the battle, but Napoleon’s naval power was smashed and never recovered. This victory left Britain as ruler of the world’s seas and led to the eventual end of the Napoleonic Wars.  1905 marked the centenary of Trafalgar. One major preparation for the centennial year, however, was the restoration of HMS VICTORY, Nelson’s flagship. Funds were raised for the many special activities and events by selling memorabilia (medals, badges, busts, etc.) made using VICTORY’s recycled copper hull sheeting.  “Victory Shields” were made available to schools in Britain and Canada (at a cost of £5, 5s each) by the British & Foreign Sailors’ Society (B.F.F.S.), to be awarded annually to a successful student, or “Warden”. King Edward VII was a great supporter of the centenary project and allowed his name to be included on the shields.

We have been working with the same trusted delivery team for over twenty five years. They are not only experienced specialists in packing and handling antiques and delicate items, but they are reliable, will liaise with you directly and will always go the extra mile to make sure that you have the best service.

International customers can be confident that we are experienced in shipping items around the world by sea and air. Please contact us if you need help with freight charges and we would be happy to help and provide you with a quote.

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles has developed an extensive wealth of knowledge and is extremely passionate about the antique world so please feel free to contact us with any queries or questions.

We accept Credit and Debit Cards (Please add debit/credit card logos) and Bank Transfer. Please use the form below to enquire about this product, or you can contact us on the numbers below or by emailing charles@wickantiques.co.uk.

Would You Like Something Similar?

Create an alert for a similar product

    I consent to future marketing

    Save Alert