1914 World War I Pictorial Cloth Handkerchief Map of the British Isles

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Seller: geographicusmaps (4.020) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362645047818 1914 World War I Pictorial Cloth Handkerchief Map of the British Isles WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: It's a Long, Long, Way to Tiperary, My Heart's Right There. Description: This is a c. 1914 pictorial cloth handkerchief of the British Isles illustrating the connection between British soldiers deployed on the Western Front in World War I and their wives/sweethearts back home in Britain. Beautifully sewn, a British soldier is illustrated in France carrying a rifle and waving his hat back home at England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, which are personified by three women and a young girl. All the women are impeccably dressed and are waving handkerchiefs in response. Myriad cities and towns are labeled throughout France and Great Britain, including Paris and London. The last two lines of the chorus of the popular song 'It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary' are included along the top of the handkerchief'It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary''It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary' was a British music hall song written by Henry James 'Harry' Williams and Jack Judge. The song is about an Irishman in London missing his 'sweetest girl' in Tipperary, a county in rural Ireland. The song was immensely popular among British soldiers during World War I, probably since it was a lament for a love left behind at home. Thus, it's inclusion on this handkerchief, which may have been meant has a memento for soldiers to take with them to the front. As this handkerchief is untitled except for lyrics to an incredibly popular song, tracing its origins and rarity are difficult. Nonetheless, this piece captures an incredible moment in world history and represents the deep connections between a soldier and the homefront. Size: Printed area measures 12.75 inches high by 14 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Cloth handkerchief. Slightly faded color. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free as educational materials, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature for insurance purposes. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. " Condition: Very good. Cloth handkerchief. Slightly faded color., Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Publication Year: 1914, Year: 1914

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