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We sweep the Seas! A tribute to our Gallant Navy.

Britannia Rules the Waves! The English Commanders Blake and Monk completely defeated the Dutch, under Van Tromp, in 1653, and captured the broom which Van Tromp had hoisted to signify that he would sweep the seas. We have retained it ever since and to-d

Publisher Sterling Novelties, Limited. (London, W.C., England)


Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Color lithograph on card stock.

Not On View


Prints and Drawings



Back: divided. Mint.
Published by STERLING NOVELTIES, Limited, 10 Essex Street, Strand, LONDON, W.C.


Between 1950 and 2011, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in the United States, Canada and Europe; 2014, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 29, 2014)

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Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder