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Paper Crowns

This page is being used to collect infrmation about the history of crowns made buy folding paper. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

There is a separate page about Richard of York and the Paper Crown.



Volume IV of 'The Natural History of Animals, Vegetables and Minerals', an English translation, published in London, probably in 1776, of part of the 36 volume work 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliére' by George Louis Leclerc, Count de Buffon, contains reference to folding paper crowns, which, from the context, are clearly single-sheet paperfolds not cut or multiple-sheet designs. Unfortunately we cannot tell which particular design of folded paper crown was being referred to here.


The King's Crown - 1882 onwards