Queen Presents a Yankee-Made CollarAll must be forgiven for Boston’s little tea-dumping prank a while back: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II commissioned a team of Americans to create the first piece of official British state insignia ever made outside of the mother country.A 6-ft.-long, 14k gold chain collar of office was presented to Scotland’s Lord Lyon, King of Arms, last December. The Lord Lyon (though obviously not always the current one!) has been Scotland’s “other king” for nearly seven centuries and is a judge of the realm in all matters of heraldry. He is charged with ordering all state and royal ceremony and occasions, has powers of imprisonment, and enjoys a coronation of his own when he ascends to office.The 2.5-lb. collar consisted of 47 links with a colored enamel pendant of St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, in the center. Forty St. Andrews societies worldw

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