Update 11/04/22 with an unexpected reveal

Hi! Welcome to a new week on the blog. I have a really unexpected reveal for you today. Unexpected, in the sense that those who know me well would be very surprised by this purchase. I will show you what I have bought first, then I will explain…

Here’s the reveal, starting with the seller’s photo of the iconic Hermès box. Is it an older version than usual?

Ooh! This is the magnificent Regina by Leila Menchari. The design was originally made to celebrate Queen Elizabeth in 1972. This one apparently dates to 1987. The scarf is in almost pristine condition with only two tiny marks that I can see.

Here is another image of the whole scarf:

Regina designed by Leila Menchari for Hermès

I haven’t tried to wear the scarf yet, but these are a couple of photos of the bias folds:

As the scarf is quite old, it may take me a while to compile a Scarf of the Moment post. Accurate information about these scarves is fairly difficult to find. If any readers of the blog have useful insights or information about the design, I would be very grateful if you could pass this on to me.

As to why this is a very unexpected purchase for me…

I am trying to avoid being too political here, but since I went to University I have been strongly in favour of getting rid of the monarchy, or at the very least, slimming it down. In more recent years, as the Queen has reached old age, I have become more supportive of her personally. Her long reign is quite amazing – she has been Queen for all of my life, to date. So, I felt that a purchase of this scarf in the year of her Platinum Anniversary was appropriate. I have waited to see whether Hermès would produce a special scarf, but I haven’t seen one yet. This version of Regina was offered at a very good price and in excellent condition.

I may even look out for another one!

Love and best wishes,



About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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2 Responses to Update 11/04/22 with an unexpected reveal

  1. Catherine says:

    Hi Anne,
    I love your Regina scarf. I looked it up in my Carres de Art book and see it was issued in 1972 with 2 out of 4 points for both rarity and interest. You may have already known this information.
    As a naturalized Canadian, I had to pledge allegiance to the Queen. I have respect for her life of service, but not sure if I could have made that pledge to any successor of hers.
    Hope you are feeling better.

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    • The Librain says:

      Thank you so much for your helpful comment. I am sure that the information will be very useful when I come to compile the post about the Regina scarf. Oddly enough, UK citizens don’t have to pledge any kind of allegiance to the Queen! It will be strange when she has gone as she has been there for all of my life so far. As for her successors, well…

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