J Smith Esquire creates Scrabble Crown to mark game’s 75th anniversary

Justin Smith, J Smith Esquire, Scrabble

J Smith Esquire has created a Scrabble Crown ­– made of 319 Scrabble tiles – to mark the game’s 75th anniversary and King Charles III’s forthcoming coronation.

Created by Justin Smith, British milliner to the stars, the Scrabble Crown was constructed over 153 hours with jewels, crystals and gold beading complementing the black and white tiles.

As well as using traditional artisan methods like leather cutting, sculpting and hand-sewing gems, Justin also used brass sewing – a pioneering technique in millinery – in a homage to the historic piece.

“It was a labour of love to reimagine this most iconic of headwear – the St Edward’s Crown to celebrate Scrabble’s 75th anniversary, as well as honouring the King’s Coronation,” said Justin Smith of J Smith Esquire.

The Scrabble Crown will go on display in Westfield White City at The Entertainer Toy Store before the Coronation.

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