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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Typed letter signed “I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events…”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed letter signed “M. Teresa mc”. 6.0 x 8.25 inch. Calcutta, 1990 September 12. Missionaries of Charity address-stamp at the top. Addressed to Peter Gibbs in North Yorkshire, UK. In full: “Dear Peter Gibbs, Thank you for your letter. I am sorry for this delay in replying. I appreciate your desire to help the needy children. But I am sorry I cannot sign the cards for the auction. I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events nor contribute to such events in any way. We fully depend on Divine Providence for all our needs and God has been a wonderful Father to us. He will prove Himself a Father to the needy. The cause for which you are holding the auction is a good one and so it will speak for itself. I shall pray for you all that’s God’s blessing may abide with you in all that you are doing for the children in need.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 750 / € 580

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Typed letter signed “Our works of love are nothing but works of peace”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed letter signed “M. Teresa mc”. 1p., on the reverse of a 3.25 x 5.5 prayer slip, no date but postmarked January 17, 1983. Letter to Shaun Claasen. In full: “Thank you very much for your Christmas greetings. God loved the world so much that He gave His Son the first great giving. Being rich, He became poor for you and for me. But He wanted to give something more—to give us the chance to give to Him. So He made Himself the hungry one, the naked one so that we could give to Him. Our works of love are nothing but works of peace. God bless you.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine condition.

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Early typed postcard signed “God bless you”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed postcard signed “God bless you. M. Teresa mc”. 5.5 x 3.5 inch. Calcutta, 1965 July 2. Addressed to Mrs. D. Ryper in Calcutta. In full: “Dear Mrs. Ryper, I thank you very much for your kind letter of 29th June, ’65, together with the old Christmas Cards which Mr. Bexon asked you to give us. Rest assured that the Christmas cards will come in good use and will not be wasted. Kindly thank Mr. Bexon on our behalf when you write to him.” Handling wear and minor stains, else good condition.

Price: $ 625 / € 480

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Tito, Josip (1892-1980)

Signed photograph

Longtime leader of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980. Crystal-clear matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 inch photo of Tito in a suit and tie. Boldly signed in fountain pen and dated 8.VI -1964 in his hand. Minor horizontal crease in the middle of the photo, slightly discolored at the bottom, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 450 / € 345

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Tito, Josip (1892-1980)

Signed photograph

Longtime leader of Yugoslavia from 1945 until his death in 1980. Crystal-clear matte-finish 6.75 x 9.25 inch photo of Tito in a suit and tie. Boldly signed in fountain pen and dated 8.VI -1964 in his hand. Minor horizontal crease in the middle of the photo, slightly discolored at the bottom, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

Price: $ 450 / € 345

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Rare signed engraving

1st Duke of Wellington was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes. Engraved portrait signed “Wellington”. 11.25 x 14.0 inch, 9.25 x 12.0 inch visible, matted in cream-colored to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75. Engraving is removable affixed with photo corners. Below image printed “Engraved by H. T. Ryall Historical Engraver to the Queen” and “From M. Claudets Daguerreotype Portrait”. Signed in black ink by Wellesley. Strong breaks at the top, minor hole in the middle of engraving, probably slightly trimmed, else good condition.

Price: $ 1,010 / € 780

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