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Alfonso XII., King (1857-1885)

Rare cabinet photograph signed to the King of Serbia

King of Spain 1874-85. An attractive vintage signed cabinet photograph. Signed and inscribed to the King of Serbia Milan I. Obrenovic (1854-1901). In French: “Au roi Milan de Serbie, souvenir de son affectueux collègue Alphonse”. 4.0 x 8.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Gilt edges photo by T. H. Voigt of Homburg, the sepia image depicting the King standing in a full length pose, wearing his military uniform. Signed in bold black ink to the white lower border, over the photographer´s imprint. Photographer´s imprint also to the verso, bearing ''Photographer by Appointment to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales - T.H. Voigt''. Minor handling wear, else fine condition. Uncommon signed photograph from one King to another.

Price: $ 1,540 / € 1.190

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Carlos, Juan (1938) & Sofia (1938)

Christmas card signed by both

King of Spain who ascended the throne in 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco and oversaw the troubled nation’s transition to a constitutional monarchy. Individually signed Christmas greetings card “Juan Carlos” + “Sofia” as Prince and Princess. 5.0 x 6.75 inch (folded), n.p., 1967. To the inside of the folding stiff white card, featuring a photograph of Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia outdoors with their two daughters, Elena and Cristina. Signed in bold dark ink beneath a printed greeting in Spanish. To the front card bearing a golden embossed crown. Fine condition.

Price: $ 550 / € 425

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Carlos, Juan (1938) & Sofia (1938)

Christmas card signed by both 

King of Spain who ascended the throne in 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco and oversaw the troubled nation’s transition to a constitutional monarchy. Individually signed Christmas greetings card “Juan Carlos” + “Sofia” as Prince and Princess. 6.75 x 4.75 inch (folded), n.p., 1974. To the inside of the folding stiff white card, featuring a color photograph of their three children, Elena, Cristina and Felipe, riding their bicycles at their home´s garden. Signed in bold black ink beneath a printed greeting in Spanish. To the front card bearing a golden embossed monogram with a coat of arms. Accompanied by the original envelope. Fine condition. Felipe VI. (1968) King of Spain since 2014 following the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos I.

Price: $ 510 / € 390

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Charles VI. (1685-1740)

Document signed

Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Austrian Habsburg Monarchy from 1711 until his death, succeeding his elder brother, Joseph I. He unsuccessfully claimed the throne of Spain following the death of his relative, Charles II. In 1708, he married Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, by whom he had his four children: Leopold Johann (who died in infancy), Maria Theresa (the last direct Habsburg sovereign), Maria Anna (Governess of the Austrian Netherlands), and Maria Amalia (who also died in infancy). Part of a document signed “Carl VI.” 1p., 7.5 x 11.25 inch, Vienna, 1719 October 11. In German, parts: “… bey Uns vorkommende Beschwärde deren Städte- und Märckt verursacht wurden/ ein anders Remedium vor Hand zunehmen…”. Countersigned by the Court Chancellor Ludwig Wenzel von Sinzendorf (1671-1742). Slightly uneven trimmed, else good condition.

Price: $ 985 / € 790

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Charles, Prince (1948) & Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Signed Christmas Card

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her tragic death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the "world's most photographed woman” or “The Queen of hearts”. Signed Christmas Card from 1983 (17.12.1983 postmark). 5.25 x 7.25 inch (folded), London, 1983 December 17. Signed in black ink “Marjorie, … and love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as registered mail from Buckingham Palace. Card in fine condition, mailing envelope with minor handling wear. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Charles, Prince (1948) & Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Signed Christmas Card

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her tragic death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the "world's most photographed woman” or “The Queen of hearts”. Signed Christmas Card from 1985 (20.12.1985 postmark). 5.0 x 7.25 inch (folded), London, 1985 December 20. Signed in black ink “Marjorie - … and lots of love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope as registered mail from Buckingham Palace. Card in fine condition, mailing envelope with minor stains. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

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Charles, Prince (1948) & Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

Signed Christmas Card

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana, first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. From her engagement to the Prince of Wales in 1981 until her tragic death in 1997, Diana was a major presence on the world stage, often described as the "world's most photographed woman” or “The Queen of hearts”. Signed Christmas Card from 1987. 8.0 x 6.0 inch (folded), London, (1987). Signed in black ink “Marjorie - … and love from Charles and” in Charles’s hand and “Diana” in Diana’s hand. Inside fine original photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry. White card bearing gilt crests to upper board. Fine condition. Provenance: Marjorie Dawson RVM (1915-2019), dresser and maid to Princess Alexandra.

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Charles, Prince (1948)

Typed letter signed

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Typed letter signed “Yours sincerely Charles” and additionally in his hand “Dear Mr. Todd”. 1p., 8.0 x 12.0 inch, 1990 January 12. On embossed “Kensington Palace” stationery. In part: “It was very good of you to take the trouble to make a return visit and I was interested to hear your views about the future for Blackburn. I am sure you are also right about the need for the ordnance factory to investigate diversifying its production, particularly in view of all the current international changes that are taking place, apart from any other consideration.” Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else fine condition.

 

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Charles, Prince (1948)

Signed Christmas Card

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Christmas card, 15.75 x 6.0 inch (unfolded), no place (London), n.d. (2002). Signed in black ink “Sylvie – from Charles”. Inside fine original photo of Charles with his two sons. Gold embossed Prince of Wales monogram on the front. Fine condition.

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Charles, Prince (1948)

Signed Christmas Card

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Christmas card, 7.25 x 4.75 inch (folded), no place (London), n.d. (1980). Signed in black ink “Sir Fitzroy and Lady Maclean - from Charles”. Inside fine photo of a water colour by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. Handling wear, else fine condition. Sir Fitzroy Maclean (1911-1996) was a Scottish soldier, writer and politician. Veronica, Lady Maclean (1920–2005) was a British food writer and hotelier.

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Edward VII., King (1841-1910)

Signed photograph as King

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. Vintage signed sepia photograph “Edward R”. 8.0 x 10.25 inch, Cowes 1904. The image depicting the King standing in a three quarter length pose wearing his naval uniform and cap. Signed in bold, dark fountain pen ink to the lower photographer's mount and dated “Cowes – 1904” in his hand. Neatly trimmed to the edges of the photographer's mount and with some light discoloration, the image lightly faded, else good condition. Uncommon signed photo, especially as King.

 

Price: $ 750 / € 575

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Edward VII., King (1841-1910)

Letter signed “Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee”

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. Letter signed “Albert EdwardP”. 3pp. (double-page), written on page one, page two and three inside. 7.25 x 9.0 inch, London, "Marlborough House", 1886 November 12. As Prince of Wales to the "Chairman of the Urban Sanitary Authority of Benfieldside" concerning the preparations for the "Golden Jubilee" of Queen Victoria the following year. In full: "...I have no doubt that your attention has been drawn to the correspondence which has recently passed between the Lord Mayor of London and myself on the subject of the formation of an Imperial Institution of the Colonies and India in commemoration of Her Majesty's Jubilee by her subjects and to the opening of a Central Fund at the Mansion House in London for the receipt of contributions from the various parts of the Empire towards this object. As I am convinced that the anxiety to commemorate in some special manner Her Majesty's Jubilee is felt as warmly in the Provincial Cities and Towns of the United Kingdom as in any portion of the Queen's Dominions, I am desirous of inviting the cooperation of Mayors, Provosts, and Chairmen of Sanitary Boards in bringing this proposal prominently to the knowledge of their fellow townsmen, and in taking such practical steps, by the convening of meetings, the formation of local committees, and the opening of local subscription lists as may be desirable on necessary in aid of the Central Fund. It will give me much satisfaction to hear that I may count upon your personal assistance in the matter, and to learn from time to time how the fund is progressing ..." Slightly discolored, mounting residue on verso, minor fold break, else good condition.

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Edward VIII., King (1894-1972)

Signed photograph (famous Hugh Cecil photo)

King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December the same year. Vintage signed photograph “Edward P 1925-“. 7.5 x 9.5 inch, n.p., 1925. Original photograph on photo cardboard by famous royal photographer Hugh Cecil with the original red label “Portrait by Hugh Cecil Number 7825.A” on verso. Handling wear, slightly wavy, surface scraped off on two places, minor silvering, else good condition with excellent dark signature.

 

 

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Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine (1652-1722)

Final page of an autograph letter signed to her half-sister

Princess Palatine Elisabeth Charlotte was a German princess and, as Madame, the wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, younger brother of Louis XIV. of France. Final page of an autograph letter signed "Elisabeth Charlotte". 1p. (double-page), 7.0 x 9.25 inch. (Versailles, 1719 March 19). The final page of one of the famous letters to her half-sister Louise von Degenfeld (1661-1733) in Hannover. In German, in full: "so seindt die beichtsvätter Eben so partiallisch undt voller politic alß andere, undt Man kan von hir Nun sagen, wie zur zeitten der Sündtfluth alles fleisch hatt seinen weg verkehrt, die beichts vatter denken Nur ahn politic, undt, waß die menschen nicht Vor sündt halten sagt Man den beichtsvattern nicht von dießem allem wollen wir biß Donnerstag ferner sprechen Nun kompt Mons Teray undt will mich zu bett, Muß also vor dieß mahl wider willen schließen und nichts mehr sagen alß daß Ich Euch Liebe Louise Von Hertzen lieb behalte". The full letter is printed in the issue of the "letters", edited by W. L. Holland, Nr. 1002. Mailing folds, slightly discolored, else fine condition.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Double signed document/ official letter of PM Douglas-Home to the Queen

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Very desirable Document signed “Appd ER" and "Alec Douglas-Home”. 1 page, bifolium, 7.5 x 9.5 inch, Prime Minster stationery, London, 1964 April 8. Official letter from the British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home (1903-1995) to the Queen of England. In full: "Sir Alec Douglas-Home, with his humble duty to The Queen, has the honour to submit the attached list of awards for Your Majesty's most gracious approval." Signed above in fountain pen by Queen Elizabeth II. and signed below in ink by Douglas-Home. In fine condition. A scarce dual-signed document that features two of Britain's most influential leaders. Anything signed by Douglas-Home during his brief tenure as Prime Minister is quite scarce.

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Early document signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 16.0 x 13.25 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1956 March 13. Appointment for Eric Lionel Jeffries as Second Lieutenant of the Territorial Army. Countersigned by General Sir Cameron Gordon Graham Nicholson (1898-1979) as aide-de-camp general of the Queen and with a second unknown countersignature. Folds in the middle, mounting residue on verso, signatures slightly faded but still good legible.

 

Price: $ 975 / € 750

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