Royalty A - E


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: $ 1,430 / € 1.300

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Anne, Queen (1665-1714)

Document signed with rare countersignature

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland between 1702 and 1707. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, the kingdoms of England and Scotland united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1714. Document signed “Anne R” as Queen. 1 page (vellum), 16.25 x 12.0 inch, given at the Court at St. James's, 1708 (the day and month not stated). Signed in dark ink by the Queen at the head. The manuscript document is a military commission appointing Simon Parry to be a Captain of a Company in the Regiment of Portuguese Foot, led by Lieutenant Colonel Constantine de Magny, and “to take the said Company into your care and charge and duly to exercise as well the officers and soldiers thereof in arms and to use your best endeavours to keep them in good order and discipline”. Countersigned at the foot by Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland (1675-1722) English statesman who served as Secretary of State for the Southern Department 1706-10 and later as First Lord of the Treasury 1718-21. With remnants of the blind embossed paper seal. Some light staining and age wear and small areas of paper loss to the lower edge. Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, was one of the five Whigs, collectively called the Junto, who dominated the government from 1708-10. However, the Earl had many enemies and was disliked by Queen Anne who dismissed him in June 1710.

Price: $ 2,175 / € 1.975

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Augustus II., “The Strong” (1670-1733)

Letter signed

Most commonly known as Augustus the Strong. Elector of Saxony from 1694 as well as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in the years 1697-1706 and from 1709 until his death in 1733. Augustus' great physical strength earned him the nickname "The Strong". Letter signed “Augustus Rex”. 4 pages, on two adjoining sheets, 7.5 x 12.25 inch, Castle of Dresden, 1704, January 21. Lengthy untranslated letter in German and signed at the conclusion by Augustus II. With a rusty circular paperclip impression to the edge, else good.

Price: $ 2,035 / € 1.850

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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: $ 480 / € 430

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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: $ 480 / € 430

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Charles III., King (1948)

Autograph letter signed “Apparently it used to be an orchard until some clot removed it"

King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. Fine content autograph letter signed “Charles”. 1 page, recto and verso, 4.75 x 7.5 inch, Windsor Castle letterhead, 1987 April 17. Letter to friend and landscape consultant Vernon Russell-Smith. Charles considers Windsor Castle's landscape, in full: "I have been thinking about the present from the Game Conservancy that you told me about. It occurred to me that what would be most useful - and appropriate - would be apple trees to plant an orchard within the small field just beyond the kitchen garden. Apparently it used to be an orchard until some clot removed it. I feel it would make the whole difference to that area but it may require too many trees for the amount of money they have? Perhaps we could look at the area when you are down next?" Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in his own hand and initial signed as always in the lower left corner “C”. Mailing fold, else fine condition.

Price: $ 1,320 / € 1.200

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Charles III., King (1948)

Typed letter signed

King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, 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.

Price: $ 990 / € 900

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Charles III., King (1948)

Signed Christmas Card

King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. Signed Christmas card, 4.5 x 7.0 inch (folded), London 1975, blue embossed coat of arms on the front. Signed in blue ink “Mr. Darby, from Charles”. Inside a fine color photo of Charles wearing the uniform of Colonel of the Welsh Guards. Original mailing envelope with typed address enclosed. Red postmark, London 19 Dec. 75. Handling wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 825 / € 750

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Charles III., King (1948)

Signed Christmas Card

King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, 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.

Price: $ 825 / € 750

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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 / € 895

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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.

 

Price: $ 900 / € 820

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Edward VIII. (1894-1972) & Simpson, Wallis (1896-1986)

Scarce card signed by both…

Edward VIII. - King of Great Britain and Ireland, reigned from January to December 1936. Wallis Simpson - an American socialite. Card signed by both “Edward Duke of Windsor” and “Wallis Windsor” in blue ballpoint pen. Card, 5.25 x 3.0 inch (visible), n.p., n.d. (1956 May 8 stamp at the top right corner), blue embossed coat of arms. Fine condition. Handsomely matted in gray with a glossy photograph of Edward and Wallis to an overall of 7.75 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Excellent display item.

Price: $ 550 / € 500

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926-2022) & Philip, Prince (1921-2021)

Exquisite pair of vintage signed photographs

Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Exquisite pair of vintage matte-finish portraits of Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip. The famous Elizabeth II. photo by Dorothy Wilding shows the queen seated and wearing a strapless dress with the Riband and Star of the Order of the Garter, a Lesser George at the waist, and the Diamond Diadem crown, signed on the original 7.25 x 10.0 inch studio mount in fountain pen "Elizabeth R 1954". The photo is numbered in pencil “015957-W” on verso. The Philip photo by Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum) portrays the prince in a handsome seated pose attired in his Admiral of the Fleet uniform, signed on the original 7.25 x 10.0 inch studio mount in fountain pen "Philip 1954." Slightly discolored from prior framing, signatures a little light, else fine condition. Provenance: Presented to J. M. W. Robinson on board Royal Yacht “Gothic” at Aden 27th April 1954. Robinson was the 4th Officer aboard SS Gothic, the ship which took the Queen and her consort on the 1953/ 1954 Commonwealth tour. A beautiful pair of royal portraits with excellent provenance.

Price: $ 4,125 / € 3.750

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926-2022) & Philip, Prince (1921-2021)

Excellent signed photograph

Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Striking matte-finish signed photograph. 7.0 x 9.5 inch photo of Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip, affixed to an 8.25 x 11.25 inch mount. Signed on the mount in fountain pen "Elizabeth R 1961" and “Philip”. The silver gelatin photograph is believed to be by Anthony Buckley, number 4474-43 written in pencil on verso. Depicting the Queen in gown, tiara and regalia and Prince Philip in the Uniform of Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy, complete with sword, taken at Buckingham Palace. Photograph in excellent condition, mount slightly discolored and with minor corner wear, else fine condition.

Price: $ 3,850 / € 3.500

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926-2022)

Impressive large document signed & countersigned by Selwyn Lloyd

Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. Rare partly printed royal document signed “Elizabeth R” and countersigned by Selwyn Lloyd (1904-1978) as secretary of state. 1p., 21.0 x 16.5 inch, Court of Saint James’s, London, 1957 March 21. Fine embossed seal of the Queen in the top left corner. Appointing Mr. Anthony Colin Kendall as “consul for the Regions of the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the City of Trieste and the surrounding territory under the administration of the Italian Government, to reside at Venice”. Elizabeth II. has signed in dark black ink in the top right corner and Selwyn Lloyd has signed in dark blue ink at the end. Central horizontal and vertical fold, else fine condition. Uncommon document with a rare combination of signatures.

Price: $ 3,000 / € 2.750

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926-2022)

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

Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. 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.

Price: $ 2,450 / € 2.225

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