Royalty A - E


Anne, Queen (1665-1714)

Rare document signed

Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland reigned from 1702-1714. Under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain. Document signed “Anne R”. 13.5 x 9.25 inch, Court at Windsor, 1709 August 2. Rare military commission on vellum signed by Queen Anne appointing John Lloyd, Ensign to be a Captain in the Regiment of Foot commanded by Archibald, Earl of Ilay. It is lacking the seal but retains the pale blue revenue stamp affixed in the left margin. Soiled and some stains, signature light, but legible. Archibald Campbell (1682-1761) 3rd Duke of Argyll, Earl of Ilay (from 1706) was a Scottish nobleman, politician and soldier and was one of the founders of the Royal Bank of Scotland. It is countersigned at the bottom by Henry Boyle (1669-1725) 1st Baron Carleton. Anglo-Irish Politician, Lord Treasurer of Ireland 1704-15 and Northern Secretary.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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Anne, Princess (1950)

Handwritten closing of a letter with excellent signature

Second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Autographed note signed “Yours sincerely, Anne”. 4.0 x 2.25 inch, closing of a letter. Show through from Anne’s writing on verso. Handsomely photo-corner matted in black with color photograph and name tag to an overall of 10.0 x 8.0 inch.

 

Price: $ 180 / € 150

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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 XV., King (1826-1872)

Rare signed carte de visite photo

King of Sweden (Charles XV.) and Norway (Charles IV.) from 1859 until his death. Signed carte de visite photo “Carl”. 2.5 x 3.75 inch. Marked on verso: Mathias Hansen, Stockholm. Fine condition and rare in any form, especially in signed photos.

 

Price: $ 550 / € 425

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

Rare signed presentation photo

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”. Presentation photograph, signed and dated in ink “Charles 1987” by Charles and signed in ink “Diana” by Diana. 5.25 x 7.0 inch visible photograph and 7.0 x 9.5 inch framed, n.p. (London), 1987. Original green morocco presentation stand-frame by Andrew Soos of London which has the Prince of Wales feathers embossed in silver on the front at the top. Photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry in the gardens of Highgrove. Frame shows only very minor handling wear, but is in near fine condition. Photograph is in fine condition, signatures a little faded. A highly desirable and rare autograph.

Price: $ 3,350 / € 2.600

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

Typed letter signed regarding the “wedding of the century"

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”. Typed letter signed “Charles” and “Yours most sincerely, and Diana”. 1p., 8.0 x 12.75 inch, embossed Buckingham Palace letterhead, 1981, October 7. The royal couple write to Miss Endruweit. In full: “We would both like to thank you very much indeed for your most kind contribution to the wedding present which the Duchy has given us. We really are delighted with the mahogany library table which will look splendid in our home at Highgrove and is exactly the right period for the house. We were also most touched to receive the balance of the gift in the form of a cheque with which we shall probably buy some more furniture. As you can well imagine, with two houses to equip from scratch we have quite a difficult task ahead of us! We have been completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity which so many people have shown to us, but, as you will know we have a very special affection for the Duchy and all those who live and work in it and we therefore particularly appreciate your gift. We look forward very much to visiting the Duchy together in the future.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine condition. The fabled royal wedding took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29, 1981, before an invited congregation of 3,500 and an estimated worldwide television audience of 750 million. A handsome and personal souvenir of one of the most storied “public” marriages in modern history!

Price: $ 2,150 / € 1.660

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Charles, Prince (1948)

One of the most unusual signed Christmas Cards

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Christmas card, 9.5 x 7.25 inch (unfolded), no place (London), n.d. (1977). Signed in blue ink “Mr. and Mrs. Christopher – from Charles”. Inside fine original photo of Charles in native Canadian dress and in his hand underneath his image “CANADA 1977.” Gold embossed Prince of Wales monogram on the front. Two minor stains, else fine condition. Provenance: Mr. Christopher who was the head gamekeeper at Prince Charles Sandringham Estate until his recent death.

Price: $ 635 / € 490

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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, 11.75 x 8.0 inch (unfolded), no place (London), n.d. (1997). 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.

 

Price: $ 635 / € 490

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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.

Price: $ 635 / € 490

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997)

One of the finest signed Christmas cards…

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”. Beautiful Royal Christmas card for 1994 signed by Princess Diana ("from Diana") to “Mr. Somerville,” (written in Diana’s hand at the top). 8.0 x 6.0 inch folded. Mounted sepia toned photograph of Diana with her two young sons, Princes William and Harry, gold embossed monogram on the front. In near mint condition. From the Estate of Mr. Philip Somerville (1930-2014). Somerville was one of Queen Elizabeth’s milliners from the early 1980s until he retired in 2008. His hats were also favored by Lady Diana and members of several European royal families.

Price: $ 1,690 / € 1.300

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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: $ 1,090 / € 850

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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.

Price: $ 775 / € 590

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Edward VII., King (1841-1910)

Autograph note signed

King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death. Autograph note signed “A.E.”. 1p., 4.5 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d. A short note in Edward’s hand, in full: “Given the Friend of Wales To Hobart Farber Wishing you Bon Voyage”. Mailing folds, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 105 / € 80

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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. Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII., abdicated his throne to marry Wallis Simpson. Card signed by both “Edward Duke of Windsor” and “Wallis Duchess of Windsor” in dark blue felt tip pen. 4.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Red embossed seal at the top. The “R” for “Rex” (King) after “Edward” is written in a different and unknown hand and with a ballpoint pen. As Duke he did not have the privilege of signing as king. Minor stains, else fine condition.

Price: $ 585 / € 450

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Edward VIII., King (1894-1972)

Autographed note signed

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.  Autographed note signed “Edward”. 1p., 5.0 x 7.0 inch. N.p. 1951. Blue embossed crest at the top. In full: “To Doris and Archibald McNicol with best wishes from Edward Christmas 1951”. Handling wear, mounting residue on verso, else good condition.

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Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine (1652-1722)

Final page of an autographed 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 autographed 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.

Price: $ 2,535 / € 1.950

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Elizabeth, “The Queen Mother” (1900-2002) + Margaret, Princess (1930-2002)

One of a kind document signed by both

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the wife of King George VI. and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. and Princess Margaret. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was the younger daughter of King George VI. and Queen Elizabeth. Document “Signed on behalf of her Majesty The Queen”. Signed in black ink “Elizabeth R” and in blue ink “Margaret”. 21.0 x 16.5 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1959 July 22. The Queen (Elizabeth II.) could not sign the document herself because she was on a state visit to Canada at that time. Appointment for Ronald Agnew Finlay as Consul for the Netherlands Antilles and Surinam, to reside at Willemstad. Countersigned  by Selwyn Lloyd (1904-1978) as Foreign Secretary. Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else fine condition. Item was directly acquired from a descendant of Ronald Agnew Finlay. Ronald Agnew Finlay was born in 1901 in Glasgow, Scotland and died there in 1974. He was lucky enough to be born just too late to fight in WWI and went to University instead. According to family stories he joined the Foreign Office after graduation, he was a polyglot, being able to speak six languages and they say that he was sent to spy in various countries, especially China during the Manchurian Incident. A document with fine history on the market the first time.

Price: $ 975 / € 750

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Elizabeth, Queen “The Queen Mother” (1900-2002)

Large signed Christmas card with photograph

Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the wife of King George VI. and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II. and Princess Margaret. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband's accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother. Signed Christmas card for the year 1967. 7.75 x 9.25 inch folded and 15.5 x 9.25 inch unfolded. The card bears her gold embossed coat of arms on the front. Inside the card the Queen has signed “from Elizabeth R” in blue ballpoint. Opposite the signature and printed greeting is a photo of the Queen Mother affixed. Slightly discolored, some stains, handling wear, else good condition. Authentic signed, not signed by Autopen as most of her Christmas cards.

Price: $ 275 / € 210

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Photograph signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Photograph signed “Elizabeth R” and dated in her hand “1960”. An excellent photograph of the Queen with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and baby Prince Andrew. The photograph is mounted to the original photographers mount and the queen has signed on the mount in ink. The black and white photograph is 6.75 x 9.25 inch and mounted to an overall of 8.5 x 11.5 inch. Slight marking to the lower mount, probably from previous framing, not affecting the photo or signature. Corner crease bottom right and handling wear, else good condition. Signature is guaranteed authentic and not one of the famous autopens used by the Queen. Provenance: from the collection of Cyril Dickman, the head steward at Buckingham Palace for more than 50 years.

Price: $ 1,755 / € 1.350

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

Christmas card signed by both (from the coronation year)

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Scarce and highly sought after Christmas card signed “Elizabeth R” and dated “1953.” in her hand. Additionally signed by Prince Philip “Philip”. 8.0 x 10.0 inch (folded), n.p. (London). The card shows a picture of the queen on her coronation day together with Prince Philip and their children Prince Charles and Princess Anne. An exceptionally rare card and the most sought after of all Christmas cards as queen. Some discoloration to the left facing side and on verso. The image itself is crisp as are the signatures.

Price: $ 1,490 / € 1.140

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Document signed (countersigned by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan)

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 21.0 x 16.5 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1955 August 17. Appointment for Ronald Agnew Finlay as Consul for the Trust Territory of the Cameroons under French administration, to reside at Duala. Countersigned by later Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) as Foreign Secretary. Mailing folds, light show through of an official stamp on verso, minor handling wear, else fine condition. Item was directly acquired from a descendant of Ronald Agnew Finlay. Ronald Agnew Finlay was born in 1901 in Glasgow, Scotland and died there in 1974. He was lucky enough to be born just too late to fight in WWI and went to University instead. According to family stories he joined the Foreign Office after graduation, he was a polyglot, being able to speak six languages and they say that he was sent to spy in various countries, especially China during the Manchurian Incident. A document with fine history on the market the first time.

Price: $ 1,145 / € 880

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Document signed (countersigned by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan)

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 21.0 x 16.5 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1955 August 17. Appointment for Ronald Agnew Finlay as Consul for the Spanish possessions in the Gulf of Guinea and Fernando Po and its dependencies. Countersigned by later Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (1894-1986) as Foreign Secretary. Mailing folds, light show through of an official stamp on verso, minor handling wear, else fine condition. Item was directly acquired from a descendant of Ronald Agnew Finlay. Ronald Agnew Finlay was born in 1901 in Glasgow, Scotland and died there in 1974. He was lucky enough to be born just too late to fight in WWI and went to University instead. According to family stories he joined the Foreign Office after graduation, he was a polyglot, being able to speak six languages and they say that he was sent to spy in various countries, especially China during the Manchurian Incident. A document with fine history on the market the first time.

Price: $ 1,145 / € 880

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Excellent large document signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Document signed “Elizabeth R”. 16.25 x 13.0 inch, Court of Saint James’s, 1956 March 1. Warrant approving the appointment of “Monsieur Othon Goetz to be Consul at Nairobi, for the Colony and Protectorade of Kenya, the Protectorate of Uganda and the Seychelles Islands”. Countersigned by Selwyn Lloyd (1904-1978) as Foreign Secretary. Mailing folds, minor handling wear, else good condition.

 

Price: $ 1,145 / € 880

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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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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Early typed letter signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Typed letter signed “Yours sincerely Elizabeth”. 1p., 4.5 x 6.25 inch. Buckingham Palace, 1947 August 26. Red, blind embossed Buckingham Palace letterhead with her coat of arms as Princess on the left. Addressed by the young princess to “Dear Lady Onslow”. The letter in full: “I was delighted to receive your charming wedding present, and I hope you will accept my grateful thanks for your kind thought in sending it to me.” Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Elizabeth to an overall of 11.75 x 7.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Letter is discolored and writing slightly faded, but still a fine autograph. Uncommon so early. Princess Elizabeth married Prince Philip on 20 November 1947, their engagement was officially announced on 9 July 1947.

Price: $ 1,075 / € 825

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

In Person signature in a Visitors Book

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Excellent signature “Elizabeth R”. 8.5 x 6.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Visitors book signed by the Queen in dark black ink. Blue hardcover, only one page of the book is signed, page three by the Queen. Mint condition.

 

 

Price: $ 1,025 / € 790

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Handwritten envelope signed

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Handwritten envelope signed “ER”. 8.25 x 3.5 inch (visible), n.p. (Buckingham Palace), n.d. Addressed in blue ink in the Queen’s hand to: “The Earl of Scarbrough, Lord Chamberlain’s Office, St. Jame’s Palace”. Handsomely matted in gray with a photograph of Elizabeth II. to an overall of 9.25 x 11.75 inch. Both items removable affixed with photo corners. Mint condition.

 

 

 

Price: $ 545 / € 420

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