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: $ 1,540 / € 1.190

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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: $ 1,190 / € 925

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Augusta, Empress & Queen of Prussia (1811-1890)

Letter signed to Otto von Bismarck

Queen of Prussia and the first German Empress as the consort of William I. the German Emperor. Letter signed “Augusta”. 1p., bifolium, morning stationery (Emperor William I. died March 9, 1888), blind embossed seal at the top, Berlin, 1888 December 21. A fine letter written in the Year of the Three Emperors and addressed to Imperial Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). In German, in full: “Zur freundlichen Erinnerung an Weihnachten 1888”. Mailing fold, else fine condition. Augusta was particularly horrified at Bismarck's foreign policy and his cause in the commencement of the Austro-Prussian War.

 

 

Price: $ 360 / € 290

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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, 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. 6.0 x 7.5 inch. Photo shows Charles and Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry in the gardens of Highgrove. Also included is the 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. Photograph is in fine condition, signatures a little faded. Frame shows only very minor handling wear, but is in near fine condition. A highly desirable and rare autograph.

Price: $ 2,450 / € 1.950

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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.

 

Price: $ 575 / € 440

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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: $ 485 / € 375

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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: $ 485 / € 375

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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, 4.50 x 7.00 inch (folded), no place (London), n.d. (1970). Signed in black ink “Mrs. Hazel - Charles”. Inside fine photo of Prince Charles. The original mailing envelope, hand addressed by Prince Charles,  is included. Fine condition.

 

Price: $ 485 / € 375

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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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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: $ 1,450 / € 1.160

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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: $ 890 / € 685

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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 VIII., King (1894-1972)

Very rare document signed AS KING

 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. Very rare document signed as King “Edward RI”. 1p., 21.0 x 15.75 inch, Court at Saint James’s, 1936 March 30. King Edward appoints James Heffernan to be an "Officer in Our Royal Air Force…in the Rank of Flying Officer." Signed in the upper left corner by the King. With scattered light creasing, horizontal and vertical fold, minor mounting tape residue on verso, else good to fine condition. An extremely rare document and signature due the kings very short reign of less than a year.

Price: $ 1,490 / € 1.150

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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 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: $ 2,145 / € 1.650

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Elizabeth II., Queen (1926)

Oversize signed photograph from the year of her coronation

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Excellent signed photograph, 11.0 x 14.5.0 inch on a 12.25 x 16.75 inch photographers mount. Black and white three-quarter length photograph of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. wearing the coronation diadem and the Order of The Garter. Signed and dated in ink on white margin below the picture "Elizabeth R 1953". The photograph is a silver print by Dorothy Wilding with her photographers label on verso. Signature slightly faded, minor discoloration above signature, mounting residue on verso, slightly wavy and minor cracks, price accordingly. Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952, on the death of her father. Later that year, prior to her Coronation on June 2, 1953, Dorothy Wilding was approached to photograph the new monarch. Wilding was the first woman to be appointed as the Official Royal Photographer. Elizabeth sat for her once, during which an excellent set of photographs was produced. A fantastic coronation photograph especially with the original Wilding label on verso and in this size.

Price: $ 2,790 / € 2.150

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

Uncommon signed Christmas card

Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Signed Christmas card “Elizabeth” in Elizabeth’s hand and “+ Philip” in Philip’s hand. The 1951 Christmas card - the final card sent before the death of her father the King and Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. Card, 6.5 x 7.5 inch (folded), no place (London), n.d. (1951). Fine green and white ribbon visible on recto and inside. Comes complete with the original mailing envelope to Miss M Luschwitz. (later to become Mrs. Maureen Baker-Munton). The card sent by the future queen, whilst a princess and her husband Prince Philip. The image shows the princess with her husband in a car during one of their royal tours. Slightly discolored and some foxing, otherwise good condition. A rather uncommon early card and guaranteed authentic signed. Christmas cards since 1959 are mostly signed by Autopen.

Price: $ 1,235 / € 950

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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)

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.

 

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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.

 

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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: $ 860 / € 690

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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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