Royalty F - J


Frederick William IV., King (1795-1861)

The eldest son and successor of Frederick William III. of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. Also referred to as the "romanticist on the throne", he is best remembered for numerous buildings he had erected in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as for sponsoring the completion of the gothic Cologne cathedral. Letter signed “Friedrich Wilhelm”, 1p., black bordered, 8.5 x 10.25 inch. Sans-souci, 1840 July 9. Addressed to the historian, captain Leopold von Ledebur (1799-1877), Director of the Royal art-chamber in Berlin. A short thank you letter for a small scripture he had received from Ledebur. Mailing folds, else fine condition.

 

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Frederick III. (1831-1888)

Autographed letter signed

Frederick III. was German Emperor and King of Prussia for 99 days in 1888, the Year of the Three Emperors. Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus Karl, known informally as Fritz, was the only son of Emperor William I. and was raised in his family's tradition of military service. Although celebrated as a young man for his leadership and successes during the Second Schleswig, Austro-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars. Autographed letter signed “Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz”. 3pp., (double page), written on page one, two and three inside, 5.5 x 8.5 inch, black border mourning stationery, blind embossed crest at the top. Wiesbaden, 1877 November 27. Condolence letter, also on behalf of Crown Princess Victoria, to a count who had lost his son in a war. In part (German): "... Nach Allem was Sie bereits im Lauf des Sommers an Gemüthsbewegungen durchmachen mußten, hatten wir gehofft daß der orientalische Kriegsschauplatz ihrem Sohn schöne Erfolge verschaffen, und ihn als einen geläuterten Charakter uns heimsenden würde. Gott beschloß es anders ...". Slightly discolored, mailing fold, else fine. Probably the young Count had participated in the Russia/ Turkey War (1877-1878).

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George V., King (1865-1936)

Imperial cabinet photograph signed

King of Great Britain and Ireland – reigned from 1910-1936. Brilliant vintage sepia matte-finish full-length portrait of King George V. Signed in fountain pen “George Singapore 1901”. 6.75 x 10.75 inch, Singapore 1901. Affixed to a same-size studio mount. In overall very good to fine condition, with light fading and foxing to the images, and slight chipping along the edges. Uncommon in this size.

Price: $ 750 / € 580

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George V., King (1865-1936)

Autographed letter signed “…our Xmas was certainly a sad…”

King of Great Britain and Ireland – reigned from 1910-1936. Autographed letter signed “George”. 2p (two adjoining sheets) written on page one and two. 4.5 x 7.25 inch, Sandringham, Norfolk 1892 December 27. Embossed Sandringham mourning letterhead. Addressed to his comptroller Sir de Winton regarding the death of his brother Prince Albert Duke of Clarence. In full: "My dear de Winton, Many thanks for yr kind letter, our Xmas was certainly a sad + I missed him terribly. I am afraid I can't tell you of any lady that I know for the dinner, I will leave it entirely to you to ask whoever you like. We have been skating all day today + the ice was excellent. Believe me yrs very sincerely" Mailing folds, else fine condition. Prince Albert Duke of Clarence died 14 January 1892.

Price: $ 635 / € 490

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George V., King (1865-1936)

Signed photo and autographed letter signed

King of Great Britain and Ireland – reigned from 1910-1936. Signed photo-postcard “George”. 3.5 x 5.5 inch, n.p., circa 1906, a full-length portrait of George with his dog, signed in the lower border. With an autographed letter signed on verso. In part: "Many thanks for so kindly sending me that charming book “The Life of the Duke of Cambridge’" and signed again “George”. Slightly discolored, else fine condition.

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Hermine, Princess (1887-1947)

Signed portrait received from the Emperor

Princess Hermine Reuss of Greiz widowed Princess von Schoenaich-Carolath. The second wife of Wilhelm II., they were married in 1922, four years after he had abdicated as German Emperor and King of Prussia. Signed portrait “Hermine”, 3.5 x 5.5 inch. Alfred Schwarz 1925, signed in the typical purple pen which was also often used by Kaiser Wilhelm II. On verso written by the recipient: “ Im Hause Doorn, Ostern 1926, mir vom Kaiser persönlich überreicht Jenni Krafft“. Fine condition.

 

 

 

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Joseph I., Franz (1830-1916)

Autographed note signed

Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, King of Croatia, King of Galicia and Lodomeria and Grand Duke of Cracow from 1848 until his death in 1916. From 1 May 1850 until 24 August 1866 he was President of the German Confederation. Autographed note signed in German: „Er soll für Telegramm unsern Dank bekannt geben und kann abreisen wenn er will/ FJ“. 1p. (double-page), 9.0 x 11.25 inch. N.p. (Vienna), n.d., written in pencil. The note in Franz Joseph’s hand is written on verso of a letter from the Belgian ambassador Gabriel Auguste Count van der Straten-Ponthoz to Obersthofmeister Konstantin Prince Hohenlohe. Mailing folds, else good condition. Van der Straten-Ponthoz had sent Hohenlohe a condolence memorandum of the Belgian royal family, mabye in the context of the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf, and asked him to return to Brussels .

Price: $ 390 / € 325

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