Royalty F - J


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).

Price: $ 845 / € 650

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Frederick III. (1831-1888)

Exceedingly rare autograph letter signed as King and Emperor (99 days)

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. Rare autograph letter signed as King and Emperor. 1p. (double-page), 5.5 x 8.5 inch, blind embossed coat of arms at the top, written in pencil, n.p., 1888 April 18. According to a former owner to Count von Seckendorff about the delivery of coins for the royal collection. In German, in full: “Ich würde mich freuen die beiliegenden Münzen für die Sammlung angenommen zu sehen sobald Dr. Friedländer sich über dieselben geäußert hat.“ Fine condition. A rare autograph letter signed, dated during his short reign. After 27 years as Crown Prince, Frederick III. became Emperor, but suffering from cancer of the larynx he died aged 56 after reigning for only three months.

Price: $ 1,625 / € 1.250

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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.

Price: $ 675 / € 525

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George VI., King (1895-1952)

Document signed with excellent history

King of the United Kingdom 1936-52. Document Signed “George R.” as King. 1p., 21.25 x 16.5 inch, Court at Saint James's, 1950 January 28. The king approves a commission which appoints Ronald Agnew Finlay to be our Consul at reside at Elisabethville. Signed in the upper right by King George and countersigned by Secretary of State Ernest Bevin (1881-1951). With intersecting folds, 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.

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George VI., King (1895-1952)

Document signed with excellent history

King of the United Kingdom 1936-52. Document Signed “George R.” as King. 1p., 21.25 x 16.5 inch, Court at Saint James's, 1950 October 6. The king approves a commission which appoints Ronald Agnew Finlay to be an Officer of the third Grade of Branch Bof. Signed in the upper right by King George and countersigned by Secretary of State Ernest Bevin (1881-1951). With intersecting folds, 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.

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George VI., King (1895-1952)

Document signed (countersigned by Prime Minister A. Eden)

King of the United Kingdom 1936-52. Document Signed “George R. I.” as King. 1p., 16.5 x 13.0 inch, Court at Saint James's, 1945 May 26. The king approves a commission issued by "Our Good Friend the President of the United States of America," which appoints Raymond A. Hare "to be Consul in London." Signed in the upper right by King George and countersigned by later Prime Minister Anthony Eden (1897-1977). With intersecting folds, else fine condition. Rare document and signature combination, only two weeks after the end of WW II.

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Grace (1929-1982) and Rainier of Monaco (1923-2005)

Signed photograph

Grace Kelly was an American film actress and Princess of Monaco as the wife of Prince Rainier III. Rainier III. ruled the Principality of Monaco for almost 56 years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century. Best known outside of Europe for having married American actress Grace Kelly in 1956. Matte-finish photograph signed in fountain pen “Grace de Monaco,” and in blue ballpoint "Rainier, Prince de Monaco". 5.0 x 7.0 inch, n.p., n.d. Photo of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier posing with their children. Reverse bears a Howell Conant of New York photography stamp. Minor handling and corner wear, else fine condition.

 

Price: $ 950 / € 730

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Gustaf VI. Adolf, King (1882-1973)

Signed presentation photograph

King of Sweden from 29 October 1950 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Gustaf V. and his wife, Victoria of Baden, and had been Crown Prince of Sweden for the preceding 43 years in the reign of his father. Vintage signed presentation photograph “Gustaf Adolf 1938”. 6.5 x 8.5 inch visible, 9.25 x 11.5 overall. Showing Gustaf VI. Adolf in a formal half length pose wearing his uniform. Signed in fountain pen ink to the lower photographer's mount and dated 1938 in his hand. Additionally signed by the photographer in white fountain pen ink to the lower right corner of the image. Framed and glazed in the original red/ brown leather presentation frame by P.A. Norstedt in Stockholm and bearing a gilt stamped crown at the head. Handling wear to the frame, else good condition and excellent signed.

Price: $ 1,275 / € 980

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Joseph I., Franz (1830-1916)

Autograph letter signed  to his son-in-law

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. Autograph letter signed, 1p., 6.5 x 8.25 inch, Bad Ischl, 1910 August 29 (written in a different hand at the bottom). Excellent autograph letter signed with his initials to his son in law Prince Leopold of Bavaria. In German, in full: “Der Kaiser von Österreich an S. k. Hoheit Prinz Leopold von Baiern in Reichenhall, Baiern. Herzlichen Dank für Deinen lieben Brief. Gestern habe ich bei schönen Wetter in Warmbach einen straken Zwölfender erlegt. Heute ganz umzogen mit theilweisem Regen. Hoffentlich ist es in Reichenhall besser.“ Slightly discolored, else good condition. Leopold, Prinz von Bayern (1846-1930) was the son of Prince Regent Luitpold of Bavaria (1821–1912) and his wife Archduchess Augusta of Austria (1825–1864). He was a Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) who commanded German and Austro-Hungarian forces on the Eastern Front in World War I.

Price: $ 1,115 / € 860

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Joseph I., Franz (1830-1916)

Autograph document signed re: death of Archduke Joseph

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. Autograph document signed with paraph. 1p. (bifolium), 6.75 x 8.25 inch, n.p., 1905 June 16 (written in a different hand at the bottom). A fine handwritten document on the occasion of the death of Archduke Joseph, who died on June 13 in Fiume and was buried on June 19 in the Palatinus Crypt at Ofen. In addition to Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the funeral ceremony was attended by Emperor Franz Joseph (as King of Hungary). In pencil, in German, in full: “Diese Anträge genehmigt. In Karlstadt, Agram und Kaposvár hat auch das Offizierscorps des stehenden Heeres auf dem Bahnhofe zu erscheinen.” At the bottom in a different hand „Fahrt der Leiche Ehz. Josef“. Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1833-1905) was a member of the Habsburg dynasty. He was the second son of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (7th son of Leopold II., Holy Roman Emperor) and Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg. Slightly discolored from prior framing, else good condition.

Price: $ 975 / € 750

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