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 III., King (1738-1820)

Autographed letter signed by the last “King of the United States”

King of Great Britain and Ireland who reigned from 1760 until his death. Autographed letter signed as King “G.R.”. 1p., 7.25 x 9.0 inch, 1783 March 6, letter written from the "Queen's House". In part: "Lord Sidney must approve of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's proposal of adding a Prelate to the Order of St. Patrick…I perfectly approve of the E of Arran being appointed one of the original Knights of the Order on the E of Antrim being declined it. Ld. Sidney will make out a proper Warrant for the E. of Antrim as one of the Knights on the first Establishment." In fine condition. Arthur Gore, 2nd Earl of Arran, was invested as one of the original sixteen Knights of the Order of St. Patrick in 1783, after Randal MacDonnell, Earl of Antrim, declined to join the order because he was already a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath, and it was not permitted to hold both knighthoods.

Price: $ 815 / € 625

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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 (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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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.

 

 

 

Price: $ 225 / € 175

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