Victoria, Queen (1819-1901) + Beatrice, Princess (1857-1944)
Imperial cabinet photograph signed by both – finest exist
Queen of the United Kingdom Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom was the fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. An excellent vintage signed imperial cabinet photograph, 7.0 x 10.0 inch, n.p. 1879 August 9. Cabinet photo by Arthur J. Melhuish, Portman Square. An unusual private photograph showing Queen Victoria leaning on a fur coat and smiling and whilst Princess Beatrice is also smiling holding a parasol. Signed “+ Victoria R.I. Aug: 9-1879- and “Beatrice” in dark fountain pen ink. Minor corner wear. Some stains, else good condition. Very uncommon photograph of a smiling Queen, she rarely smiled for photographs after the death of her husband Prince Albert (1861). The Queen had stated that her youngest daughter Beatrice was the one light in her life after the death of Prince Albert. Maybe the finest signed photograph of the Queen and the Princess you can hope to find.
Price: $ 3,495 / € 2.690
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)
Excellent signed cabinet photo
Queen of the United Kingdom Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. An excellent vintage signed cabinet photo, 4.25 x 5.75 inch, n.p., n.d. (1887), gold bordered, depicting the Queen in semi profile, seated in a full length pose. Signed “Victoria R.I. 1887” in dark fountain pen ink in the upper left corner and dated 1887 in her hand. Bottom slightly and professional trimmed, else fine condition
Price: $ 2,150 / € 1.790
Victoria, Queen (1819-1901)
Fine document signed
Queen of the United Kingdom Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Partly-printed Document signed “Victoria R.”. 1p., 16.0 x 11.75 inch, 1897 September 1. Queen Victoria appoints Cyril Claude Tuck as "an Officer in Our Volunteer Forces" with the rank of lieutenant. Signed in the upper left by the queen, and countersigned in the lower right by Secretary of State for War, the Marquess of Lansdowne. Blue paper seal remains affixed below the signature. In very good to fine condition.
Price: $ 630 / € 490
Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)
Impressive oversize signed photograph
The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Signed photograph “Wilhelm I.R. Weihnacht 1927”. 10.0 x 13.5 inch, Dorn (barely visible below Wilhelm’s handwriting), signed in blue colored pencil. Impressive half-length portrait in uniform. Handling wear, slightly trimmed, else good condition. Uncommon in this size.
Price: $ 1,090 / € 850
William IV., King (1765-1837)
Autograph letter signed
King of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. William, the third son of George III. and younger brother and successor to George IV., was the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover. Autograph letter signed “William”. 1p., 7.0 x 9.25 inch. Admiralty, 1827 June 19, Late at night. Addressed to a gentleman “Dear Sir”. The Duke acknowledges receipt of his correspondent's letter, remarking “….this is the first letter I have yet received from yourself. I shall have very sincere pleasure in … Mr. & Mrs. John Hughes Lloyd the moment I can with propriety and in the meantime and ever remain” With repairs to some of the folds to the verso, otherwise good condition.
Price: $ 450 / € 345