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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

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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

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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

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Wilhelm I., Emperor (1797-1888)

Document signed

King of Prussia from 1861 and first Emperor of Germany from 1871 until his death in 1888. Document signed “Wilhelm”. 1p., 9.0 x 14.0 inch, Berlin, 1868 March 30. Large blind embossed seal. In German: “…Bestallung als Regierungsrath für Gustav Droege zu Einbeck“. Appointment of Gustav Droege as “Regierungsrath”. Countersigned by Secretary of the Interior Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenburg (1815-1881). Mailing folds, handling wear, minor fold breaks, else good condition.

 

 

Price: $ 350 / € 225

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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

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Wilhelm II., Emperor (1859-1941)

Autographed letter signed re: moral cowardice

The last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia from 1888 to 1918. Autographed letter signed “W”. On verso of a postcard, 5.5 x 3.5 inch, n.p., n.d. Addressed to „Dear Dickhut” (Gustaf von Dickhuth-Harrach, 1856-1923) regarding the moral cowardice of the average and better crowd. In German, in part: „Von Herzen Dank für Ihren herrlichen Brief, der mir ein Trost war! Freilich ist die moralische Feigheit der mittleren u. besseren Stände sehr ... bedauerlich! Aber Sie müssen zur That aufgerüttelt werden von Außen und Innen…“ Recto shows the Emperor on a horse with a FACSIMILE signature. Minor handling wear, else good condition.

Price: $ 560 / € 430

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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

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