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ALS signed “A. E.,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, Marham House, Downham Market letterhead, December 28, no year. Letter containing excellent content that mentions his sister Princess Victoria and his daughter Princess Louise. In part: "I received your kind letter of the 4th today, with all yr good wishes for the New Year—& cannot do better—as the Mail l…

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King of France (born 1494) who reigned from 1515 until his death in 1547. Known as the 'Father and Restorer of Letters,' the cultured and well-read Francis, himself a poet, ushered in the Renaissance in France with generous support for a number of writers and ambitious construction projects. Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Francoys,” one page, 12.28 x 8.25, no date. An …

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ALS in French, signed “Edward,” three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6, Magdalen College letterhead, May 18, 1914. Letter to his former tutor Lucien Lassimonne, in full (translated): "Many thanks for your kind letter. I am pleased that Mr. Watt has given you my news and remembered me to you. I am hoping to be at Cowes in August and I will certainly come and visit you at St. George…

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War-dated partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R,” one page, 13.75 x 9.5, July 14, 1743. During the War of Austrian Succession, King George II appoints Kuvigny Decosne "to be Lieutenant to that Company, whereof Whitmore Esq'r is Captain, in Our Regiment of Foot, commanded by Our Trusty & Welbeloved Colonel Scipio Duroure." Signed at the head by King George II, and counters…

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Sovereign Prince of Orange (1650-1702) who served as King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until his death. Manuscript DS in Dutch, signed “Prince d'Orange,” one page, 7.75 x 12.5, May 11, 1679. Untranslated document, prominently signed at the conclusion by William as Prince of Orange. In fine condition.

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TLS signed “Yours sincerely, Lady Diana,” one page, 7.25 x 9.25, Buckingham Palace letterhead, March 23, 1981. Letter to Jean Jagers, in full: "I would very much like to thank you for your extremely kind letter of congratulations on my engagement. Your kind thought was much appreciated." In fine condition, with a lightly trimmed bottom edge.

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ALS signed “Diana, x,” one page both sides, 4.75 x 7.5, Windsor Castle letterhead, June 22, no year. Letter to "Darling ladies," in full: "I just wanted to say how much you added to Friday evening & what wonderful support you gave me throughout the dance, just by knowing you were there. I do hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. The dresses were lovely & I was made a very prou…

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Uncommon Royal Christmas card from 1996 with an embossed coat of arms on the front, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring an affixed color photo of Princes William and Harry with their cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Joy, with lots of love from, Diana." In fine condition, with a slight crease to the upper left corner tip. Accompanied by the original m…

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Signed book: HRH The Prince of Wales Watercolours. First edition. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1991. Hardcover with slipcase, 11.25 x 9.5, 159 pages. Signed on the title page in fountain pen, "Charles and" and "Diana." In very fine condition. Accompanied by a scarce unsigned leatherbound slipcased edition of Old Man of Lochnagar.

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Royal Christmas card from 1983 with embossed gold emblems on the front, measuring 10.5 x 7.25 open, featuring an affixed color photo of Charles in a kilt and Diana sitting on a swing with toddler Prince William, signed and inscribed inside in fountain pen, “To you both—from Charles and” and “Diana.” In fine condition.

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Royal Christmas card from circa 1989 embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring an affixed color photo of the royal couple posing with their young sons William and Harry, signed in fountain pen, “from Charles and," and "Diana." In fine condition, with light soiling to the outside…

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Partly-printed DS, signed “Elizabeth R” and "Philip," one page, 12.75 x 15.25, June 2, 1962. Queen Elizabeth II grants "the Dignity of an Ordinary Knight Grand Cross of the Civil Division of the Order of the British Empire to Sir Oscar Charles Moreland, K.C.M.G." Signed at the head in fountain pen by Queen Elizabeth II and countersigned at the conclusion by Prince P…

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King of Spain (1857-1885) who reigned from 1874 to 1885, after a coup d'etat restored the monarchy and ended the ephemeral First Spanish Republic; his mother, Isabella II, had been deposed in the Glorious Revolution of 1868. LS in French, signed “Alfonso de Borbon y Borbon,” one page, 10 x 14.25, January 16, 1875. Official letter of state to "His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Me…

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Fountain pen signature, "Albert Edward, November 18/92," on an off-white 7 x 9 guestbook page, which is also signed by Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, "Mary Adelaide," and "Victoria, Mary of Teck," Queen Consort of the United Kingdom as the wife of King George V. In very good to fine condition, with creasing and light wrinkling.

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Christmas card from 1927, measuring 11.5 x 8 open, featuring an image of St. James's Palace on the front, signed and inscribed in ink, "Jack Mitford, from Edward P, 1927." In fine condition, with some light creasing to the top.

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Uncommon color glossy 2.75 x 4 photo of Prince Charles in a handsome seated pose, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "Charles, 1987." Displayed in its original Jarrold's presentation frame with Prince of Wales's feathers. In fine condition.

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Fountain pen signatures, "Edward, Duke of Windsor" and "Wallis, Duchess of Windsor,” on an off-white 5.5 x 4 stationery card bearing the Arms of the Duke of Windsor. In fine condition, with some very faint foxing.

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