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Emperor of Russia until his assassination in 1881 (born 1818), who also served as the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland; became known as Alexander the Liberator for his emancipation of Russia's serfs in 1861. Rare 4 x 6.5 cabinet photo of the Russian emperor in uniform, nicely signed below the image in ink. A notation on the reverse reads: "Given us by the Emperor Alexander 2nd, 187…

Now At: $533 (7 bids)

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. LS in early French, signed “Francoys,” one page, 7.75 x 10, 1537. Untranslated letter c…

Now At: $357 (8 bids)

King of Spain (born 1527) from 1556 until his death in 1598; his eventful reign included Spain's conquest of the Philippines, the establishment of a colony in Florida, and the historic defeat of the Spanish Armada by the British in 1588. Manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo El Rey,” one page, 8.25 x 12, October 10, 1576. Document apparently regarding instructions to royal officials…

Now At: $500 (3 bids)

Ballpoint signature, "Diana, April 3rd, 1985,” on an off-white 3.75 x 1 card, which is matted with a color photo of Princess Diana taken the day of the autograph to an overall size of 8 x 12.5. In very good to fine condition, with staining to the side edges. April 3, 1985 was a busy day for Diana, who opened the Miners Row Category II Housing Development in Redruth, Cornwall, and with her h…

Now At: $294 (5 bids)

TLS signed “Charles" and "Yours most sincerely, and Diana,” one page, 8 x 13, Buckingham Palace letterhead, October 7, 1981. Letter to W. A. Suttill, in full: "We would both like to thank you very much indeed for your most kind contribution to the wedding present which the Duchy has given us. We really are delighted with the mahogany library table which will look splendid in our home …

Now At: $440 (9 bids)

Fantastic 1981 royal Christmas card embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garter motto and the Spencer family arms, measuring 10.5 x 7.25 unfolded, featuring an affixed color photo of the newly wedded couple, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "Denis and Mrs. S., from Charles," and, "and Diana." In very fine condition. Accompanied by the original mail…

Now At: $700 (14 bids)

Huge matching color satin-finish 19 x 23 photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, both presented in their original 23.5 x 28.5 mats, individually signed on the mats in fountain pen, "Elizabeth R, 1977" and "Philip, 1977." Individually framed to 27.25 x 32.25. In fine condition. Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, marking her 25th year on the United Kingdom's thr…

Now At: $605 (7 bids)

Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, and Grand Duke of Finland (born 1845) who reigned from March 13, 1881 until his death on November 1, 1894. During Alexander's reign Russia fought no major wars, and he was therefore styled 'The Peacemaker.' Uncommon original 4.5 x 6.5 cabinet portrait of Alexander III seated with several of his children shortly before his death. Among those pictured a…

Now At: $240 (1 bid)

Partly-printed vellum DS, signed “George R,” one page, 16 x 12, January 25, 1791. King George III appoints Robert Brissett "to be Captain, of an Independent Company of Foot." Signed at the head by King George III. The seal affixed to the upper left remains fully intact. In very good condition, with heavy staining affecting appearance.

Now At: $220 (2 bids)

King of France (born 1601) from 1610 until his death in 1643, whose reign was heavily influenced by his mother, Marie de' Medici, and his chief minister, Cardinal Richelieu. Manuscript DS, in French, signed “Louis,” one page both sides, 9 x 14, 1621. Document issued at Lyon, evidently concerning finances. Signed at the conclusion by King Louis XIII. In very good to fine condition, …

Now At: $294 (7 bids)

Handsome vintage matte-finish 6 x 8 portrait of Prince Philip in uniform, affixed to its original 7 x 9.75 mount, signed on the mount in fountain pen, "Philip, 'Ajax' 1956." In fine condition.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

TLS signed “Spencer,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, Althorp letterhead, March 18, 2002. Letter offering a tender remembrance of his sister, Princess Diana, and her kindness toward him. In part: "One of my earlier memories is of my sister Diana's 7th birthday—I would have been four at the time. My father, who always loved to give imaginative parties for his children and grandchildr…

Min Bid: $200 (0 bids)

TLS signed “Grace de Monaco,” one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, June 4, 1962. Letter to British novelist Elleston Trevor, in full: "I was delighted to receive your book 'The Burning Shore' and look forward to reading it. Thank you so much for your kind thoughtfulness. It gives me great pleasure to know that you and your friends of the Ghost Club were so happy with your sta…

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

Attractive FDC with a cachet honoring the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, signed in fountain pen, "Grace de Monaco" and "Rainier, Prince de Monaco." In fine condition.

Now At: $242 (3 bids)

Second wife (1887-1947) of Wilhelm II; they were married in 1922, four years after he abdicated as German Emperor and King of Prussia. ALS signed “Hermine,” one page both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, November 18, 1939. Letter to "Mr. Bigelow," in part: "We did not send for the mentioned books & have no idea who could have done it. Certainly it was not our 'Absender'? Good news from …

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Holy Roman Empress and Queen of Bohemia (1717-1780) who was the mother of Marie Antoinette. Untranslated manuscript DS in German, one black-bordered page, 7.25 x 8.75, March 7, 1769. Signed boldly at the conclusion by Maria Theresa as the ruler of the Habsburg dominions. In fine condition.

Now At: $200 (1 bid)

Partly-printed DS, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 15.75 x 11.75, March 2, 1894. Queen Victoria appoints Thomas Standring "to be an Officer in Our Volunteer Forces…in the Rank of 2nd Lieutenant." Signed at the head by Queen Victoria. The blue seal affixed to the upper left remains intact with a clipped corner. Affixed to a same-size mount and in very good to fine condition, with trimme…

Now At: $267 (4 bids)