RR Auction: Fine Autographs & Artifacts Featuring Royalty

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RR Auction’s January Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is sure to impress, boasting over 850 items in a wide variety of genres. We open with a special ‘Royalty’ section, which spans over five hundred years of majestic material—from Spain’s Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of the 1490s to Britain’s tragic Princess Diana of the 1990s. Our presidential section is similarly robust, highlighted by a Revolutionary War-dated letter by George Washington, a Congressional resolution to honor Ben Franklin signed by Thomas Jefferson, and a page from Theodore Roosevelt’s manuscript for The Winning of the West. Other great autographs in this sale include the scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, the economist Adam Smith, the abolitionist John Brown, the surrealist Rene Magritte, and many more. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in January 2018.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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Queen Isabella1 - Queen Isabella
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LS in Spanish, signed “Yo la Reyna,” one page, 8.75 x 7, December 20, 1492. Letter to Dr. Alfonso Ramires de Villaescusa, municipal royal representati
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Ferdinand and Isabella2 - Ferdinand and Isabella
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Exceptional LS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey," [I the King] and "Yo el Reyna," [I the Queen], one page, 8.5 x 9, October 12, 1499. In...
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
 
 
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Francis I3 - Francis I
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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 we...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth I4 - Queen Elizabeth I
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LS signed "Elizabeth I," one page, 12.5 x 8.5, September 1, 1568. Letter to the Count of Winchester, Tresor of England, about payment of 1...
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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King Charles V5 - King Charles V
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Holy Roman Emperor who, as Charles I, also served as king of Spain (1500–1558). Manuscript DS in Latin, signed “Carol,” one page, 12.75 x 12.25, Febru
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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King Henry IV6 - King Henry IV
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ALS in French, signed “Henry,” one page, 8.5 x 10.5, circa 1580. Letter to Monsieur de Batz, governor of the city of Eauze in Gascony, explaining his
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Mary, Queen of Scots7 - Mary, Queen of Scots
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Excessively rare vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Marie R,” one page, 12.25 x 9.75, April 30, 1586. Mary, as queen of Scotland and dowager quee
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Estimates : 28,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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King Philip IV of Spain8 - King Philip IV of Spain
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King of Spain (1605-1665) who reigned from 1621 until his death. Untranslated manuscript DS in Spanish, signed “Yo el Rey,” one page, 8 x 12, December
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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King James I9 - King James I
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King of England and Ireland (1566–1625) under whom the 'Golden Age' of Elizabethan literature and drama continued, and who famously sponsore...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Marie de Medici10 - Marie de Medici
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Queen consort of France (1573–1642) as the second wife of King Henry IV of France; she herself was a member of the wealthy and powerful House of Medic
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden11 - King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden
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King of Sweden (born 1594) who reigned from 1611 to 1632, known for leading the nation to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War; an able mili
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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King Louis XIV12 - King Louis XIV
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King of France (born 1638) from 1643 until his death in 1715, known as the 'Sun King' for the glittering splendor of his court at Versailles...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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King Charles VI13 - King Charles VI
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Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia, King of Hungary and Croatia, Serbia and Archduke of Austria, (born 1685) who served from 1711 until his death in
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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King George I14 - King George I
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LS signed "George R" and "GR," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.75 x 12.25, April 6, 1720. Letter to Sir John Norris, comm...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Frederick the Great15 - Frederick the Great
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King of Prussia (born 1712) from 1740 until his death in 1786. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the huma
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Frederick the Great16 - Frederick the Great
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King of Prussia (born 1712) from 1740 until his death in 1786. His political prowess and enlightened attitudes toward religion, learning, and the huma
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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King Louis XV17 - King Louis XV
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Ineffectual King of France from 1715 to 1774 who was dominated by his strong-willed and unscrupulous mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Handwritten letter
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Catherine the Great18 - Catherine the Great
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Manuscript DS in Cyrillic, bearing an autograph endorsement signed "Catherine," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.25 x 12.5, February...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Catherine the Great19 - Catherine the Great
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Rare partly-printed vellum DS in Cyrillic, signed “Catherine,” one page, 15.5 x 10.75, April 30, 1785. Untranslated military commission in which Cathe
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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King George III20 - King George III
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Revolutionary War–dated handwritten letter by King George III, unsigned, one page both sides, 7.25 x 9.5, December 11, 1779. Letter to Lord Thurlow, i
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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King Charles XIII21 - King Charles XIII
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King of Sweden (born 1748) from 1809 and King of Norway from 1814 until his death in 1818. He was the second son of King Adolf Frederick of Sweden and
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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King Louis Philippe22 - King Louis Philippe
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Last king of France (1773–1850) who reigned from 1830 until being forced to abdicate in 1848. ALS in French, signed “Louis Philippe D'Orleans,” ...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria23 - Queen Victoria
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Very early ink signature, "Victoria, Kensington Palace, 16th March 1837,” on an off-white 4.25 x 1.25 slip embossed with a single initial, &quo...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria24 - Queen Victoria
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ALS signed “Victoria P'cess,” one page, 4.75 x 7.75, April 1, 1837. In part: "Pray thank Mrs….a thousand times for all the trouble she took...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Alexander II25 - Alexander II
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Gorgeous vellum manuscript DS, in Cyrillic, seven pages on four sheets, 12.75 x 18, no date. Remarkable hand-illuminated document by which Emperor Ale
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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King George V26 - King George V
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Very early 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of a young George V in a seated pose and wearing a naval uniform, signed in the lower border in black ink, "...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria27 - Queen Victoria
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Signed book: Eternal Hope. London: Macmillan, 1878. Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5, 227 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black ink to Prin
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria28 - Queen Victoria
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Appealing 4.25 x 6.25 cabinet photo of the seated Queen Victoria by W. & D. Downey of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, signed on the mount in ink, "Vic...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria29 - Queen Victoria
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Signed book: Windsor: A Description of the Castle, Park, Town and Neighbourhood. London: Seeley & Co., 1886. Hardcover, 10.5 x 14, 91 pages. Sig...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Queen Victoria30 - Queen Victoria
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Scarce oversized 9.25 x 11.5 imperial cabinet portrait of Queen Victoria in a splendid full-length pose, signed in the upper left in black ink, &quo...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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King Edward VII31 - King Edward VII
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Official ticket issued to "H.R.H. The Prince Henry of Prussia" for admission to the choir stalls at Westminster Abbey for the 1902 coronat...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII32 - King Edward VIII
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 6 full-length photo of the Prince of Wales standing in front of a royal livery vehicle with driver and others pictured behind
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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King Edward VIII and King George VI33 - King Edward VIII and King George VI
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Partly-printed DS, signed “Edward P" and "Albert,” one page, 11.25 x 14.25, March 1, 1929. Appointment for Charles John Bruce Hay as an &q...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II34 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Stunning vintage matte-finish 6 x 8 portrait of Princess Elizabeth by Dorothy Wilding, affixed to its original 10.25 x 15 studio mount, signed on the
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip35 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Beautiful circa 1947 royal Christmas and New Year's card with a golden crown embossed on the front, measuring 12.25 x 7.75 open, bearing a weddi...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II36 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Vintage matte-finish 9 x 11.5 photo of Queen Elizabeth with the infant Prince Charles, affixed to the original 12 x 15 mount, signed on the mount in f
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip37 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Uncommon matte-finish 18 x 10.5 photo of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seated at a railway yard alongside numerous other dignitaries, Royal Canadi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II38 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Beautiful blue-and-gold tapestry used to decorate the interior of Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, measurin
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip39 - Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
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Exceptional pairing of official portraits: a matte-finish 6.75 x 9.5 portrait of Queen Elizabeth affixed to its original 8 x 11 mount, signed on the m
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth II40 - Queen Elizabeth II
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Gorgeous vintage matte-finish 14 x 19.5 three-quarter-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Baron Studios (Sterling Henry Nahum), depicting the queen
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince Charles41 - Prince Charles
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DS, signed “Charles,” one page, 11 x 8.25, July 20, 1971. Form 705 (Phantom) flight servicing certificate consisting of inspections for before flight/
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Princess Diana42 - Princess Diana
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Scarce vintage circa 1980 ballpoint signature, "Diana Spencer,” on a 9 x 11 photo album page, which has a loose original color 4.25 x 3.5 candi...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Princess Diana43 - Princess Diana
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An ivory-colored piece of lace for an alternative Diana dress design, measuring approximately 40? long, featuring a satin bow at center and portions w
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana44 - Princess Diana
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Large piece of the fabric used to make the skirt for the dress of one of Princess Diana's bridesmaids, specifically that of either India Hicks, ...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Princess Diana45 - Princess Diana
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Remarkable 36-year-old slice of cake cut from the multitiered wedding cake served at the royal wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles on July 29
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles46 - Princess Diana and Prince Charles
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Fabulous circa 1981 Christmas card from their first year of marriage, embossed on the front with the Prince of Wales’s feathers and Order of the Garte
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Princes William and Harry47 - Princes William and Harry
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Very early birthday card featuring an illustration of four people on the front, 5.5 x 7.75, signed and inscribed inside in blue ballpoint, "Dea...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince Harry48 - Prince Harry
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Unique hand-colored Christmas card featuring an illustration of a decorated Christmas tree and presents on the front, 4 x 6, signed and inscribed insi
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Prince William49 - Prince William
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Small Christmas card featuring an illustration of a motorcycling snowman on the front, 4.75 x 3, signed and inscribed inside in blue ink by the young
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Princess Diana50 - Princess Diana
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Three press photos: an original glossy 6 x 8 photo of the Princess of Wales in a lovely close-up pose; an original glossy 8 x 6 photo of Diana and Cha
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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