Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
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September 26


On this day in 1892 John Philip Sousa's band made its first public appearance. He was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of march composition, he is known as "The March King". In1870 Christian X of Denmark was born. He was the King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only king of Iceland. He was the first member of his family since king Frederick VII to have actually been born into the Danish royal family; both his father and his grandfather were born as princes of a German ducal family. Among his siblings was King Haakon VII of Norway.

SOUSA (John Philip, 1854-1932, American Composer) Fine postcard photo by J. Beagles, signed and dated with an autograph musical quotation from “Hands across the Sea”, showing him three quarters length in his dress coat with embroidered collar and cuffs, 5½” x 3½”, no place, 1903 26494

CHRISTIAN X (1870-1947, from 1912 King of Denmark) Finely penned document signed, in French with translation, to the President of Peru, (Augusto Bernardino Leguía, 1864-1932, President 1908-1912 & 1919-1930), thanking him for his letter announcing his election “to the chief magistracy of the Republic of Peru”, congratulating him, and joining in his desire “to extend the good relations which exist between the Kingdoms of Denmark and Iceland and the Republic of Peru”, signed also by Harald Scavenius, (1873-1939, Foreign Minister 1920-1922), 1 side 13¼” x 8¼” and conjugate blank, Copenhagen, 20th August 1920, two neat filing holes in blank margin, a little light brown spotting 52371

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