Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.
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ON THIS DAY
On this day in 1738 King George III was born. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.
In 1941 the German Emperor 'Kaiser Bill', Wilhelm II, died. He was the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. He was the eldest grandchild of the British Queen Victoria and related to many monarchs and princes of Europe.
GEORGE III (1738-1820, King of Great Britain)
Fine document signed at the head, printed with manuscript details, appointing Richard Ward to be “Captain of Dragoons in Our Army”, countersigned by “Dunk HALIFAX” (George Montague-Dunk, 1716-1771, 2nd Earl of Halifax, uncle of Lord North), as a Secretary of State, and by the Hon. Robert WALPOLE (d. 1810, Clerk of the Privy Council, Ambassador to Portugal), for the War office, vellum, 1 side oblong folio with papered seal and revenue stamp, Court at St James’s, 17th November 1762
WILHELM II (1859-1941, Emperor of Germany)
Splendid Signed Large Cabinet Portrait Photograph, by Reichard & Lindner of Unter den Linden, Berlin, showing him head and shoulders, three quarter face to the left, in full military dress with orders and damask sash, signed in English at the top left ‘William I.R.’ and dated, the print bears the photographer’s stamp 1888, the year of his accession, the signature, 13” x 7¼”, no place, 1889
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