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GANDHI-41135-1.jpg PHOTO OF GANDHI PRINTED AFTER HIS ASSASSINATION
[GANDHI (Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948, Mahatma, Indian Patriot, Nationalist & Religious Leader)]

Unsigned Press Photo showing him in profile at Birla House just after he commenced his last fast, with typed annotation on the verso, "Gandhi Assassinated ... 30.1.48 ...The death is reported of Mahatma Gandhi the world famous Indian Leader ... This picture shows Gandhi at Birla House, New Delhi, just after he commenced his last fast, in an effort to ease trouble conditions throughout the country, He firmly rejected pleas from Princes and Politicians - Hindus and Moslems to abandon the fast ... He is reported to have been shot ...", 10" x 8", Birla House, nodate but

Item Date:  1948
Stock No:  41135      £225

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GANDHI-41136-1.jpg EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO OF AMERICAN SOCIALITE DRESSED UP AS GANDHI
[GANDHI (Mohandas Karamchand, 1869-1948, Mahatma, Indian Patriot, Nationalist & Religious Leader)]

Unsigned Press Photo with typed description on the verso, "Gandhi (herself) is hit of Horseshow ... the Gandhi above is Miss Ruth Woolsey, San Francisco society miss, who 'brought down the house' at the San Mateo horse show with the regalia pictured above. She scored in the 'fancy turn out class' with this Mahatma Gandhi outfit, winning first prize ...", the picture shows the young lady in costume dressed in a sheet, riding a donkey, 9" x 7", San Francisco, 11th August

Item Date:  1934
Stock No:  41136      £65

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GEORGE (Duke of Cambridge, 1819-1904, Grandson of George III, Commander in Chief of the Army)

Autograph letter signed to "My dear Duchess" telling her that "the Empress of Germany is to come here for tea this afternoon ... If you & the Duke would look in upon me I should be most happy ..." ,2 sides 8vo.,, Gloucester House, Park Lane, 15th May

Item Date:  1876
Stock No:  41110      £75

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GEORGE II (1683-1760, King of Great Britain)

Fine Warrant Document signed at the head, establishing a board of General Officers, as the time limit "for constituting a Board of General Officers expires the 24th of this instant December ... we have thought fit to order and direct that the Board ... for the future shall consist of those whose names are respectively mentioned in the List annexed, seven of whom at any time are to constitute a board ... five shall be a quorum, and the Eldest at any time to be President ... to meet at the Great Room at the Horse Guards from time to time, in order to have the Inspection of the Cloathing of Our Forces and to consider and report their opinion upon all matters ...", 1 side folio, Court at St James, 17th December worn at central fold

Item Date:  1731
Stock No:  9895      £350

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GEORGE IV (1762-1830, King of Great Britain)

Fine signature as King from a document with some text on the verso , "renounced all claim to her property, and whereas Our said Commissioners have recommended unto us after reserving one tenth part of the said Moiety of One hundred and Forty nine pounds six shillings and ten pence being the proportion usually retained for Our Use, and after payment of all expences already incurred to grant the residue ...", 2 sides 6" x 2½", no place, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  41118      £100

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