Goldberg Coins and Collectibles



Sale 38

Manuscript and Collectibles Auction


Royalty
 
 
Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 252
Boris III, King of Bulgaria (1894-1943) Became king (czar) in 1918 when his father, Ferdinand I, abdicated; survived assassination attempts and established a military dictatorship. Formal 9¼x6¼" portrait of the czar in uniform signed on the 16x10½" mount, Sophia, January 1936. Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Lot 253
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97) Popular wife of Charles, Prince of Wales (1981-96); mother of Princes William and Henry; died in an auto accident in Paris. Autograph Note Signed in black marker on a 2¾x4" card, n.p., n.d. Very fine. The note says, "Dearest Rita, Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, & lots of care from, Diana. X".
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 254
Ferdinand I (1793-1875) Emperor of Austria. Letter Signed as Emperor, 1p 12½x8", Vienna, 8 Apr 1848. Very fine. To Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies, congratulating him on the birth of a prince, with wishes that their houses be united in bonds of friendship, etc. With seven-word complimentary close in Latin. Original envelope has black wax seal.
Estimated Value $150 - 250.
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Realized
$230
Lot 255
(George III) (1738-1820) King of Great Britain and Ireland during the American Revolution. Handsome 18th century oval copper-plate intaglio engraving of George III, 15½x13¼". Fine. A waist-length portrait of the British monarch around the time of the American Revolution. Artist unknown. Housed in a solid wood (elm or poplar) frame with gilt inlay, wired and ready for hanging.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$173
Lot 256
George III. Document Signed as King, 1p, 13½x9", Court at St. James, 30 Dec. 1763. Very good; one edge tear and a horizontal crease. Written on laid paper with a royal watermark. Othe document orders that "one Day's Pay yearly for the Use of Our Royal Hospital near Chelsea…be drawn out of the Payments…of our Forces in the Plantations, and the Garrisons of Annapolis Royal, Canso, Placentia and St. John's, and applied towards the better Maintenance of…superannuated and disabled Officers & Soldiers…." Countersigned by Frederick, Lord North ("North"), who was prime minister during the American Revolution, and two other officials.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$1,438
Lot 257
George II of Greece (1890-1947) Three Autograph Letters Signed, 2 on Brown's Hotel, London stationery, and 1 on the Royal Palace, Athens stationery, total of 5 pp, 8x5", 26 May, n.y., 26 July 1928, and 16 Oct. 1936. Fine; light toning.To "My dear Ranee," (wife of the Rajah of Sarawak), with charming, informal, and even flirtatious content! One regrets an invitation he can't accept; another concerns a photo he is sending for the Ranee to add to her collection in her bathroom; and the third sends thanks for a book the Ranee wrote with kind words about him, adding, "I feel so relieved by your free permit to be rude again, as the restraint has been such a strain!!…the end of your card was a provocation!!" The Rajah of Sarawak, his wife, and the Heir Apparent were granted court rank in England by George V.
Estimated Value $300 - 500.
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Lot 258
Hussein I, King of Jordan (1935-99) King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1953-99). Photograph Signed "Hussein I, 29-10-1957" as King, in blue ink, 11¾x9½", n.p. Very good except for edge damage and one ½" edge tear, almost all of which can be matted and framed out. A chest-up portrait by the royal photographer of the young king in uniform.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 259
Juan Carlos - King of Spain (1938 -) Reigning King of Spain since 1975; he oversaw the transition from the dictatorship of Francisco Franco to a democratic, constitutional monarchy. Color Bachrach Photograph Signed "Juan Carlos R / 1982," 13¼x10" (photo is 9¼x7¼"), n.p. Fine except for some corner creasing to mount. A waist-length portrait.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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Realized
$156
Lot 260
Ludwig II (1845-86) Eccentric "Fairy-Tale" King of Bavaria; patron of Wagner. His castle, Neuschwanstein, served as the model for Disneyland. Ornate, partly-printed Document Signed "Ludwig," 1 p, 13½x8", Munich, 14 Apr. 1867. Being a military promotion for Major Edmund Hõlfer to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Countersigned by Siegmund v. Pranck, Minister of War. A very attractive document with intact wafer seal and a large signature by the 21-year-old monarch.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,100.
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Realized
$1,260
Lot 261
Napoleon I (1769-1821) Emperor of the French. Document Signed "Nap" as Emperor, 1p, 12½x8", Bordeaux, 12 April 1808. Jean Boireau, Captain of Light Infantry, 17th Regiment, is named Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of the Iron Crown. This order was established in 1805 by Napoleon for his Italian subjects. The entire document is boldly penned on laid, watermarked paper.
Estimated Value $900 - 1,100.
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Realized
$1,265
Lot 262
Philip II (1527-98) King of Spain; he inherited vast possessions in the New World and Europe from his father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He is remembered for the development of the Inquisition, and for the loss of Spainish naval supremacy after his Armada was defeated by the English under Elizabeth I (1588). Document Signed, "Yo El Rey" (I The King), 1p, 11½x8½", 1 July 1559. Fine; light toning; wafer seal on verso is perfectly preserved. Philip writes to the Duke of Sessa, Governor of Milan and Capitain General, recommending the employment of Alessandro de Tassis.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Realized
$690
Lot 263
Philip V of Spain (1683-1746) King of Spain from 1700-46; the first of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. Document Signed "Yo el Rey" (I the King), 1 ½ pp, recto and verso, 11 1/2x8", Seville, 13 Dec. 1733. Also signed by four officials, three with notations. Very good; some soiling; small edge tears at horizontal fold. Paper seal is present. Promoting Don Diego de Cordova to Captain of Infantry.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Realized
$115
Lot 264
Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy plus the Earl of Snowdon. 10x8"black and white photograph of Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy, and her husband, Angus Ogilvy, signed on their monogrammed matte, n.p., n.d. Princess Alexandra is the granddaughter of King George V and first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. With a 10x8" photograph of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, the British photographer and filmmaker who married Princess Margaret in 1960 (they divorced in 1978). Both fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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Lot 265
(Queens) Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Elizabeth of Romania. Wilhelmina (1880-1962) was Queen of the Netherlands from 1890 to 1948 when she abdicated in favor of her daughter; her radio broadcasts from London inspired Dutch resistance to the German occupation. Large formal portrait signed as Queen, 14½x11", n.p., n.d. Fine; light creases in left corners. Elizabeth of Romania (1843-1916) was author of 20 books. Picture Postcard signed as Queen, with autograph sentiment in French, in purple ink, on the verso: "When one has sacrificed oneself, it is no longer necessary to ask what happens to the work. It goes on! Elisabeth / Nov. 1910! " On the front, she wrote, "50 years!" Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Realized
$264






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