Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving Prince Consort of the British Monarchy.
Typed letter signed “Philip”
Recipient’s name and signature in the Prince’s hand and not “autopen” as are almost all of the signatures of the Queen and Prince Philip.
Indeed, the royal family very early on acquired machines to print their signatures mechanically called “autopens”. Almost all of Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s signatures that are found on the autograph market (greeting cards, congratulations, official letters, photos, etc...) are “autopen” and therefor have been printed by a special machine that faithfully reproduces a signature using any kind of pen. Fountain pen, ballpoint, or other. The British royal family acquired these “autopen” machines beginning in the 60s.
The signature that you are purchasing is NOT autopen but was written by the hand of the Prince, and that makes all the difference, the Prince’s handwritten signature being extremely rare.
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Letter written on 29 May 1989 on paper with the Balmoral Castle letterhead, the couple’s favourite residence, to his friend George Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquis of Landsdowne about horse-drawn carriage racing, a sport that the Prince was fond of and defended. He regrets not being able to participate in it.
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- Prince Philip
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- Lettre signée du Prince Philip Duc d' Edimbourg
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- 21×14.5 cm