Prince Philip - Lettre signée du Prince Philip Duc d' Edimbourg - 1989

Description
Prince Philip - Lettre signée du Prince Philip Duc d' Edimbourg - 1989
History - Quantity: 1 - Typed letter signed (TLS)

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.
(The magazine is not for sale)
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.

Lot details
Object
Typed letter signed (TLS)
Number of Books
1
Subject
History
Author/ Illustrator
Prince Philip
Book Title
Lettre signée du Prince Philip Duc d' Edimbourg
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1989
Edition
Different editions
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Number of pages
1
Dimensions
21×14.5 cm
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