An autographed picture of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales alongside Prince William and Harry taken in 1991, is one of the lots in an auction of memorabilia in London next week. The colour picture shows Prince Charles sitting with William on his knee and Harry next to him, with Princess Diana standing to the rear. It has been signed by both Charles and Diana with the year 1991 written in between. The glazed picture is in the original green leather frame made by Andrew Soos, with the gilt badge of the Prince of Wales in the centre of the arched top. The frame is gilt-stamped ‘By Appointment to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Leather Goods Manufacturer Andrew Soos, T/A Benedek Ltd London’ on the rear.
The auction of memorabilia is next Thursday at 11:00am in Bloomsbury Auctions in Maddox Street, London and the lot has an auction estimate of £1 – £2,000. Other items in the auction include a number of people from politics and entertainment from across the world, and also mark significant milestones in history. One item is over two hundred years old and is a signed and dated letter from Nelson, dated 1800 it is before he rose to prominence and could be more concerned with affairs of the heart than affairs of state.
Another signed picture was taken on the White House lawn in 1993, where President Bill Clinton hosted talks between Israeli Prime Minister Yishak
Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Arafat, following on from the Oslo Accord. The picture is signed by all three world leaders. In addition to world political leaders, there are also two signed photographs a jazz fan would love to have sitting on their mantelpiece. A signed sepia photograph of a 21-year-old Louis Armstrong and a signed black & white photograph from the 1940’s of Duke Ellington.
The auction contains many items connected with entertainment, literature, politics and sport with auction estimates ranging from £100 to £3,000, but if more than one person is chasing after a lot – who knows.