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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2056

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Important Tudor Privy Council Document Signed by Seven Major Political Figures
1554 (30 Jan.) (in the reign of Queen Mary), Tudor Privy Council letter signed by the Bishop of Winchester, Stephen Gardiner (secretary to Henry VIII and Lord Chancellor under Queen Mary, whom he crowned), Admiral Lord William Howard, Sir William Petrie (Secretary of State during four reigns), Lord William Paget (executor to Henry VII), Thomas Goodrich (Bishop of Ely), William Paulet (Marquis of Winchester, nominated by Henry VIII in his will as one of the Council of Regency) and Jonathan Bourne; addressed "To our loving friends Edwarde Griffin and Willm Cordel Esquires, the King and Queens highness Attorney and Solicitor General. There is a seal which depicts Janus. Some professional repairs though a very rare document.

Robson Lowe Postal History, March 1942
Geoffrey Owen Lockwood, February 1966
Wellburn, Spink, November 2013

1947 New York Centenary Exhibition, 1950 London International Stamp Exhibition, both in the Court of Honour

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