On the 15th of November, Spink will proudly be
offering some rare, historically significant autographs.
These include an original letter from 1576 signed with the
typically flamboyant signature of Queen Elizabeth "in the XIXth
yere of my reigne."
This sale of over one hundred lots also includes some hugely
important autographs, from Nelson to Henry VIII, and a fascinating
research archive of Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, estimated to
fetch between £70,000 and £75,000.
Research archive of Napoleon's exile on St. Helena
For the postal historian there is a copy of the first act of
parliament relating to the erecting and setling of one General Post
Office. Dated 1657, it is a very rare and important document which
established the Post Office for the carriage of mails.
This is the first Spink London Document auction, and is based on
the comprehensive collection formed by Gerald Wellburn of
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