Amongst the remarkably rare items
in Spink's 'Postal History, Autographs & Historical Documents',
is an exceptional selection of unique and previously unseen lots
from early 20th Century Egypt.
Offered is a rare and interesting
letter between the Royal families of Iran and Egypt, Princess
Fawzia, soon to be Queen of Iran, in correspondence with Queen
Farida of Egypt, wife of King Farouk.
The contents of the letter touch
upon the "sad incident" that has passed between Iran and Egypt,
Fawzia hopes "the bad tongue will stop", alongside habitual
conversation about birthdays and the cinema.
An intriguing insight into the
relationship between rivalling countries through the eyes of
sisters, the letter is estimated £7,000 - £9,000.
(Lot 3137, estimated £7,000 - £9,000)
The auction also features
collections of exclusive photographs documenting 1930's Egyptian
Royal Family in a personal and somewhat candid way.
A noteworthy collection is an
archive of 48 previously unseen photographs that document the Visit
to Egypt by the Crown Price of Iran, the future Shah Reza Pahlavi,
on the occasion of his marriage to Princess Fawzia of Egypt. This
unique archive records in an intimate way the dynastic marriage
that ended in divorce, estimated £4,000 - £6,000.
(Lot 3136, estimated £4,000 - £6,000)
Another noteworthy selection is an
unusual group of photographs showing three generations of the Iraqi
Royal family. The first, a 1928 photograph of the future King Ghazi
whilst in London to his sister as a memento of his visit.
Accompanying is a signed portrait of the future King Faisal II
(1942) seated below a portrait of his Grandfather, King Faisal.
Estimated £1,200 - £1,500.
(Lot 3138, estimated £1,200 -
To view the other
intriguing items offered in the 'Postal History, Autographs &
Historical Documents' auction, click here
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