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Cecil, Hugh.

King George VI


[Original Photogravure Portrait].Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., Publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen, [circa 1940]. Near fine. Photogravure portrait. 17.5" X 14" (44.5 X 35.5 CM) housed in thin gilt frame measuring 27" X 22.75" (68.5 X 57.8 cm). Beige matting. Some light chipping and wear to frame. A studio portrait of King George VI in naval uniform.


George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India, and the first Head of the Commonwealth. From 1942 until 1949 this image was used on the 1 and 5 cent stamps in Canada.


Aquila # 135174    $150.00











Original Photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and

Her Husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

                                                                                 sold $1000


1993. Near fine. Original black and white photograph. 6.5 x 9" (16 x 23 cm). Presented upon grey and then grey-green matting. In dark blue leather frame with stand at back. The frame measures 10 x 13" (26 x 33 cm) and is worn only very slightly. A beautiful photograph elegantly presented.


Signed below the photograph by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1993. The image shows the couple standing together in a pleasant manner, smiling at the camera. They are both in official dress and adorned in with medals and jewelry.                                                                 





John Powers. Photograph of Freeman Freeman-Thomas Willingdon, First Earl 1866-1941, Governor-General of Canada, 1926-1931 and His Wife Hon. Marie Adelaide, Daughter of the First Earl Brassey                                            $500


1931. Original photograph. 9 1/4" X 7" (24 x 18 cm). In simple wooden, original presentation frame with gilt crown at top. Light wear to the corners of the frame. The frame measures 9.5 x 7.25" (32 x 24 cm) and had a gold stand on the back. Beige matting. A lovely photo.


Photograph is signed on the bottom right by the photographer, on the bottom left it is signed by Willingdon and below that his wife (her signature is dated 1931). The image is crisp and shows the couple standing together, dressed in official and decorative clothing, behind them a beautiful painting. Major Freeman Freeman-Thomas, 1st Marquess of Willingdon (12 September 1866 12 August 1941) was a British Liberal politician and administrator who served as Governor General of Canada, the 13th since Canadian Confederation, and as Viceroy and Governor-General of India, the country's 22nd. 










Anthony Buckley Photography

Original Photograph of Prince Philip in Presentation Frame                      SOLD $575


1954. Near Fine. Original black and white photograph. 4.5 x 5.75" (11 x 14.5 cm). Attached to beige matting. In dark green leather frame with royal crest at top (above which the frame is shaped into an elegant peak). The frame measures 7 x 9" (11 x 15 cm) with a stand at back and is worn only very slightly. A very nice photograph beautifully complemented by it's handsome frame.


Signed 'Philip' below the image in ink on the matting. The image is a portrait of Prince Philip, in which his head and shoulders are visible and he stares directly at the viewer. The black background and good contrast make it a very strong image. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.









Unknown Photographer

Original Photo of Prince Philip             $450

1954. Very good. Original black and white photograph. 6 x 8" (15 x 20.5 cm). Framed in a thin black wooden frame with gilt along inner edge. The frame is somewhat worn with a few small dents and a wire hanger at back. A very nice photo.

Signed 'Philip 1954' below the image in ink. The image is a portrait of Prince Philip, in which he stands, staring resolutely ahead. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He is the United Kingdom's longest-serving consort and the oldest serving spouse of a reigning British monarch.



Unknown Photographer. Set of Photographs Showing Victor Christian William Cavendish the 9th Duke of Devonshire and His Wife Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in Silver Presentation Frames                                                                                   SOLD $850


1917. Set of two photographs, each portraits, individually framed. 7.25" x 9.75" (18.5 x 24.5 cm). In silver frame measuring 8.5 x 12" (21.5 x 30 cm). Each frame has a soft decorative peak at the top in which 'E' and 'ED' are monogrammed above the portraits with a small crown above. The frames are somewhat tarnished; each frame is backed with wood, which is worn, and has a wooden stand. The portraits are beautifully detailed though there is some slight water damage to the bottom of the portrait of the Duke. A great set in interesting vintage presentation frames.


Evelyn Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, (27 August 1870 2 April 1960) was born Lady

Evelyn Emily Mary FitzMaurice, the daughter of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne and his wife,

Maud. Evelyn was married on 30 July 1892 to Victor Cavendish, who succeeded his uncle as 9th Duke of Devonshire in 1908, whereupon Evelyn became Duchess of Devonshire. She was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary from 1910 to 1916, and again from 1921 to 1953. Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire (31 May 1868 6 May 1938), known as Victor Cavendish until 1908, was a British politician who served as Governor General of Canada, the 11th since Canadian Confederation.




Aquila # 134210


Soper/ Dorothy Wilding.

Set of Photographs Depicting George R.I.

And His Wife Elizabeth R.


 [Original Silverprint Photographs].Soper, Park Lane W.I. (George)/Dorothy Wilding, London (Elizabeth), 1938. A set of two seperate photographs. Near fine. The image of King George measures 14.5 X 11.5 inches (36.8 X 29 CM). The image of Elizabeth measures 14.5 X 10.75 inches (36.8 X 27.5 cm). Original silverprint photographs. Each laid down with signature on mount. Beige matting surrounding. Signed by the photographer to the bottom left of the portrait. The portait of George has the stamp of the photographer on the back (with a notation of the negative number) while the portrait of Elizabeth has a plate containing the photographers information and number of the image affixed to the back. Very slight crease to the bottom right corner of the portrait of Elizabeth, else in fine condition. Each is signed by personage depicted above in black ink and dated 1938.


A beautiful set of portraits depicting King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in formal costume two years after his accession of the thrown. Signed by King George VI & Queen Elizabeth. .                                                                                                                              $3750.00


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