Price: $25,000 King Alphonso XI of Castile and Leon [1312-1350]. Royal Charter, one page, 32 by 23 1/2 inches, on vellum, Royal Chancery, Segovia, September 29, 1344. Written in Castilian vernacular with the royal names, the opening device and the King’s seal painted in red, green, blue and biege. Fine condition. An important and exceptionally … [ Read More ]
Collectible Autographs from Royalty
Royalty autographs, signatures, collectibles and memorabilia– almost always signed documents – vary in availability in accordance with how important the person was. Generally, significant reigns were not brief, and the leading figures in royalty had long periods of time during which to realize great accomplishments; accordingly, these royal figures signed many official documents. Except for countries where official documents were not saved, or were deliberately destroyed, such as Russia or, again as in the case of Russia, there was no commercial process by which the documents could be sold, availability for collectors today will depend upon how long the person was monarch. Age is not as big a determining factor of rarity as one might think.
Queen Isabella I of Spain, the patron of Columbus, can be obtained in signed documents because a group of several hundred payment orders was discovered some years ago and came onto the market. Documents signed by King Henry VIII of England can be found, though they are very rare. Queen Elizabeth I is very rare in signed documents and extremely rare in signed letters. King George III had a long reign and signed a large number of official documents, many of which survive, and he is readily available to collectors today. Queen Victoria is much more in demand than George III, but signed many official documents during her long reign and, therefore, can be found by collectors.
One of the most important monarchs of the Renaissance, Francis I of France, can be obtained in signed documents, though they are not common, and King Louis XIV and King Louis XVI, both important monarchs, can also be found in signed documents. Queen Marie Antoinette is rare in signed documents and very rare in signed letters. Surprisingly available are signed letters by Frederick the Great of Prussia, whose detailed involvement in military affairs provided opportunity for him to sign many letters. Catherine the Great has been in much greater demand since the emergence of Russia in the Western world and the growing interest of Russians in collecting their own history. She must have signed many documents as Czarina, but they are rare.
Complete collections of royalty autographs, signatures and signed pieces of monarchs of different countries are extremely difficult to achieve because, in each country, there have been monarchs with extremely brief reigns who held no previous positions that caused them to sign documents or sign letters.
Please browse our selection of royalty autographs, signatures, collectibles and memorabilia or you may search our entire inventory alphabetically, by name or by category.
Queen of England. Letter Signed, Good cousin and friend / and good sister, cousin,/ and friend / AnnaR, two and two-thirds pages, tall quarto, Given at Our Palace at Windsor, July 3, 1709. Countersigned by H. Boyle. To Franz Ludwig, Count Palatine, Bishop of Worms, and Johann Wilhelm, Count Palatine on the Rhine, Elector of … [ Read More ]
Price: $6,500 Czarina of Russia. Document Signed, Yekaterina, one page, folio, October 11, 1762, Tsarskoe Selo. In Russian. From the Main court chancery, a release to the administrator Udalov of Tsarskoe Selo, of three thousand roubles for the digging of ponds, if the said revenues are not sufficient, then from the Total of the Main … [ Read More ]
Price: $40,000 King of England. Signature and top portion of a document, 21 1/2 by 2 inches, on vellum. Edward VI, the long-awaited male heir of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, was a delicate child who ascended the throne at the age of ten and ruled through a regency until his death … [ Read More ]
Price: $12,500 King of Naples, gained complete supremacy over disputed throne in 1464; intrigued with Pope Sixtus IV against Lorenzo de’Medici; quelled a revolt of Neapolitan nobles in 1485; died on the eve of the French invasion of Charles VII in 1494. Document Signed, Rex Ferd, one page, folio, 15 1/4 by 17 1/4 inches], … [ Read More ]
Price: $1,250 Frederick II the Great; King of Prussia. Letter Signed, Frederic, one quarter page, quarto, Potsdam, February 24, 1749. With the integral blank leaf attached. In French. “The King having received the presentation of the [Berlin] bookseller Neaulme of the 18th of this month regarding a bill for books he purports to have delivered … [ Read More ]
Price: $12,500 King of England. Letter Signed, three-quarters page, quarto, Queens House March 24, 1783. To My Lord. Fine condition. “As I shall be extremely glad to see You this morning as early as it may Suit You, I shall not detain You now by a long Epistle. After every sort of Chicanery from the … [ Read More ]
Price: $7,500 King of England Document Signed, one page, oblong quarto, undated [between July and November 1791]. With two tax revenue stamps, in blind, in the left margin. The document, canceled with an “X,” is complete in its text and its thought (except for the last word) though the lower half of the folio sheet … [ Read More ]
Price: $9,500 Queen of Castile; joint sovereign with Ferdinand V; patron of Columbus. Document Signed, yo la Reyna, [I the Queen], one page, legal folio, May 17, 1501. The Queen orders her chamberlain, Sancho de Paredes, to pay the sum of 530 maravedis, or two florins, to a silversmith named Anton de Carrion for work … [ Read More ]
Price: $3,750 King of England. Autograph Letter Signed, “J”, two full pages, quarto, Windsor, July 9, . To his niece, the Countess of Lichfield, the illegitimate daughter of Charles II. “I had but yesterday yours…and came away from London so soon after dinner that I could not till now let you know I had received … [ Read More ]
Price: $12,500 King of Scotland. Letter Signed James IV, one page, 11 by 13 3/4 inches, Edinburgh, June 14, 1494. To Pope Alexander VI. The King writes a letter of recommendation for his ambassador, William, Archbishop of St. Andrews, Primate of Scotland. Despite the rebellion of the Scottish nobility, the eleven-year old James IV succeeded … [ Read More ]
Price: $15,000 La Loca. Queen Joanna of Castile; daughter of Ferdinand V and Isabella I. An official royal document, signed in the name of the Queen by the Councillors of Castile, one page folio, (15 by 12 inches), Granada, May 11, 1510. With a full impression of the Royal Great Seal, covered by a contemporary paper … [ Read More ]
Price: $47,500 THE ‘DA VINCI CODE’ AND THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FOURTEENTH CENTURY CONFIRMATION OF THE ROYAL CHARTERS TO THE KNIGHTS TEMPLARS Confirmation of the Royal Charters to the Knights Templars by King Charles IV of France, July 1326, officially transcribed by the Garde de la Prevoste de Paris, Hugues Aubirot, February 20, 1372. On vellum, … [ Read More ]
Price: $22,500 King of France; executed during the Revolution. Document Signed, Louis, at the conclusion, forty-three pages, large folio, Versailles, November 19, 1782. The document is a record of the activities of the Royal Treasury as reported to the Royal Council. Deposits representing tax payments from the various French towns and provinces are listed, with … [ Read More ]
Price: $4,750 Arch-Duchess of Austria; Queen of Hungary and Bohemia. Mother of Marie Antoinette. Document Signed Maria Theresa, one page, large folio, [17 1/2 by 21 3/4 inches], n.d. With the Queen’s large paper and wax seal. An ornate document commending Don Francesca de Magan “for his long-rendered service and steadiness and bravery in wartime,” … [ Read More ]
Price: $18,500 Queen of France. Letter Signed, one page, quarto, Versailles, May 19, 1782. To “Monsieur, my brother, cousin and brother-in-law.” “The interest I take in the events which are agreeable to Your Majesty is too keen for you not to be convinced of the interest I took in the birth of the Princess, to … [ Read More ]
Price: $4,750 Queen of France; wife of Henry II. Letter Signed, one page, legal folio, Fontainbleau, March 30, 1560. In German. To her cousin. The Queen says she has had to neglect her cousin’s affairs, but that he should realize that both she and the King value him as an ally. Her representative, Herr von … [ Read More ]
Price: $27,500 “…WE SAW WITH SPECIAL SATISFACTION…OUR ILLUSTRIOUS BROTHER…WAS DELIVERED OF A CHILD” Peter the Great. Russian Czar. Letter Signed, Pyotr, one page, legal folio, Astrachan, October 2, 1722. In Russian. To the Illustrious Sovereign King / Dearest Brother, Cousin, and Friend. “From the letter of Your Royal Majesty, which you sent Us so kindly … [ Read More ]
Price: $6,500 Signed Books. “Life of the Prince Consort”. Set of five volumes. Signed by Queen Victoria in volume I and in volume III. Inscribed in volume I on a front blank page, “To The Hon: Mary Pitt from VR & I Windsor Castle Jan.17, 1877”. Inscribed in volume III on a front blank page, … [ Read More ]