Queen Victoria’s signature, autograph, and signed letters are available for collectors today because the pioneering monarch had such a long reign – 64 years (1837-1901) – and was required to sign many official documents during this long period. Queen Victoria reigned over an England emerging from a rural agriculture base to a manufacturing economy. She became queen after a succession of kings who were not known for positive reigns. Her grandfather, King George III, went insane and his son (Queen Victoria’s uncle) became Regent, eventually becoming King George IV. He was most noted for very entangled female relationships. After his death, his brother became king as William IV, and was called “Silly Billy.” Victoria became Queen of England at eighteen years of age and married Albert three years later. She set a completely new tone and course for the English monarchy. She brought stability and seriousness to the throne and led England into the role of world leader, politically, and Albert became a major champion of the new manufacturing industry.
Queen Victoria’s autographs and signatures are not usually found separate from documents or letters. She clearly did not give her autograph or signature to admirers who were waiting to meet her, but she was responsive to her subjects, who contacted her to discuss many different subjects.
Queen Victoria’s Signed Documents
Queen Victoria’s signed documents are the most available form for collectors today. The Queen signed many appointments and these were always saved by the recipient and descendants. Signed documents usually have Her Majesty’s name in ornate type and frequently bear attractive seals.
Queen Victoria’s signed letters are usually completely in her hand and are more in the form of notes, frequently signed “VRI” or written in the third person beginning “The Queen.”
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