Princess Diana 'Valentine's Day' card for Royal footman could bring $12,600
Lucky footman George received this autographed Valentine's Day card from Princess Diana herself
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Monday 13 February 2012
Princess Diana's kind-heartedness has often been attested to by those who were closest to her. As the single employees who worked for the Royal Household in the late-1980s would surely agree...
It became a traditional in-joke for Diana to send each loveless member of her staff a Valentine's Day Card. Each novelty card bore her autograph.
This particular example dates to 1989 and was gifted to "George", a footman and valet. After signing the card, Diana had it gifted to him in a pink envelope.
Following George's recent death (his surname has not been publicly revealed), the late footman's family are now auctioning the card. It carries a £8,000 (approximately $12,600) presale estimate.
Diana's good-natured Valentine's Day card to her footman, George
According to reports, George himself was something of a collector of Royal memorabilia during his time working for the Windsors. And he wasn't the only collector to a kept a memento of Diana's kindness...
An auction in Lincoln, UK, last month included the sale of an autographed Princess Diana letter written to a nine-year-old boy named Roger.
The signed letter was penned just two months prior to Di's Royal wedding to Prince Charles. It sold to an internet bidder for just £425.
This was a fantastic bargain, especially if you consider that Diana's autograph value has risen by 616% on average in the last 11 years.
Diana remains a blue chip in today's collectibles markets - and this will no doubt be confirmed at the upcoming sale or her Valentine's Day card for George.
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