"This piece has to be seen to be believed..."
We'd had the piece in our stock for barely 24 hours, when a collector approached us and bought it for its £2,500 asking price.
We hadn't even started promoting the item yet. But its prompt sale shows how incredible a hold Royal collectibles have on global buyers...
The piece in question was an autograph. It was signed by none other than Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, himself, and read:
"To Tesco's, Thanks for all your support, Alison slacked off far too much though! Wills"
I've been dealing in autographs for 35 years. Yet this was the first Prince William signed note we had seen.
How come? Well, it's actually against protocol for Royal family members to sign autographs.
But it does happen... Very occasionally.
This little note was signed informally by William during a visit to Bristol, UK. The Prince was helping with a Red Cross/Tesco charity fundraising event.
Fortunately for Paul Fraser Collectibles, we're also based in Bristol. So it wasn't long until the note came into our hands.
I'll say it again, this piece is so incredibly rare that...
This was the first genuine Prince William autograph we'd handled
That's in all my years of dealing in high-end collectibles - which includes letters signed by Elizabeth II and King Henry VIII.
And then, wouldn't you know it, somebody snapped it up within 24 hours - simply by searching on Google! Talk about supply and demand...
After all, how often can you walk up to Prince William in a pub and ask him to sign you an autograph?
That's just one reason why these signatures are so rare. In fact, we could have raised our price above £2,500. Put it this way...
If you offered Prince William's scarce autograph to 300 million people bidding around the world, what price would it bring?
(I say this because 300 million people watched Will & Kate's Royal wedding on TV.)
I'm betting that the price could go higher than £2,500...
Don't forget, the dress worn by Kate Middleton to woo Prince William at a 2002 St Andrews University fashion show was bought for £78,000 this year.
While autographs signed by Prince William's late mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sell for as much as £9,000.
Because William and Kate are Royals, they are forever a part of our history and heritage.
That's why Royal memorabilia items are so sought-after, around the globe. Especially the further back into history these items are from...
Like the 1918-1921 letters written by Edward VIII to his then-lover, Freda Dudley-Ward. They sold for £35,000 at Bonhams way back in 2001.
But what if I had another bargain in stock...
Since I formed Paul Fraser Collectibles, we've grown into one of the leading experts and dealers in Royal memorabilia.
Our stock is always expanding with rare and historic Royal items. And we've just added two brand new pieces.
I'm very excited about these items, because they easily rival the Prince William signed note. And perhaps even surpass it...
As I said, Royal manuscripts are more collectible the further back in history you go.
And our two new pieces date back to when Prince William's great-grandad George VI wasn't even a twinkle in his father's eye....
In fact, George V was himself still only an infant (I'm offering you a clue, here). I'm really not exaggerating when I say this piece has to be seen to be believed.
It's quite simply one of the most delightful Royal pieces I've ever handled.
And if you think the £2,500 Prince William autograph had a low price... Wait until you see this:
View the historic Royal item here
Remember, the last time we had a Royal piece of this calibre it sold within 24 hours. And that was through a Google search.
To ensure you don't miss out on this item, contact us as soon as possible at:
+44 (0) 117 933 9500
P.S. At least 300 million people will be interested in this item - and that's an under-estimate based on the viewing figures for Will & Kate's wedding. Make sure you don't miss out on this piece. Ring Paul Fraser Collectibles' experts today, we're always here to give you a FREE consultation.