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The buzz around the pieces of royal memorabilia in our sister company PFC Auctions' May 3-24 auction has been stunning.
"A bidding frenzy is expected from those wishing to own a piece of royal history," reports Britain's Daily Mail about a Lady Diana scrapbook.
On a slice of Wills and Kate's wedding cake, the Morton Report writes: "Go on, bid for a piece of the royal wedding of the century. Just make sure no one at your house gets the munchies."
The same goes for Princess Diana's record collection. Scores of people from around the world have been commenting on the pieces, including this suggestion from Australia in the Daily Mail.
"Will Her Royal Majesty The Queen be appointing a proxy-bidder in order to make the odd purchase, perchance?"
If ever there was evidence of the world's continuing fascination with the British royal family, this is it.
The world loves royal collectibles
And this fascination is being reflected in the bidding.
With two weeks to go before the auction ends on May 24, values are already soaring. As I write:
- Wills and Kate's wedding cake slice is selling for £1,453 (approx. $2,340)
- At £1,331 (approx. $2,145), a slice of Charles and Diana's wedding cake has already far exceeded the £1,000 set for a piece in 2008
- Princess Diana's record collection, which opened at £250, now has a top bid of £3,281 (approx. $5,280)
- A Lady Diana autographed sweatshirt is selling for £3,328 (approx. $5,357)
View our free market reports on Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia
It is the strongest indication we've ever seen of the power of royal collectibles at auction.
Which makes this stunning piece of royal memorabilia, available to buy now, look seriously undervalued.
The woman who changed royal history
Today in 1937 George VI became King.
As those who have seen The King's Speech will know, the father of Queen Elizabeth II only took the crown due to the abdication of his brother Edward VIII.
Edward was torn between his role of monarch and his love of American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The allure of Simpson won. Edward's decision changed history.
Some say charismatic, some say manipulative. The public's fascination with Wallis Simpson is booming, as the UK's Telegraph newspaper states:
"Either she, or an actress impersonating her, has been on almost as many front pages in the last year as she was at the height of her infamy in 1936.
"There has been an explosion of interest in her: From William Boyd's bestselling novel, Any Human Heart, recently adapted for television, to Caroline Blackwood's book, The Last of the Duchess, transformed into a critically acclaimed stage play".
The importance of Wallis Simpson in the story of the royal family cannot be overemphasised.
This handwritten letter from Simpson to her friend Kitty is believed to have been written in the aftermath of the hugely controversial wedding, as she and Edward honeymooned in Austria in June 1937.
The couple were forced to escape England and marry in France, such was the extent of public feeling.
Signed "Affectionately, Wallis", it is yours today for just £1,500 ($2,420).
- A truly historic piece of Royal memorabilia
- Over 70 years old
- Available for far less than the price of a one-year-old wedding cake by the time bidding ends
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|Until next week,|
P.S PFC Auctions also has this photograph signed by Edward's niece Queen Elizabeth II available for bids
P.P.S Click here for our free market reports on Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II memorabilia
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