A British Royal coronation is a rare event.
There have only been three in the last 200 years.
On May 6th we'll have a fourth, as King Charles III ascends the throne.
We'll get to witness history in the making.
And as we speculate who may (or may probably not) be on the invite list...
Let's travel back in time to another remarkable day. June 28, 1838.
When a teenager became the most powerful woman in the world.
The young Queen
Queen Victoria was just 19 when she was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
It was the birth of the Victorian Era. The start of a 63-year reign that changed the entire world beyond recognition.
Victoria vividly recalled the ceremony in her own diary:
“The shouts, which were very great, the drums, the trumpets, the firing of the guns, all at the same instant, rendered the spectacle most imposing.
“The crowds of people exceeded what I have ever seen... millions of my loyal subjects, who were assembled in every spot to witness the Procession.
“Their good humour and excessive loyalty was beyond everything, and I really cannot say how proud I feel to be the Queen of such a Nation.”
It was a day that lived long in her memory - and in the pages of history.
For collectors who know...
The market for Royal memorabilia thrives on events such as this.
Literally millions of commemorative items are produced for collectors.
But some collector's items get you closer to history than others.
And the best pieces have the ability to transport you back in time.
Like the remarkable document I'm about to offer you.
Because as you hold it carefully in your hands, it's thrilling to know...
That 185 years ago, just one month before her coronation...
The young Queen Victoria also held it in hers.
An invitation to history
This is one of the finest Queen Victoria items I've ever offered.
It's an original invitation to her coronation in 1838.
Hand-signed by Victoria herself, less than a year after she became Queen.
And wonderfully preserved for 185 years.
It's a large document measuring approx. 10.5” by 12.5”.
The page is in excellent condition for its age, with crisp edges, very few marks, and no rips or tears.
It bears faint horizontal folds and a vertical fold on the left-hand side.
And the text is clear and beautifully inscribed.
Signed by a Royal hand
The autograph itself is a perfect specimen.
Victoria's signature appears prominently at the top of the page.
Large and clear. Signed during the very first year of her reign, just two weeks before her 19th birthday.
Most Victoria autographs on the market date from later in her life, when her popularity was at its peak.
So such an early example makes this a really exceptional piece.
It's a Royal collector's item of the highest order.
Save the date
The invitation is addressed to Thomas Powys, 3rd Baron Ilford, a respected peer and leading member of parliament.
It reads in full:
“Right Trust and Right Well Beloved, We greet you well. Whereas the Twenty eighth day of June next is appointed for the solemnity of Our Royal Coronation, These are to will and command you (all excuses set apart) to make your personal attendance on us at the time abovementioned furnished and appointed as to your rank and quality appertaineth, there to do and perform all such services as shall be required and belong unto you whereof you are not to fail.
"And so We bid you most heartily farewell. Given at Our Court at St. James’s the ninth day of May, 1838 in the first year of Our Reign. By her Majesty’s Command.”
The document is also signed below by the Earl Marshal, Duke of Norfolk.
An incredible rarity
I can't overstate how rare this invitation is.
In 45 years as a dealer, it's the only example I've ever handled.
During that time Queen Victoria has remained one of the most in-demand names for autograph collectors.
She will always be a cornerstone of every British history collection.
But you'll struggle to find an item with her signature as significant as this.
Because the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838 was one of the most important events of the 19th century.
The ceremony ushered in an era that transformed the modern world.
And owning this invitation gives you a front row seat to history.
Personally signed and sent by Victoria herself.
A historic Royal document of the absolute highest quality. Add it to your collection now for £9,995.
This document is truly Royal memorabilia at its finest.
Signed directly by the hand of a Queen. And linked to one of the most important days in British history.
- It's a major rarity few collectors will ever own
- Presented in excellent condition
- And bearing a superb early example of Queen Victoria's signature
If you're a collector who demands quality, it doesn't get better than this.
This exceptional document is available now for just £9,995 ($12,125).
It's a magnificent display piece. And a valuable heirloom for the future.
So add it to your collection today.
This document comes with a Lifetime Moneyback Guarantee and my own personal Certificate of Authenticity.
And delivery is completely free and fully insured.
So don't miss this chance to own one of the great rarities of royal memorabilia.
To acquire it for your collection, contact me today.
You can email me now at email@example.com.
Or call me on +44 (0) 117 933 9500.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for reading,