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(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards.

From foreign royal families.

Stock Code: 123803
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A collection of Christmas cards sent by foreign royal families to Margaret Thatcher. Comprising the cards of:

i) Tāufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (reigned 1965-2005), 1985. With Tonga's coat of arms on the front cover and the signature of himself and his wife Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e on the interior, below the printed message "With all Good Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year", facing a pasted photograph of the Lupepau'u Airport extension. Thatcher met the Tongan King at the Foreign Office in 1983.
ii) Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (reigned 1964-2000), 1988. With a pasted family photograph on the front cover and the signature of himself and his wife Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium on the interior, below a printed celebratory message in French, with 1988 written by hand underneath.
iii) Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (reigned 1964-2000), 1991. With a crowned monogram in gilt on the front cover and a pasted family photograph on the interior, facing the signature of himself and his wife Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, below a printed celebratory message in French, with 1991 written by hand underneath.
iv) Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (reigned 1949-2005), no date. With his crowned monogram printed on the front cover and a pasted photograph on the interior, with the printed message "Happy New Year" in English and French, with Rainier's facsimile signature.
v) Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (reigned 1980-2013), 1984. Inscribed on the interior "with our thanks and best wishes Beatrix and Prince Claus's signature". With a pasted photograph of Beatrix on the interior facing a printed message in Dutch.
vi) Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (reigned 1980-2013), 1987. Signed on the interior by Beatrix and Prince Claus. With a pasted photograph of the Dutch Princes on the interior facing a printed message in Dutch.
vii) Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (reigned 1938-1989), no date. Inscribed by his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek on the interior "with all our best wishes Franz's signature Franz and Gina of Liechtenstein". With their crowned monogram in gilt on the front cover and a family photograph pasted on the interior, facing a printing message in German.
viii) Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (reigned 1938-1989), no date. Inscribed by his wife Countess Georgina von Wilczek on the interior "Franz's signature Franz and Gina of Liechtenstein thinking of you with admiration and affection." With their crowned monogram on the front cover and a reproduction of a painting pasted on the interior, facing a printed message in German.
ix) Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein (reigned 1989-present), no date. Inscribed by his wife Countess Marie Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau "With all our very best wises both their signatures". With their crowned monogram on the front cover and a pasted photograph of their son Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, in his Coldstream Guards uniform on the interior, facing a printed message in German.
x) King Baudouin of Belgium (reigned 1951-1993), 1983. Inscribed "with our best wishes the signatures of Baudouin and Queen Fabiola 1983". With a reproduction of a Daniel Seghers painting on the front cover, and with a printed message in French and Dutch on the interior.
xi) Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (reigned 1964-1973), 1983. Signed by Constantine and his wife Anne Marie of Denmark on the interior, underneath the printed message "With our best wishes for a happy Christmas and New Year", facing a pasted family photograph.
xii) Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (reigned 1964-1973), 1988. Signed by Constantine and his wife Anne Marie of Denmark on the interior, underneath the printed message "With our best wishes for a happy Christmas and New Year", facing a pasted family photograph.
xiii) Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (reigned 1964-1973), 1990. Signed by Constantine and his wife Anne Marie of Denmark on the interior, underneath the printed message "With our best wishes for a happy Christmas and New Year", facing a pasted family photograph.
xiv) Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (reigned 1964-1973), 1992. Signed by Constantine and his wife Anne Marie of Denmark on the interior, underneath the printed message "With our best wishes for a happy Christmas and New Year", facing a pasted family photograph.

Provenance: the estate of Baroness Thatcher.

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Together 14 Christmas cards. Housed in a dark blue flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.

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