Feb 20, 2020 - Sale 2530

Sale 2530 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 5,460
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
PREPARING FOR AUCTION OF HER DRESSES: "QUITE AN EVENT SORTING OUT THE FROCKS" DIANA; PRINCESS OF WALES. Group of 6 Autograph Letters Signed, "Diana," to Harper's Bazaar editor Elizabeth Tilberis, thanking for gifts, accepting invitation to the Costume Institute Gala at the Met Museum, expressing approval of the idea of a reception to be held before the sale of her dresses, anticipating Christie's announcement of the sale, and praising the media coverage of the Christie's sale. Together 15 pages, small 4to, monogrammed stationery; generally good condition. Some with the original envelope. [London], 1995-97

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15 October 1996: "I am so thrilled that you've invited me to New York for the evening of December 9th [Costume Institute Gala] . . . . It goes without saying how enormously proud I am of you . . . [O]f course, I will be by your side & look forward to seeing you tremendously."
25 February 1997: ". . . [A] lovely idea of Veronica's, to host a preview reception in June for the sale of my dresses!
". . . The news of the auction came out far too early & it's due to be announced next week from Christies! . . .
"It's been quite an event sorting out the frocks--memories flooding back & some excellent ones too! . . ."
3 April 1997: ". . . Christies have been tremendously organised on the cancer / AIDS front & there seem to be articles appearing, here, there & everywhere! . . ."
With--Elizabeth Tilberis's paddle registration card for the Christie's auction, Dresses from the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales. 5 3/4x4 inches, folded sheet. 1997.