Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
THE QUEEN MOTHER ELIZABETH; QUEEN CONSORT OF GEORGE VI. Autograph Letter Signed, "Elizabeth R," to Mrs. Gifford, thanking for the roses which cheer the ailing king. 2 pages, 8vo, monogrammed stationery, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal fold. With the original envelope, addressed in holograph and additionally signed, "ER." [London], 29 September 1951

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"Thank you so much for your kind messages of sympathy, my daughters & I are very touched by your thought of us at this time of anxiety, and the lovely yellow roses have given the King great pleasure. I am glad to say that he is making good progress, & tho' he is still in pain, he is wonderfully brave & cheerful."
King George VI died on February 6, 1952, whereupon Elizabeth II became queen.