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KING EDWARD VII
1878 (Sep 9) cover in the hand of King Edward VII - then Prince of Wales - to "His Excellency/Sir Charles L Wyke KCB/British Legation/Copenhagen" with Line Engraved ½d Plate 14 & 1d Plate 192 pair tied by 'LONDON-SW - SW/48' duplex, initialled "AE" at lower-left & with embossed '[crown]/ AE /HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' crest on the flap, poor Copenhagen arrival b/s, flap fault (clear of the crest) & minor staining. With the enclosed seven-pages letter on matching notepaper with 'Marlborough House/Pall Mall SW' imprint, wholly written/scrawled & signed by "Albert Edward". He states "...Alas! Windhorst & Co have done all the mischief, and it cannot be undone. By the D[uke] of Cumberland acknowledging the German Empire he in no ways gives up his rights to the Crown of Hannover..." Charles Lennox Wyke was British Ambassador to Denmark between 1867 & 1881.
1904 (April 29) cover in the hand of King Edward VII to his daughter "Her Royal Highness/Princess Charles of Denmark/Copenhagen/Denmark" with KEVII 2½d tied by 'DUBLIN/=20=' cds, fine impression of the King's signet ring in wax on the flap, Copenhagen arrival backstamp, opened-out for display. [Edward & Alexandra's fifth child & youngest daughter, Princess Maud of Wales, was married to her first-cousin Prince Charles of Denmark in 1896. In 1905, Norway offered the monarchy to Charles. He was crowned King Haakon VII, and his wife Queen Maud. Queen Maud Land in Antarctica is named after her. Note: one of Edward's several titles was Earl of Dublin, which lapsed when he became King. With Royal Archives letter to John Williams confirming that Edward made an official visit to Ireland from 26/4/1904 until 5/5/1904]
1904-11 Thick 'POSTAGE' Crown/SA 8d ultramarine SG 285 tied to OHMS cover to Paris by 'REGISTERED ADELAIDE/SA' squared-circle, 'R'-in-oval handstamp, Paris arrival backstamp, minor blemishes. A scarce franking paying 2½d x2 + 3d registration.
SOUTH GEORGIA: 1911 Cape Verde PPC to Norway with KEVII ½d yellow-green SG 43 two singles tied by double-circle 'SOUTH/GEORGIA' cds, the Norwegian message offers Christmas greetings & was almost certainly from a Norwegian whaler.