Almost everyone has heard about the sale at Sotheby’s of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor’s possessions, prices were not high, they were astronomical! The Duchess of Windsor’s stationery in pale blue with a thin red and white border and complete with an embossed Crown in red; here we are offering an A5 letter with envelope. We made up a rather beautiful certificate of authenticity, with the lot number that the stationary came from at auction, a photograph of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the date of the auction and the signature of our director. This will guarantee for ever the authenticity of your piece of history from this incredible auction. The price is, we believe extremely reasonable, after all at Coincraft we don’t have to pay vast overheads and we are a small family business. You can actually own a piece of history at a price that will please and delight you.
When the Duchess of Windsor’s possessions were sold in New York City, years and years ago, We bought only two lots. They comprised pieces of her personal stationary which were unused. The Duchess, also known as Wallace Simpson, was married to Edward VIII, who became Duke of Windsor when he abdicated. You get a large sheet of note paper and a folded note paper, each embossed with a crown and the initials WW for Wallace Windsor, each has a red and white border and the paper is a light blue. The envelope is blue with a small red crown. All three pieces are yours to keep, yours to give away or even to try and resell them. They are original and authentic and all 3 pieces of the Duchess of Windsor’s stationary can be yours fro a very reasonable price!
These 1936 silver sixpences have the portrait of King George V on them, but they have a far more interesting history. King George V died and his son became King Edward VIII and most of these Sixpences were struck during the reign of King Edward VIII. In December of that year Edward abdicated and his brother became King George VI. While the portrait is that of King George V who knows who was actually on the throne when they were struck. It is an interesting conundrum which will never be figured out.