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c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card
  • c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card
  • c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card
  • c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card
  • c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card
  • c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card

c1940 Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Signed Cartier Christmas Card

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£750.00


Product Description

A rare WWII period Christmas Card that was signed and sent by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII and Mrs Wallis Simpson.

The card was produced by the renowned firm of Cartier. It has a black and white photo of the couple waving on the Government House balcony, in the Bahamas. The Royal Coat of Arms hangs below them. Edward wears the British military uniform of a Field Marshall. The card is signed below the photo: Wallis Windsor Edward. The other side is printed: With best wishes for Christmas and the Coming Year. Government House Bahamas. On the front cover is an ink embossed E within a HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE Royal garter, surmounted by the Ducal crown.

Edward VIII (1894 – 1972) was King of the UK and the Dominions of the British Empire, and Emperor of India, from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936. After his abdication, he was created Duke of Windsor. He married Wallis in France on 3 June 1937, after her second divorce became final. Later that year, the couple toured Germany. During the Second World War, he was at first stationed with the British Military Mission to France, but after private accusations that he held Nazi sympathies he was appointed Governor of the Bahamas. After the war, Edward spent the rest of his life in retirement in France. Edward and Wallis remained married until his death.

Size open: 26 x 17.5 cm (10 ¼ x 6 7/8 inches)
Weight: 25 g

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