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1849 Military Commission Signed by Queen Victoria
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $415
Military Commission signed by Victoria (1819-1901), Queen of Great Britain and Ireland as well as Empress of India. The large-format document, dated May 16, 1849, promotes Alexander Edward Fraser to the rank of "Ensign & Lieutenant in Our Regiment of Scots Fusilier Guards." Queen Victoria has signed the document in black ink (grading "9/10") in the upper left corner. The official royal seal (which is faded) is located directly below her signature (it partly obscures a small portion of the signature). Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch in the history of the British crown, ascending to the throne in 1837 at the age of eighteen and ruling until her death in 1901. The document (13 x 8.5 inches), which is both printed and inscribed, has a few vertical and horizontal fold lines (none of which affect the signature) and is otherwise in Excellent condition. Matted and framed together with an engraved print of Queen Victoria to total dimensions of 27.5 x 15.5 inches. LOA from James Spence/JSA. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$400. SOLD FOR $415
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