Princess Diana 'Valentine's Day' card for Royal footman could bring $12,600

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2015-06-26 12:45:14

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Princess Diana 'Valentine's Day' card for Royal footman could bring $12,600

Lucky footman George received this autographed Valentine's Day card from Princess Diana herself

Princess Diana's kind-heartedness has often been attested to by those who were closest to her. As the single employees who worked for the Royal Household in the late-1980s would surely agree...

It became a traditional in-joke for Diana to send each loveless member of her staff a Valentine's Day Card. Each novelty card bore her autograph.

This particular example dates to 1989 and was gifted to "George", a footman and valet. After signing the card, Diana had it gifted to him in a pink envelope.

Following George's recent death (his surname has not been publicly revealed), the late footman's family are now auctioning the card. It carries a 8,000 (approximately $12,600) presale estimate.

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Diana's good-natured Valentine's Day card to her footman, George

According to reports, George himself was something of a collector of Royal memorabilia during his time working for the Windsors. And he wasn't the only collector to a kept a memento of Diana's kindness...

An auction in Lincoln, UK, last month included the sale of an autographed Princess Diana letter written to a nine-year-old boy named Roger.

The signed letter was penned just two months prior to Di's Royal wedding to Prince Charles. It sold to an internet bidder for just 425.

This was a fantastic bargain, especially if you consider that Diana's autograph value has risen by 616% on average in the last 11 years.

Diana remains a blue chip in today's collectibles markets - and this will no doubt be confirmed at the upcoming sale or her Valentine's Day card for George.

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