Lot 1114: Prince Antonio Gastao Of Orleans Braganza



2015-09-16 14:12:16

Lot 1114: Prince Antonio Gastao Of Orleans Braganza: (1881-1918) Brazilian Prince, Great-Grandson Of French King Louis Philippe I, And Grandson Of Emperor Of Brazil Pedro Ii, Who Served In The Forces Of The British Empire During World War I . Rare A.L.S., Gaston Orleans Braganza, Two Pages, 8Vo, Pekin, 6Th June 1910, To Darblay, In French. On The Printed Stationery Of The Austro-Hungarian Legation In China, Prince Antonio States 'Thank You For Your Kind Invitation To The Ball Of Your Mother Who Has Just Rejoined Me… I Hope That I Will Soon Have The Pleasure To Meet You All Again In France…'. Signed Documents Of Prince Antonio Of Orleans Braganza Are Rare In Any Form Following His Early Death At The Age Of 37 In An Air Crash At Edmonton, London, Shortly After The End Of Wwi. With Blank Integral Leaf. Accompanied By The Original Envelope, In The Hand Of Prince Antonio, Sending The Letter To Paris 'Via Siberia'. Small Ink Stain To The First Name Of The Signature, Otherwise Vg. At The Time Of The Present Letter, Prince Antonio Of Orleans Braganza Was A Hussar Lieutenant In The Austro-Hungarian Army 1908-14. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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