Lot 273: Fantastic Christmas card with embossed coats of arms on the front, measuring 16 x 6 open, featuring a color photo of the royal family affixed inside opposite a printed holiday greeting, signed and inscribed in black ink to the royal milliner, "Mr. Somerville, from us all, Diana." In fine condition. Philip Somerville was famous for making hats worn by the likes of Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton. Somerville's obituary in The Sunday Times said of his influence on Princess Diana's fashion sense: 'he helped to mould her style—and with it the country's taste in hats.'
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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