Lot 362: Superb Christmas card with embossed coats of arms on the front, measuring 12 x 8 open, featuring a color photo of the royal family affixed inside opposite a printed holiday greeting, signed and inscribed in black felt tip to the royal milliner, "Mr. Somerville, from us all, Diana." In fine condition, with a red ink mark to front cover and trivial wear to corner tips. 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 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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