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An original b/w paparazzi photograph of the Duke of Windsor (1894–1972) on the tennis court during a stay in Italy in the summer of 1937. Back with note, photo of news telegram, stamps from Associated Press and The Cleveland News and publication dates (August 1st, 1937, August 9th, 1937). Photo size 24×21 cm. Frame size 43×33 cm.

The Duke of Windsor - from January to December 1936 known as king of England and emperor of India under the name Edward VIII - was during his youth, then as Prince of Wales, the world's most famous bachelor, a fact caused by his good looks, way of dressing and manners. In the eyes of many men and women the Prince of Wales was seen as an ideal figure. This, however, also meant that he was chased by the international celebrity press wherever he went, which the present image illustrates. This also explains the lack of sharpness.

Seller informs

This is an original b/w press photograph from 1937, which shows normal signs of age and handling. Top slightly wavy due to use of adhesive. Back somewhat dirty.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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800 kr.

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Price realised

850 kr.  

13 bids

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830404 850 kr.
164253 (Auto bid) 800 kr.
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830404 (Auto bid) 480 kr.
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