* WINDSOR, Edward, Duke of (1894-1972). Autograph letter signed ("Edward"), as Prince of Wales, to "My dear Sub." London, 2 May 1911.
2p, 12mo (96 x 122 mm), on black-bordered Buckingham Palace stationery, very light creasing or soiling. The 16-year-old future king is concerned about his teacher's health: "I am so sorry you have had such a sharp attack. I hope it has quite passed off now." He notes upper left: "[Have you tried the celebrated NOT TONIC." Notes in two unidentified hands on blank envelope. In 1911, Edward was created Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester. When he took the throne in 1936, he was Britain's first bachelor King in 176 years. He abdicated the throne to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson later that year.
Estimate $ 600-800
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California