Althorp Commemorative Enamel Box

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This commemorative trinket box was sold only at Diana: A Celebration exhibit and is no longer available. I purchased this from the Althorp gift shop when I visited there on the 1st anniversary of Diana’s death in August 1998.
This special edition collector’s piece has been hand-crafted in the finest English enamel’s tradition and is rimmed in silver. Its lid features the Temple at Althorp.
The inscription inside the lid reads “The very essence of compassion, of duty, of style, of beauty”. A quote from Earl Spencer’s tribute to his sister at Diana’s funeral.
The box is in beautiful, unblemished condition and would make a wonderful addition to any royalty collection. It celebrates a woman, who nearly 20 years after her passing, remains the People’s Princess.
Measuring approx 7cm x 5.5cm x 3cm in the orginal presentation box.
This photo does not do justice to this beautiful piece.
Estimated Value: $200

Garrard & Co. Silver Goblet

Asprey Garrad Goblet

A modern silver and parcel gilt goblet celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on the 29th July 1981, Garrard & Co., London 1981, h. 16 cm, 9 ozs, Ltd Ed. 47/500, cased without certificate. Purchase cost in 1981 was 500 Pounds.
Appraised cost 2010 $3,000

Royal Memorabilia Collection

I have been collecting Royal Memorabilia for about 35 years – my collection is now huge!
Several times I have attempted to catalogue what I have, but have always run out of time and abandoned the idea. I am now determined to detail what I have for future reference!

One of my favourite items is this very rare triple portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales.
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Magnificent rare Princess Diana triple face portrait by John Merton, who died on February 16 aged 97, was one of the most prolific portrait painters of the last century, and enjoyed a reputation for depicting sitters at their best.
This portrait attracted widespread interest when it was shown in 1987,
is undoubtedly the most beautiful woman I have ever painted,” Merton said.
The Princess, wearing a tight-fitting yellow dress, gave the artist five sittings ,
one at Kensington Palace and four more at his studio near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Merton worked on the picture for around 1,000 hours.

The painting was hung in Cardiff City Hall, and in 2005 was temporarily,
and controversially, removed from the wall hours before the Prince of Wales
arrived on an official visit with the Duchess of Cornwall.
Printed on fine German canvas . The print is 24″ X 24″.

The three portraits are in an oval surrounded by what looks like a gold frame.
This poster is scarce. If and when it does appear, it is offered at $800.00 to $1,200.00