Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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August 14


On this day in 1867 John Galsworthy was born. He was an English novelist and playwright. He is best remembered for The Forsyte Saga and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932. In 1975 King Olav V opened Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen. It is the main airport serving Svalbard in Norway. Olav was King of Norway from 1957 until his death. He was the only child of Haakon VII and Maud of Wales so a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria.

GALSWORTHY (John, 1867-1933, Author of ‘The Forsyte Saga’, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature) Fine Portrait Photograph by E.O. Hoppé of South Kensington, signed by Galsworthy with initials and dated in pencil on the verso of the mount ‘J.G. 1910’, showing him head and shoulders in profile to the viewer’s left, head just tilted forward in thought, a most sensitive portrait, 10” x 7¾” on card mount 18½” x 12¾”, no place, 1910 66255

OLAV V (1903-1991, King of Norway from 1957, son of Haakon VII & Maud, honorary admiral in the British Navy and Air Chief Marshal in the RAF) Fine Christmas card signed as King under the printed message of greeting, with a coloured crest on the front, 6¾” x 4½”, no place, no date 1965 15921

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