Rare Royal Christmas cards to be auctioned in aid of The Norfolk Hospice
04 December 2020
25 Christmas cards offering a glimpse into the history of the Royal family are set to go under the hammer at an online auction on Saturday 12th December.
The Christmas cards are dated from 1998 to the present and include cards personally signed by Prince Charles and depict teenage Princes William and Harry with their father.
This is the card from 2016
The Christmas cards, which are being auctioned by Rowley’s auction house in Ely, are set to fetch between £50 to £150 for each card with all proceeds from the sale set to go to The Norfolk Hospice, a registered charity.
The cards were generously donated to The Norfolk Hospice by a retired worker from the Sandringham Estate, located just a few miles from the Hillington-based hospice.
Roddy Lloyd, Managing Director at Rowley’s Auctioneers, said:
“There is always an enormous amount of interest in items relating to The Royal Family and there are many collectors of Royal Christmas cards. This selection of cards, which date from 1998 up to the present should do well and we hope their sale will give the Hospice an early Christmas present.”
Lyndsay Carter, Chief Executive at The Norfolk Hospice, said:
“The Norfolk Hospice were absolutely delighted to receive this generous donation of Royal Christmas cards late last year, illustrating fascinating snapshots of Royal history. This auction is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise vital funds during these difficult times, as many of our traditional fundraising activities have been impacted this year and our charity shops had to temporarily close once again in November”
Viewing starts from Tuesday 8th December at 9am with the auction taking place online from 10am on Saturday 12th December. More information about the auction can be found here: https://auctions.rowleyfineart.com/auctions