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I have a letter from Buckingham Palace the Queens Lady in waiting 1949. I was wondering if it would have any value other than family.

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It is dated 1949. The lady in waiting hand written looks like Jean Rantis or Rantin. Not sure.

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Not that I can see. The Lady in waiting is thanking my mother for the photo of Her Majesty done some years ago. and wishes my mother good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

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Hi,

Thank for the image and for your patience, I was not in the office most of this weekend.

Your letter from Buckingham Palace from 1944 was on behalf of Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (1900 – 2002) who was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

The letter was typed on Buckingham Palace letterhead and signed by the Lady in Waiting, Lady Jean Rankin (1905-2001). She was responsible for the Queen Mother's correspondences.

Here is a link for you on Lady Rankin's obituary in the New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/22/world/lady-jean-rankin-96-dies-waited-on-queen-mother.html

Sale value of the letter is $20 - $40 on today's market.

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