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The Michael Farebrother Royal Collection

Gorringe’s Auctioneers, are privileged to have been instructed to offer for sale by public auction, on Tuesday December 7th - The Michael Farebrother collection of  ‘Papers Concerning H.M The Queen & Her Family’, offered for sale for the first time, by a direct descendant of Mr Farebrother.


A unique and historically significant album of candid correspondence, hitherto unpublished photographs, (with negatives) and ephemera, to include a large selection of manuscript letters from HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales, on many matters of private and public life. Chronologically collated, the collection reflects the life and career of Michael. H. Farebrother, former officer in the Grenadier Guards, joint headmaster of St. Peter’s school, Seaford, East Sussex and private tutor to The Prince of Wales through the Prince’s early life, together with an intimate glimpse into day to day life in the Royal household in the early 1950’s.

Estimate: £50,000-80,000