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Royal writing paper for sale at Isle of Wight auction

Tue 25 Jan 2011

Royal writing paper for sale at Isle of Wight auction

An upcoming auction that is taking place on the Isle of Wight is sure to attract people who collect royal memorabilia.

A key lot at the sale is set to be six sheets of writing paper, which is adorned with the initials of the Prince of Wales and his then-wife Diana.

Former royal chauffeur David Griffin claims to have found the items abandoned on a bonfire, following the death of the Princess in a car crash in a tunnel in Paris, reports the Daily Mail.

"I reckon they must be among the last surviving unused pieces of such writing paper," he said.

"After all, it wasn't used after the Prince and Princess separated."

Along with the headed writing paper, Mr Griffin will be selling his two medals - one from the Royal Victorian Order and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal - at the Isle of Wight auction, which takes place at Hose Rhodes Dickson on Thursday (January 27th 2011).

Posted by Jon Noble  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800363012-ADNFCR

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