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The normal size of a Vanity Fair print is about 10½ by 15½ inches (approx. 27x40 cm),
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VANITY FAIR "Spy" PRINTS ~ ROYALTY and HEADS of STATE

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Accountants
Ambassadors from England
Ambassadors to England
Americans
Architects and Engineers
Artists
Automobilists/Balloonists
Aviators
Bankers and Financiers
Billiards
Boxers
Businessmen and Empire Builders
Carriage Drivers
Chancellors of the Exchequer
Chess
Clergy
Cricketers
Criminals
Doctors and Scientists
Dog Judge
Doubles/Groups
Duelling
Explorers and Inventors
Fencing
Fishing
Fox Hunters
Freemasons
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Gymnasts
Horse Trainers
Jockeys
Ladies
Legal
Literary
Military
Miscellaneous
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Newspapermen
Orientals
Photographers
Policemen
Politicians
Polo
Prime Ministers
Proofs before lettering
Railway Officials
Red Robed Judges
Roller Skating
Rowing
Royalty
Rugby
Scotsmen
Shipping Officials
Sport Riders
Sports, Misc.
Stock Exchange Officials
Swimming
Teachers
Tennis
Theatre
Track
Trade Union Officials
Turf Devotees
Wagerers
Yachting
The Duke of Argyll
The Duke of Argyll
April 17, 1869

"God bless the Duke of Argyll"
$30
Napoleon III, Emporer of the French
Napoleon III,
Emperor of the French

Sept. 4, 1869

"Le regime parlementaire"
$100
Isabella II, Queen of Spain
Isabella II, Queen of Spain
Sept. 18, 1869

"She has throughout..."
$60

Leopold II, King of the Belgians
Leopold II,
King of the Belgians

Oct. 9, 1869

"Un roi constitutionnel"
$50
Alexander II, Emporer of Russia
Alexander II,
Emperor of Russia

Oct. 16, 1869

"La civilisation russe"
$45
Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Turkey
Abdul Aziz,
Sultan of Turkey

Oct. 30, 1869

"Ote-toi de la..."
$50
Victor Emanuel I
Victor Emanuel I
Jan. 29, 1870

"Il Rè galantuòmo"
$40
The Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Behar, and Orissa
The Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Behar, and Orissa
April 16, 1870

"A living monument..."
$36
Prince Teck
Prince Teck
May 14, 1870

"The most popular..."
$45
The Duke of Sutherland
The Duke of Sutherland
July 9, 1870

"Simple and
unassuming..."

$30
General Trochu
General Trochu
Sept 17, 1870

"The hope of France."
$40
The Crown Prince of Prussia
The Crown Prince of Prussia
Sept. 24, 1870

"Fritz"
$35
Count Von Bismarck-Schoenausen
Count Von Bismarck-Schoenausen
Oct. 15, 1870

"The ablest statesmen..."
$45

The King of Prussia
The King of Prussia
Jan. 7, 1871

"Les mangeoit pour..."
$50
M. Louis Adolphe Thiers
M. Louis Adolphe Thiers
Jan. 6, 1872

"Faute-de-mieux Premier"
$40
Amadeus, King of Spain
Amadeus, King of Spain
May 4, 1872

"He would be a King"
$50
William Amelius, Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, Duke of St. Albans
William Amelius, Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk,
Duke of St. Albans

Jan. 4, 1873

"Hereditary Grand Falconer "
$40
H.I.M. The Shah of Persia
H.I.M. The Shah of Persia
[Nasser-Ed-Din-Shah]

July 5, 1873

"He endowed Persia with a National Debt."
$55

H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
Nov. 8, 1873

"The Prince"

[no text available]

The Duke of Bedford
The Duke of Bedford
July 11, 1874

"The head of the Russells"
$35
Carlo VII
Carlo VII
April 29, 1876

"Legitimacy"
$55

H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught
June 17, 1876

"a future Commander in Chief"

$65
Prince Jerome Napoleon
Prince Jerome Napoleon
July 26, 1876

"Plon-Plon"
$40
Nawab Sir Salar Jung
Nawab Sir Salar Jung
Oct. 14, 1876

"An Indian Statesman"
$40
H.M. Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus George, King of Greece
H.M. Christian William Ferdinand Adolphus George, King of Greece
Oct. 21, 1876

"Greece"
$38
The Marquis of Winchester [John Paulet]
The Marquis of Winchester [John Paulet]
Feb. 24, 1877

"the premier Marquess"
$45
H.R.H. Prince Leopold
H.R.H. Prince Leopold
April 21, 1877

"The student Prince"
$40
H.I.M. The Prince Imperial
H.I.M. The Prince Imperial
July 14, 1877

"The Empire"
$36

The Duke of Cleveland
The Duke of Cleveland
Aug. 4, 1877
"the fourth Duke"
$45

H.I. and R.M. The Emporer-King of Austro-Hungary
H.I. and R.M. The Emperor-King of Austro-Hungary
Dec. 29, 1877

"Austria"
H.M. The King of Italy
H.M. The King of Italy
Aug. 3, 1878

"Italy"
$50
HRH The Prince of Wales Edward VII Dec 14 1878
HRH The Prince of Wale,s Edward
Dec. 14, 1878

no caption
$100

The Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot
The Earl of
Shrewsbury and Talbot

July 17, 1880

"'the premier Earl"

M. Jean Baptiste Leon Say
M. Jean Baptiste Leon Say
Dec. 4, 1880

"'President No. 3"
$30
His Highness Ismail Pacha
His Highness Ismail Pacha
May 7, 1881

"The ex-Khedive"
$65

Cetewayo
Cetewayo
August 26, 1882

"Restored"
$80

The Right Hon. Lord Charles William Brudenell-Bruce
The Right Hon. Lord Charles William
Brudenell-Bruce

Sept. 16, 1882

"'Marlborough"
$34
His Highness The Maharajah Duleep Singh
His Highness The Maharajah Duleep Singh
Nov. 18, 1882

"'the Maharajah"
$120
Arabi Pasha
Arabi Pasha
Jan. 6, 1883

"Ahmed Arabi the Egyptian"
$45
H.H. Mehemed Tewfik Pasha, Khedive of Egypt
H.H. Mehemed Tewfik Pasha, Khedive of Egypt
Jan. 20, 1883

"The Khedive"
$45
H.R.H. The Duke D'Aumale
H.R.H. The Duke D'Aumale
Sept. 27, 1884

"the Orleans Family"
His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, Emperor  and Autocrat of All the Russias
His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias
Oct. 11, 1884

"my august master"
$60
The Mahraj Sir Pertab Sing
The Mahraj Sir Pertab Sing
Aug. 27, 1887

"Jodhpore"
$75
Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward
Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward
Oct. 13, 1888

"Eddie"
H.S.H. Prince Demtrey Soltykoff
H.S.H. Prince Demtrey Soltykoff
July 6, 1889

"Prince Soltykoff"
$32
M. Marie Francois Sadi Carnot
M. Marie Francois Sadi Carnot
Sept. 21, 1889

"President of the French Republic"
$32
H.R.H. The Duke of Orleans
H.R.H. The Duke of Orleans
April 12, 1890

"1er Conscrit de France"
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert KG
May 24, 1890

"Our Sailor Prince"
$60
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Aug. 2, 1890

"Our Soldier Prince"
$65
Prince Henri Eugene Philippe Louis D'Orleans, Duc D'Aumale
Prince Henri Eugene Philippe Louis D'Orleans, Duc D'Aumale
Feb. 28, 1891

"The duc d'Aumale"
$40
The Emporer of Morocco
The Emporer of Morocco
July 4, 1891

"The Emporer of Morocco"
$55
Sultan of Johore
Sultan of Johore
Oct. 17, 1891

"Johore"
The King of Spain
Alphonzo VIII, The King of Spain
Jan. 21, 1893

"A born King"
$40
M. Pierre Paul Casimir-Perier
M. Pierre Paul
Casimir-Perier

Aug. 30, 1894

"The French Republic"
$45
M. Francois Felix Faure
M. Francois Felix Faure
April 18, 1895

"The eminently respectable"
$35
Le Prince de Sagan
Le Prince de Sagan
Aug. 1, 1895

"Le Prince du Chic"
$40

H.R.H. The Crown Prince of Denmark
H.R.H. The Crown Prince of Denmark
Dec. 12, 1895

"H.R.H. The Crown Prince of Denmark"

$40


Queen Victoria
Her Majesty the Queen Empress
[Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Number]

June 17, 1897

"A Cimiez. Promenade matinale"

$60

 

Prince Henry of Orleans
Prince Henry of Orleans
Sept. 30, 1897

"Prince Henry of Orleans"

$60

M. Felix Jules Meline
M. Felix Jules Meline
Jan. 27, 1898

"a Premier of France"

$40

Sir Charles Anthony Brooke
Sir Charles Anthony Brooke
Jan. 19, 1899

"Sarawak"
The President of the French Republic
The President of the French Republic
May 18, 1899

"the new French President"
$45
Prince Victor Jerome Frederic Napoleon
Prince Victor Jerome Frederic Napoleon
June 1, 1899

"Victor"
$45

Stephanus Paulus Kruger
Stephanus Paulus Kruger
March 8, 1900

"Oom Paul"

$65

 

The Marquess (Marquis) of Bute
The Marquess of Bute
April 14, 1900

"The Bute"
$50
Mr. Martinus Theunis Steyn
Mr. Martinus Theunis Steyn
Aug. 9, 1900

"ex-President Steyn"
$45

The Gaekwar of Baroda
The Gaekwar of Baroda
Jan. 3, 1901


"The Gaekwar"

$100


Queen Victoria
Her Majesty the Queen-Empress
[Queen Victoria]

Jan. 31, 1901

[no caption—special death memorial black and white print]

$50

(see also June 17, 1897 above)

The Maharajah of Cuch Behar
The Maharajah of Cuch Behar
Dec. 26, 1901


"Cuch Bejar"

$55

The Maharajah of Cuch Behar
H.S.H. The Duke of Teck, G.C.V.O.
May 29, 1902


the Duke of Teck

$40

His Majesty King Edward VII
His Majesty King Edward VII
June 19, 1902


His Majesty The King

$65

The King of Italy
The King of Italy
June 26, 1902


"Italia"


$100


sold Major HSH Prince Francis Joseph Leopold Frederick of Teck, K.C.V.O., D.S.O.
Major HSH Prince Francis Joseph Leopold Frederick of Teck, K.C.V.O., D.S.O.
July 17, 1902


"Frank"


$100


Muzaffer-Ed-Din, Shah of Persia
Muzaffer-Ed-Din,
Shah of Persia

Jan. 29, 1903

"Persia"
$45
(see condition notes)

H.H. Ras Makunan
H.H. Ras Makunan
Feb. 12, 1903

"an Abysinnian General"
$45
The Duke of Aosta
The Duke of Aosta
Nov. 12, 1903

"The Duke of Aosta"
$65

The Aga Khan
The Aga Khan

Nov. 10,1904

The Aga Khan

$150
(see condition notes)

HIH The German Crown Prince
HIH The German Crown Prince
June 1, 1905


"Oh child mayst thou be less talkative than thy father,
But in all else like him "


$75


Alfonso XIII
Alfonso XIII
May 24, 1906


"S.M. Alfonso XIII"

$65

Alfonso XIII
Michael MIchailovitch, Grand Duke of Russia

Jan 22, 1908

"Michael."

Her Majesty Queen Alexandra
H.S.H. Prince Alexander of Teck

Dec. 9,1908

H.S.H. Prince Alexander of Teck

$45

His Majesty King Edward VII
His late Majesty King Edward VII

June 2, 1910

[special death memorial print]
see also June 19, 1902 above

The Pacificator of Europe

$75

Her Majesty Queen Alexandra
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra

June 7, 1911

"Her Majesty Queen Alexandra"

$100

His Grace The Duke of Wellington KG Dec 11 1912
His Grace The Duke of Wellington, KG

Dec. 11, 1912


His Grace The Duke of Wellington, K.G.

$75

President Poincare June 25 1913
President Poincaré

June 25, 1913


Messieurs !

$75


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