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Posted 01/14/2018   12:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jhdijkstra to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
I have been digging through some of my postal history and postcards recently (mainly for organizational purposes) and found these interesting letter heads, and letter that seem to be for and originated from the half brother of the King of Spain. However, after quite a bit of research, I can't seem to find anything about him. Nor, can I find any information in regards to the seals used on the letters.

Here are the scans if anyone is interested in reviewing:

Letter 1:



Letter 2:



Letter 3:



US News Article:


They misspelled his name. Also, the Majestic (RMS Majestic) mentioned was an ocean liner that would run between Southhampton, UK and New York, US and was formerly known as the SS Bismarck.

Verification of Newspaper .. the back shows it well.


The content of one of the letters in Greek. It seems to me that someone was requesting a large sum of money .. especially for 1933:



Anyways, I thought I would share it as it interested me quite a bit. Also, if anybody knows more information about Don Louis de Bourbon, feel free to share. It is not exactly stamp history, but the postal history overall was quite exciting to learn.
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Posted 01/14/2018   01:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting stuff jhdijkstra

He may be a pretender:

https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blo...elp-for.html

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...earchLimits=


There is a New York Times article but you have to be a subscriber.


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Edited by Bobby De La Rue - 01/14/2018 01:34 am
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Posted 01/14/2018   01:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhdijkstra to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
He may be a pretender:


Haha, that could very well be true! It would also explain why I could not find any information when searching for the Spanish royal families and heirs.
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Edited by jhdijkstra - 01/14/2018 01:36 am
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Posted 01/15/2018   02:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The site below shows 2 illegitimate sons of Alfonso XII, Alfonso and Fernando, both born before Alfonso XIII. Their mother, Elena Sanz, was a Spanish opera singer.
Scroll down to numbers 4 and 5 near the bottom.

http://heinbruins.nl/Alfonso.html

I think this Don Louis de Bourbon was delusional.
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Well...Spanish Bourbons (both male and females) are well know for their "easy going" sexual behaviour. But, this doesn't seem to worry their subjects...
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