Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.
Description: Partly-printed Document Signed, signed “Victoria R,” one page, 20.5 x 13.25 Inches, March 13, 1875. The Queen, “with a view to conclude a Postal Convention between Us and our good brother the Emperor of Brazil,” appoints “Victor Arthur Wellington Drummond Esquire, Our Acting Charge d’Affaires at Rio de Janeiro…and appoint him Our undoubted Commissioner Procurator.” Signed along the top by Victoria. Document retains its original red and silver braided chord. Drummond held several notable posts throughout his life, including Secretary of the Embassy in Vienna; Minister Resident to Kings of Bavaria and Wurttemberg; and Secretary to British Legation in Washington, DC.
Condition: In fine condition, with intersecting folds, one through a single letter of signature, and a bit of scattered light foxing around signature.
Documentation: This item is fully documented by three sources. First it has a PSA/DNA Authentication status. Its registered PSA/DNA number is #V08862 and item has been permanently marked with an invisible DNA daub that will fluoresce under a patented laser lamp. Further It means that this signature of Queen Victoria which they personally examined and is in their opinion authentic. They state that the signature(s) are consistent considering slant, flow, pen pressure, letter size and other characteristics that are typical of the other exemplars that they compared against. Second, the item will come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the famous RR Auction where item was purchased by us originally. Third you will also get a Certificate from Reel Art. You will also get a copy of the invoice from RR Auction a to further prove authenticity.
The item described is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.