ALS, signed “Diana,” one page, both sides, Kensington Palace letterhead, June 13, 1991. Diana writes a thank you letter to a friend for an early birthday gift. In full: “A very special thank you for my early birthday present—I was so touched by the thought that had gone into it & its perfect, more remedies for this particular lady! You spoil me dreadfully with your friendship & support & now the arrival of an extremely generous 30th pressie!—I love it! Lots of love to you both.” At the bottom, Diana adds an apologetic postscript, “PS Pl forgive the wrong surname on envelope…I forgot!—sorry.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Diana’s hand, with the majority of the address removed and not included.
Also included is a charming pillbox, given as a Christmas gift from Diana. Colorful enamel pillbox by Halcyon Days measures almost two inches in diameter, with an image of a frog, clad in a Santa costume, skiing. Inside of the cover bears a pre-printed presentation sentiment and signature which reads, “Lots of love at Christmas from Diana 1990.” Pillbox is housed in its original box bearing Diana’s crest. Pillbox is accompanied by a photocopy of a short letter of provenance from the original recipient, with images of the gifts sent by Diana on the reverse. In fine condition. A very charming letter and personal offering typical of Diana’s well-known generosity. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.