Lot Number: 49

Estimate: £700 - £1000

The Charles and Diana Marriage fan, limited edition number 18 of the 20 made to celebrate the marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer on July 29th 1981, marketed by the Fan Circle International, three white ostrich feathers, the heraldic badge of the heir apparent, mounted on a silver hallmarked (London TD) handle, the number 18 on the knop, by the jeweller and goldsmith Thomas Dobbie and his wife Margaret, , bearing the gilt crest and motto of the Prince of Wales on one side and the date of the wedding and the logo of the Fan Circle International on the other, with fitted box and all documentation from the ordering of the item to delivery, including the invoice, the purchase price being ?250.00, and a photocopy, source unknown, of a photograph of Princess Diana carrying her own slightly different version of the fan (which had been commissioned for her from the Dobbies by Leonard G Kingdom, Master of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers (WCFM) in 1980 as his own special gift on her marriage) , whilst attending a dinner given in London by the WCFM on 12/12/1985, the Master at that time, John Shelton, in attendance.