Lot 2034

Previous image preload Next image preload


(1863-1914) Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia. Assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, his death was the spark igniting World War I. Very rare original photograph 6.5 x 9 in. sepia, matted, showing Ferdinand with his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and their three children in a portrait taken outside. Together with: two original sepia photographs, 4 x 6 in. sepia, matted, formal portraits of Ferdinand and Sophie individually by Atelier Aurora, Vienna; an original photograph of Ferdinand standing in a snowy landscape, 4.5 x 6 in. sepia, matted; and six real-photo postcards of Ferdinand, his family, and palace, sent to to various recipients in 1913. Finally, the lot includes a copy of the June 28, 1964 British Sunday Times magazine, featuring an article regarding the Archduke's assassination. Photos bear foxing and wear to mats, overall very good.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Paypal, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


*SEE ADITTIONAL SHIPPING ABOVE* -Shipments are sent via FedEx and DHL (for most overseas shipments) or FedEx Ground at the auctioneer's option. Due to complications from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will ship with USPS Priority Mail only if the buyer submits their request to us in writing and accepts responsibility for delayed shipments. Signature is always required, unless other arrangements are made. Handling and shipping charges will be added to the invoice in one entry. Buyers should be aware that large, framed, fragile or odd shaped items can incur substantial shipping and packing charges. International shipments are invoiced by DIMENSIONAL weight, not the item weight. Please contact us for an estimate before bidding NOTE: Large, heavy or bulky items may not be shipped by the auctioneer - arrangements for shipping of these items via a third-party shipper may be arranged through the auction house. Customers who supply their own courier account number will still be charged a handling fee. Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipments after receipt of payment due to the high volume of packages being shipped.

June 16, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $999,999 $10,000
$1,000,000 $1,999,999 $50,000
$2,000,000 + $100,000