Swedish & Norwegian Queen Louise’s Correspondence 1850-1871
A new book by Tomas Bjäringer RDP Hon. FRPSL and Ken Ryen, Royal Confessions to a Lifelong Friend: Swedish & Norwegian Queen Louise’s Correspondence 1850-1871 has been recently released and is available for purchase from Nordic Philately.
The so-called “Queen’s letters” caused quite a sensation when they first emerged from obscurity and received publicity in 1968. The correspondence involves a collection of classic Swedish covers from the Skilling Banco and Vapen periods, as well as a number of stampless pre-philatelic letters, all written by Crown Princess and later Queen Louise of Sweden and Norway, and sent to her governess Victoire Wauthier in The Hague.
The 196-page, A4-format book is written in English and sells for 700 SEK plus p&p (90 SEK within the Nordic region, 200 SEK to the rest of the world).