An engraved advertisement dated to c.1880, £400 at Bloomsbury Auctions.

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Dated to c.1880 by Bloomsbury Auctions (25/20/12% buyer’s premium), the engraved advertisement featured in its October 31 sale of a single-owner collection of photographs and other items related to the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties of Persian and Iranian rulers.

The Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII, is seen pouring a glass of the favoured tipple for Naser ad-Din Shah Qajar, said Bloomsbury.

This promotion sold for £400.