Friedrich III was Germany’s second Kaiser. He succeeded his father, Wilhelm I, who died in 1888. Sadly, Friedrich III, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s father, sat on the throne for just three months. In Germany he is often referred to as the “100 Day Kaiser.” During 1888, Germany had three Kaisers in little more than three months! Friedrich III was an able military commander who played an important role in Germany’s victory in the 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War. This appears to be a large envelope which has been unfolded. It measures 15 1/4″ x 11.” It is addressed to a Major Goltz. In the lower left corner Friedrich III’s bold and distinctive signature appears in black ink.