Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (13 July 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £226,595 (£271,914 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 886
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.61 and €1.13

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1486-1772 Medals of and Relating to the West Indies, from the Collection of the late Edward Roehrs, £150,040 (£180,048)
1225-1431 British Medals from the Collection of Reg Lomas, £17,700 (£21,240)
1001-1140 British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer, £15,235 (£18,282)
1725 Capture of a Spanish Treasure Ship off St Helena, 1602, a silver medal, unsigned, £11,000 (£13,200)
1682 Battle of the Saintes and La Ville de Paris, 1782, an engraved openwork gold medal, £10,000 (£12,000)
1726 Capture of the Spanish Treasure Fleet by Piet Heyn in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, 1628, a silver medal by L. van Teylingen, £9,000 (£10,800)
1683 Battle of the Saintes and La Ville de Paris and HMS Formidable, 1782, an engraved openwork gold medal, £7,800 (£9,360)
1141-1190 British Medals from the Collection of David Corrick, £7,735 (£9,282)
1727 Capture of the Spanish Treasure Fleet by Piet Heyn in Matanzas Bay, Cuba, 1629, a silver medal, unsigned, £5,200 (£6,240)
1728 Capture of Pernambuco, Brazil and other Dutch Victories, 1630, a silver medal by A. van der Wilge, £4,400 (£5,280)
1191-1217 Medals Relating to Numismatics, from the David Griffiths Collection, £4,350 (£5,220)
1729 Capture of Pernambuco, Brazil and other Dutch Victories, 1631, a silver medal by A. van der Wilge, £4,300 (£5,160)
1499 British Guiana, Faithful Service, an engraved silver slave badge, 1814, £4,000 (£4,800)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
1154 19 pieces in the lot, as described
1196 5 pieces in the lot, as described
1217 The first medal is not silver and was not made by J.R. Gaunt
1237 There are 12 base metal medals in the lot, 18 pieces in total
1375 The bronze medal is not in the lot
1380 One medal in the lot, not four
1542 This is a repoussé
1551 One medal in the lot, not three
1591 The illustration is of Lot 1592
1627 3 pieces in the lot, as described
1711 The metal is copper
1789 One silver medal in the lot, 6 pieces in total

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
1859