Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012) - Auction Report


Gross Total £83,345 (£100,014 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 540
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.61 and €1.23

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1072-1154 The Michael Older Collection of Historical Medals, £10,750 (£12,900)
1314-1332 A Small Collection of Olympic Medals, £7,080 (£8,496)
1001-1071 Medals from the Collection of James Spencer, £7,005 (£8,406)
1293 Royal Geographical Society, Founders Medal, in gold, awarded to Charles M. Doughty, 1912, £5,800 (£6,960)
1155-1193 Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson, £5,705 (£6,846)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
1062 Medal is in case of issue
1064 The second medal is not in the Lot, total 3 pieces
1069 New description: Fernbank Private Commercial School, Kirkcaldy, a silver award medal, bust of Isaac Pitman left, rev. named (Marion B. Young, Session 1923-24), 36mm; Pitman Schools, silver medals by A.G. Wyon (3), differing reverses, 1896, 1918 and undated, 41mm; Scottish Phonographic Association, 1897, a silver award medal, named (Alexander Angus, 150 Words a Minute), 44mm [5]. Very fine and better £80-100
1077 Copper medals (7), total 8 pieces
1084 First medal in case of issue
1086 Total 31 pieces
1088 Only the last medal is in a case
1092 Miscellaneous medals (16, two in silver), total 18 pieces
1100 Miscellaneous medals (4), total 7 pieces
1106 Base metal exhibition medals (7), total 8 pieces
1113 Other medals (6), total 31 pieces
1134 Miscellaneous medals…base metal (10), total 19 pieces
1244 Medal is glazed in lunette both sides
1353 In card box of issue
1392 Miscellaneous medals (6, one in silver), total 8 pieces
1398 Medals in cases of issue
1405 All medals are in bronze
1415 Four medals in cases of issue
1416 Miscellaneous medals (28, two in silver), total 29 pieces
1443 Modern medals (6), total 9 pieces
1449 Base metal medals, etc (25), total 37 pieces
1453 Southampton Photographic Societies (10, one in silver), total 12 pieces
1455 Educational award medals (9), total 10 pieces
1457 Medals and badges (15, all but one in silver), total 16 pieces
1461 Miscellaneous base metal medals (26), total 74 pieces
1468 Royal portrait medals…in silver (8), total 31 pieces
1469 School Attendance…silver medals (15), total 34 pieces
1470 Total 50 pieces
1477 Total 44 pieces
1496 Miscellaneous medals…(34), total 35 pieces
1497 French bronze medals and plaques (8), total 10 pieces
1515 Modern bronze medals (11), total 14 pieces
1539 Souvenir medals and medalets (30), total 53 pieces

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
1071, 1114, 1276, 1365 and 1441