Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (7 March 2007)

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Date of Auction: 7th March 2007

Sold for £3,300

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, Martinique, Pompee 17 June 1809, Guadaloupe (Thomas Hitchcock) very fine £3000-3500

Footnote

A medal with 2 clasps (Martinique and Guadaloupe) was sold by Sotheby in February 1886, and by Glendining in March 1930 and February 1935. A second medal, described as a ‘Fraud, re-punched name’ by E. E. Needes in his comprehensive notes of the period, with the single clasp for Pompee, was offered by Sotheby in May 1926 and by Glendining in September 1926. It is probable that the first medal has been reconstituted as a three-clasp medal and is the one now offered above, correctly named in all respects.