Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £580

Estimate: £380 - £420

Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea, V.R., large, silver (William Wright, Wreck of the “Vaar” and the “Esther” on the 21st February 1892) onetime pierced for suspension, now plugged, edge bruising, contact marks, nearly very fine £380-420

Footnote

Ref. Spink Exhibition 1985, No. 102.

William Wright, boatman at Kilmore. ‘Went into the surf to assist crew of “
Vaar” and then got on board the “Esther” by means of the hauser and sent the Captain on shore’. (Ref. P.R.O. BT.261.5).