Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 September 2008)

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Date of Auction: 25th September 2008

Sold for £330

Estimate: £250 - £300

Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea, V.R., large, bronze (Alfred Nichols, Wreck of the “Nordkap” on the 13th March 1891) nearly extremely fine £250-300

Footnote

Nordkap in distress in Atlantic 13th March 1891. Mosser put out boat which was stove in. Then put out starboard boat which rescued the crew of the Nordkap at great risk; this boat was also stove in by the Mosser’.

One silver ‘Humanity’ medal; one silver ‘Gallantry’ medal, and five bronze ‘Gallantry’ medals were awarded for this rescue. Alfred Nichols was Bosun of the S.S.
Mosser of London.