Medals for Services at Sea from the Collection of the Late Oliver Stirling Lee

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Date of Auction: 2nd March 2005

Sold for £190

Estimate: £80 - £100

Ashantee 1873-74, no clasp (J. P. Collom, Shipts. Appce., H.M.S. Druid, 73-74) second initial officially corrected, edge nicks and minor contact marks, very fine £80-100


John P. Collom was born at Sheerness, Kent in January 1852, and, in his capacity as a dockyard apprentice at the same place, served aboard H.M.S. Druid from February 1872 until January 1874, when he transferred to the Rattlesnake for his passage home to England. On arrival, he returned to his earlier employment at Sheerness.