British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £200

Estimate: £100 - £150

Durham Northumberland and Newcastle on Tyne Botanical and Horticultural Society (Inst. 1824), silver award medals (2), unsigned, named (Presented to Mr Jno. Wilson, for the Six Best Pinks, July 8, 1825), 48mm (Grant p.31), by Walker & Hall, named (Newcastle Flower Show 1913, Awarded to John Wear, for 3 Leeks), hallmarked Birmingham 1906, 48mm; Durham Floral & Industrial Society, a silver award medal by T. Brewster, Durham, named (A.J. Loughton, 1898), 38mm; Shildon Horticultural Industrial & Live Stock Society (Inst. 1869), Jubilee 1922, a uniface silver award medal by Fattorini, back named (J. Walker, for Wheat Meal Loaf, 2nd Prize, 1922), 35mm; North Eastern Horticultural Society, a uniface silver-gilt award medal by Fattorini, back named (C. Engelmann Ltd, for Collection of Carnations, 1928), hallmarked Birmingham 1924, 38mm [5]. First good very fine with grey tone but a rim knock at 7 o’clock, a rare early award, others generally extremely fine; last two in cases of issue £100-150