British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £160

Estimate: £120 - £150

Montrose Horticultural Society, a silver award medal by G. Glenny for W.J. Taylor, named (Miss Beattie, 1838), 38mm; Duthie Park Grand Floral Fete, a silver award medal by Ottley, named (J.T. Reardon, Bandmaster, 1st Batt. Royal Scots Fusiliers, for Excellent Musical Performances, 5th & 6th August 1892), 41mm; Dornoch Horticultural Society, a silver award medal by Ottley, named (Presented by Mr and Mrs Carnegie to the most successful Exhibitor in the Cottager Class, won by Mr James Gauld, Golspie, August 1905), 44mm; Rothesay Horticultural Society, a silver-gilt award medal, named (1913, Presented by Sir Norman Lamont of Knockdow, Won by James Lamont), hallmarked jd Birmingham 1913, 45mm; Newtyle Horticultural Society, President’s Medal, a silver-gilt award by A. Allen & Son, named (1929, D. Drummond), hallmarked Birmingham 1928, 38mm; Horticulture, a silver-gilt award medal by W.J. Dingley, named (T. Smith & Sons, Roses, Falkirk 1931), hallmarked Birmingham 1929, 38mm; Hunt & Thyne Ltd, Dundee, a silver award medal, unsigned, named (W.F. Paton, 1937), 32mm; Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, a gilt (or gold?) award badge, named (Robert A. Wakefield, 1965), 26mm [8]. First good fine, others very fine and better; 1913 award in case of issue £120-150

Footnote

Sir Norman Lamont, 2nd Bt (1869-1949), Knockdow, Argyll; as he was unmarried, it is presumed that the recipient of his medal, James Lamont, was not a direct relation, although he (Norman) was keenly interested in the Lamont clan and its history