British Medals from the Collection of James Spencer

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Date of Auction: 13th May 2015

Sold for £90

Estimate: £100 - £150

Horticultural Society of London, a silver award medal after W. Wyon [1836], named (Mr John Floud for Pine Apples, June 13th 1840), 55mm (MJP p.155); Royal Horticultural Society, George Bunyard Medal, 1919, a silver award medal by J. Pinches, named (E.B. Youngs), 50mm (MJP –; cf. DNW M10, 1403), Holford Medal, a silver-gilt award by J. Pinches, named (To The Rt. Hon. Lord Swaythling for Lilies, 4th July 1939, War Token Medal), 51mm (MJP p.155) [3]. First very fine but with rim knocks, others about extremely fine and better; second in Royal Mint case £100-150


Stuart Albert Montagu, OBE, 3rd Baron Swaythling (1898-1990), JP; director of Samuel Montagu 1951-4; president of the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers 1972-3; lived Chichester. Sold with further biographical details