Medals Related To Canals and Shipping from the Stanley Holland Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th June 2010

Sold for £160

Estimate: £50 - £70

The Munificence of Viscount Dudley and Ward, 1817, a white metal medal, unsigned, bust right, rev. legend in wreath, 54mm (BHM 952); Death of the Earl of Bridgewater, 1829, a copper medal by Donadio, 41mm (BHM 1340; E 1209); Opening of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, 1864, a white metal medal by J. Moore for Payne & Thompson, 38mm (BHM 2826; Holland p.44), and a small silver medalet, 16mm, engraved ‘JE’; Completion of the New Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 1871, a white metal medal by R. Allen & Son, 54mm (BHM 2924; E 1615; Holland p.43); Opening of the Bridge Connecting Small Heath with Sparkbrook, 1904, a white metal medal, unsigned, 32mm (BHM –); P.S. Aaron Manby, Tipton, 1972, medals by Vaughton for the Black Country Society (2), in silver (edge stamped 104) and bronze (edge stamped 1248), both 38mm (Holland p.48); Bicentenary of the James Watt Bloomfield Colliery Steam Engine, 1976, a bronze medal by the Black Country Society, 38mm, edge stamped 541 (Holland p.43); together with other modern medals (9, one in silver), from Wednesbury, Smethwick, Dudley, Ironbridge, etc [18]. Second, third and modern medals very fine and better, others in varied state £50-70

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Third only illustrated