Medals Related To Canals and Shipping from the Stanley Holland Collection

Date of Auction: 16th June 2010

Sold for £190

Estimate: £70 - £90

Great Britain, Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, 1830, a white metal medal by T. Halliday, train steaming across viaduct in rural landscape, rev. arched entrance to Liverpool station within steep cuttings, 48mm (BHM 1458; E 1223; Moyaux 4; Holland p.40; cf. Swan 44); Freeing of the Toll Bridge, Gainsborough, 1932, a white metal medal, unsigned, 38mm; Opening of the Mersey Tunnel, 1934, a white metal medal by T. Fattorini, 32mm, and a uniface bronze medal, 33mm (cf. BDW 7, 631); Opening of the Fosdyke Bridge, Lincolnshire, 1990, a bronze medal, unsigned, 45mm; together with modern medals (4, three in silver), of Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, etc [9]. Generally very fine and better, but first with some minor tin pest in obverse field £70-90


Provenance: *First bt S.E. Schwer March 1989