A fine Collection of Medals to Members of the Royal Household

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Date of Auction: 28th March 2012

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £700 - £800

A Royal Household Faithful Service Medal awarded to William Miles, Tapissier at Osborne
Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, V.R. (To William Miles, Tapissier at Osborne for Faithful Services to the Queen during 31 Years, 1879) slight edge bruising, nearly extremely fine £700-800

Footnote

William Miles was born on 1 March 1815. He was employed on the Inspector’s Staff at Windsor from 1848. He was appointed Tapissier (upholsterer) at Windsor Castle in 1862 and at Osborne in 1876. He was presented with the Royal Household Faithful Service Medal in 1879. Miles retired due to ill-health in December 1881. He drowned in the Thames at Clewer near Windsor on 8 March 1882. A photograph of Miles appears in Royal Service, Vol. III, by David Stanley.

For his son’s medals, see lot 817.