A fine Collection of Medals to Members of the Royal Household

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Date of Auction: 28th March 2012

Sold for £1,300

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

An R.V.M. group of fourteen awarded to Principal Gentleman Porter George Scott

Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., suspension dated ‘1910-1930’ (G. Scott); Jubilee 1897, bronze; Coronation 1902, bronze; Coronation 1911, silver; Jubilee 1935, silver; Royal Victorian Medal, G.V.R., silver; Greece, Royal Household Medal, George I, silver; Russia, Medal for Zeal, Nicholas II, small, silver, on ‘St. Stanislas’ ribbon; France, Medal of Honour, silver-gilt; France, Medal of Honour, reverse embossed, 1908’; Spain, Order of Isabella the Catholic, Medal of the Order, bronze; Portugal, Coronation 1889, Carlos I, bronze; Sweden and Norway, Royal Household Medal, Oscar II, silver; Italy, Royal Service Medal, Vittorio Emanuele III, silver, mounted court style for wear, second with heavy contact marks, but generally good very fine (14) £800-1000


George Alexander Scott was born on 19 March 1863 and entered service as a Footman on 7 March 1892. He was promoted to Assistant Gentleman Porter in 1915. As a Yeoman Gentleman Porter, awarded the Royal Household Faithful Service Medal in May 1930 and the R.V.M. in Silver on 3 June 1931. In 1932 he was appointed Principal Gentleman Porter. The French Medal of Honour with the dated reverse, was awarded on the occasion of the state visit to England by the President of France, M. Armand Fallières. Scott retired on 20 July 1936 and died on 17 April 1939.

With R.V.M. bestowal document; French Medal of Honour in gold, bestowal document (1927) and Buckingham Palace ‘Permission to Wear’ documents for the French Medal of Honour (1927) and the Italian Royal Service Medal (1924).