British Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 11th June 2014

Sold for £260

Estimate: £150 - £200

Edward VII, Coronation, 1902, a silver medal by G. Frampton for the Birmingham Mint, 51mm (W & E 4435.16; BHM 3767); Earl of Derby Elected Guild Mayor of Preston, 1902, a bronze medal by Spink, 51mm (BHM 3870); 700th Anniversary of the Founding of Liverpool, 1907, a bronze medal by C.J. Allen, 64mm (BHM 3952; E 1898); Opening of Lancaster Town Hall, 1909, medals (2), in silver and copper, unsigned [Bromsgrove Guild], 44mm (BHM 3979); Memorial to Edith Cavell and Marie Depage, 1915, a bronze medal by A. Bonnetain for Fonson, 60mm (BHM 4115; E 1943); Lord Kitchener Memorial, 1916, a uniface striking of the obv. of the bronze medal by J.-P. Legastelois, founder’s marks 80 on the back, 68mm (BHM 4120; E 1952); British Empire Exhibition, 1924, a bronze medal by B. Mackennal and P. Metcalfe, 51mm (BHM 4193; E 1987); National Rifle Association, King’s Trophy, 1925, a bronze medal by P. Metcalfe, 50mm, edge stamped specimen (E 2002); Centenary of Gordon Boys’ Home, 1926, a bronze medal by P. Metcalfe, 50mm, edge stamped specimen; 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 1955, a bronze medal by P. Vincze, 58mm (E 2095); Visit of Margaret Thatcher to the Falkland Islands, 1983, a bronze medal by P. Nathan for Spink, 57mm, edge stamped 140 (E 2143); together with other British medals (6) [18]. Very fine and better; nine in cases of issue £150-200


Provenance: 1925 and 1926 medals DNW Auction 42, 8 September 1999, lot 1569