World Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 11th June 2014

Sold for £110

Estimate: £80 - £100

FRANCE, Henri Giffard’s Balloon Ascent over Paris, 1878, a gilt-bronze medal by C. Trotin, balloon over a view of Paris, rev. souvenir, etc, in 6 lines, 51mm (Malpas 99; cf. Baudey/Bricher 1992, 8; cf. Bonhams 12.ix.96, 55). Extremely fine; with clip, ring, original ribbon and bar suspension, an attractive example £80-100

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Provenance: DNW Auction 35, 3 April 1998, lot 525