The Collection of Medals formed by The Late John Hillard

Date of Auction: 31st March 2010

Sold for £650

Estimate: £350 - £400

China 1842 (John Speed, H.M.S. Wellesley), edge nicks and contact marks, otherwise generally very fine £350-400


John Speed, who was born in Fulford, Cheshire and entered the Royal Navy in September 1837, served as an Admiral’s Steward during his time aboard H.M.S. Wellesley in the First China War. He appears to have come ashore for a final time in February 1853; sold with roll verification.