Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £60

Estimate: £50 - £70

Great Britain, Harrogate, 1936, a silver and enamel Freeman’s badge by J. Dixon & Sons, arms of the borough, back inscribed (Presented by Mrs David Simpson to perpetuate the memory of Harrogate’s first Freeman, Alderman David Simpson, JP, Mayor of Harrogate 1895/6, 1901/2, 1922/23, 1923/24); with Freeman of Harrogate bar, named (To Alderman Richard Annakin, JP), hallmarked Birmingham 1936, 80 x 44mm. Extremely fine, attractive £50-70


Provenance: DNW Auction 45, 1 March 2000, lot 573.

David Simpson, a
builder who developed the Duchy estate in Harrogate and laid the foundation stone of the Royal Hall. was a freemason of the Doric lodge; Richard Annakin (1857-1950), building contractor and mayor of Harrogate, 1930-1