The Brett Collection of Medals to The Buffs

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £600

Estimate: £500 - £550

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera (P. Parkin, 3rd Foot) good very fine £500-550


This medal is first recorded for sale by Sotheby in 1886 and was subsequently in the Dalrymple White Collection 1946 and the Elson Collection 1963.

Private Philip Parkin served in No. 7 Company and is shown in the muster rolls as having been taken prisoner at Albuhera.