A Fine Collection of Royal Household Awards

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2001

Sold for £380

Estimate: £400 - £500

Seven: Edward John Seymour, Attendant in the Royal Apartments, Windsor Castle

The Royal Victorian Medal, G.VI.R., Silver, 1st issue; Jubilee 1897, bronze; Coronation 1902, bronze; Coronation 1911; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue, suspension dated ‘1910-1930’ (E. J. Seymour) together with a related silver bon-bon dish signed Wolfers, 110mm, the centre engraved with crowned monogram ‘B’, generally good very fine (8) £400-500


R.V.M. awarded 9 June 1938: Shower, State Appartments Windsor, Lord Chamberlain’s Office.

Edward John Seymour entered service in 1891 and retired on 1 September 1938. He was an Attendant in the Royal Apartments at Windsor Castle and was one of a family of Royal servants stretching back several generations. There were two brothers named Seymour, John Brown Seymour and Thomas Seymour who were travelling Tapissiers to Queen Victoria. Their principal function when the Queen travelled was to transport and erect her bed which she always took with her. Sold with two news cuttings relating to the award of his R.V.M. and Faithful Service Medal.