A Fine Collection of Royal Household Awards

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Date of Auction: 4th December 2001

Sold for £600

Estimate: £600 - £700

Thirteen: Marjory Dewar, Head Housemaid on the Belgian Floor, Buckingham Palace

The Royal Victorian Medal, G.VI.R., Silver, 1st issue, in case and outer box of issue; Jubilee 1935, in box of issue; Coronation 1937, in box of issue; Coronation 1953, in box of issue; Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., suspension dated ‘1913-1933’, with two bars, ‘Thirty Years’ and ‘Forty Years’ (Marjory Dewar) in case of issue; Denmark, Medal of Recompense, Frederick IX, silver, in case of issue; Sweden, Court Medal, Gustav VI, silver, in box of issue; Portugal, Visit to London 1955, silver, in case of issue; Iraq, Medal of the Order of Al Rafidain, silver; Republic of Germany, Medal of the Order of Merit, gilt and enamel, in case of issue; Italy, Visit to London 1958, bronze, in case of issue; Iran, Houmayoun Medal, silver, in case of issue; France, Medal of Honour, silver, in case of issue, extremely fine (13) £600-700


R.V.M. awarded 2 June 1943: Housemaid, Buckingham Palace.

Marjory Carmichael Dewar was born in 1892 and joined the Royal household in 1913. She was promoted Housemaid 2nd class in 1923 and eventually became Head Housemaid on the Belgian Floor of Buckingham Palace in 1929. She retired in 1960 and died in 1965.

Sold with various original documents, including award certificates for the R.V.M., Coronation Medals, 30 and 40 years clasps, and warrants of appointment or restricted permission to wear letters for all foreign awards.