The Julian Johnson Collection

Date of Auction: 10th May 2017

Sold for £850

Estimate: £600 - £800

A Royal Household R.V.M. group of ten awarded to Mr. L. W. Cleave, Tapissier at Windsor Castle

Royal Household Faithful Service Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue, suspension dated ‘1910-1930’ (L. Cleave); Royal Victorian Medal, G.V.R., silver (L. W. Cleave Jan. 1st. 1917); Jubilee 1897, silver (L. W. Cleave. Windsor Castle.); Coronation 1902, bronze; Coronation 1911; Jubilee 1935; Italy, Kingdom, Vittorio Emmanuel III Medal for Recompense, silver; Portugal, Kingdom, Carlos I Coronation Medal 1889, silver; Spain, Kingdom, Merit Cross, silver, with crown suspension; Greece, Kingdom, George I Royal Household Medal, silver, mounted court style, light contact marks, very fine (10) £600-800


Leopold William Cleave was born in Berkshire in 1866 and served in the Royal Household as Tapissier at Windsor Castle. He was awarded the Royal Victorian Medal in silver on 1 January 1917, and received his Royal Household Faithful Service Medal in 1930.