A Collection of Medals Relating to Aviation, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £40

Estimate: £60 - £80

France, Siège de Paris, 1871, a silver-gilt award medal by C.J-M. Degeorge for the Ministère de la Guerre, un-named, female figure seated on the side of a cannon, a carrier-pigeon flying into her arms, balloon in air behind, rev. pigeon coop, 62mm (PBE 345; CGMP p.122; Malpas 95; BDM I, 544; BM Acq. 1983-7, p.19, 48). Good very fine £60-£80


Provenance: H-P. Wipfler Collection, DNW Auction 70C, 11 July 2006, lot 2460