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

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Date of Auction: 20th February 2019

Sold for £60

Estimate: £100 - £120

Henri Giffard’s Balloon Ascent over Paris, 1878, a gilt-bronze medal by C. Trotin, balloon over a view of Paris, rev. legend in six lines, 51mm (Malpas 99; cf. Baudey/Bricher 1992, 8; cf. Bonhams 12.ix.96, 55). Extremely fine; with clip, ring, original ribbon and bar suspension, an attractive example £100-£120

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Provenance: DNW Auction 35, 3 April 1998, lot 525; J. Watson Collection, DNW Auction 123, 11-12 June 2014, lot 685