A Collection of Medals formed by the Reverend Canon Nigel Nicholson, OStJ, DL

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,400

An Order of St. John group of four awarded to Nursing Sister Miss Christina A. Nicolson, Kimberley Civil Hospital

The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Serving Sister’s shoulder badge, 1st type (1892-1939), circular silver badge with white enamel cross with heraldic beasts in angles raised above the background, the reverse engraved ‘Miss C. A. Nicolson 1901’, on lady’s bow riband; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Nursing Sister C. A. Nicolson.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, no clasp (Nursing Sister C. A. Nicholson [sic].); Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’, with integral top riband bar, this engraved ‘C. A. Nicolson’; together with two small lapel badges, nearly extremely fine (4) £1,000-£1,400


Provenance: Sotheby’s, February 1990.

Miss Christina Anne Nicolson served with the Kimberley Civil Hospital in South Africa during the Boer War.

Sold with copied medal roll extracts and other research.