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

Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £130

Estimate: £100 - £140

A post-War M.B.E. group of three awarded to H. L. Nicholson Esq., Professional and Technology Officer, Department of the Environment

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 2nd type neck badge, silver, in Royal Mint case of issue; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, extremely fine (3) £100-£140


M.B.E. London Gazette 1 January 1973: Hugh Litherland Nicholson, Professional and Technology Officer, Grade 1, Department of the Environment.

Sold with named Central Chancery letter regarding the recipient’s investiture, to take place at Buckingham Palace on 13 March 1973, in envelope addressed to ‘Hugh L. Nicholson, Esq., MBE, Farm Cottage, Westcott Road, Dorking, Surrey’, the reverse of the envelope signed ‘Best wishes Mary E. Peters’ [Lady Mary Elizabeth Peters, L.G., C.H., D.B.E., the Olympic Gold Medallist, who had also been appointed M.B.E. in the 1973 New Year’s Honours’ List, and who presumably was also at the same investiture].