A Collection of Naval General Service Medals 1793-1840

Date of Auction: 18th June 2020

Sold for £1,700

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Copenhagen 1801 (William Reid.) light edge bruising and several scuff marks, therefore nearly very fine £1,800-£2,200


Provenance: Glendining’s, December 1929; Lees Collection, Sotheby, March 1986.

William Reid is confirmed on the roll as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. Defiance at Copengagen. Another man of this name appears on the roll for Syria as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery.