A Small Collection of Medals to War Correspondents

Date of Auction: 16th July 2020

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,600

The unique Boxer campaign medal for the relief of Pekin awarded to Mr. W. Whittall, War Correspondent for Reuter’s Agency

China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (W. Whittall, War Correspondent) the clasp a contemporary tailor’s copy, good very fine £1,200-£1,600

Footnote

Provenance: John Tamplin Collection, Dix Noonan Webb, September 2003.

William Whittall represented Reuter’s Agency during the Boxer Rebellion, and was the only one of the ten War Correspondents in China to receive a clasp to his medal.