Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals

Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (13 May 2015) Catalogue Cover

Named Collections

James N Spencer

James N Spencer

James Spencer was born in 1946 into a family of auctioneers based at Retford, Nottinghamshire. The family firm, Henry Spencer & Sons, founded in 1840, bore the name of his great-grandfather. James' father, Rupert Spencer, had developed the fine arts side of the firm, so James grew up in an atmos...
John Richard Law

John Richard Law

Richard Law was born John Richard on 3 June 1943, the second of three sons of Harry and Nancy Law, in Lindley, Huddersfield, where he spent the rest of his life, only a stones-throw from the house he grew up in.When Richard left school he took a job in the textile business, learning about wool blend...

Special Collections

A Collection of Medals and Tokens Relating to S.M.S. Emden, the Property of a Gentleman

A Collection of Medals and Tokens Relating to S.M.S. Emden, the Property of a Gentleman

S.M.S. Emden, a Dresden class light cruiser, was built at the Imperial dockyard at Danzig and launched in July 1909. The vessel was part of the German East Asia squadron, based in Tsingtao, and in 1913 came under the command of Ka...