The John Goddard Collection of Important Naval Medals and Nelson Letters

The John Goddard Collection of Important Naval Medals and Nelson Letters (24 November 2015) Catalogue Cover

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John Goddard

John Goddard

I was introduced to medal collecting by my father, Peter, whose first purchase on 4 October 1965 was a Queen’s South Africa Medal with 27 clasps (lot 219 in DNW’s 8 September sale). He paid £5 for this – quite a sum then, especially for a medal for which only 26 clasps were a...

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Books

Books

This large collection of books naturally contains many medal collecting stalwarts, ranging from Alec Purves’ Collecting Medals and Decorations, via Gordon’s British Battles and Medals and various well-known medal Rolls...
Nelson Letters

Nelson Letters

This small collection of letters provides a wonderful chronological thread, not to the battles for which Nelson is renowned, but to his personal life, physically and emotionally. They begin with a rare right-handed letter (lot 84...