A member of one of the most famous golfing familes, Gary Alliss is a golf professional and the third generation of golfing Allisses! He has been a coin collector for almost 60 years - since he was seven years old. He had a substantial collection of coins of the reign of Stephen, which he sold about 15 years ago.
As he explained; “I decided to start buying golf medals in the 1990s, just because I am a golf professional and both my father and grandfather were professionals and both very famous!! What interested me about the golf medals was either the golf club they were from, such as The Royal Cornwall Golf Club, it ceased c1960 and as a pro I was based at Trevose GCC Cornwall for many years. Then others were from overseas clubs, the first course in Croatia for example and Cape Verde.”
Gary also bought medals as they fascinated him – such as a very rare early silver award medal for Cape Verde Islands, St Vincent Golf Club, dating from 1907, which is estimated at £40-60, and a large cast bronze plaque of an aerial view of Brioni Golf Club at Fazana in Croatia, which opened in 1922, and was said at the time to be the largest golf course on mainland Europe, is expected to fetch £120-150.
Gary Alliss is a golf professional. He was professional at Trevose GCC for 30 years then head professional at The Belfry. He is a Master Professional – known as a coach than player as he has coached young golfers from beginners to international stardom. He captained the GB & I PGA cup teams v USA in 2007 & 2009 and is part of the Sky TV commentary team covering the Europro Golf Tour. He is selling the medals as he is now semi retired and recently downsized and doesn't have space to display the items.
Due to the current COVID 19 situation, this auction will be online only and there will be no room bidding available. Customers are able to bid live online (DNW make no additional charge for this service) or leave commission bids prior to the auction. Lots may be viewed prior to the sale by appointment only.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 – THE COLLECTION OF BRITISH TOKENS FORMED BY JOHN ROSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – JEWELLERY, WATCHES, ANTIQUTIES & OBJECTS OF VERTU
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 & 2 – COINS, TOKENS AND HISTORICAL MEDALS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 - ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS AND MILITARIA
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history
In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. In 2018, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In the same year, DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.
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