Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Medal Collection up for Auction



A collection of military medals forms part of the Charterhouse two day auction of collector’s items and antiques on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th December in Sherborne.

“The medals were collected by the family some 30 years ago. After a few house moves, the collection was relegated to the attic for safe storage until they were brought into our salerooms on a medal valuation day.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Whilst the family were aware the market for medals has moved on considerably from when they were buying, they were shocked to learn the collection is estimated to sell for £20,000 at auction today!”

The collection includes a wide selection of gallantry, other medals, orders and decorations dating from the mid 19th century through to the Korean War, with estimates from just £50 up to £1,000.

The medals are included in the first day of the auction on Tuesday 16th December, along with other medals, coins, stamps and militaria. On the second day, Wednesday 17th December, Charterhouse will be selling clocks, model trains and Dinky toys and other collector’s items.

Charterhouse is now accepting further items for this forthcoming specialist two day auction of coins, medals, stamps, clocks and collectors items in December, followed by pictures and books in January and classic motorcycles and classic cars in February.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277, via email on info@charterhouse-auction.com or call into Charterhouse in Sherborne on Tuesday 2nd December when they will be holding their next specialist coins, medals, militaria and stamps valuation day.

A World War I gallantry medal group awarded to Corporal F Smethurst 1st/5th Lancashire Fusiliers from the collection £400-600 on Tuesday 16th December

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