A double gallantry group of Great War medals are expected to sell for thousands of pounds at the Charterhouse March collector’s auction.
“The medals come to auction from a distant family relation and is the first time they have appeared on the open market.” Commented Richard Bromell. “The market for medals, militaria and coins remains strong. Over the years we have achieved some fabulous results for clients including the Dambuster Raid medals which sold for £148,000.”
The group of six medals were awarded to Acting Regimental Sergeant Major A Richard who served with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He first served in the Boer War as a sergeant where he received the Queens South Africa medal, with Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 clasps.
Having served his time in the army he was then recalled in the First World War where he was awarded the 1914-15 trio, a Distinguished Conduct Medal and a Military Medal both of which are gallantry medals. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for attacking enemy machine gun posts.
Today gallantry awards, let alone double gallantry awards, are hotly contested at auction. This group of medals is estimated at £1,500-2,000 when they go under the Charterhouse hammer in their March 5th & 6th two day collector’s auction.
Charterhouse are now accepting further entries for their two day collectors auction of medals, coins, model cars, trains, toys, dolls, stamps and other collector’s items.
For further information regarding this auction, contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Bromell with the WWI double gallantry group of medals £1,500-2,000 in the Charterhouse two day March auction