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Nelson Testimonial Medal 1844
Nelson Testimonial medal 1844 by Edward Avery depicting the Trafalgar Square Monument. Obverse: Nelson's bust, (left), natural hair, tied in nape. Full uniform, ribbon over left shoulder and a small fancy star on left breast. Legend, (on a garter): 'ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY.' Reverse: View of the monument, looking towards the National Gallery. Legend: 'TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE NELSON TESTIMONIAL TRAFALGAR SQUR.' Exergue: '21 OCTOBER 1844.' White metal 61mm (BHM -; Eimer -; Hardy 97; MH 531).
The Testimonial Medals were presented to 357 Greenwich Pensioners who had served at one of Nelson’s four major actions, those of St Vincent (39), Nile (35), Copenhagen (45) and Trafalgar (238), together with a gratuity of ten shillings, at a ceremony held at the Royal Greenwich Hospital on 2nd April 1845. The ceremony was originally planned to take place in Trafalgar Square but was cancelled twice due to bad weather and complaints from local tradesmen. It eventually took place at the Royal Hospital, Greenwich on 2 April 1845 and was reported, with illustrations of the ceremony , in the 'Illustrated London News' of the 12th. The Testimonial Committee of the Parishioners of St Martin-in-the-Fields funded the award.
For more details see Captain Douglas-Morris, Naval Medals, 1793-1856, pp. 49-53. He knew of fewer than ten surviving medals, one of which was paired with an NGS medal.
Pierced otherwise in Generally Very Fine condition

Code: 51848Price: 350.00 GBP


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Boer War National Commemorative Medal 1900
Obverse: Union Jack enveloping ear of wheat, shamrock, rose and thistle. Text THE QUEEN GOD BLESS HER. THIS MEDAL COMMEMORATES THE MAGNIFICENT RESPONSE OF BRITAIN’S SONS TO THE EMPIRE’S CALL TO ARMS! TRANSVAAL WAR 1899-1900. DAILY MAIL KIPLING POEM. Reverse: A wounded soldier holding a rifle, text THE NATIONAL COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL 1899-1900.
The medal was sold by Messrs Spink & Son, the proceeds going to the Daily Mail Kipling Poem War Fund to assist the widows and orphans resulting from the casualties in the South African War. BHM 3680. Silver 45.2mm diameter.
Nearly Extremely Fine condition

Code: 51843Price: 95.00 GBP


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Boer War Commemorative Medal - Keepsake
Brass gilt medal made from a Victorian farthing coin. The original coin obverse of Victoria and text. Reverse engraved BOER WAR 1899 - 1900 GB. Fitted with loop, gilt chain and pin.
In very good condition

Code: 51842Price: 22.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915, Propaganda Medal & Leaflet For French
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAY 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. Contained in fitted, light brown paper covered box. The box with an image of the Lusitania on the lid and text RMS LUSITANIA CUNARD LINE 32000 TONS SUNK ON HER RETURN JOURNEY FROM THE UNITED STATES BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE MAY 7TH 1915. With accompanying Leaflet depicting photo images of the Goetz medal a propaganda message in French text LA LUSITANIA TORPILLE. UNE VICTOIRE NAVALE ALLEMANDE?
The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act.
See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 2a1, 67.0gm, 55.0 dia
Leaflet and box in very good condition, medal about as struck in very fine condition

Code: 51841Price: 75.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915. British Propaganda Brooch
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES. With pin and hook brooch fitting.
The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act.
See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 2a1, Silver plated Iron FE, 63.0gm, 55.0mm dia
In very fine condition

Code: 51840Price: 25.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915. British Propaganda Medal Gilt
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES.
The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act.
See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 2a1, Gilt Iron FE, 73.0gm, 55.0mm dia
In very fine condition

Code: 51839Price: 25.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 May 1915. Silver Propaganda Medal
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES.
The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act.
See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Not listed in Burns, but similar to Burns 2a, AR Silver not hallmarked, 82.0gm, 56.0mm dia
Rare. In very fine condition

Code: 51838Price: 130.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 Mai 1915. USA Made Propaganda Medal
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES.
This is the so called “Pumpkin Head” variation made in the USA by Sandstrom & Mahood.
The infamy and controversy of submarine warfare reached a peak with the sinking of the Lusitania along with 1,198 passengers and crew. The allies howled about the murderous callousness of the act, and the Germans responded with a defensive righteous anger of their own. One of these German citizens was Karl Goetz, a medalist and sculptor best known for his satirical medals. When Goetz crafted the medal to vent his sarcasm he mistakenly sculpted the date “5 Mai” rather than the correct 7 Mai. The date error was capitalised by the British propaganda machine accusing the Germans of plotting to torpedo the Lusitania two days before the actual act.
The British were not the only people with strong feelings regarding the German ethics involved with the Lusitania tragedy. Gustav Sandstrom and Clarence Mahood of Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA created their own copy of Goetz’s Lusitania medal. The Sandstrom and Mahood version is distinguishable by the style of lettering, die engraving, and goofy grinning pumpkin head skeleton.
See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Burns 4b, Pewter, 87.0gm, 57.1mm dia
Medal about as struck in very fine condition

Code: 51837Price: 75.00 GBP


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Coronation of George VI 1937 Medal
Obverse the crowned bust of George VI, text GEORGE VI CROWNED 12 MAY 1937. Reverse the crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth, text QUEEN ELIZABETH 12 MAY 1937.
This was the official Commemorative medal issued by the Royal Mint. Originally costing three shillings, 87,143 of these medals were issued.
BHM 4314, AR Silver 32mm dia.
In Generally Very Fine condition

Code: 51846Price: 8.00 GBP


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Germany 1939-1945. German Cross in Silver 1941
Made by Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid, enamel with pin-back award, 63mm dia., four rivet construction, maker’s mark 4 on pin. Weight 52.8g. Small enamel flake on lower arm of swastika, the pin either replaced or re-attached during its service life - priced accordingly.
In very fine condition.

Code: 51851Price: 800.00 GBP

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