Charterhouse Coins Medals Stamps and Militaria Auction

. March 17, 2009

The auction of collectors items at Charterhouse in Sherborne on Friday 27th March has one of their best ever selection of coins, medals, stamps and militaria amongst the sale of 750 lots.

medals.jpg “Our collectors sales are always popular, with postcards, clocks, stamps, the weird and the wonderful, but this time we have a fantastic group of items in the militaria section with medals dating from the battle of Waterloo through the rest of the 19th century with medals from Indian, Egyptian and African wars to more modern campaigns including the Falklands and First Iraq War.” Commented Richard Bromell. “As usual, there is a good selection of First and Second World War medals with plenty of local regiments such as the West Somerset Yeomanry which we rarely come across.”

One medal group which has attracted interest from dealers and collectors, is a set of four awarded to a Royal Marine. The group comprises a Campaign Service Medal, with three bars “North Iraq & Southern Turkey, Northern Ireland, and Lebanon,” a South Atlantic Medal (or Falklands), an Afghanistan medal, and a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. Here, it is the unusual combination of the three bars on the Campaign Service Medal which is really interesting and this group of medals is estimated at £2,500-3,000. However, for those on a more modest budget, there are plenty of lots on offer for under £100, such as a leather flying jacket, with associated medals.

Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for their programme of auctions in April and May including specialist sales of pictures, books, Beswick, Doulton & other ceramics and for their next specialist sale of classic cars and motorbikes in May at The Bristol Classic Car Show over the Bank Holiday weekend. For further information regarding these sales, or to arrange a free home visit, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277.

Auction info www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk/

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