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Sale of medals charting global warfare in late 19th – early 20th Centuries

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Collectors of medals and militaria take note – an impressive collection of late 19th and early 20th century medals and related ephemera is set to sell at West Midlands auctioneers Cuttlestones’ Friday, 24th February Specialist Collectors’ Sale. Part of a strong militaria section of some 50 lots, they are likely to appeal to serious medal collectors and those with an interest in British military history; presenting the opportunity to buy a comprehensive collection outright or to make valuable additions to an existing collection.

Among the lots are examples of both the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) and a collection of military items, including clothing.

What makes the collection particularly interesting, however, is the fact that it has medals from a variety of overseas conflicts from the late 18th Century; illustrating the reach of the British Empire during these turbulent times. Highlights include various medals from the British Afghan war (1878-1880), an India ‘General Service Medal’ Bar awarded for service in Afghanistan 1919, several medals presented during the Boer War in South Africa (late 1800s) and numerous WWI and WWII issue medals.

The medals will come under the hammer at Cuttlestones’ Wolverhampton Auction Rooms during next Specialist Collectors’ Sale. The catalogue, containing full lot descriptions and photos, will be available at from Friday, 17th February.


The sale will commence at 10am on Friday, 24th February with live online, telephone and commission bidding options available for those unable to attend. For further details call 01902 421985.

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