RUSSIAN MEDAL TRIUMPHS AT AUCTION
James and Sons’ first auction of 2018, held yesterday at 5 Norwich Street, Fakenham featured a Battle of Jutland medal group awarded to Chief Gunner A E Seymour. This particular group was noteworthy for containing a Russian Order of St Anne gold medal (left), only 83 of which were ever awarded.
The official starting price for the item, lot 17 in our auction, was £3,600, as our online platform, www.the-saleroom.com, sets the starting price at 60% of the lower estimate. By the time auctioneer David James had introduced the item to people this had already climbed past £5,000 due to some vigorous competition among our internet bidders. The bidding finally stopped at an incredible £8,200.