Railwayana appears to be going from strength to strength, with a Railway Lamp recently realising £600 and two Totems selling well, that for Attercliffe Road made £1,200 and for Burston, £1250.
Two groups of medals have been sold to appropriate museums. A Diss Volunteer Infantry medal of 1811 [£600] has found a permanent home in the museum there and a Canadian Expeditionary Force Family Group [£2,000] is in its rightful place in the museum at Chilliwack, British Columbia. The Waterloo Medal awarded to Ensign Robert Martin of the 28th Regiment of Foot was sold for £7,250 on 20th March.
An outstanding World War II Distinguished Flying Medal group of seven, awarded to Sergeant H.E. McAllister with Log Book [16 Squadron S.O.E.], is being offered at the sale on 27th April at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich. The group includes the Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 clasp Air Crew Europe Star, Defence and 1939-45 Medals.
A very important collection of American coins is also being offered in the Auction on 27th April. The Nicholas A. Forster Collection of early United States Copper Cents 1816-1839 has been formed over many years and will be of interest to other specialist collectors.
In the near future James will be holding an auction of books including a library which has been formed over several generations by an Ayrshire farming family, together with items from two notable Norfolk collectors. There will also be an auction including a very valuable collection of stamps and postal history. On-line bidding is available at all our sales through: www.the-saleroom.com. The catalogues will be available online approx 2 weeks before each sale.