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Waterloo Medal | Master Of The Mint | United Services Institute

  • Waterloo Medal | Master Of The Mint | United Services Institute

    Waterloo Medal | Master Of The Mint | United Services Institute ... more


  • Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817

    Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817 ... more


  • World War II RAF Watch | Pierce Chronograph | 6E/357 | Provenance

    World War II RAF Watch | Pierce Chronograph | 6E/357 | Provenance ... more



British Medals & Militaria

 

April 2020  Highlights


Firstly, we hope all of our customers are keeping safe during these difficult times. ULRIC of ENGLAND remains open for mail-order business, and is endeavouring to give as good a service as possible in the current situation. Please bear with us if there are slight delays either contacting you, are despatching items.


 

Meanwhile, welcome to our April 2020 highlights.

 

 

 

British Medals & Militaria highlights this month, include three diverse- and collectible pieces; an outstanding Waterloo Master Of The Mint medal. An 1816 hand-coloured aquatint,  showing the capture of La Gloire. Lastly, an extremely rare World War II RAF pilots 'special missions' chronograph wristwatch.

 

 


The first highlight for March is an outstanding Waterloo Master Of The Mint medal. The medal given by The Mint to the United Services Instutute in 1816. Just thirty Waterloo Medals were given by The Master Of the Mint to institutions such as the United Services Institute, and the British Museum. Others were given to heads of government, such as the then Prime Minister, and the Chancellor. This example comes from the James Barry Gregson collection.

 


 

Our second highlight also relates to the Napoleonic period. An original aquatint showing the capture of La Gloire from Jenkins' Naval Achievements published in 1817. Engraved by Sutherland and hand-coloured by Whitcombe, this aquatint was first published on 1st June 1816. Just two Naval General service Medals were claimed and awarded for the capture of the French frigate Gloire off Brest, by the Astraea.

 

 

 

Lastly, The RAF World War II chronograph watch is made by the firm of Pierce, and bears the elusive 6E/357 Air Ministry designation to the reverse. Few chronograph watches were available to pilots of the RAF in 1941, so the pieces that were available for kept back for those taking part in special missions.

 

 

 


Lastly, do take a moment to check out our new category, Take A Pop. Here you will find heavily discounted end-of-consignments. Your chance to find a bargain without compromising quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Medal & Militaria Highlights are up-dated  around the first day of every month.


The medals and militaria which feature in our Highlights are based on customer feed-back. Please let us know your  favourite piece (or two), and we'll consider your choices in our next Highlight Review.