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Submariner Star & Plaque | Killed In Action | First Submarine Conflict | Historically Important

  • Submariner Star & Plaque | Killed In Action | First Submarine Conflict | Historically Important

    Submariner Star & Plaque | Killed In Action | First Submarine Conflict | Historically Important ... more


  • WWI Medal Group | 9th London Regt | 10 Downing St Boss | Historical Group

    WWI Medal Group | 9th London Regt | 10 Downing St Boss | Historical Group ... more


  • Bairnsfather Old Bill Car Mascot

    Bairnsfather Old Bill Car Mascot ... more



British Medals & Militaria

 

October 2019  Highlights


British Medal & Militaria highlights this month include two very historical medal groups, along with a fine original example of the famous Bairnsfather bronze ‘Old Bill’ car mascot.

 

 

At the start of the First World War, the Royal Navy launched their first best of type E-Class submarines. HMS E3 was the third such submarine to be constructed, and was the first submarine ever to engage in submarine against submarine conflict, when she engaged the German U-27 in October 1914. The U-27 managed to fire her torpedoes straight at HMS E3, destroying her instantly with the entire crew aboard. Stoker William Beal, was one of the crew of the HMS E3. His 1914-15 Star, and Plaque, tangible reminders of this historically important but tragic conflict.

 

 


Ernest Chamberlain fought in the First World War with the 9th London Regiment. After returning from the battlefields of France, Chamberlain started work at the Treasury, as a messenger. Highly regarded at the Treasury, Chamberlain later moved to 10 Downing St, as the Prime Minister's Messenger. By the start of the Second World War he was the Office Keeper to the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. The Chamberlain group includes his W.W.I medals, along with British Empire Medal.

 



Our third and final highlight for September, an original example of the famous Bruce Bairnsfather bronze ‘Old Bill’ car mascot. This iconic car mascot available from 1915, was sold exclusively through Smith & Sons of Portland Street, London, to the privileged classes.

 

 


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.