THE MILITARY SALE Historically Important World Medals and Militaria Go Under the Hammer in London 6th November 2013 sees Baldwin’s and Dreweatts hold the second of their bi-annual Military Sales, comprising 320 lots of Medals, Militaria and Military ephemera. The sale will be held at Dreweatts Lo
was, therefore, initially commissioned into the Royal Navy as the Royal Yacht and her crew were mainly naval personnel. Medina was provided with an extra mast, necessary to maintain Royal flag etiquette and furnished with a white hull with bands of royal blue and gold and buff funnels. Various large rooms intended for public use were redecorated as Royal apartments. The Medina left Portsmouth for India in November 1911, returning in February 1912 where she returned to Caird and Co. for refitting. She was then delivered to P&O in June 1912, she had only two years of peacetime service before the Great War broke out, but remained with P&O during the war.
The Medina was torpedoed and sunk by SM UB-31 off Start Point, Devon on 28 April 1917, today the wreck is upright with a 15 degree list to port, she is reasonably intact despite salvage of copper and passengers' baggage from forward holds, her stern is most damaged and she is sinking into the mud of the seabed, the bulkheads are collapsing and her compartments are folding down.
With a history dating back to 1872 Baldwin's is one of the largest and longest established Numismatic dealers and auction houses in the world. Our dedicated team of specialists have over 300 years combined experience covering all areas of numismatics including English, Ancient and Foreign coins, Military and Commemorative Medals, Tokens, Books and Banknotes.
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are a leading UK auctioneers of Fine and Contemporary Art, Antiques and Antiquarian Books. The firm’s history dates back over 250 years to 1759. Through Dreweatts we offer a diverse calendar of specialist sales for fine Antique Furniture, Paintings, Jewellery, Silver, Watches, Clocks, Asian Art, European Ceramics, Wine and many other Collectors categories. Bloomsbury Auctions is one of the world’s leading auctioneers of Antiquarian Books, Ancient Manuscripts, Modern First Editions, Contemporary Prints, Photographs, Prints and Maps. The group operates from two flagship salerooms, one located at Bloomsbury House in the middle of London’s Mayfair, and the other in the beautifully picturesque ‘Country House’ setting of Donnington Priory near Newbury and less than 1 hour from Heathrow Airport. In addition the group operates a saleroom in the classical city of Rome in Italy and has further salerooms in the English towns of Bristol, Godalming and Tunbridge Wells.
The merger of A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd with parent company Noble Investments (UK) PLC in 2005, and the subsequent acquisitions by them of Apex Philatelics in 2008 and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions in 2012, has seen the company expanded to become a formidable player operating at the forefront of the global collectibles market. Together we hold a diverse calendar of over 150 international auctions each year across all collecting disciplines.
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