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R.A.F Hero's Medals Go for Big Money at Spink
Apr 19 2007

Today Spink auctioned the remarkable and unique Medal Group of Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil Embry. After an intense bidding battle the group was sold to Michael Naxton, an agent, for £155,350. The sheer scale of his medal group, a total of 18, was truly remarkable. They represent innumerable acts of heroism and are a symbol of daring deeds performed by Embry over the course of his spectacular military career. Described as "both charming and rude, prejudiced and broad-minded, pliable and obstin...

The Most Noble Order of the Garter
Nov 24 2005

On 24th November 2005, Spink sold The Most Noble Order of the Garter, a superb lesser George Garter Jewel, by Santarelli Sold for £28,750. The Order was possibly acquired by either Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort, for use on the occassion of his installation at St. George's Chapel, Windsor 29.5.1801, or by his son Henry Charles, 6th Duke of Beaufort, Installed 23.4.1805. The maker Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1769-1826), was a gem engraver, modeller in wax, and medallist, who worked at t...