Among the array of historic medals in our Antiques, Silver, and Collectables sale, is this WWII medal group to Squadron Leader Edward John Greenleaf.
Edward John Greenleaf was a distinguished member of the RAF in the 1930’s. One of the key squadron members leading up to the end of the second world war, Edward John Greenleaf (Johnnie), performed superbly during his entrance exams and became an established flyer during a time of crisis. So much so, Johnnie Greenleaf was deployed to drop mines in the Kiel Canal in Germany, towards the end of the war. The mission was critically dangerous due to the sheer resistance and protection from German troops and searchlights.
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Heroic acts of bravery are often commended in the issuing of a medal; in order to acknowledge and reward those who have gone above and beyond in the face of danger. Medals for saving life are either officially awarded by the government or by organisations and individuals.
The first official award by the British Government was the Sea Gallantry Medal in 1841, followed by the Albert Medal which Fellows have sold on two occasions in 2013 (Lot 352 & Lot 396). Both of these are 2nd Class bronze examples which were issued for gallantry at sea and land, denoted by the different coloured ribbons.
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So you have had a clean out of the attic and have found a box full of enamel eggs? You have inherited a ring your granny wore every day who swore it was a “lump of glass”? You have found a watch in a draw and think it might be worth something?
Well, we would be delighted to tell you that you have a box full of lost Fabergé eggs; a 25ct diamond; and a Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona! However, we’ll also look at anything you have that falls within our specialist auctions:
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Lovers of Scandinavian design will be spoilt for choice in this auction. Featuring iconic styles such as Legacy, Bloom, Alfredo and Leaf, this sale of homeware and gifts has an array of items from across Georg Jensen’s current and legacy ranges.
The wide variation of items means that there is something for all price points -starting at the humble key rings and phone charms, all the way up to large ice buckets and cutlery sets.
There are special ranges designed and distributed for occasions, such as Christmas, as well as discontinued lines. The contemporary pieces are priced extremely competitively; one only has to look at well-known high-street retailers to see the drastic price differences.
Sale highlights come from the Bernadotte line. The result of collaboration between Prince Sigvard Bernadotte and Georg Jensen, the range that is still being sold today has its roots in the pre-war 1930s.
Lot 152 – Georg Jensen, Bernadotte, Thermo Jug, Chrome-plated stainless steel, designed by Sigvard Bernadotte.
The Legacy and Bloom ranges are instantly recognisable as Jensen, each with their own designs but both effortlessly cool additions to any stylish home. Start or add to an existing collection with simple pieces like oil and vinegar sets as well as serving bowls.
The whole auction will be sold as a timed sale, concluding on July 12th at 12pm. The collection is available to view online now and in person at the Birmingham saleroom at the following times:
8th July 2017 11am – 4pm
10th July 2017 10am – 4pm
11th July 2017 10am – 4pm
12th July 10am – 12pm
The Olympe Stratus handbag from Louis Vuitton’s 2007 Spring/Summer collection is a popular choice among celebrities, such as Lindsay Lohan. The slouched style fits perfectly with her casual outfit of distressed skinny jeans and white bomber jacket adding a focal point to her ensemble. The large size of the Olympe Stratus handbag along with its soft structure makes for a practical day bag, ready to be filled to the brim with your essentials plus a little extra.
In our upcoming Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale on Monday 8th May, we have a Baronet’s Badge, as part of a group of items in lot 624. The badge is accompanied by a Knight Bachelor’s Badge, and a George V Territorial Decoration.
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The Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866 – 1935) regularly features in our jewellery auctions and remains a firm favourite with buyers. In our forthcoming Antiques, Silver & Collectables sale on Monday 27th February is a selection of silverware which optimises the characteristics which have become synonymous with Danish design around the world. Continue reading
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It has been an exciting year for Fellows’ antiques and silver departments. Specialists Mark and Naomi run through their highlights of the year. Continue reading
On Monday the 24th October a fantastic piece of sporting memorabilia goes under the hammer at Fellows Auctioneers in Birmingham.
Lot 510 a snooker cue case believed to have belonged to the late Joe Davis, renowned snooker and English billiards player, along with an associated hand spliced ‘Joe Davis Promotional Championship cue, a wooden cased set of snooker balls, a bound volume of ‘How I Play snooker’ signed Joe Davis, and other snooker related items is offered with an auction estimate of £2,000 to £2,500.
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