Colonel Eaton’s Medal Collection with buyers and prices realised when sold in 1930.
Catalogue of British and Foreign War Medals, Crosses, Decorations, and Miscellaneous Medals in the Collection of Lieut.-Col. H. F. Eaton. W. S. Johnson [London] 1880 1st edition small 4to [9½ x 7½ ins]
[viii], 211pp. Contemporary brown half leather gilt with green title label gilt, usual rubbing and minor wear but a very sound copy, old shelf label and partially erased owner’s marks to front pastedown, signed manuscript presentation letter from Colonel Eaton tipped to a blank before the title page. A note in ink at the top of the first page of the collection notes: This collection was sold at Glendinning’s – July 1930 and the vast majority of the catalogue has the price realised at that sale next to the left of each medal and the pruchaser at the right making it an unusually useful record of one of the most important early collections of nineteenth century war medals. This amazing collection was held in twelve cases (listed in one of the illustrations we provide] and had outstanding range and depth with over 80 Waterloo Medals, 21 Army of India, numerous first Military General Service and Naval General Service. There were no illustrations in this volume. feb9//1
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