• Coins, Militaria, Sporting & Tribal Art

    14th February 2019 

    The Historically significant group to The
    First Commander of the Australian Fleet, 
    Admiral Sir George Edwin Patey. 
    K.C.M.G, K.C.V.O

    Estimate: £8,000-£10,000

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  • Coins, Militaria, Tribal Art, Sporting and Maritime

    14th February 2019 

    Featuring Part II of the Peter Newall Collection of Maritime Memorabilia

     

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  • Classic Cars and Automobilia

    7th March 2019

    Rare 1993 Porsche 'Rubystone' 911 (964)
    75,000 miles

    Estimate: £110,000-£130,000

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  • Art and Design Post 1850

    21st March 2019 

    Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 - 1976)
    'Peel Park, Salford'
    Offset lithograph 

    Estimate: £2,000-£3,000

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  • Winter Fine Art

    24th January 2019 

    THE RICHMOND GOLD CUP 1802
    George III silver-gilt trophy cup,
    Maker's mark for Paul Storr, London, 1802

    Sold for £25,000 (inc buyers premium)

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  • Winter Fine Art

    24th January 2019

    PETER DE WINT (1784-1849)
    A View of York
    watercolour, 50cm x 72cm

    Sold for £11,875 (inc. buyers premium)

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Duke's to offer historically significant medal group


Duke’s forthcoming Coins, Militaria, Sporting and Tribal Art auction on 14 February 2019 includes a standout group of naval medals awarded to two members of the same West Country family, who saw active service around the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
George Edwin Patey and Sir George Edwin Patey, father and son, forged illustrious careers in the Royal Navy.  Both joined the Royal Navy at the early age of 12 years and each had notable accolades awarded to them. 
George Edwin Patey, was born in Kingsbridge, Devon, in 1814.  By 1840, he had been promoted to Lieutenant in recognition of his services off the coast of Syria, and was awarded the NGS Medal Bar Syria and the St Jean D’Acre Medal.  He is believed to have been the youngest to be promoted to Captain in the early 1850’s, at the very early age for peacetime of 37.  A number of ensuing commissions took him to the Pacific and the Mediterranean followed by appointments to Coast Guard Service boats in Harwich and then Portland, where he became seriously ill and died at Weymouth in 1862.
Admiral Sir George Edwin Patey KCMG KCVO, born just 3 years before his father’s death, followed in his footsteps. Seeing action ashore during the Anglo-Zulu War in the Naval Brigade, he earned the Zulu Medal as a Sub Lieutenant.  Rising steadily through the ranks to the post of Commander in 1894, he then served in Naval Intelligence as Assistant Director, the Prince of Wales acted as his Aide-de-Camp in the early 1900’s.  His career ascent continued following secondment to the Australian Navy.  At the outbreak of the Great War he was commanding the Australian Naval Squadron, his ship being HMAS Australia, receiving the 1914/15 Trio as a Vice Admiral.  He was promoted to full Admiral in 1918.
Sought after by collectors and museums alike, the group of medals are accompanied by a collection of ephemera. They will be on view at Duke’s, Brewery Square, Dorchester, from Saturday 9 February (01305 265 080)

 



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