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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 9 months ago #73585

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Known examples:

William Robert ARNELL
Sold through Bonhams, 23/11/2016.

George William BATES
Offered by Harland Medals, 28/09/2017 (£3,200).

B. DOE
Sold through Dix Noonan Webb, 11/12/2013, (£2,300, with QSA).

Samuel George Reginald HORSFORD
Sold through Dix Noonan Webb, 20/08/2020 (Jack Webb Collection).

Arthur Thomas LAMBERT
Sold through Dix Noonan Webb, 20/08/2020 (Jack Webb Collection).

W.G.P. STANBURY
Constantine Collection.

George Robert WEBB
Sold through Dix Noonan Webb, 29/11/1996 (£240), Spink, 21/10/1999 (£380) & Dix Noonan Webb, 19/06/2013 (£3,200).

Ernest George WESTACOTT
Held in the Collection of the National Army Museum, London (1997-11-33). This example illustrated in Hibbard and Hern.

John James WHYNTIE
Held in the Collection of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, NZ.
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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 9 months ago #73587

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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 9 months ago #73588

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One of the members here has been in contact with the owner of the bar, but he's not interested in parting company with the roll of honour. We think it ended up in the US after Willesden Town Hall was demolished; presumably the building was sold "with contents," which were later auctioned off.

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This intriguing report in the Kilburn Times (7th March 1902) notes that a quantity of "C.I.V. medals" were stolen during a burglary at the Willesden Council offices on 1st March 1902.
Were these Willesden tribute medals or were they Frampton C.I.V. medallions? The former seems more likely, as I can see no reason why the council would have been holding a batch of City of London medallions. Perhaps the fact that the majority of recipients of the Willesden badge had been members of the C.I.V. led to the confusion. Could this mean that there are medals out there that never reached the intended recipients?

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Willesden tribute medal 1 year 9 months ago #73590

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Neville_C wrote: This intriguing report in the Kilburn Times (7th March 1902) notes that a quantity of "C.I.V. medals" were stolen during a burglary at the Willesden Council offices on 1st March 1902.
Were these Willesden tribute medals or were they Frampton C.I.V. medallions? The former seems more likely, as I can see no reason why the council would have been holding a batch of City of London medallions. Perhaps the fact that the majority of recipients of the Willesden badge had been members of the C.I.V. led to the confusion. Could this mean that there are medals out there that never reached the intended recipients?


I would think that they would have been melted down within a few days of the theft.......

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