Lot Archive


№ 777


21 September 1994

Hammer Price:

United Grand Lodge, Certificate (The Right Honourable Earl of Zetland, Grand Master), to David Spence, dated 1856, signed William White (General Secretary)

David Spence (Troop Serjeant-Major, 9th Lancers) was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous gallantry at Shumshabad in going to the assistance of Private Kidd and bringing him out from a large quantity of rebels (London Gazette, 24th December, 1858). Sold with a photograph of Spence’s group, a copy of the Christie catalogue (November 10th, 1959) which contained the group, and other details of the action at Shumshabad.