Lot Archive


№ 594


8 November 1995

Estimate: £25–£35

Belgium, Emile Laude Killed at Francorchamps, 1914, bronze medal by A. Bonnetain, 51mm; together with Watermael Boitsfort, Communal Administration award medal, 1918, bronze, unsigned, named (Baronne v. Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge), 50mm; 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Yser, 1954, bronze medals (2), unsigned, both 50mm. [4]. First fine, others very fine and better (£25-35)

Emile Laude, animator and comic impersonator, was an early victim of the First World War, meeting his death at Francorchamps in the Ardennes on 8 Aug. 1914.