Auction Catalogue

31 March 2010

Starting at 10:00 AM


British and World Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

Washington Mayfair Hotel  London  W1J 5HE

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№ 337


31 March 2010

Hammer Price:

National Canine Defence League Medal, bronze (Presented to “Grissel” for saving a child from drowning 1912) complete with brooch bar, good very fine £200-250

In A Dog is for Life, Celebrating the first 100 years of the National Canine Defence League, by Peter Ballard, is a photograph of the sheep dog ‘Grissel’ and its owner, with the caption, ‘Dr St. Vincent-Ryan and Grissel, winner of the League’s medal in 1913 for rescuing a 31/2 year-old boy from a pond in Wansworth, London’. With a photocopy of the illustration.