Special Collections

Sold on 6 July 2004

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Prize, Training Ship, Nursing & Other Medals from the James N. Spencer Collection

James N Spencer


№ 952


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Pangbourne Nautical College Founder’s Medal, obverse: an attractive scene of a clipper under sail; reverse: within a laurel wreath, ‘Founders’ Medal, The Nautical College Pangbourne’ (Cadet V, G. K. Webster), 45mm., silver, in F. Phillips, Aldershot fitted case of issue, extremely fine £80-100

Pangbourne Nautical College near Reading was founded by the Devitt family in 1917 to produce better educated officers for the Merchant Navy. In 1969 the College became a public school and the name was changed to Pangbourne College.

V. G. K. Webster from Sevenoaks, Kent entered the College in 1940 at the age of 13 years and left in 1943 to join the Merchant Navy. He was employed by the Port Line Steam Company until 1951.