Special Collections

Sold on 31 March 2010

1 part


The Collection of Medals formed by The Late John Hillard

John Mackie Hillard


№ 464 x


31 March 2010

Hammer Price:

China 1842 (John Speed, H.M.S. Wellesley), edge nicks and contact marks, otherwise generally very fine £350-400

John Speed, who was born in Fulford, Cheshire and entered the Royal Navy in September 1837, served as an Admiral’s Steward during his time aboard H.M.S. Wellesley in the First China War. He appears to have come ashore for a final time in February 1853; sold with roll verification.