Commemorative Medal circa 1898 Struck From Copper of Nelson's Flagship 'HMS Foudroyant' Sold on Behalf of the 'BFSS' Charity.
A good original circa 1898 Commemorative medal sold on behalf of the 'British & Foreign Sailors Society', made from copper savaged from Nelson's Royal Navy Flagship 'HMS Foudroyant' which foundered on Blackpool Sands on the 16 June 1897.
The obverse with bust of Nelson in Royal navy uniform and inscribed "Horatio, Viscount Nelson" "Born. 29th. September, 1758. Died. 21st. October, 1805."; impressed to rim with "Regd. No.311490" a Registration, Design and Patent for the year 1898.
The reverse inscribed "Foudroyant. Lord Nelson's Flagship" "Medal Struck From Copper of Vessel After Breaking Up" the centre with embossed representation of the ship in full sail, inscribed with details below "Commenced Building, 1739 Launched At Plymouth April, 1798 Wrecked at Blackpool June, 16th, 1897.". Very good condition and contained in an associated velvet lined fitted leather case from the period but with much later Biro ink inscription to the inside lid "Presented By British & Foriegn Sailors Society".
Code: 58125Price: 48.00 GBP
'Miniature Royal Navy Cannon Badge' Made From a Copper Bolt of Nelson's Flagship 'HMS Foudroyant' Sold on Behalf of the 'BFSS' Charity.
A piece of English artefacts sold on behalf of the 'British & Foreign Sailors Society', made from a copper bolt from Nelson's Royal Navy Flagship 'HMS Foudroyant' which foundered on Blackpool Sands on the 16 June 1897.
This superb rare original badge in the form of a miniature Royal Navy cannon with applied copper disc depicting an embossed representation of the ship in full sail; the reverse impressed in relief "Made From A Copper Bolt of Nelson's Flagship Foudroyant". Very good condition, complete with pin fittings, good patina.
Code: 58124Price: 120.00 GBP
'Portsmouth Navy Week' Royal Navy 'Lord Nelson' Fund Raising Celluloid Tin Button Badge
A exceptionally good original circa 1920's period 'Portsmouth Navy Week' celluloid tin button badge, depicting a portrait image of 'Lord Nelson' and sold to raise fund for one of the Royal Navy charities. Complete with original pin fitting.
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