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Byline: Mike Litherland Outhwaite & Litherland Auctioneers Kingsway Galleries, Fontenoy Street, Liverpool

Q. I HAVE two Crimea War medals similar to those shown in a recent daily Post article.

There are no ribbons attached and I don't have the history of the soldiers who owned them, but the first medal is dated 1854 and on the obverse side bears Queen Victoria's head with a clasp and the place Sebastopol on an oak leaf.

The reverse bears a warrior with an angel behind him holding a wreath over his head and Crimea written vertically.

The second medal shows on, I presume the obverse side, four flags behind a field gun which has a flag draped over it and at the side an a n c h o r.

This medal also has the name Crimea and is dated 1855. The reverse of this is bordered with a wreath and in the centre there are hieroglyphics and perhaps a date.

Are these of any value? I was given a quote of pounds 30 but if that is all they are worth I will leave them in my display cabinet.

CN Connor

A. IT APPEARS both these medals were standard issue. Everyone who fought in the Crimean War received one. The name and regiment should be stamped on the rim of the medal.

The second medal had four issues, again name and regiment should be stamped on the rim, which could make them worth even more.

At auction, both medals would be worth between pounds 150-pounds 200.

SEND your questions (ideally with pictures which cannot be returned) to Mike Litherland, What's It Worth? c/o Daily Post Features, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool L69 3EB
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 26, 2006
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