Medals specialist hoping to uncover ‘inspiring’ military stories at Lichfield valuations

A SPECIALIST in British medals from WW1 and WW2 will be offering free valuations in Lichfield on August 10.

Jeff Clark has been involved in the field of militaria for 20 years and hopes to uncover more inspiring stories at a valuation day with Richard Winterton Auctioneers at Fradley Park.

Appointments with Mr Clark may be booked at The Lichfield Auction Centre, off Wood End Lane, between 9am and 4pm.Telephone 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

“The stories behind items of militaria frequently turn out to be fascinating and inspiring,” he said.

“A memorable collection we were honoured to handle at The Tamworth Auction Rooms recently was that of the medals of a local soldier who made it home from WW1 despite being gassed in the trenches.

“If you are not familiar with the field of medals and militaria and have some items you would like appraising, I am here to help so please do get in touch.”

Private William Richards’ medals archive sold at £1,400.
Private William J Richards’ DCM, 1914-1915 trio of medals and archive including a Princess Mary Christmas tin sold for £1,400.

Medal groups in particular are in great demand from dealers and private individuals looking to collect, invest and carry out their own extensive research into the human stories behind each decoration.

From uniforms and armour to swords, medals and entire archives of military service, Richard Winterton Auctioneers can appraise all types of items with the respect they deserve.

Monthly sales featuring medals and militaria take place at The Tamworth Auction Rooms in Church Street and Jeff Clark offers free valuations there every Thursday from 10am-4pm. To book, telephone 01827 217746 or email tamworth@richardwinterton.co.uk.

On Thursday, August 10, Jeff will be at The Lichfield Auction Centre at Fradley Park. To book, telephone 01543 251081 or email office@richardwinterton.co.uk.

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