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Sat 24th Aug 2019 - 11am
Thu 22nd Aug - 9am to 5pm
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Fine Art & Antiques to Include a Large Collection of Sporting Memorabilia, Wines, Whiskys and Ceramics to include a Collection of Royal Doulton Figurines, Militaria and Jewellery
A Large Collection of Sporting Memorabilia In conjunction with www.sportbilia.com
Commission Bids taken up to 11.00 on the morning of the sale
Telephone Bids taken on items over £100
Please call 01480 464140
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Lot 96

Important collection of three Cambridge University Boat Club Medals awarded to Frank Douglas Griggs and including six Boat Race and four Olympic Gold Medal wining rowers. Two "B Crew" Boat Race "Trial 8's" medals the first for 1926, the crew Wool-Lewis (Tinity) {Boat Race 1929}, Willis (Pembroke), Adamson (Jesus), Beesly (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours & Boat Race 1927,1928 & 1929 }, Boardman (Trinity), Lander (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours}, Wynne Thomas (MM), Maclay (Tinity) {John Scott Maclay,1st Viscount Muirshiel and Boat Race 1927} & Griggs (Jesus). The second trials medal for 1927 the crew Michell (Caius), Aldous (Selwyn) {Boat Race 1928}, Fitwilliam (Trinity), Lane (Trinity), Warriner (Trinity) { {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours and Boat Race 1928, 1929 & 1930}, Beesly (Trinity) Bevan (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours and Boat Race 1927}, Haigh (Kings) & Griggs (Jesus). The third medal for the Jesus Crew "Head of Lent Races 1927 the crew Griggs, Harrison, Mackinnon, Bryant, Williams, Harsby, Ashton, Clark and Hayne. Plus eleven buttons, six bronze with the Griggs family crest and motto "Secundo curo" on the reverse Firmin & Sons and AP Wicks Regent St London. From its earliest days in 1655, Firmin & Sons has become the undisputed world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of all forms of uniform buttons for ceremonial and parade use. Five livery buttons with a silver bird in relief on the reverse L&F Cole Silversmiths Cambridge. Two further Griggs family crests with lion head, sword and crossed plumes. Also included are copies from a page from the "Ilustrated Sporting & Dramtic News 1926" featuring the Lent races and copy of the picture of the Trial 8's crews from 1927. Frank Griggs was the last member of the Griggs family to own the Gloucester timber importing business Joseph Griggs and Son.
Hammer: £280