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Ref: 6008

Horseracing, Derby Winner’s Gold Medal 1985, 18ct., 31.6g, in Cartier case of issue with Lord Howard de Walden card. Very rare.

 

 

Obv: an anchor, DERBY 1985 SLIP ANCHOR around

 

Rev: a half-rose above facsimile signature of Lord Howard de Walden

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine, severe test marks below reverse signature and irregular reverse finish; Diameter: 38mm

 

With a carte de visite of Lord Howard de Walden marked in biro “Bryan, To remember 5th June 1985” (the date of the Epsom Derby).

 

Notes: John Osmael Scott-Ellis, 9th Baron Howard de Walden (1912-1999), was a breeder and owner of thoroughbred race horses. He claimed that in 1931 while driving in Munich he knocked down a pedestrian, which turned out to be Adolf Hitler. In 1985 he won the Epsom Derby with ‘Slip Anchor’, in which year that horse was named the best in Europe. I do not know who ‘Bryan’ is. These medals are extremely rare. I have had it tested by an auctioneer who confirms it to be 18ct gold.

 

Price £1150

Horseracing, Derby Winner’s Gold Medal 1985, for 'Slip Anchor', 18ct., 38mm, in Cartier case of issue with Lord Howard de Walden card

Horseracing, Derby Winner’s Gold Medal 1985, for 'Slip Anchor', 18ct., 38mm, in Cartier case of issue with Lord Howard de Walden card

Horseracing, Derby Winner’s Gold Medal 1985, for 'Slip Anchor', 18ct., 38mm, in Cartier case of issue with Lord Howard de Walden card
Horseracing, Derby Winner’s Gold Medal 1985, for 'Slip Anchor', 18ct., 38mm, in Cartier case of issue with Lord Howard de Walden card

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