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The Group of medals to Rear Admiral William Arthur, who port Arthur is named after is to appear The Gibson Collection for auction by Webb's in New Zealand on 9 April (lot 1)the group includes the Chinese gold medal personally inscribed to him www.webbs.co.nz

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Paul

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CB,

The British group without the Chinese award is worth the estimate in pounds rather than NZ dollars. So it seems you value the gold medal at less than the scrap. I already have a client of mine who would sell his soul to Satan if he ended up getting it at the estimate.

Paul

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I already have a client of mine who would sell his soul to Satan

Btw, what is current market price for faleristik soul in South London?

Friend of mine needs this info ASAP! ff62fd5af51c4c2ffee9b4fb794b2f2d.gif

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Complete collection of Army of India medals to Indian recipients, all bars and combinations represented.

It's a deal, it's a steal, it's the sale of the freaking century!

Friend of mine 217e84943fe1f659e79feaef909f2498.gif will contact you shortly.

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Thanks for the info and images Paul and Nick. It certainly is a beauty and shares some design elements with the "Bao Xing" medals that were the precursor to the Double Dragons.

Let's see what this goes for.

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The medal itself was described as Chinese First Class Gold Medal of Pao Hsing, 36mm, gold, centre set with a coral cabochon

Some info about Mr. W. Cartwright ;)

Mr. William Cartwright, born July 1847, the son of Dr. John Cartwright, of Colne, Wiltshire; joined the Royal Navy and sailed to China as a Midshipman in the 'Lay-Osborn' Flotilla, 1863; upon the dis-banding of the Flotilla joined the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service, August 1863, and served in various capacities at Foochow, Amoy, Taiwan, Canton, Tamsui, and Hankow; served as Chinese Secretary on three occasions, 1875-76, 1887-89, and 1889-93; awarded the Chinese Gold Medal of Pao Hsing, First Class in 1868; appointed Commissioner of Customs, January 1873. Cartwright retired in May 1895, and died, March 1911.

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