‘What a day,’ says an Antiques Roadshow expert as they value ‘rare’ military medals.
A guest was perplexed when he learned the total value of a set of medals that were a family heritage at the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, while expert Mark Smith was overjoyed to see the collection.
Mark Smith of Antiques Roadshow claimed the collection “made his day” and that he was able to confirm the medals’ history. The BBC show’s guest brought a collection of World War One medals, including several that belonged to his grandpa. The owner of the remarkable collection, on the other hand, was plainly unprepared for the five-figure price Mark revealed to him, and he and his family were taken aback.
“Wow – what a day,” Mark exclaimed as he surveyed the collection. “Who are these people, and who are they to you?” he inquired, “I love medals, and what a collection you have.” The visitor at Stonor Park in Oxfordshire replied, “This is my granddad.” “Do you know anything about what these people did?” “This is Sir Charles Cleveland, and here is his elder brother, Henry Francis Cleveland, and this is their maternal grandfather’s medals.” ” Mark inquired.
“Charles, my grandfather, was the head of the Secret Service in India during the war years, 1914-1918,” the guest continued.
“And he was in charge of busting one of Berlin’s and India’s spy rings.” “Wow!”
“Wow!” cried Mark. “You can see why he won so many medals,” the medals’ owner added. “Henry was in the Indian Medical Service, and he became the Viceroy’s honorary surgeon general. Apart than that, I don’t know much.” “And do you have any information about this gentleman?” ” Mark inquired, pointing to a final image.
“Not a lot,” the proprietor said. “Three tremendously remarkable careers,” Mark said. The #AntiquesRoadshow team is off to @FolkTransport! We’d want to know about your hidden gems. He went on to explain each medal, saying, “So that is a magnificent bunch of medals from the Indian period of Raj, but almost at the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign.”
“Now, take a look at this guy over here; he’s a soldier who served in India as well. This is called the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, and he has it.
“Then there’s this item on the end here, which is the Delhi Durbar Medal for 1911.
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