The Orders & Medals of Sir Leonard H West
The Orders & Medals awarded to Sir Leonard Henry West OBE LLD JP DL, an important public and political figure within the area of Buckinghamshire, and Chairman of Bucks County Council for 26 years, comprising: Knight Bachelor’s Badge, 2nd type breast badge (1933 to present), in silver gilt and enamels, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Officer’s breast badge (OBE), 1st type, Civil Division, in silver-gilt, Jubilee Medal, 1935, Coronation Medal, 1937; medals unnamed as issued, group loose, each with reverse pin for wear and all with original boxes of issue, and mounted trio of miniatures. Also sold with United Law Students Society ‘James Prize for Essay on Law Reform’ Gold Medal, 41.13g including ring suspension and chain, without hallmarks (Leonard H. West 1886) in box by Spink & Son Ltd; white metal ‘National Thanksgiving’ 1872 medal, white metal ‘James Taylor Jnr’ 1874 medal, and copper Churchill memorial medal 1874-1954. Good extremely fine. (9). KB London Gazette 14.07.1933 - ‘For Political and Public Services in Buckinghamshire’. Group sold with printed paper copy of painted portrait by George Harcourt, photograph of memorial tablet as dedicated by Lady West at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Ellesborough (the parish church for the Prime Minister’s country house - ‘Chequers’), and copy London Gazette mentions. (The portrait photograph shown here is located in the National Portrait Gallery, and was painted by George Harcourt.