Grand Auctions is a Kent auction house situated in Folkestone. We are a specialist auction house dealing in paintings, jewellery, watches, gold and silver, quality glass, ceramics and Asian art. On our staff we have a qualified gemmologist and diamond grader, a published art biographer and a general valuer who spent six years in the valuations department at Christie’s.
Everything we sell is photographed and given global exposure both on our own website and on www.the-saleroom.com. We run a live online bidding facility during sales and prospective buyers are welcome to view all lots at our premises prior to each auction. View our next auction catalogue here .
The Defence Medal was issued by the United Kingdom in May 1945 and is the most common of the Second World War series of medals. It was awarded to a large number of civilians of the British Commonwealth who formed part of the recognised defence units such as the Home Guard and Civil Defence and the non-operational military who were subjected to air attack or closely threatened during three years of service running up to the 8th May 1945. The medal was issued unnamed and produced in cupro-nickel with exception to the Canadian issue version which was struck in silver.Read More