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The remarkable Royal Warrant Holders

Reserve: £240 - £280
ca. US$332 - US$388
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 847, Views: 9

The remarkable Royal Warrant Holders Association Medal to W. W. Waite one of the founders of Waitrose Royal Warrant Holders Association Medal, G.V.R., silver, by Spink & Son. (W. W. Waite 30th. April 1928.), fitted with silver top riband bar, nearly extremely fine Wallace Wyndham Waite was born in 1881, the son of a renowned civic engineer. Apprenticed to a grocer in Pontypool the day before his 13th birthday, he opened his own shop in Acton, London in 1904 alongside Arthur Rose and David Taylor The three entrepreneurs rented 263 Acton High Street, the first store in what was to become the well-known supermarket chain Waitrose: Wallace and Arthur's surnames have remained together ever since. Waitrose was awarded its Royal Warrant by King George V in 1928; sold with copied research and correspondence from the John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Spink
Title: Orders, Decorations and Medals (conducted behind closed doors)
Date of the auction: 7 Apr 2021
Address: Spink
Spink London