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    1934 Duke of Windor Lucifer Golfing Society Gold Medal. Cartoonish imagery of a golfing devil commands the face of the presented medal, ringed by raised lettering announcing "The Lucifer Golfing Society, Ex-Captain." Medal dangles from a short red, white and blue ribbon with a medal clip at top engraved 1934. Housed in its original silk lined leather case with interior emblazoned "By appointment to H.M. The King, The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company Ltd., Regent Street, London W1." Medal measures 1.25" in diameter; case 2x4.5x.75".

    The Duke of Windor Golfing Memorabilia Collection.

    "You must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love." With these words, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of England in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee, choosing true love over the throne. A man of great passions, the newly-titled Duke of Windsor soon found himself with boundless free time to pursue others. Chief among these passions was the sport of golf, and it is well established that Edward brought near professional talents to the links. The awards presented within this auction are not merely ceremonial pieces to flatter the member of a powerful family, but rather trophies of genuine achievement. All were originally sold in a 1997 Sotheby's auction of the Duke of Windsor's personal belongings.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    10th-11th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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