Features by Financial Times
None but the brave
John Millensted bounces down the steps of Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London, and shakes hands briskly. The auction company’s medals expert was busy putting the final touches to a December 16 auction of coins and military decorations dating back to the Battle of Waterloo which netted £330,951 ($531,800).
Bonhams also generated £350,000 in an October auction, and such results underscore the global demand for antique medals,…