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Superb Collection Medals KM Payne Inc Boat Race Winners Medal 1932 & Eton College Medals ***SOLD***
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Superb Collection Medals KM Payne Inc Boat Race Winners Medal 1932 & Eton College Medals ***SOLD***
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Location : PE29 1YD, Cambridgeshire
Country : United Kingdom
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Start Time : Jun. 27, 2022 19:02:29
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A superb collection of six medals awarded to K M Payne.

Payne was the son of Dr John Ernest Payne, a surgeon, and his wife psychoanalyst Sylvia Payne. His father had rowed for Cambridge in the Boat Race in 1899 and 1900, and stroked the winning Leander Club in the Challenge Cup at Henley in 1900. Payne was educated at St Cyprian's School, Eastbourne and Eton College where as an outstanding all-round sportsman he was captain of rugby and captain of boats. He went on to Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1932 he was a member of the winning Cambridge boat in the Boat Race. The 1932 crew won the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta rowing as Leander Club. They were subsequently chosen to represent Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in the eights where they came fourth. At 19 years, 337 days Payne was the youngest British competitor at the games. He again rowed in the winning Cambridge crew in the Boat Race in 1934. Payne subsequently coached Oxford crews. He umpired the Boat Race nine times. Payne died in Rotherfield, East Sussex at the age of 74.

First medal, Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race winners medal. The medal is solid silver hallmarked Birmingham 1933 and the shield naming the crew is also solid silver hallmarked Chester 1931-32. In original Munsey & Co Cambridge box. The crew D Haig-Thomas, 11. 6; K M Payne, 12. 5; T G Askwith, 11. 8½; W A T Sambell, 12. 6½; C J S Sergel, 12. 9; H R N Rickett, 12.11½; D H E McCowen, 12. 1½; L Luxton, 12. 2¼; Cox J M Ranking, 6.13 Notable crew members: David Haig-Thomas (1 December 1908 – 6 June 1944) was a British ornithologist, explorer and rower who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was an army commando during the Second World War, and was killed in action during the Normandy Landings. Haig-Thomas Island in the Canadian Arctic is named after him. Thomas Garrett Askwith (24 May 1911 – 16 July 2001) was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of African Affairs, and a double Olympian. William Austin Tyers "Bill" Sambell (29 October 1910 – 1974) was an Australian rower who competed for Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Charles John Scott Sergel (12 May 1911 - 21 May 1980) was a surgeon, missionary doctor and a rower who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Harold Robert Norman Rickett (20 July 1909 - 31 January 1969) was an English rower who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Donald Henry Ewan McCowen (26 February 1908 – 5 September 1998) was a British rower who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. Lewis Luxton (12 September 1910 – 9 November 1985) was an Australian rower who competed for Great Britain at the 1932 Summer Olympics and became a member of the International Olympic Committee. John Maurice Ranking (3 July 1910 – 9 November 1959) was an English rower who competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Second medal, CUBC (Cambridge University Boat Club) Trial Eights 1931. Solid silver medal hallmarked Birmingham 1931-32 and in original makers bo Munsey & Co Cambridge.

Third and fourth medals are Eton College Trial Eights medals for 1929 and 1930 both with crews listed on shields. The 1929 shield is headed Le Clive.

The fifth and sixth medals are both Eton College Tug of War Wet Bobs (rowers) and Dry Bobs (mostly cricketers) for 1929 and 1930 with both teams listed on shields and in original boxes.

A rare collection of medals.

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