We've discussed numismatic items related to various social causes from orphans to inebriates and temperance societies. But I don't believe we've covered the women's suffrage movement (the fight to get women the vote). Here's a story about a rare suffragette medal coming up for sale in England.
Heroic Kent suffragette's medal will be going under the hammer in Suffolk this month.
Helen MacRae, who was originally from Edenbridge, was a member of the East Grinstead Suffragette Society, and her silver hallmarked medal will be put up for auction on March 21, in Ipswich.
Part of the suffragette movement, MacRae was arrested for breaking windows in Whitehall and was forcibly fed after going on hunger strike in 1911.
Lockdales, the auctioneers of Martlesham near Ipswich, have put a guide price on the rare medal between £4,500 and £5,500 - and it comes in it's original casing, which has been personally engraved by MacRae.
On one side it reads "For Valour" and the other reading "Fed by Force".
To read the complete article, see:
Edenbridge suffragette medal is going up for sale in Suffolk
Wayne Homren, Editor
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