Faces of Salonika : photo album for sale

My thanks go to Brian Goodison-Blanks of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and Auctioneers in Exeter, for telling us of a splendid photograph album which will be in their Sporting and Collectors auction on 15 and 16 November.

The only details we have are that it is an album of personal photographs from a gentleman who was on active service in Salonika during the period 1915-1918. From the sample photos I have seen (below) they were either  taken by someone who served with the medical services in Salonika, or worked very closely with them. They certainly look to be a very impressive set of photos. You can find out more about the sale – including a catalogue – here:

The album is item 343 in the Medals and Militaria section, with an estimate of £60-80. Here is a selection of photos from the album:

Sample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and AuctioneersSample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and AuctioneersSample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and AuctioneersSample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and AuctioneersSample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and AuctioneersSample page from the photo album for sale at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Limited, Fine Art Valuers and Auctioneers

Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal, 'The New Mosquito', a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915-1917, mainly in the Struma valley.

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