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Medals reveal tragedy of three brothers killed on same day

AS Amy Beechey was presented to King George V and Queen Mary in April 1918 after she had lost five of her eight sons in the First World War, when the Queen thanked her for her sacrifice she replied: “It was no sacrifice, Ma’am. I did not give them willingly.”

In Pendleton, Lancashire, the news of one such grievous loss came by post in August 1916 to the mother of Ernest, Harold and Edward Stevenson who were all killed in action on the same day in the previous month on July 1 (the first day on the Somme).

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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