15 Sep 2019
December 26, 2016 - Filed under: Auctions — Richard

The main attraction amongst the items to be auctioned at the last Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market of 2016, is a letter which was written by a 4th reserve battalion officer of the Welsh Regiment in the first World War.

The organiser of the market, Robert Pugh, has stated that he would like to trace the family of the officer who wrote the letter, to get to know a little more about him. The letter will be up for sale on 27th December, at the final Carmarthen antiques market of the year. More than 150 stalls will be present at the indoor and outdoor market, with antique furniture, jewellery, art and ceramics all available.

The letter is signed ‘Your affectionate friend, Evan’ and contains quite a bit of information. However, Pugh would like to know more about the officer, and would like to find members of his family. He adds that letters like this one are extremely collectible, and contain lots of information.

Evan was stationed at in Pembroke Dock’s Llanion Barracks and had at the time of writing, had been recently discharged from the hospital. He talks with pride about his regimental badge, also printed within the letter. The officer talks of the motto, which is in Welsh and the English translation reads “better death than dishonour”.

The person who purchases the letter may want to keep it in an antique desk which is from the same period, so that it is protected from damage.

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