Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 September 2009) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,071,533 (£1,285,840 including buyers’ premium)
Number of lots 1356
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.62 and €1.10

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1-200 The Collection of Medals formed by the late John F. Goodwin, £159,250 (£191,100)
201-293 A Collection of Medals, the property of a Gentleman, £124,285 (£149,142)
972 CBE and Polar Medal pair to Cdr Frank Wild, RN, £110,000 (£132,000)
1252 Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group of five to Lance-Cpl Justin Thomas, 40 Commando, RM, £88,000 (£105,600)

294-404 Medals from the Collection of the late Eric Smith (Part I), £46,250 (£55,500)
514-525 A Collection of Medals to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiments, £37,380 (£44,856)
1297 Gallipoli CGM group of five to Acting LS W.J. Pierce, RND, £20,000 (£24,000)
300 Group of six to Lt-Col W.H. Hippisley, 2nd Dragoons, £17,000 (£20,400)
1300 Northern Ireland George Medal pair to Pte D.S. Bennett, Royal Rgt of Wales, £17,000 (£20,400)
408-411 The Acton Family Medals, £11,500 (£13,800)
419-469 A Collection of Medals to the 9th Lancers, £10,280 (£12,336)
405-407 The Montagu Family Medals, £10,120 (£12,144)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
64 Recipient not entitled to Balaklava clasp. Estimate £800-1,000
94 Suspension claw repaired
110 This is the original issue. The recipient was also issued with a duplicate medal and clasps in 1913
303 The 1914 Star is unofficially re-impressed
582 One badge in the lot
653 Military Order of the Dragon, not Imperial
1271 The British War Medal is named to the recipient's father, Lt-Col. E.A. Strachan

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
562 and 760.