Orders, Decorations and Medals (1 December 2010) - Auction Report


Gross Total £714,735 (£857,682 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 850
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.55 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1-138 The Collection of Medals to ‘Old Contemptibles’ formed by Major Robert Keay, £154,040 (£184,848)
845 The Malaya Emergency and Rhodesia group of 11 to Lt-General Peter Walls, £64,000 (£76,800)
844 The Vietnam MC group of 13 to Lt-Col Barry Petersen, Australian Special Forces, £60,000 (£72,000)
812 The MBE, MC and bar, DFC group of nine to Wing-Cdr John Norton, Royal Canadian Air Force, £28,000 (£33,600)
201-236 A Collection of Medals for the Ashantee War 1873-74, £26,080 (£31,296)
397 Order of the Garter, Georgian breast star, £16,000 (£19,200)
836 The CGM group of six to Leading Seaman George Fuller, RN, £14,000 (£16,800)
139-200 A Collection of Medals to the Royal Irish Fusiliers, £12,160 (£14,592)
136 The Gallipoli CGM group of seven to Lt Richard Homer, Howe Bn, RND, £12,000 (£14,400)
21 The Great War MC and bar, DCM group of nine to Major Richard Carr, 16th Lancers, £11,000 (£13,200)
446 The Polar Medal group of six to CPO Arthur Bailey, RN, £10,500 (£12,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
387 Medal is fitted with copy clasp
462 The recipient was not awarded a clasp to the medal
536 The case is by Carrington, not Collingwood
809 The recipient served on the Great Eastern Railway
855 The first decoration is an OBE, gazetted on 1 January 1950

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
451, 452, 454, 457 and 843