Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (30 March 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £772,265 (£926,718 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 989
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.60 and €1.13

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1-241 A Collection of Medals relating to the Boer War, £133,220 (£159,864)
242-291 The Collection of Medals formed by the late Tom Baugh, £82,680 (£99,216)
968 The CBE, DFC and Bar group of nine to Brigadier Charles Ross, South African Air Force, £25,000 (£30,000)
970 The Albert Medal posthumously awarded to Acting Boatswain Albert Mattison, Royal Canadian Navy, £19,000 (£22,800)
292-324 A Collection of Medals to Veterinary Surgeons and the Army Veterinary Corps, £17,275 (£20,730)
387 Army of India medal with 3 clasps, Allighur, Laswarree, Capture of Deig, to Dennis Driscoll, 29th Lt Dragoons, £9,000 (£10,800)
333 Naval General Service medal with 3 clasps, Camperdown, Egypt, Trafalgar, to James Aitken, £8,200 (£9,840)
979 The DSM and Bar group of eight to CPO William Booty, RN, £7,500 (£9,000)
340 Military General Service medal with 10 clasps to Thomas Broderick, 52nd Foot, £7,000 (£8,400)
969 The DFC and Bar group of six to Wing-Cdr William Douglas, RAFVR, £7,000 (£8,400)
848 The Light Brigade group of three to Sgt John Andrews, 4th Lt Dragoons, £6,800 (£8,160)
218 The KCIE and CB group of ten to Major-General Sir Herbert Raitt, South Staffs Regt, £6,500 (£7,800)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
140 The naming is officially re-impressed
159 It is believed that the Afghanistan pair are slightly later issues
237 The 1914-15 Star is officially re-impressed
278 The recipient's name is Willock and the medals are so named
408 The suspension has been soldered and no longer swivels
582 The RHS medal is dated 1949
640 There are five related Red Cross awards, total 13
673 The flash is for East African Army Service
851 The Lucknow clasp is not actually confirmed in Cresswell. However, it is confirmed in both his Statement of Services and by Col. Jourdain's Services of Officers of the Connaught Rangers
908 13 officers and 90 men of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry qualified for the Territorial Forces War Medal
931 The recipient was a prisoner of war of ELAS (the Greek People's Liberation Army), from 18 December 1944 to 23 January 1945

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
42 and 615