Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 September 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £901,265 (£1,081,518 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 961
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.54 and €1.14

Principal Lots
Lot no.

886 The New Zealand Cross pair to Pte Thomas Adamson, Corps of Guides and Wanganui Rangers, ex Barnet, Kanter and Magor, £115,000 (£138,000)
958 The Falklands War DSM group of three to P.O. John Leake, RN, £90,000 (£108,000)
293-345 The Collection of Boer War Tribute Medals formed by the late George Williams, £79,080 (£94,896)
527-631 Badges from the J.R. Gaunt & Son Ltd Pattern Book Archive, £56,480 (£67,776)
82 The Zulu War medal to Lance-Sgt John Key, 2/24th Foot, Rorke's Drift defender, £24,000 (£28,800)
912 The DFC and 2 bars, AFC group of eleven to Group Capt. Robert Halley, RAF, £24,000 (£28,800)
683 The Peninsula War and Waterloo group of four to Brevet Lt-Col Frederick von Rossing, K.H., Hanoverian Army, £16,000 (£19,200)
41 The Crimea medal to Pte Wilson Firth, 11th Hussars, Light Brigade, £14,000 (£16,800)
251-292 A Collection of Boer War Medals to the Royal Artillery, £11,560 (£13,872)
686 The Light Brigade group of four to Pte William Pearson, 17th Lancers, £11,000 (£13,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
46 The recipient was not entitled to the Balaklava clasp
47 The Alma and Inkermann clasps are copies
131 When acquired from Charles Lusted by Peter Minns in June 1972 this medal was un-named in its named card box of issue. Sometime since then it has been privately named to ensure its continued provenance
503 Revised estimate £800-1,000
504 Revised estimate £900-1,100
505 Revised estimate £900-1,100
642 The I.S.M. was awarded to the son of Sailmaker James Causley, also named James (b. 1900)
644 The I.S.M. was awarded in 1913 to George Hutchins, father of Yeoman Signaller Hutchins. George Hutchins was a London postman
806 The recipient was also entitled to the 1914-15 Star as a 2nd Lieutenant in the North Staffordshire Regt; this award is known to exist
894 Sold with original Buckingham Palace letter addressed to Captain R.L. Preston, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, reading 'I wish to place on record my gratitude to you for the part which you took in the vigil over my Father in Westminster Hall, from the 23rd to 28th January 1936' (signed) Edward R.I.'. With original envelope addressed to Capt. Preston, 17 Coulson Street, London SW3

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
29, 84, 90, 377 and 956