Orders, Decorations and Medals (15 December 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £842,330 (£1,010,796 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 764
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.54 and €1.19

Principal Lots
Lot no.

331-444 A Fine Collection of Awards for the Boxer Rebellion, 1900, £194,290 (£233,148)
1056 The Falklands DSC group of four to Capt John Phillips, RE, £120,000 (£144,000)
1057 The Falklands DSM group of four to CPO Michael Townsend, RN, £65,000 (£78,000)
445-553 A Collection of Awards to the Army Service Corps, £59,810 (£71,772)
385 The Defence of Legations CGM group of five to Leading Signalman Harry Swannell, HMS Orlando, £50,000 (£60,000)
554-587 A Collection of Awards to the R.F.C., R.N.A.S. and R.A.F., £23,495 (£28,194)
384 The Boxer Rebellion CGM group of four to LS Herbert George, HMS Orlando, £19,000 (£22,800)
397 The Defence of Legations pair to 1st Class Sgt Thomas Allin, South African Police, £15,000 (£18,000)
1068 The Great War DSM group of four to PO Mechanic Donald Graham, RNAS, £12,500 (£15,000)
344 The Boxer Rebellion CGM group of three to AB William Parsonage, HMS Aurora, £12,000 (£14,400)
598-602 The Hodgson Family Medals, £11,480 (£13,776)
1065 The AFC and Aden AFM group of seven to Wing Cdr Frederick Landrey, RAF, £11,000 (£13,200)
410 The Mesopotamia CIE and Taku Forts DSO group of seven to Rear-Admiral Colin Mackenzie, RN, £10,000 (£12,000)
626 Waterloo medal to Lt Robert Cochran, 2/95th Foot, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
464 The last medal is an official later claim issued in 1998.
479 The styling of the unit abbreviation suggests an officially engraved later issue
853 This is the badge of the American Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The Society was formed in 1929 requiring direct descent from a Garter Knight for membership
938 The Egypt medal has brooch marks
998 The third medal is an MSM

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
667