Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (12 & 13 December 2012) - Auction Report


Gross Total £1,651,315 (£1,981,578 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1,707
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.61 and €1.23

Principal Lots
Lot no.

599-632 The Collection of Second World War and Modern Gallantry Awards formed by the late William Oakley, £262,580 (£315,096)
1505-1528 Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of R.C. Witte, £188,370 (£226,044)
1638 The Boer War VC group of four to Sgt William Traynor, West Yorks Regt, £160,000 (£192,000)
879-1138 Awards to the Indian Army from the Collection of Mike Shaw, Part II, £116,610 (£139,932)
1529-1637 A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment, Part I, £94,740 (£113,688)
599 The Coventry Blitz George Cross group of three to Sgt Michael Gibson, RE, £78,000 (£93,600)
1687 The MM and BEM group of nine to RSM Ernest Lilley, SAS, £78,000 (£93,600)
385-505 A Fine Collection of Life Saving Awards, £59,205 (£71,046)
285-345 A Collection of British Orders and Decorations, the property of a Gentleman, £52,110 (£62,532)
1207-1337 The Collection of Medals awarded to the Medical Services formed by the late Tony Sabell, Part II, £44,565 (£53,478)
1139-1178 The Collection of Medals formed by the late Tim Ash, £43,530 (£52,236)
1509 The Boer War Conspicuous Service Cross group of eight to Capt Reginald Hutchinson, RN, £35,000 (£42,000)
1179-1206 The Collection of Medals formed by the late Arnold Jackson, £33,530 (£40,236)
1526 The North Russia 1919 OBE, Great War MC group of five to Lt-Col Alexander Macklin, RAMC, £31,000 (£37,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
21 There are 165 clasps for Salamanca to the 11th Foot, not 62 as published in British Battles and Medals
84 The medal is named to 6/11th R.A.
161 The medal has fixed suspension
343 The B.E.M. was gazetted in the Birthday Honours, 1952
346 The recipient's original M.S.M. is in the Royal Marines Museum
1362 The recipient is incorrectly listed in the published casualty roll as killed in action. In reality he was wounded and discharged as medically unfit on 10 May 1901 (Asplin roll refers)
1444 The recipient was aged 22 when he enlisted in 1915 so the L.S. & G.C. medal was probably awarded to his Father
1542 These are all unmarked official replacements. The original group is in the regimental museum
1709 The surname of the recipient is O'Connell

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
14, 117, 239, 506, 1300, 1530 and 1647