Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 March 2013) - Auction Report


Gross Total £925,320 (£1,110,384 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1,229
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.51 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1187 The DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar group of six to Wing-Cdr Bransome Burbridge, RAFVR, £155,000 (£186,000)
1155-1175 Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of R.C. Witte, £89,650 (£107,580)
545-551 Fine British Orders, the Property of a Gentleman, £51,050 (£61,260)
787-947 The Ron Tuppen Collection of Naval Medals to Engine Room Artificers, £46,810 (£56,172)
564-619 Life Saving Awards from the Collection of John Wilson, £25,605 (£30,726)
18 Field Officers' Gold Medal for Pyrenees to Major William Campbell, 1/36th Foot, £21,000 (£25,200)
1174 The DSC and Antarctic 1902-4 group of six to Lt-Cdr Frederick Dailey, RN, £17,000 (£20,400)
1177 The KCB, KBE, DFC and AFC group of 19 to Air Chief Marshal Sir John Boothman, RAF, £17,000 (£20,400)
1175 The Great War and Polar group of four to Engineer-Cdr Lewis Rickinson, RN, £16,000 (£19,200)
1202 The Afghanistan MC group of five to Lance-Bombardier Richard Jennings, 29 Commando, RA, £16,000 (£19,200)
620 The Albert Medal in gold group of three to Thomas Whistler, £15,000 (£18,000)
39 Army of India Medal to Lt John Meredith, 4th Light Cavalry, ex Loxley 1949, £14,000 (£16,800)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
267 The surname is Shoeoni
773 The documents are copies
956 Sold with Lot 117
1083 Sold with Lot 356
1090 The service number is 5496588. Another set of medals is known to this recipient
1177 Sold with original award certificates for the American Legion of Merit and DFC, together with further photographs, including two of his investiture with the former award

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
117, 356, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 477, 478, 479, 480, 483, 484, 485, 493, 668, 997, 1141, 1143, 1153