Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 - 21 June 2013) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,177,155 (£1,412,586 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1927
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.56 and €1.16

Principal Lots
Lot no.

754-773 Exceptional Naval and Polar Awards from the Collection of R.C. Witte, £179,300 (£215,160)
1670-1928 Awards to the Indian Army from the Collection of Tony Shaw, £134,540 (£161,448)
1-177 A Fine Collection of Medals to the Sherwood Foresters, £103,970 (£124,764)
1185-1425 An Old Collection Relating to the Great War, £102,540 (£123,048)
1437-1606 Awards to the Medical Services from the Collection formed by the late Tony Sabell, £60,965 (£73,158)
773 The Polar Medal awarded to Apsley Cherry-Garrard, £58,000 (£69,600)
854-961 A Collection of Medals to the Hampshire Regiment, £48,280 (£57,936)
962-1184 A Fine Collection of Boer War Medals, £42,945 (£51,534)
332 Naval GS Medal with 3 clasps, including Boat Service 8 June 1810, to Cdr James Rennie, RN, £30,000 (£36,000)
815 The Great War Baltic Operations DSM group of 7 to P.O. James Evans, RN, £30,000 (£36,000)
755 The Mediterranean Operations KBE, CB and DSO group of 20 to Vice-Admiral Sir Anthony Morse, RN, £25,000 (£30,000)
768 The Kronstadt Raid DSO group of 11 to Cdr Lawrence Napier, South African Naval Force, £20,000 (£24,000)
1896 The 2nd Class Indian Order of Merit group of 3 to Jemadar Shaik Abdool Azees, 9th N.I., £18,000 (£21,600)
338 Army Gold Medal for Salamanca to Field-Marshal Francisco di Paula Azaredo, Portuguese Army, £17,000 (£20,400)
838 The Aden MM group of 5 to Sgt Thomas Edwards, Welsh Guards, £15,000 (£18,000)
224 The Great War MC and Bar group of 3 to Capt Clive Collett, Special Reserve, attached RFC, £12,000 (£14,400)
340 Waterloo Medal and ephemera to Col-Sgt John Biddle, 2nd Coldstream Guards, £12,000 (£14,400)
806 The Afghanistan 1880 DCM group of 4 to Col-Sgt John Woods, Northumberland Fusiliers, £11,000 (£13,200)
1607-1669 A Collection of Great War Campaign Medals, £10,690 (£12,828) 476 Hong Kong Plague Medal in gold to Nursing Sister Sara Barker, Government Civil Hospital, £10,000 (£12,000)
759 The Lake Tanganyika DSC group of 4 to Lt Arthur Dudley, RNVR, £10,000 (£12,000)
807 The Dargai DCM group of 4 to Col-Sgt James Mackay, Gordon Highlanders, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
351 There are two men of this name on the medal roll for the 26th Foot
657 The 1914 Star clasp is a copy, the British War Medal possibly re-pinned, the bar to the L.S. & G.C. medal is not official
754 The St Olaf award is silver-gilt
797 The award of the MC is confirmed in LG, 3 August 1920. Sold with additional research
798 The award of the MC is confirmed in LG 25 September 1947. The recipient was most likely a Japanese prisoner of war
799 Another group is known to exist to this recipient, together with Log Book and copied photographs 883 Includes the 1914-15 Star trio listed as part of Lot 899
899 Excludes the 1914-15 Star trio to I.M.G. Keaping
1071 The recipient died of disease at Kimberley, 17 May 1900
1314 The R.H.S. medal has non-swivelling suspension and is likely a later replacement
1427 The presentation inscription reads 'The Empress' not 'The Emperor'
1438 The recipient declined the C.B.E. in 1958
1453 The named medals are named 'Bowhill'
1876 The I.G.S. 1908 and following medals are named to a different recipient

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
774, 775, 776, 777, 1369, 1407, 1423, 1432, 1436, 1586