Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 September 2013) - Auction Report


Gross Total £1,239,335 (£1,487,102 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1635
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.60 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.

497-796 A Fine Collection of Awards to the Canadian Forces, £141,050 (£169,260)
1600 The Iraq GM and Afghanistan Bar group of 9 to WO Gary O'Donnell, Royal Logistic Corps, £110,000 (£132,000)
272-496 Awards to Indian Army from the Collection of A.M. Shaw (Final part), £75,370 (£90,444)
1568 The London Blitz George Cross pair to OS Bennett Rothwell, RN, £62,000 (£74,400)
1571 The CB, CBE, DSO and Bar and DFC and Bar group of 13 to Air Vice-Marshal William Crawford-Compton, RAF, £60,000 (£72,000)
1572 The CB, DSO and Bar, MC and DFC and Bar group of 14 to Air Vice-Marshal William Staton, RAF, £52,000 (£62,400)
142-271 A Fine Collection of Medals to the Sherwood Foresters (Final part), £48,860 (£58,632)
1593 The Polar Flight AFC and Bar group of 8 to Gp Capt John Lewis, RAF, £43,000 (£51,600)
1601 The Falklands GM pair to Sailor Chiu Yiu Nam, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, £29,000 (£34,800)
1-141 A Fine Collection of Boer War Medals (Final part), £25,750 (£30,900)
1583 The Great War MC, DCM and MM group of 7 to Sub-Lt Colin Wheeler, RNVR, £24,000 (£28,800)
1574 The Siege of Tobruk CBE and DSO group of 10 to Capt Frank Smith, RNR, £20,000 (£24,000)
1569 The KCB, CIE, DSO and AFC group of 16 to Air Chief Marshal Sir Norman Bottomley, RAF, £13,000 (£15,600)
854 Waterloo Medal to Lt Loftus Richards, 1st Bn, 71st Foot, £11,000 (£13,200)
609 The DSO, MC and Bar group of five to Lt-Col Alec Saunders, 8th Bn, Canadian Infantry, £7,500 (£9,000)
514 The MC, MM and Bar group of four to Lt Arthur Cagney, Canadian Field Artillery, £6,500 (£7,800)
504 The Great War DCM and Bar group of five to WO2 William Goodchild, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles, £3,900 (£4,680)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
539 The MSM is a Canadian issue
587 Sold with a related International Order of Allied Mothers in Sacrifice Medal, in bronze, named to Catherine Becher, suspension detached
642 The citation relates to 41799 Sgt Abondius Lemay. The MM for 417460 Sgt Alade/Alcide Lemay (LG 24 January 1919) is for Amiens, 8-9 August 1918. No citations survive for Canadian MMs in that month
864 Named to Royal Foot Artillery
870 41st Regt, not 11th Regt
946 Another medal is known to this recipient. The Spink roll (1975) notes 'duplicate issued'
1129 The medal has a replacement connecting ring
1191 The unit is named '5th Con. Ran. Mil.' 1213 The badge of the Order of the Double Dragon is apparently 3rd Class, Second Grade, whilst the permission document states 2nd Class, Third Grade
1227 The hallmarks are for Peter and Anne Bateman, London, 1794
1428 The recipient is confirmed on the roll for the Messina Medal
1486 The British War Medal to Middleton is named 'D-21979 Pte W. Middleton, 5-D. Gds'
1504 Sold with named card boxes of issue in damaged registered envelope addressed to Lt J.J.P. Laing, Viewfield, Hawick, Scotland

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
1231, 1281, 1282, 1292, 1357 and 1358