Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 June 2014) - Auction Report

Gross Total £913,350 (£1,096,020 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1652
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.69 and €1.24

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1231 The World War II SBS Operations MM and Bar group of five to Sgt Douglas Pomford, South Lancs Regt, £90,000 (£108,000)
831-877 A Collection of Medals to the Black Watch, £39,965 (£47,958)
1-200 A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War, £30,775 (£36,930)
1155 The Grenfell Family World War I medals, £16,000 (£19,200)
895 The Field Officer's Gold Medal for Nivelle, 1 clasp Orthes, to Major Thomas Laing, 94th Foot, £15,000 (£18,000)
891 Naval General Service medal, 3 clasps, Martinique, 1 & 18 Sep Boat Service 1812, 6 Jan Boat Service 1813, to AB Thomas Furneaux, RN, ex Phillips, Dalrymple White and Elson, £11,000 (£13,200)
1183 The Korea MC group of four to Capt Richard Sullivan, RE, £11,000 (£13,200)
202-253 A Collection of Medals to the Royal Lancaster Regt, £9,775 (£11,730)
1109 Order of the Indian Empire, G.C.I.E. set of insignia by Garrard, £9,200 (£11,040) 446 Arctic Medal 1876 to Henry Mann, HMS Alert, £6,000 (£7,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
67 The initials are G.A., not C.A.
184 The recipient served in the 1st Battalion, not the Volunteer Service Company, and was also entitled to the KSA medal. Sold with copied roll extracts
403 Sold with General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (23391515 Tpr. A. J. Healy, KDG.). Revised estimate £200-250
406 The medal to McCarron is named to the RHF, not the RNF
468 The first badge illustrated is for 20 years in Municipality, the second for 30 years in the Civil Service. The four Military Medical Service badges are Medals of Merit of the Finland Chamber of Commerce
486 The dimensions of St Anne neck badge are 44 x 44 mm, those of the St Stanislaus neck badge 45 x 45 mm
747 The No. 4 Commando title is a later reproduction
839 Two men of this name were entitled to this medal and clasp combination
869 The British War and Victory medals are named D.G. Stewart
874 The obverse has some facial damage
880 The 1914 Star has a copy clasp
887 The name of the recipient is Peter Schuyler Bruff
890 Research includes a copy of a Hurt Certificate recommending the recipient to Greenwich Hospital
905 Two men of this name in the regiment were entitled to this medal
1139 The recipient was also entitled the General Service medal with Palestine clasp
1264 The B.E.M. citation in the London Gazette, 2 January 1950, reads: 'Miss Haida Purcell, Forewoman, Women's Land Army, Saltaire, Shipley'. Sold with named Buckingham Palace forwarding slip for the B.E.M., Investiture card, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries letter of congratulations and a news cutting
1277 The Crimea medal has an old repair to the suspension claw
1382 The third British War Medal in the lot is named to 101186 Pte 1 N. Lewis, R.A.F., and not Woolmore
1415 The General Service medal has the clasp for Malaya, not Palestine
1583 The embroidered PJI Brevet is said to be Ghanian and may not relate to the recipient
1597 The first medal may have R (replacement) erased from the edge

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
319, 902 and 1593