Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 September 2014) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,074,955 (£1,289,946 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1670
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.63 and €1.26

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1323 The Indian Mutiny VC and DCM group of six to Sgt-Major Stephen Garvin, 1/60th Rifles, £190,000 (£228,000)
1425 The Falklands MM group of five to Sgt Desmond Fuller, 3rd Bn, Parachute Regt, £68,000 (£81,600)
1324 The KBE, CIE, MC and 2 Bars group of 15 awarded to Air Marshal Sir Gerald Gibbs, RAF, £42,000 (£50,400)
1-192 A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War (Part II), £32,150 (£38,580)
388 The Great War Memorial Plaque named to Acting Major Edward Mannock, VC, DSO and 2 Bars, MC and Bar, RAF, £22,000 (£26,400)
605-645 Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline, £20,855 (£25,026)
964 Army of India medal, 5 clasps, Allighur, Battle of Delhi, Laswarree, Battle of Deig, Capture of Deig, to William Eleanor, 76th Foot, ex Whitaker, £13,000 (£15,600)
1430 Army of India medal with 3 clasps, Asseerghur, Argaum, Gawilghur and MGS medal with 2 clasps, Salamanca, Vittoria, to James McDonald, 94th Foot, ex Jourdain, £11,000 (£13,200)
1394 The DSM and Bar group of six to Leading Seaman Felix Gavin, RN, £8,800 (£10,560)
1368 The Great War DCM and Bar, MM group of seven to WO George Jeffrey, Seaforth Highlanders, £8,500 (£10,200)
769-803 A Collection of German Medal Groups, £8,320 (£9,984)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
75 The recipient was entitled to clasps for Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 01 and South Africa 02 only
625 Three groups attributable, not four
743 A second medal is known to this recipient
858 The first two items are later copies
866 Recipient not entitled to the Defence Cross, which is an un-named specimen. He is entitled to the Defence Medal for Meritorious Service
957 The unit is Peine, not Peink
1349 Fryer's wife's Victory Medal is named 'C.M. Turner, V.A.D.'
1385 The recipient did not later win the M.C., which was awarded to a Jemadar of the same name for services in Malaya prior to the fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942
1440 4th Goorkha Regiment
1459 A contemporary Khedive's Sudan medal named to this recipient was sold by Sotheby's in 2000
1600 Another group is known to exist accompanied by the recipient's Buckingham Palace memorial scroll and other documentation
1602 The regiment has been officially corrected on the Korea Medal
1662 The recipient was issued with an official replacement set of medals properly marked with an 'R', together with a UN Cyprus Medal

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
145, 554, 921, 1133 and 1217