Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (10 & 11 December 2014) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,155,215 (£1,386,258 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1203
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.56 and €1.26

Principal Lots
Lot no.

748 The Punjab Frontier Operations 1897 Victoria Cross group of six to Lt-Col Thomas Watson, RE, £260,000 (£312,000)
751 The Afghanistan 2009 Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group of eight to Col.-Sgt Alan Dennis, 2nd Bn, Mercian Regt, £110,000 (£132,000)
765 The World War II DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar group of six to Wing-Cdr Reginald Reynolds, RAF, £68,000 (£81,600)
734 The Stuart period Lesser George sash badge conferred upon Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Kent, by Queen Anne, October 1712, £55,000 (£66,000)
883 The Rhodesia Pioneer group of three to Cdr Edward Tyndale-Biscoe, RN, £30,000 (£36,000)
766 The presentation silver matchbox and other ephemera given to Wing-Cdr Reginald Reynolds, RAF, £22,000 (£26,400)
280-379 A Collection of Named and Attributable American Medal Groups, £20,145 (£24,174)
777 The World War II DFC and Bar group of six to Wing-Cdr Geoffrey Howitt, RAFVR, £19,000 (£22,800)
776 The World War II DFC and Bar, DFM group of seven to Flt-Lt Allan Mountain, RAFVR, £11,000 (£13,200)
851 The Victorian MSM group of three to Col-Sgt Bernard Kilkeary, Mid-Ulster Artillery, £11,000 (£13,200)
752 The CB, CBE and White Sea Operations DSC group of 20 to Rear-Admiral Sir Royer Dick, RN, £9,800 (£11,760)
436-478 A Collection of Imperial German Militaria formed by the late Stan Laver, £8,780 (£10,536)
226 The China 1842 and Arctic pair to Master James Saunders, RN, £5,800 (£6,960)
230 The Polar 1904 medal with Antarctic 1950-61 clasp to Capt. William Johnston, Merchant Navy, £5,500 (£6,600)
229 The Polar 1904 and Royal Naval Reserve LS & GC pair to Seaman Frederick Kemp, RNR, £4,900 (£5,880)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
63 The medal is named to the Imperial Light Infantry but the recipient is shown on the roll for the 2nd Imperial Light Horse (Remount Dept)
75 The first recipient was wounded at Spion Kop, 24 January 1900
81 Not subject to 5% import duty
178 Not subject to 5% import duty
183 The number and name on the first medal is discernable as 204861 and Cook
279 Sold with two additional bound volumes of OMRS Journals from Spring 1982 to Winter 1985
479 Provenance: DNW Auction, 21 November 2007, lot 101
578 Not subject to 5% import duty
589 Not subject to 5% import duty
600 Not subject to 5% import duty
601 Not subject to 5% import duty
602 Not subject to 5% import duty
603 Not subject to 5% import duty
789 Not subject to 5% import duty
840 Sold with two large portrait photographs of the recipient
847 Not subject to 5% import duty
850 It is understood that there may be another South Africa 1853 medal named to this recipient in the Castle Museum, Cape Town
890 William Price enlisted in 1889, not 1899

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
217