Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 September 2015) - Auction Report

Gross Total £473,970 (£568,764 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 708
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.53 and €1.37

Principal Lots
Lot no.

67 The MGS medal with 3 clasps, Fort Detroit, Chateauguay and Chryster's Farm, to Pte Jean-Baptiste Lapierre, Canadian Militia, with an unbroken provenance from new, ex Gibson, Oliver, Whitaker, Tinlin, Barnett and Goddard, £13,000 (£15,600)
10 The World War II DSO, DFC group of 11 to Major Hubert Knilans, USAAF, £12,000 (£14,400)
57 The Naval GS medal with 3 clasps, 1 June 1794, St Vincent and Nile, to William Beadle, ex Whitehead, £12,000 (£14,400)
58 The Naval GS medal with 3 clasps, Camperdown, Egypt and Trafalgar, to OS Alexander Burns, RN, £11,000 (£13,200)
280 The 5-clasp MGS and Waterloo pair to Lt-Col Richard Croker, 18th Hussars, £10,000 (£12,000)
2 The KBE, DSO group of seven awarded to Lt-Col Frank Johnson, Royal Sussex Regt, £9,500 (£11,400)
308 The Bentley family group of medals, including a Light Brigade trio to the 11th Hussars, £9,000 (£10,800)
1 The George Cross pair awarded to Robert Wild, £8,500 (£10,200)
585-669 A Fine Collection of American Medals, £8,410 (£10,092)
171 The Zulu War medal to Pte Robert Parry, 1/24th Foot, killed at Isandhlwana, £8,000 (£9,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
67 Sold with copied extract from the Gazette of Canada, 17 April 1879, listing those MGS medals still unclaimed at the Adjutant-General's Office, including this medal with ink annotation 'Lt Col Chas de Salaberry 20 March 1867'
197 Sold with copied group photograph of the recipient with B.F.F. staff officers
198 Entitlement to medal confirmed on recipient's service papers
236 One medal in the lot, as described
237 One medal in the lot, as described
291 Roll confirms Crimea aboard Vengeance (sent to Hastings) and Baltic aboard Hastings (sent to Esk), Canton 1857 confirmed aboard Esk
332 The footnote should read George Harfield, not Hutton
354 The unit on the second and third medals is Scotts Rifles, not Scottis. Rifles
378 The QSA and clasps confirmed on roll, where recipient is shown as F.E. Blake
380 The 1914 Star is named to 11/Hrs
475 The shoulder flashes are later printed reproductions
522 The recipient was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire
547 Only one Canadian Memorial Cross in the lot

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
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