Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,050,235 (£1,260,282 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1,113
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.39 and €1.26

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1 The World War II Bomb Disposal George Cross group of seven to Wing-Cdr Leonard Harrison, RAF, £120,000 (£144,000)
384-448 A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment (28th and 61st Foot), £102,315 (£122,778)
136 The IGS 1854 and Zulu War pair to Pte W. Crawford, 80th Foot, a survivor of the Intombi River massacre, £40,000 (£48,000)
605 The 2-bar Naval GS medal, including Royalist 29 Decr 1812, to Gunner Alexander Brown, RN, £38,000 (£45,600)
449-480 A Collection of Medals to the South Wales Borderers, £19,230 (£23,076)
63 The Gallipoli CGM group of six to 2/Lt Frank Pilgrim, RMLI, £15,000 (£18,000)
606 The 3-bar Naval GS medal to Lt James Gordon, RN, £16,000 (£19,200)
1050 The Women's Social and Political Union Medal for Valour to Frances Parker, niece of Lord Kitchener, £15,000 (£18,000)
2 The North West Frontier GCB group to General Sir Charles Keyes, Indian Army, £13,000 (£15,600)
391 The 2-bar MGS and Waterloo pair to General Sir Richard Llewellyn, KCB, 28th Foot, £12,000 (£14,400)
39 The World War I MC and DCM group of five to Capt Albert Kemp, Royal Irish Rifles, £11,000 (£13,200)
48 The Afghanistan MC group of three to Rifleman Harry Lanceley, 3 Rifles, £11,000 (£13,200)
390 The 2-bar MGS and Waterloo pair to Lt Henry Hilliard, 28th Foot, £11,000 (£13,200)
4 The CB, CMG and DSO group of 13 to Major-General John Vaughan, 7th and 10th Hussars, £10,000 (£12,000)
15 The Koragh Defile DSO group of 10 to Lt-Col Herbert Jones, 14th Sikhs, £10,000 (£12,000)
71 The World War II DSM and Bar group of five to AB Raymond Whiteley, RN, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
118 An unrelated pair; the medal roll ADM 171/9 does not record details of how or when his Arctic Medal was issued
162 The recipient's name is S.G. Luscombe
214 Research indicates entitlement to the War Medal and Africa Service Medal, not the South Africa Medal for War Services
299 The Delhi Durbar is a contemporary copy; the recipient does not appear on the roll for that unit
345 The recipient was in the Monmouthshire A.C.F.
429 The fourth medal is a Territorial Efficiency Medal
536 The grip has been rewired
543 The scabbard tip is detached
680 The medal is a later issue
731 The medal is correct as described and the footnote should be ignored
784 The recipient was the Supernumerary Second Officer aboard SS Avoca. He died aboard SS Rewa of acute intestinal obstruction on 23 December 1902 the medal sent to his widow, Alice, on 17 March 1904
840 The footnote relating to Kirby should be ignored
927 The recipient was in the Glamorgan A.C.F.
977 This is a Commander's badge, not Grand Cross
1012 Sold as viewed, not subject to return

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
34 and 869