Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (22 July 2016) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,013,545 (£1,216,254 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 722
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.30 and €1.19

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1 The 'Perak' Victoria Cross and 'Hazara' CB group of four to Major-General George Channer, Indian Army, £200,000 (£240,000)
5 The posthumous George Cross to John Alexander Fraser, Civilian Defence Secretary, Hong Kong, £190,000 (£228,000)
666 The Antarctic 1914-16 Polar Medal to AB Timothy McCarthy, RNR, a participant in Shackleton's open-boat voyage from Elephant Island to S. Georgia, 1916, £65,000 (£78,000)
26 The DCM, MM group of five to Chief PO William Brown, RNVR, £36,000 (£43,200)
175 The Peninsula War Gold Medal group of four to Major Charles Campbell, CB, 26th Foot and 3rd Portuguese Regt, £22,000 (£26,400)
117-174 The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Boer War Medals (Part III): The New Zealand Contingent, £19,770 (£23,724)
6 The George Cross (EGM) group of ten to Acting Assistant Commissioner George Adamson, Indian Police, £18,000 (£21,600)
56-72 A Collection of Gallantry Awards to the Indian Army for the Burma Campaign, 1944-5, £17,400 (£20,880)
73-116 A Small Collection of Medals to the Military Police, £16,545 (£19,854)
30 The North Africa DCM, MM group of seven to Sgt William Knight, East Kent Regt, £12,000 (£14,400)
615 The Star of India, Knight Commander's set of insignia, £12,000 (£14,400)
29 The Palestine DCM group of six to CSM Walter Webb, 2/Queens Royal Regt, £11,000 (£13,200)
12 The KB, OBE group of five to Sir John Masterman, MI5, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
283 The watercolour portrait is signed 'G. Hinke 1919'
331 The recipient enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1978 and served with 27 Regiment in Northern Ireland on Operation Banner. Transferring to the 2nd Bn Parachute Regt in 1982, he served in the Falkland Is., Belize and again in Northern Ireland. In Belize he commanded a section when the battalion was short of NCOs. Promoted Lance-Cpl in November 1983, he subsequently commanded a patrol in Northern Ireland and was commander of a machine gun section. Sold with copies of his service record and related photographs
349 The medal is named 'W. Cooke, Serjeant, 23rd Foot'
350 The recipient enlisted in October 1807 from the Cornwall Militia. Sold with copied muster rolls
535 The medal has been plugged at 12 o'clock
625 Sold with original full neck cravat
708 The continental sword is a Swedish Police model

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
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