Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (8 December 2016) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,100,550 (£1,320,660 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 848
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.25 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.

91-169 A Collection of Medals to Members of the Nobility and the Royal Household, £82,000 (£98,400)
557 The Zulu War medal to Pte Michael Minehan, 2/24th Foot and B Company at Rorke's Drift, £70,000 (£84,000)
28 The Shackleton Trans-Antarctic posthumous Albert Medal pair to Victor Hayward, £44,000 (£52,800)
345-473 A Collection of Medals to the West Yorkshire (14th Foot) and Yorkshire (19th Foot) Regiments, £36,570 (£43,884)
82 The Oman MM group of four to Sgt Cecil Rees, 45 Commando, RM, £34,000 (£40,800)
478 The 2-clasp Naval GS medal to Brevet-Major Arthur Hull, RM, £30,000 (£36,000)
1 The Napoleonic War group of four to General Sir Henry King, CB, KCH, KC, 3rd Foot, £28,000 (£33,600)
67 The Chinese Civil War CGM to AB Clifford Beese, RN, ex Douglas-Morris, £26,000 (£31,200)
9 The Great War and Waziristan Operations DSO, DFC and Bar group of seven to Capt Horace Lale, RFC and RAF, £20,000 (£24,000)
49 The Omdurman DCM group of five to Pte William Bushell, 21st Lancers, £19,000 (£22,800)
192 Royal Victorian Chain, Gentleman's collar and pendant badge, £17,000 (£20,400)
37 The Abyssinia DCM group of three to CSM William Chamberlain, RE, £16,000 (£19,200)
39 The Boer War DCM group of four to CSM Thomas Day, RE, £16,000 (£19,200)
12 The Great War MC, DCM and Bar group of nine to CSM Thomas Carney, E Yorks Regt, £15,000 (£18,000)
24 The Albert Medal in gold group of seven to William Nutman, £14,000 (£16,800)
95 The Sudan DSO group of seven to HSH Prince Francis of Teck, GCVO, 1st Dragoons, £14,000 (£16,800)
172 Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross collar chain, £13,000 (£15,600)
185 Star of India, Knight Commander's set of insignia, £13,000 (£15,600)
68 The CGM group of five to Flt-Sgt James Hall, RAF, £12,000 (£14,400)
184 Order of Merit, Edward VII, Civil Division, neck badge, £12,000 (£14,400)
25 The Albert Medal in gold group of three to Cpl Herbert Ewington, AOC, £11,000 (£13,200)
44 The Abu Klea DCM group of four to Sgt Charles Small, Connaught Rangers, £11,000 (£13,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
19 Another DFC group is known, where the recipient's details have been subsequently engraved on the gallantry award. This group does not have an officially-named Memorial Cross with it
49 The recipient is not recorded as being wounded in the charge at Omdurman; 3231 Private E. Bushell is recorded as being wounded in the right shoulder
701 Not subject to 5% import duty
721 Provenance: Colonel Dodkin Collection, Wallis & Wallis 1987
725 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
728 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
729 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
730 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
745 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
748 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
749 Provenance: Attributed to Lord St John of Fawsley
750 The neck badge is that of a Knight of the Companionate of Merit of the Order
753 The last line of the footnote should read: 'He died at Ilsington, Devon, on 18 November 1898, his estate valued at £9,320'
783 Sold with the recipient's standard issue police whistle by Acme, England

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
331 and 689