Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (1 & 2 March 2017) - Auction Report

Gross Total £1,333,970 (£1,600,764 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 1162
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.23 and €1.16

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1. The 'First Day of the Somme' Victoria Cross, Military Cross group of six to Capt. George Sanders, 1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Rifles, £240,000 (£288,000)
743. The Zulu War medal to Dvr Charles Robson, RE, batman to Capt John Chard at Rorke's Drift, £110,000 (£132,000)
355-418. A Collection of Awards for the Indian Mutiny, 1857-59, £37,340 (£44,808)
99. The Tobruk CGM group of six to Sgt John Povall, Royal Marines, £26,000 (£31,200)
63. The DCM and two bars group of five to Capt. Thomas Healey, Cameron Highlanders, £20,000 (£24,000)
652. The Army of India medal with 4 clasps, Battle of Deig, Capture of Deig, Nepaul and Ava, to Ly-Co. Thomas Smith, 49th NI, ex North and Ritchie, £16,000 (£19,200)
56. The Albert Medal in gold to Lt Eglintoune Ross, Dorset Regt, ex Montague, £15,000 (£18,000)
65. The Charge of the Light Brigade DCM group of three to Pte. Edmund Keen, 13th Light Dragoons, £15,000 (£18,000)
71. The Abyssinia DCM pair to Cpl. Hugh McDonagh, RE, ex Montague, £15,000 (£18,000)
74. The Abu Klea DCM group of three to Pte.William Ilsley, 16th Lancers, £14,000 (£16,800)
89. The DCM, MM and two bars group of six to Lance-Cpl. William Peniston, 9th Bn, KRRC, £14,000 (£16,800)
623. The Naval GS medal with 2 clasps, Guadaloupe and The Potomac 17 Aug. 1814, to Purser Thomas Jennings, RN, £13,000 (£15,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
27. The India GS medal is correctly named to Maj. J.D. Fulton, 2-15 Punjab R.
211. The clasp on the 1914 Star is a contemporary tailor's copy
212. The clasp on the 1914 Star is a contemporary tailor's copy
216. The Belgian Queen Elizabeth Medal was gazetted in the Belgian Moniteur, 14 April 1918, per Royal Decree of 5 August 1917
236. The photograph shown in the catalogue does not relate to this lot
361. The General Service medal to Pte. Lipinski has been withdrawn, total 2 medals in the lot
532. The helmet plate is that of an Inspector of Army Schools
988. Provenance: Christie's, 16 November 1982

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
133, 187, 402, 417 and 833