Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 July 2017) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,007,015 (£1,208,418 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1549
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.29 and €1.11

Principal Lots
Lot no.
968. The Zulu War medal to Cpl James Bushe, 2/24th Foot, a Rorke’s Drift defender, £60,000 (£72,000)
788. The Naval GS medal with 2 clasps, Amazon 13 January 1797 and St Domingo, to John Elander, Landsman, £26,000 (£31,200)
58. The Indian Mutiny DCM group of five to RSM Henry Baker, 61st Foot, and the trio to his son, Sgt-Major Walter Baker, Gloucestershire Regt, £14,000 (£16,800)
4. The Royal Guelphic Order Knight’s breast badge and Waterloo pair to Col. James Furlong, 43rd LI, £13,000 (£15,600)
3. The Royal Guelphic Order Knight’s breast badge and MGS pair to Major-General John Cox, 95th Rifles, £12,000 (£14,400)
33. The Battle of Jutland DSO group of eleven to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Forbes, RN, £12,000 (£14,400)
154. The Light Brigade group of three to TSM William Bentley, 11th Hussars, and the medals to three members of his family, £12,000 (£14,400)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
194. Two medals in the lot, as described
241. The first three medals are named to the 4th Dragoon Guards
368. The last two medals have been withdrawn; 6 pieces in the lot
1235. This accords with the specification of the pre-1912 pattern first type badge. Weight without ribbon 38.80g, buckle 7.57g
1237. This is a first typ,e 2nd class award
1239. This is a first type, 3rd class badge
1534. Believed to be more likely a portrait of Lt Neville Custance, who joined the 7th Husars from the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers in April 1815. He was not present at Waterloo and went on half-pay in 1818

Withdrawn Lots
The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
1217