Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (27 & 28 September 2017) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,420,405 (£1,704,486 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,040
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.34 and €1.14

Principal Lots
Lot no.
495. The World War II Victoria Cross group of nine to Lt-Col David Currie, 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regt, CAN $550,000 or £330,000 (£397,590)
1. The Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross awarded to Gunner James Park, 1/1 Bengal Horse Artillery, £70,000 (£84,000)
364-440. A Collection of Awards for the Boer War formed by Doug Jenkins, £51,510 (£61,812)
441-494. A Collection of Awards for Burma Operations during the Second World War, £51,455 (£61,746)
320-363. A Collection of Awards to the Worcestershire Regiment formed by Group-Captain J.E. Barker, £50,710 (£60,852)
505. The Naval GS medal with clasp Cyane 16 January 1814 to Midshipman Daniel Young, RN, ex Gowans, £30,000 (£36,000)
723-773. A Collection of Awards to Chaplains formed by Philip Mussell (Part I), £28,135 (£33,762)
68. The George Medal/D.S.M. group of nine to Henry Robinson, RN, £24,000 (£28,800)
510. The Naval GS medal with two clasps, Centaur 26 August 1808 and Amanthea 25 July 1810, to Midshipman George Trefusis, RN, ex Turl, £24,000 (£28,800)
161. The Zulu War pair to Capt Walter Stafford, 1st Natal Native Contingent, an Isandhlwana survivor, £22,000 (£26,400)
502. The Naval GS medal with clasp Pique 26 March 1806 to Lt Christopher Bell, RN, £22,000 (£26,400)
174. The group of 12 to Major Sir Richard Molyneux, KCVO, Royal Horse Guards, an Omdurman charger, £20,000 (£24,000)
67. The Tientsin C.G.M. group of eight to OS Ernest Whibley, RN, £19,000 (£22,800)
509. The Naval GS medal with two clasps, 4 November 1805 and Seahorse with Badere Zaffere, to Midshipman the Hon George Campbell, RN, ex Hawkes, £19,000 (£22,800)
511. The Naval GS medal with two clasps, Basque Roads 1809 and Eurotas 25 February 1814, to Lt Charles Randolph, RN, £16,000 (£19,200)
535 The Army of India medal with four clasps, Allighur, Battle of Delhi, Laswarree and Battle of Deig, to George Gardiner, 76th Foot, £16,000 (£19,200)
66. The 1854 C.G.M. pair to Boatswain’s Mate James Doran, RN, £14,000 (£16,800)
512. The Naval GS medal with three clasps, 1 June 1794, St Vincent and Trafalgar, to Captain’s Servant William Hodge, £11,000 (£13,200)
595. The Zulu War medal to Sgt John Clarkson, 1/24th Foot, an Isandhlwana casualty, £11,000 (£13,200)
508. The Naval GS medal with two clasps, Trafalgar and Basque Roads 1809, to OS David Sharp, RN, £10,000 (£12,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
28. The lot includes a portrait photograph of the recipient when on the staff of 32 Division
180 The clasp on the Q.S.A. is Belfast
199. The first item is a 1914-15 Star
712. The extract is from
Shoot to Kill, by Richard Miers, chapter 10
762. William Joseph Brown served with the Army Chaplains’ Department during the Great War on the Western Front from November 1915, and was awarded the O.B.E. (
London Gazette 3 June 1919)
907. The medal is named Moriarty
1001. The hallmarks are for Birmingham 1891
1026. Sword no. 107322 was assembled/sold by the Wilkinson Sword Company on 13 December 1977, and sold to Messrs Moss Bros

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
313 and 967