Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (6 & 7 December 2017) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,019,460 (£1,223,352 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,478
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.34 and €1.13

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1. The Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross group of seven awarded to Major-General Sir Henry Tombs, Bengal Artillery, £240,000 (£288,000)
768-822. A Collection of Awards to the RAF, 1919-1939, formed by Group-Capt J.E. Barker, £98,330 (£117,996)
1189-1266. A Collection of Medals for Campaigns in Africa, £35,170 (£42,204)
1312-1355. The Collection of Life-saving Awards formed by Dr Paul Démogé, £21,840 (£26,208)
823-874. The Collection of Awards to Chaplains formed by Philip Mussell (Part II), £19,070 (£22,884)
875-904. The Barrett J. Carr Collection of Nurses’ Medals, £17,740 (£21,288)
172. The Army of India medal with clasp Kirkee to Cornet Francis Hunter, 1st Madras Light Cavalry, ex Biddulph and Ritchie, £17,000 (£20,400)
777. The DFC and two Bars, AFC group of ten to Group-Capt Stafford Harris, RAF, £13,000 (£15,600)
907. The Defence of Khelat-i-Ghilzie group of three to Sepoy Gowree Sing, 43rd Bengal NI, £13,000 (£15,600)
22. The DSO group of seven to Col Sir Thomas Bradford, Durham LI, £8,000 (£9,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
830. As the recipient was a civilian priest in Kimberley it is believed that his Q.S.A. medal was originally named (Pte. Rev. P. Milne…) and the Pte was subsequently erased, possibly by the recipient himself, thus accounting for the area of erasure before the naming
994. The Delhi Durbar Medal is unconfirmed
1413. This is a Fifth Class neck badge, not Third Class

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
505 and 769