Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 July 2018) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £846,125 (£1,015,350 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,174
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.29 and €1.11

Principal Lots
Lot no.
52. The Afghanistan Operations DFC and AFC group of six to Squadron-Ldr Alex Duncan, RAF, £40,000 (£48,000)
154. The Korean War MM group of six to Pte Douglas Walker, Gloucestershire Regt, £26,000 (£31,200)
674. Order of the Bath, Knight’s gold Collar Badge, c. 1780, ex Risk, £18,000 (£21,600)
168. The Earl St Vincent Testament of Approbation medal awarded to Revd Cooper Willyams, ex RUSI Museum, Spink and King, £15,000 (£18,000)
944-997. A Collection of Medals to Second World War Casualties (Part II), £14,810 (£17,772)
28. The Battle of Arras MC group of eleven to Lt-Col Gerald de Gaury, Hampshire Regt, £14,000 (£16,800)
1067-1105. A Collection of Indian Medals, £12,980 (£15,576)
13. The MBE, MC and Bar, DFC group of nine to Wing-Cdr John Norton, Royal Canadian Air Force, £12,000 (£14,400)
675. Order of the Bath, Knight’s Breast Star, c. 1800, ex Risk, £11,000 (£13,200)
476. The China 1900 Defence of Legations medal to Pte C.W. Phillips, RMLI, ex Goddard, £10,000 (£12,000)
694. The Army of India pair to Col. James Steel, CB, 2nd Bengal European Regt, £9,000 (£10,800)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
346. The recipient was taken prisoner at Bronkhorst Spruit, 20 December 1880
543. The photograph that appears in the published catalogue is of Private M. C. W. J. Penrose, Gloucestershire Regiment, and is sold with with Lot 996
705. Given the differing regimental numbers it is possible these are two different recipients
866. The clasp on the first medal is N.W. Persia, not Iraq
996. The photograph of the recipient is incorrectly shown in the printed catalogue alongside lot 543
1137. The MM is unnamed as issued to foreign nationals, and has not been erased

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
81, 239, 504 and 635