Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (25 & 26 September 2019) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £1,047,605 (£1,299,030 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,396
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.22 and €1.12

Principal Lots
Lot no.
24. The Iraq CGC group of nine to WO1 Terrence Thomson, 1st Bn, Princess of Wales’s Royal Regt, £140,000 (£173,600)
100. The Falklands War DSM pair to PO Graham Libby, RN, £55,000 (£68,200)
548-635. The John Nicholson Collection of Medals to Men who fought in the Kaffir Wars, 1834-53, £40,500 (£50,220)
217. The 14-clasp MGS and Ciudad Rodrigo Forlorn Hope Medal pair to Pte James Morris, 52nd Foot, £24,000 (£29,760)
1350-1400. A Collection of German Militaria, £19,500 (£24,180)
12. The DSO, DFC and Bar, AFC group of nine to Group Capt David Dennis, RAFVR, £14,000 (£17,360)
172. The Iraq 2007 QGM group of four to WO2 Brendan Campbell, Irish Guards, £12,000 (£14,880)
219. The Waterloo and Badajoz Forlorn Hope Medal pair to Sgt John Willox, 52nd Foot, ex Taylor, £12,000 (£14,880)
57. The Albert Medal First Class group of four to Conductor Alfred Purkis, Indian Ordnance Dept, £9,000 (£11,160)
727. The Waterloo medal to Lt John Gordon, 7th Hussars, £9,000 (£11,160)
218. The 3-clasp Army of India and 9-clasp MGS pair to Pte James Edmunds, 94th Foot, ex McKenzie and Dalrymple-White, £8,000 (£9,920)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
15. 9 items in the group, not 10
93. Recommendation for DSM states: HMS ‘Gavotte’. For devotion to duty and exemplary conduct in repelling an attack by enemy aircraft on a convoy, and in extinguishing a fire on board a ship of a convoy [under] attack
99. Sold with copied recommendation for the DSM
577. Suspension claw re-fixed, and with some solder deposits
1117. The recipient was known as both Clement and Antony Boirayon, but research indicates they are one and the same person
1205. Hallmark is for Edinburgh 1930, retailer T.K. Ebbutt
1226. The pattern was worn by the Coldstream Guards 1801-14. It was later adopted by the 1st Foot Guards and 3rd Foot Guards and worn 1810-14

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
544, 938, 1020 and 1146