Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (11 & 12 December 2019) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £847,710 (£1,051,160 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 1,474
Sell-through rate: 96.4%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.31 and €1.18

Principal Lots
Lot no.
782. The trio of multi-clasp MGS medals to the Hardy brothers, of the 7th Fusiliers, ex Eaton, Cheylesmore, Leyland Robinson and Barnett, £38,000 (£47,120)
228. The 9-clasp MGS and St Sebastian Forlorn Hope pair to Pte Arthur Hammell, 52nd Foor, ex Cheylesmore, £22,000 (£27,280)
70. The Crimean War DCM to Pte John Fahey, 17th Lancers, ex Fleming, Lawson Whalley, Gaskell and Needes, £19,000 (£23,560)
752. The South Africa 1877-9 medal to Lt James Daly, 1/24th Foot, killed at Isandhlwana, £19,000 (£23,560)
682. The Iranian Embassy Siege GSM 1962 pair to Staff Sgt Ivan Pape, B Sqn, SAS, £16,000 (£19,840)
1417-1475. A Collection of German Militaria (Part III), £13,765 (£17,069)
185. The Radfan MM group of four to Col-Sgt William Paterson, 45 Commando, RM, £14,000 (£17,360)
755-765. A Collection of Medals relating to the First Anglo-Boer War, £9,950 (£12,338)
69. The Albert Medal for Land to Nurse Florence Allen, RAF Hospital, Quetta, £8,500 (£10,540)
683. The South Atlantic group of five to Sgt Michael Gibson, Parachute Regt, £8,500 (£10,540)
186. The Aden MM group of three to Sgt Brian Harrison, RHA, £7,500 (£9,300)
194. The 1876 Constabulary Medal (Ireland) to Constable Matthew Nugent, RIC, £6,500 (£8,060)
29. The Intelligence Service MBE group of 11 to Capt Rene Kisray, MI6, £6,000 (£7,440)
673. The GSM 1918 group of three to W.O. Thomas Barker, Parachute Regt, £6,000 (£7,440)
73. The Boer War/German S.W. Africa DCM and Bar group of seven to Capt Frederick Wing, Middlesex Regt, £5,000 (£6,200)
196. The 1920 Constabulary Medal (Ireland) to Special Constable Charles Clarke, RIC, £5,000 (£6,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
15.
A single DSO attributed to the recipient, with some original documentation, is in a private collection
28.
The recipient is confirmed as having served from 1942-5 with the Special Operations Executive Weapons factory, the I.S.R.S. (Inter Services Research Bureau)
382. Sold with
the recipient’s original vellum certificate for the French Médaille Militaire
882. Suspension claw possibly re-fixed
1075. The medal has traces of verdigris
1099. The third item is a 1914 Star
1136.
Sold with the recipient’s Passport, and a certificate for 25 years’ service with Lucas Industries, dated 1977, in presentation folder
1332. The epaulettes are for the Argentinian navy

Withdrawn Lots
The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
688