Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (16 April 2020) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £504,530 (£625,617 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 850
Sell-through rate: 99.3%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.24 and €1.14

Principal Lots
Lot no.
106-314. A Collection of Medals formed by the Revd. Canon Nigel Nicholson, £112,860 (£139,946)
777. The PDSA Dickin Medal for Gallantry
awarded to the cock-pigeon ‘Duke of Normandy’, for his gallantry on D-Day, £22,000 (£27,280)
38.
The DFC, DFM group of seven awarded to Squadron Leader Arthur Leigh, RAFVR, £14,000 (£17,360)
136. The group of twelve awarded to Field Marshal Sir William Nicholson, RE, Chief of the Imperial General Staff 1908-12, £7,000 (£8,680)
60. The Great War MM and two Bars group of four awarded to Private Peter Daly, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, £7,000 (£8,680)
46. The Albert Medal for Land group of five awarded to Pte George Bennett, 12th Lancers, £6,500 (£8,060)
215. The NGS medal with clasp 17 Sep Boat Service 1812 to James Nicholson, ex Gowans, £6,000 (£7,440)
133. The Crimea group of three to John Nicholson, 17th Lancers, £6,000 (£7,440)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
54. Another DSM to this recipient, as part of a group of seven, is known
131. Both medals are post-1873 later issues
285. The GSM 1918-62 with clasp Malaya to Pte V. Nicholson is withdrawn. Total 2 items
290. The GSM 1918-62 with clasp Malaya from Lot 285 has been added. Total 2 items
622. The recipient was entitled to the 1896-98 clasp, not 1891-2

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
None