Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (21 May 2020) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £678,425 (£841,247 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 849
Sell-through rate: 98.6%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.22 and €1.11

Principal Lots
Lot no.
512. The South Africa 1877-79 Medal to Pte John Waters, 1/24th Foot, wounded at Rorke’s Drift, £44,000 (£54,560)
8. The Korean War DSO, DFC group of 12 to Lt-Cdr Sidney Hall, RN, £18,000 (£22,320)
86. The Naval GS with 3 clasps and Davison’s Nile Medal pair to William Skuce, RN, ex Elson, £17,000 (£21,080)
95. The Indian group of four to Brevet Major Octavius St George Anson, 9th Lancers, ex Everson, £14,000 (£17,360)
666-723. A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals for the Relief of Ladysmith, £13,630 (£16,901)
415. Naval GS with 2 clasps, Amethyst with Thetis and Amethyst April 1809, £10,000 (£12,400)
430. The Army of India Medal with 4 clasps to John Player, 27th Light Dragoons, ex Needes and Elson, £9,000 (£11,160)
472. The Crimea Medal with 3 clasps to Pte Walter Brooks, 17th Lancers, £9,000 (£11,160)
513. The South Africa 1877-79 Medal to Pte Henry Lodge, 80th Foot, killed at Meyers Drift, £9,000 (£11,160)
110. The Crimea/Mutiny group of four to Pte James Webster, 17th Lancers, ex Moss and Laidacker, £8,500 (£10,540)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
81. The badge has some minor enamel damage to both central medallions
84. The medal is an Edward VII R.V.M.
201. Two
soldiers named C. Pettigrew served with the 2nd Dragoons during the Great War, and it is not known which one died in Egypt in December 1920
818. The Médaille Militaire is 4th or 5th République
829. The last medal is the Allied Victory Medal for Czechoslovakia

Withdrawn Lots
The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
48