Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (15 October 2020) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £909,110 (£1,127,296 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 847
Sell-through rate: 99.6%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.29 and €1.10

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1-17. Medals from the Collection of Warwick Cary (Part I), £362,450 (£449,438)
1. The Crimean War Naval Brigade VC group of four to Seaman James Gorman, RN, £240,000 (£297,600)
2. The Crimean War Light Brigade CB group of five to Major-General John Douglas, 11th Hussars, £38,000 (£47,120)
147-160. A Collection of Medals to the Gloucestershire Regiment, £32,040 (£39,730)
94. Victoria Cross, an official specimen by Hancocks, c. 1940, £24,000 (£29,760)
194. The Defence of Legations MSM group of six to W/O William Gregory, RMLI, £18,000 (£22,320)
4. The Battle of Omdurman DCM group of three to Lance-Cpl Harold Penn, 21st Lancers, ex Hayward, £17,000 (£21,080)
366. The Field Officer’s Gold Medal for Corunna, 1809, to Lt-Col Edward Hull, 43rd Foot, £16,000 (£19,840)
399. The New Zealand 1847 medal to Major-General Thomas Collinson, RE, ex Graveson, £14,000 (£17,360)
18. The group of 12 orders and medals to Admiral of the Fleet Lord John Hay, GCB, RN, £13,000 (£16,120)
645-679. A Collection of Egypt and Sudan Medals, 1882-89, £10,555 (£13,088)
822-850. A Collection of German Militaria (Part VI), £9,770 (£12,115)
11. The Naval GS medal with Trafalgar clasp to Archibald Anderson, LM, HMS Temeraire, £9,500 (£11,780)
111. The Order of the Indian Empire, G.C.I.E., Knight Grand Commander’s set of insignia, £9,500 (£11,780)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
183. Entitled to clasps for Cape Colony, South Africa 1901, and South Africa 1902 on QSA only. Not entitled to KSA
184. French Croix de Guerre unconfirmed
440. Combined with Lot 713
773. The Waterloo Medal is not in the Lot, total 9 pieces

Withdrawn Lots
The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:
163, 374 and 713