Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2009

Sold for £130

Estimate: £80 - £120

Royal Warrant Holders Association Medal, G.V.R., silver, 22mm., the reverse engraved, ‘Alfred Dales, 14th January 1921’; together with an assortment of commemorative awards (10), mainly in white metal and largely of local interest, dating from 1877-1931 (Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde, Manchester, Stalybridge, Stockport, etc.), but also including a Jabalpur Gun Carriage Factory Coronation 1911 commemorative, bronze, 28mm.; Peace 1919 commemoratives for Glossop and Salford, gilt-metal and white metal; military prize medals (2), Cameron Highlanders, bronze, and Rifle Brigade, silver, both named; an attractive Westmorland County Council School Attendance Medal, with ‘Three Years Perfect Attendance’ clasp, the reverse impressed, ‘William Dobson, 1903’, bronze, 37mm.; Manchester, Post Office Boy Messengers’ ‘Proficiency at Drill & Good Conduct’ award, silver and enamel, 29mm., enamel a little chipped; a proof striking for a button design, by W. J. Dingley, Birmingham, with upper crest flanked by ‘19’ and ‘14’ and ‘Volunteered for Birmingham Battalion’ below; and a silver-plated cigarette case, with Middle Eastern decoration, the interior with engraved inscription, ‘Christmas 1943, Teheran, Iran, Major W. S. Hancock, from Jamshid Shirazi’, 97mm. by 60mm., one or two polished, otherwise generally very fine unless otherwise stated (Lot) £80-120