Orders, Decorations and Medals (16 & 17 September 2010)

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Date of Auction: 16th & 17th September 2010

Sold for £650

Estimate: £300 - £400

Loyal Service Medal, for North Borneo, E.II.R., silver-gilt breast badge, unnamed, mounted as worn, in Royal Mint case, extremely fine, rare £300-400


The Crown Colony of British North Borneo was in existence during the period, 1946-63. This rare and poorly known award, inspired by the ‘Loyal Service Medals’ awarded by the ‘White Rajahs’ of Sarawak, appears to have been modelled on the Badges of the Certificate of Honour as awarded to residents of non-African colonies and was probably awarded under similar circumstances.