Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

An impressive R.V.M. group of sixteen awarded to Deputy Head Chauffeur Henry Edward Harrison, Royal Mews

Royal Victorian Medal, E.II.R., silver, unnamed, in case and card box of issue; 1939-45 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals, these unnamed; Jubilee 1977, unnamed, in card box of issue; Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal, E.II.R., ‘1954-1974, 1 clasp, Thirty Years (Henry Edward Harrison) in case of issue; Italy, Republic, Presidents Medal, silver, in Johnson case of issue; Iran, Order of Homayoun, Medal, silver, in Spink, London case; Liberia, Medal of Merit, silver-gilt, in Arthus Bertrand case; Jordan, Order of Independence, 5th Class breast badge, silver and enamel, enamel damage, in case of issue; Greece, Royal Order of George I, Commemorative Silver Cross; Netherlands, Royal Family Order, Medal of Merit, silver, in Begeer case of issue; Sweden, Household Medal, Carl XVI Gustaf, 24mm., silver, in Carlman, Stockholm case of issue; France, Medal of Honour, silver-gilt, in Bacqueville, Paris case of issue; Portugal, Order of Prince Henry the Navigator, bronze medal, with slip bar, in Frederico Costa case of issue; with crowned ‘E.II.R.’ cap badge, generally extremely fine (17) £1000-1200


Henry Edward Harrison was awarded the R.V.M. in Silver on 31 December 1976 as Deputy Head Chauffeur at the Royal Mews. He was the son-in-law of Frederick Henry Absalom (see lot 104).

Sold with a quantity of original documents, including: R.V.M. award document, with associated slip and letters of congratulation; Jubilee 1977 award document; Royal Household Long and Faithful Service award document, with associated slip; Iran, Homayoun Medal permission to wear document (1959); Liberian Medal of Merit permission to wear document (1962); Greek Order of George I award and permission to wear documents (1963); Jordan, Order of Independence award document and associated papers (1966); Dutch Order of the Crown Medal of Merit award and permission to wear documents (1972); Swedish Royal Household Medal permission to wear document (1975); French Medal of Honour permission to wear document (1978); Portuguese Order of Henry the Navigator Medal award and permission to wear document; R.V.O. Order of Service at St. George’s Chapel Windsor Castle (5) 7 December 1978; 10 April 1987; 30 April 1991; 27 April 1995; 29 April 1999; and Buckingham Palace slip stating: ‘The Queen will receive Mr E. Harrison on his retirement’, dated 12 December 1984; with a photograph and newspaper cutting showing the Queen being driven (by Mr Harrison?). Papers contained in a folder.