Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria, to include the Brian Ritchie Collection (Part I) (17 September 2004)

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Date of Auction: 17th September 2004

Sold for £140

Estimate: £70 - £90

London Rifle Brigade, by W. J. Taylor, London, obverse: soldier standing on guard on the coast, above, ‘Defence not Defiance’; reverse: within a wreath of oak and laurel leaves a scroll bearing the inscription, ‘London Rifle Brigade, Enrld. 1859’ (Colr. Serjt. G. Stuckey, Best Shot in O Compy. 1864), impressed naming, 34mm., silver, ring suspension, with ribbon, minor edge bruising and contact marks, very fine; 3rd London Rifle Volunteers, Napier 1901, by Vaughton, Birmingham, reverse engraved, ‘Napier Challenge Cup won by Corpl. T. Newell, “E” Company’, 37 x 32mm., silver and enamel, hallmarks for Birmingham 1901, ring suspension, in case of issue, extremely fine (2) £70-90