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

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1 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Deccan 1778-84, large silver medal for Jemadars, the edge diagonally grained, 41 mm, fitted with later silver clip and straight bar suspension, good very fine and very rare £2000-2500 £2,600
2 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Deccan 1778-84, small silver medal for other ranks, the edge diagonally grained, 32.5 mm, fitted with small ring for suspension, very fine and scarce £600-800 £920
3 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Deccan 1778-84, small silver medal for other ranks, the edge straight grained, 32.5 mm, fitted with small ring for suspension, this sometime re-fixed, otherwise fine £300-400 £480
4 Honourable East India Company Medal for Mysore 1790-92, large silver medal for Jemadars, the edge straight grained, 42 mm, good very fine and very rare £2000-2500 £2,100
5 Honourable East India Company Medal for Mysore 1790-92, small silver medal for Havildars, Naiks, Tindals, Sepoys and Lascars, a curious but old copy?, the obverse from the large variety die but cut down, the reverse from the usual die, the edge straight grained, 39 mm, fitted with small ring for suspension, nearly very fine £300-400 £500
6 Honourable East India Company Medal for Mysore 1790-92, small silver medal for Havildars, Naiks, Tindals, Sepoys and Lascars, the edge straight grained, 36 mm, fitted with small ring for suspension, very fine and rare £1000-1200 £850
7 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Ceylon 1795-96, silver, 50 mm, fitted with later silver clip and bar suspension, an extremely rare original striking with no marks from rusted dies, contact marks from wearing, therefore nearly very fine £1000-1200 £1,300
8 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Ceylon 1795-96, silver, 50 mm, fitted with silver loop for suspension, minor spotting from lightly rusted dies, otherwise good very fine £600-800 £1,200
9 The Gold Seringapatam Medal awarded posthumously by the Honourable Court of Directors to Major-General Sir John Braithwaite, Commander-in-Chief Madras Army, a former prisoner of Tippoo Sultan at Seringapatam and Adjutant-General of the force that finally captured that city in 1799 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, gold, contained in a substantial gold-rimmed glazed case, the edge inscribed ‘FROM THE HON’BLE COURT OF DIRECTORS TO MAJOR GENERAL BRAITHWAITE. 1801’, with integral gold loop for suspension, extremely fine and a truly outstanding specimen, one of only 30 struck £8000-10000 £10,000
10 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, silver-gilt, fitted with loop for suspension, nearly extremely fine £500-600 £720
11 The superb silver Seringapatam Medal worn by Major-General Sir David Foulis, K.C.B., Madras Cavalry Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, silver, contained in a silver-rimmed glazed case, the edge inscribed ‘Lieutt. Colonel D. Foulis’, fitted with integral silver ball and swivelling bar suspension, the ribbon fitted with heavy silver four-pronged buckle inscribed ‘Seringapatam 4th May 1799’, together with seven original commission documents dated between 1800 and 1835, all but one on vellum, these in excellent condition, the medal extremely fine and a rare survival £3000-4000 £6,200
12 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, silver, contained in a silver-rimmed glazed case with integral silver ball and ring suspension, an exceptional specimen, extremely fine £1000-1200 £1,500
13 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, silver, fitted with silver loop for suspension, very fine £400-500 £700
14 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, Calcutta Mint striking in silver for the native troops of Bengal, fitted with silver loop for suspension, very fine and rare £400-500 £520
15 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, bronze, fitted with bronze loop for suspension, the loop a little loose, otherwise good very fine £200-250 £370
16 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Seringapatam 1799, pewter or ‘fine grain tin’, fitted with silvered bronze loop for suspension, the loop a little loose, otherwise good very fine £150-200 £260
17 Honourable East India Company Medal for Egypt 1801, gold, fitted with gold loop for suspension, an early Calcutta Mint restrike showing minor obverse die repairs, otherwise very fine and rare £1500-2000 £1,300
18 Honourable East India Company Medal for Egypt 1801, silver, fitted with silver loop for suspension, good very fine £800-1000 £2,000
19 Sultan’s Medal for Egypt 1801, gold, 1st Class, 54 mm, with original gold chain and hook suspension, nearly extremely fine and very scarce £3000-3500 £3,100
20 The Second Mahratta War medal to Private John Spiers, 29th Light Dragoons Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Allighur, Laswarree (J. Spires, 29th Lt. Dragns.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruise and minor nicks, otherwise good very fine £3500-4000 £3,200
21 The Second Mahratta War medal to Trooper Dennis Driscoll, 29th Light Dragoons Army of India 1799-1826, 3 clasps, Allighur, Laswarree, Capture of Deig (D. Driscoll, 29th Lt. Dragns.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, extremely fine £5000-6000 £5,500
22 The Second Mahratta War medal to Captain John Ritso, 76th Foot, wounded at Allighur and later A.D.C. to the Marquess of Wellesley, the only combatant officer from Lord Lake’s ‘Handfull of Heroes’ to survive to claim his medal Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Allighur, Laswarree (Captn. J. Ritso, 76th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, good very fine and an important medal £7000-9000 £7,800
23 The Second Mahratta War medal to Sergeant Henry Allen, 19th Light Dragoons Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Assye, Argaum (H. Allen, Serjt. 19th Lt. Dragns.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, good very fine £3000-4000 £4,800
24 The Second Mahratta War and Java campaign pair to Private John Cameron, 78th Foot (a) Army of India 1799-1826, 3 clasps, Assye, Argaum, Gawilghur (John Cameron, 78th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming (b) Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Java (John Cameron, 78th Foot) edge bruising, therefore nearly very fine £3000-4000 £3,300
25 The Second Mahratta War medal to Private John Atkins, 76th Foot Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Battle of Deig, Capture of Deig (J. Atkins, 76th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, good very fine £4000-5000 £5,200
26 A rare 4-clasp medal for the Second Mahratta, Nepaul and First Burma Wars to Lieutenant-General T. P. Smith, Bengal Native Infantry Army of India 1799-1826, 4 clasps, Battle of Deig, Capture of Deig, Nepaul, Ava (Lt. Coll. T. P. Smith, 49th N.I.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, extremely fine £6000-7000 £7,500
27 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Rodrigues, Isle of Bourbon and Isle of France, gold, fitted with gold loop for suspension, an early Calcutta Mint restrike showing loss of detail to the obverse, test mark to the rim, otherwise good very fine and rare £1500-2000 £2,300
28 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Rodrigues, Isle of Bourbon and Isle of France 1809-10, silver, fitted with silver loop for suspension, overall signs of contact wear, otherwise nearly very fine £800-1000 £1,100
29 The Capture of Java medal to Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Grant-Peterkin, Bengal Volunteers Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Java (Peter Grant, Lieut. 4th Batt. Bengal Volrs.) good very fine £1200-1500 Withdrawn
30 The Army Gold Medal awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel George Gall, Commanding the Governor-General’s Bodyguard at the capture of Java where he was twice wounded Field Officers’ Gold Medal, the reverse inscribed ‘JAVA’ (Captn. G. H. Gall, Commanding Governor General’s Body Guard) complete with three-pronged gold ribbon buckle, both glass lunettes sometime expertly replaced, otherwise nearly extremely fine and unique to this regiment £5000-6000 £7,800
31 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Java 1811, gold, fitted with gold loop for suspension, this re-fixed, overall contact wear, otherwise better than good fine and a rare original striking £3000-4000 £4,100
32 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Capture of Java 1811, silver, fitted with silver loop for suspension, a Calcutta Mint restrike showing obverse die crack, otherwise very fine £300-400 £500
33 Honourable East India Company Medal for Nepaul 1814-16, silver, fitted with silver loop for suspension, a fine example without the usual obverse die-crack, good very fine £800-1000 £1,600
34 The rare medal for Kirkee awarded to Major Francis Hunter, 1st Madras Light Cavalry, captured the day following the action at Kirkee and imprisoned for five months in Wasota Fort, one of only five European recipients of this clasp Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Kirkee (Cornet F. Hunter, 1st Cavalry) long hyphen reverse, impressed naming, good very fine and extremely rare £10000-12000 £9,000
35 The Third Mahratta War medal for the battle of Kirkee to Sepoy Gopal Bhave, 7th Native Infantry Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Kirkee (Sepoy Gopal Bhave, 7th N.I.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruises and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine and rare £1500-2000 £2,800
36 The Third Mahratta War medal to Colonel Charles FitzGerald, C.B., 6th Bengal Light Cavalry, whose gallant charge at Seetabuldee averted disaster and decisively won the day Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Seetabuldee & Nagpore (Lieut. C. Fitzgerald, 6th Ben. L.C.) long hyphen reverse, impressed naming, toned, extremely fine and rare £4000-5000 £5,500
37 The Third Mahratta War medal to Major-General L. W. Watson, 24th Madras Native Infantry, mentioned in despatches for conspicuous services at Seetabuldee Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Seetabuldee & Nagpore (Lieut. L. W. Watson, 24th N.I.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, a few minor nicks, otherwise toned, extremely fine £3000-4000 £3,400
38 The battle of Maheidpoor campaign medal to Private Charles Feagan, 1st Foot Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Maheidpoor (C. Feagan, 1st Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruise at 9 o’clock, otherwise extremely fine £2000-2500 £2,000
39 The Third Mahratta and First Burma Wars campaign medal to General Richard Budd, 32nd Madras Native Infantry Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Maheidpoor, Ava (Captn. Rd. Budd, 32nd N.I.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, some edge bruising and a little polished, therefore very fine £2500-3000 £2,900
40 The unique Army of India medal awarded to Private George Bainbridge, 65th Foot, who received one of only four Corygaum clasps to European recipients and the only one to a British regiment Army of India 1799-1826, 2 clasps, Poona, Corygaum (G. Bainbridge, 65th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, edge bruising and a little polished, otherwise about very fine and excessively rare £12000-15000 £10,000
41 The Defence of Corygaum campaign medal to Guide Walli Dull Sing, attached Madras Artillery Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Corygaum (Guide Walli Dull Sing, Attd. Madras Artillery) short hyphen reverse, naming officially engraved in running script, light edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise £1500-2000 £3,000
42 The rare naval campaign pair to Captain George Tincombe, Royal Navy, promoted to Commander for services during the Burmese War from where he returned with Despatches (a) Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Egypt (G. Tincombe, Midshipman) (b) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (1st Lieut. G. Tincombe, R.N. Actg. Captn.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, light handling marks, otherwise extremely fine £4000-5000 £5,800
43 A scarce American War of 1812 and Burmese War campaign pair to Sergeant William Craig, 89th Foot, wounded at Lundy’s Lane in 1814 (a) Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Chrystler's Farm (W. Craigh, Serjt. 89th Foot) (b) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (Serjt. W. Craig, 89th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, professionally cleaned, minor edge bruising and handling marks, otherwise nearly extremely fine £4000-5000 £7,200
44 The Waterloo and Bhurtpoor campaign pair to Private Benjamin Smith, 14th Foot, one of the Waterloo veterans who formed the front rank at the storming of Bhurtpoor (a) Waterloo 1815 (Benjamin Smith, 3rd Batt. 14th Reg. Foot) fitted with replacement silver clip and straight bar suspension (b) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (B. Smith, 14th Foot) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming (c) together with a Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Java (Benjamin Smith, 14th Foot) this with brooch marks to the reverse, edge bruising and contact marks, good fine, the first two nearly very fine or better £2000-2500 £3,800
45 The Bhurtpoor campaign medal to Corporal Benjamin Coldron, 59th Foot Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Corl. Benjn. Coldron, 59th Ft.) short hyphen reverse, officially engraved naming, contact marks, nearly very fine £400-500 £700
46 Honourable East India Company Medal for Burma 1824-26, gold, fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension, light edge bruising and nicks, otherwise good very fine £1800-2200 £2,200
47 Honourable East India Company Medal for Burma 1824-26, silver, fitted with replacement steel clip and ring suspension, very fine £300-400 £680
48 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Coorg Rebellion 1837, gold, 3rd class medal as awarded to Parpattigars, 45.29 grams, with integral gold loop for suspension, a rare original medal, one of only 20 awarded in this class, with overall signs of wear, otherwise very fine £4000-5000 £4,600
49 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Coorg Rebellion 1837, silver, a slightly later striking, the obverse die distorted but not yet cracked, fitted with silver claw and ring suspension, good very fine5000 £300-400 £280
50 Honourable East India Company Medal for the Coorg Rebellion 1837, silver, a slightly later striking, the obverse die in a similar state to the previous example, fitted with silver loop suspension, very fine £300-400 £450
51 The Napoleonic War medal to Lieutenant-Colonel P. J. Willats, who fought with the 77th Foot in the Peninsula War and commanded a detachment of the 48th Foot in the Coorg Rebellion of 1834 Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (P. J. Willats, Lieut. 77th Foot) polished, therefore nearly very fine £1200-1500 £1,900
52 The Ghuznee medal to Lieutenant-Colonel R. A. Thomas, 48th Bengal Infantry, who was awarded the 3rd Class of the Dooranee Empire for his services at the capture of the Fortress Ghuznee 1839 (Major R. A. Thomas, 48th Regt. Bengal Infry.) contemporary engraved naming in the reverse field, fitted with original suspension and ribbon, good very fine £600-700 £950
53 An interesting and rare group to Lieutenant Robert Pigou, Bengal Engineers, one of the Engineers at the Cabul Gate during the storming of Ghuznee, who later died whilst attempting to reduce a fort in Afghanistan when, having cut his fuse too short, he was blown up and his body thrown a distance of eighty yards by the sudden explosion of the powder bags (a) Ghuznee 1839, unnamed as issued, with original suspension (b) Royal Humane Society, large silver medal (Successful), (R. Pigou Armo. Vit. Ob. Serv. Dono Dat Soc. Reg. Hum. 1836) (c) Georgian silver presentation Snuff Box, hallmarked London 1825, the gilt inner lid with inscription ‘Presented to Ensign Pigou, by the E.I.C. Sappers & Miners, as a humble token of their gratitude in his saving the life of one of their comrades whilst pontoning [sic] on the river Medway on the 27th August, 1835’, the R.H.S. medal with edge bruising and contact marks, therefore nearly very fine, otherwise good very fine £1500-2000 £1,900
54 A scarce 3rd Class badge of the Order of the Dooranee Empire, instituted in 1839 by Shah Soojah-ul-Moolk Afghanistan, Order of the Dooranee Empire 1839, 3rd class badge, of ‘standard’ Afghan manufacture, 55 x 50 mm., gold and enamels, the central enamelled Persian inscription encircled by 15 small pearls, fitted with later gold ring and loop for suspension from the neck, chips to central inscription, otherwise very fine and rare £2500-3000 £2,400
55 The Ghuznee and Sutlej campaign pair to Veterinary Surgeon Isaac Bicknell, Governor-General’s Body Guard (a) Ghuznee 1839 (Vety. Surgeon J. Bicknell, Bengal Light Cavalry) contemporary engraved naming in the reverse field, fitted with an attractive wide silver bar suspension (b) Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 2 clasps, Aliwal, Sobraon (Vety. Surgn. J. Bicknell, G.G.B.G.) note initial ‘J’ on both medals, a common ocurrence at this period caused by confusion between the letters ‘I’ and ‘J’ when written in copper-plate, nearly very fine or better £1000-1200 £1,600
56 The outstanding C.B., Dooranee Empire and early Indian campaign group to Major-General John Christie, commanding Christie’s Irregular Horse, later the 9th Irregular Cavalry (a) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge in 22 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1843, maker’s initials WN, complete with gold ribbon buckle (b) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Lieut. J. Christie, 3rd Cavy.) short hyphen reverse, officially engraved naming (c) Ghuznee 1839, unnamed as issued, with original suspension (d) Candahar Ghuznee Cabul 1842, unnamed as issued, fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension (e) Punniar Star 1843 (Captain J. Christie, 8th Regt. Irregular Cavalry) fitted with contemporary silver bar for suspension (f) Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1846, 2 clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Sobraon (Capt. J. Christie, 3rd Regt. L.C.) (g) Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (h) Order of the Dooranee Empire 1839, 3rd Class breast badge, gold and enamels, of fine quality European manufacture, the reverse centre with finely engraved Persian inscription to match the obverse, now lacking circlet of pearls, fitted with gold ribbon buckles, all contained in a fine contemporary fitted display case with hinged double lids, some edge bruises and contact marks but generally very fine or better, a magnificent group of great appeal and rarity £9000-12000 £9,000
57 The Defence of Jellalabad medal to Private Henry Palmer, 13th Light Infantry, mortally wounded in the famous sortie of the 7th April by which the ‘Illustrious’ garrison brought the siege to a close Defence of Jellalabad 1842, Mural Crown (Heny. Palmer, 13th Regt.) correct regimentally impressed anming in obverse field and on lower rim, fitted with original suspension, extremely fine and rare £1200-1500 £1,600
58 The Defence of Jellalabad C.B. group to Major-General Augustus Abbott, Bengal Artillery, who commanded the artillery throughout the siege (a) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge in 22 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1843, and unusually also punched with the standard mark on each of the lions in the angles of the cross, maker’s initials WN, complete with gold ribbon buckle (b) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (Lieutt. A. Abbott, (1st) Regt. of Arty.) long hyphen reverse, naming engraved in running script (c) Ghuznee 1839 (Captn. A. Abbott, No. 6 Lt. Fd. Batty.) contemporary engraved naming and fitted with contemporary scroll suspension (d) Defence of Jellalabad 1842, Flying Victory (Captn. A. Abbott, Comg. Artillery) contemporary engraved naming and fitted with contemporary scroll suspension (e) Cabul 1842 (Major A. Abbott, C.B. No. 6 Lt. Fd. Batty.) contemporary engraved naming and fitted with contemporary scroll suspension (f) Order of the Dooranee Empire 1837, a small but attractive 3rd class badge of European manufacture, gold and enamels, the central Persian inscription encircled by 34 seed pearls, the reverse with brooch fittings but no pin, generally good very fine or better £5000-7000 £8,000
59 A rare Defence of Kelat-i-Ghilzie medal to Gunner William Hunt, Bengal Artillery, who died at Candahar shortly afterwards Defence of Kelat-i-Ghilzie 1842 (Gunner William Hunt, 4th Compy. 2d Battn. Arty.) naming officially engraved in running script, fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, minor nicks and bruises, otherwise good very fine and very rare £4000-5000 £6,000
60 A scarce Candahar campaign medal to Private George Reynolds, 40th Foot Candahar 1842 (Private George Reynolds, H.M. 40th Regiment) naming officially engraved in running script, fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, good very fine and very scarce £500-700 £1,100
61 The Cabul 1842 campaign medal to Brevet Major Charles Shaw, 31st Foot, a veteran of Albuhera in 1811, and a survivor of the burning of the East Indiaman Kent in 1825, who died on campaign in Afghanistan in July 1842 Cabul 1842, unnamed as issued, fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, extremely fine, together with eight original parchment commission documents relating to himself, his two brothers and his father, all of whom were officers in the regiment, a fine silhouette portrait, various letters, etc., including one from Colonel Fearon, and an original photograph of the memorial tablet erected by the non commissioned officers and men of the regiment, a fascinating collection of ephemera for the 31st Regiment £800-1000 £1,000
62 An interesting Cabul and Gwalior campaign pair to Captain George Reid, 1st Bengal Cavalry, who accompanied the Buffs into action at Punniar, was A.D.C. to three Governor-Generals, and died whilst Superintendent of the Mysore Princes (a) Cabul 1842 (Captain George Reid, 1st Light Cavy. Depy. Afst. Qr. Master General) contemporary engraved naming, fitted with contemporary silver bar suspension and ribbon fitments (b) Punniar Star 1843 (Captain George Reid, 1st Light Cavalry) retaining original hook to reverse, top point of star neatly pierced and fitted with contemporary silver bar suspension and ribbon fitments, both medals contained in a contemporary fitted case, the blue silk lining of the lid embossed in gold letters ‘Medals awarded in India to Captain George Reid 1st Bengal Cavalry’, the case with trade label of ‘Martin, Baskett & Martin, Cheltenham, Goldsmiths to the Queen’, affixed to its bottom, retaining clasp broken on the case, the first very fine, the second extremely fine £1500-2000 £1,900
63 The unique Napoleonic and early Indian campaign group of five to Lieutenant James Foster, Veterans Department, late Governor-General’s Body Guard and formerly Regimental Sergeant Major of the 11th Light Dragoons (a) Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Salamanca (J. Foster, Serjt. Majr, 11th Lt. Dgns) (b) Waterloo 1815 (Serjt. James Foster, 11th Regiment Light Dragoons) renamed, fitted with later silver bar suspension (c) Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (Sergt. J. Foster, G.G.’s Bodyguard and Commist. Dept.) long hyphen reverse, contemporary engraved naming (d) Cabul 1842 (Sub Conductor J. Foster, Victg. Deptt. H.M.’s 9th Foot) naming engraved in running script, fitted with replacement silver bar suspension (e) Sutlej 1845-46, for Aliwal, 1 clasp, Sobraon (Sub Conductor J. Foster Commt. Dept.) mounted for display in the order in which he would have received them, suspension claw tightened on the third, the second good fine, otherwise very fine and better £4000-5000 £4,500
64 The Scinde campaign C.B. pair to General Thomas Conway, 22nd Regiment, who commanded the Light Company of the 22nd in the defence of the Residency at Hyderabad, and was wounded at the battle of Meeanee (a) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge in 22 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1843, maker’s initials WN, complete with gold ribbon buckle (b) Meeanee Hyderabad 1843 (Captn. J. C. Conway, 22nd Regt.) correctly engraved in the regimental style, fitted with replacement silver clip and bar suspension, overall light contact pitting, probably from uniform buttons, otherwise nearly very fine, the first good very fine £4000-5000 £3,800
65 The Sutlej medal to Colour-Sergeant John Whyte, 50th Regiment, mortally wounded at Moodkee Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845 (Color Serjt. John Whyte, 50th Regt.) good very fine £500-600 £1,200
66 The Sutlej medal to Major Robert Codrington, 49th Bengal Native Infantry, a distinguished veteran of the First Afghan War, severely wounded at the battle of Moodkee Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845 (Major R. Codrington, 49th Regt. N.I.) good very fine £600-700 £920
67 The Sutlej medal to Private Edward Poulton, 31st Regiment, killed in action at Ferozeshuhur Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 1 clasp, Ferozeshuhur (Edward Poulton, 31st Regt.) a few surface marks, otherwise good very fine £500-600 £880
68 The Gwalior and Sutlej campaign pair to Private Thomas Brown, 16th Lancers, killed in their famous charge at Aliwal in January 1846 (a) Maharajpoor Star 1843 (Private Thomas Brown, H.M. 16th Lancers) fitted with original brass hook, this neatly pierced at the bottom (b) Sutlej 1845-46, for Aliwal 1846 (Thos. Brown, 16th Lancers) nearly extremely fine £1000-1200 £2,500
69 The Sutlej medal to Colonel C. C. Taylor, 29th Foot, who was awarded the C.B. for the Canadian Rebellion 1837, was wounded at Ferozeshuhur in command of the 29th (Worcesters), and killed in action at Sobraon as Brigadier in command of the 3rd Brigade; as Sir Hugh Gough reported in his despatch, he was ‘one of the most gallant and intelligent officers in the army,’ who ‘fell in this fight at the head of his Brigade in close encounter with the enemy, and covered with honourable wounds’ Sutlej 1845-46, for Ferozeshuhur 1845, 1 clasp, Sobraon (Lieut. Col. Chas. C. Taylor C.B. 29th Regt.) good very fine £4000-5000 £7,500
70 The Sutlej medal to Private Samuel Rose, 31st Regiment, who later drowned Sutlej 1845-46, for Moodkee 1845, 3 clasps, Ferozeshuhur, Aliwal, Sobraon (Samuel Rose, 31st Regt.) minor marks and bruises, otherwise good very fine £700-800 £1,050
71 A fine Indian campaign group of four to Private James Plant, 9th Lancers, representing every campaign fought by the regiment in that period (a) Punniar Star 1843 (Private James Plant, H.M. 9th or Queen’s Royal Lancers) fitted with contemporary replacement bar suspension (b) Sutlej 1845-46, for Sobraon 1846 (Jas. Plant, 9th Lancers) (c) Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (J. Plant, 9th Lancers) (d) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 3 clasps, Delhi, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Jas. Plant, 9th Lancers) some light edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise very fine and better and a scarce group £2500-3000 £5,200
72 The Punjab and Indian Mutiny campaign pair to Colonel A. J. Macpherson, 24th Foot, who was severely wounded at Chilianwala, and published his memoirs in Rambling Recollections of the Punjaub Campaign (a) Punjab 1848-49, 1 clasp, Chilianwala (Lieut. A. J. Macpherson, 24th Foot) (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Captn. A. J. Macpherson, 1st Batn. 24th Regt.) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine and better £2500-3000 £4,500
73 The scarce ‘Anchor reverse’ H.E.I.C. long service medal to Sergeant-Major Alexander Munroe, 23rd Regiment Light Infantry Honourable East India Company L.S. & G.C., V.R., 1859 issue with obverse bust of Queen Victoria and Anchor reverse (Sergt. Major Alexr. Munroe, 23rd Regt. L.I.) the obverse scratched below the Queen’s eye, otherwise toned, extremely fine £350-400 £650
74 The unique campaign and long service group of four to Sergeant-Major James Woods, 1st Bombay European Fusiliers (a) Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Mooltan, Goojerat (Serjt. Jas. Wood, 1st Eur. Fusiliers) (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Serjt. Major Jas. Wood, 1st Bombay Eurn. Fusrs.) (c) Honourable East India Company L.S. & G.C., V.R., 1859 issue with obverse bust of Queen Victoria and Anchor reverse (Serjeant Major J. Wood, 1st European Regt. Fusilier) (d) Honourable East India Company Meritorious Service Medal, V.R., very rare variety dated ‘1848’ under the Queen’s bust (Serjeant Major James Woods, 1st Bomy. Euro. Regt. Fusiliers) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine and extremely rare £2000-2500 £4,600
75 The battle of Khushab V.C. group of five awarded to Major-General Arthur Thomas Moore, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, for his famous charge which broke the square of Persian infantry (a) Victoria Cross, the reverse of the suspension bar inscribed ‘Lieut. Arthur Thomas Moore, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry’, the reverse centre of the cross dated ‘Feby. 8, 1857’ (b) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge, 18 carat gold and enamels, date letter indistinct, complete with gold ribbon buckle (c) India General Service 1854-94, 1 clasp, Persia (Lt. A. T. Moore, 3rd Lt. Cavy.) (d) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Central India (Lieut. A. T. Moore, 3rd Regt. Bombay Cavy.) (e) Coronation 1902, silver, unnamed as issued, together with a quantity of fine original documentation relating to Moore’s service in India, including several ‘Record of Officers’ Services’ completed by Moore and with various corrections and amendments, light contact marks to the medals, otherwise good very fine £80000-100000 £150,000
76 The Persia campaign medal to Major-General Ross Moore, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, who was recommended for the Victoria Cross for his gallantry in the famous charge at the battle of Khushab India General Service 1854-94, 1 clasp, Persia (Capt. R. B. Moore, 3rd Lt. Cavy.) edge bruising, therefore very fine £1500-2000 £3,100
77 A scarce campaign group of four to Duffadar Rumjan Khan, 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry (a) India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Persia (Trooper Runjan Khan, 3rd Regt. Light C.) (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Central India (Tr. Rumjan Khan, 3rd Regt. By. Cavy.) (c) Abyssinia 1867-68 (Sowar Runjan Khan) impressed naming but no unit given (d) Afghanistan 1878-80, 1 clasp, Kandahar (Duffr. Rumjan Khan, 3d Regt. Bo. Light Cavy.) suspension repaired on the third, contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine or better £1800-2200 £4,500
78 The Indian Mutiny medal to Captain Melville Clarke, Adjutant of the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry at the time of the ‘first outbreak’ at Meerut in May 1857 Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Capt. M. Clarke, 1st Eurn. Lt. Cavy.) good very fine £1200-1500 £1,400
79 The Gwalior and Indian Mutiny campaign pair to Captain Fletcher Hayes, 62nd Bengal N.I., Military Secretary to Sir Henry Lawrence, murdered by mutineers on 1st June 1857 (a) Maharajpoor Star 1843 (Lieutt. Hayes, Late A.D.C. to Sir Hugh Gough, G.C.B.) the central silver star hand tooled, the reverse with replacement suspension and fitted with small eyelets at four points, one eyelet now mostly lacking (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Captn. F. C. C. Hayes, 62nd Bengal Native Infy.) very fine and better £2500-3000 £4,600
80 The Indian Mutiny medal to General Thomas Carey, Bengal Native Infantry, attached Quarter Master General’s Department, sole survivor of the ambush and murder of Captain Fletcher Hayes, Lieutenant Barbor and Mr Fayrer Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Major T. A. Carey, Qr. Mr. Genl. Dept.) toned, about very fine £1500-2000 £2,000
81 The Indian Mutiny medal to Private Thomas Mallinson, 84th Regiment, massacred at Cawnpore Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Thos. Mallinson, 84th Regt.) the obverse with brooch marks, obviously once worn as a ‘widow’s brooch’, edge bruising, otherwise about very fine and very rare £1500-2000 £1,300
82 The Indian Mutiny medal to Lieutenant F. S. M. Wren, 2nd Bengal Light Cavalry, massacred in the water at Satichura Ghat, near Cawnpore, in June 1857 Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Lieut. F. S. M. Wren, 2nd Ben. L.C.) impressed naming as issued in 1886, good very fine and very rare £2500-3000 £4,900
83 The Indian Mutiny medal to Allan Octavian Hume, C.B., Indian Civil Service, Magistrate and Collector, who had an outstanding record of ‘military’ service in Agra during the mutiny, and who was a founding member and longtime General Secretary of the Indian National Congress Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (A. O. Hume, Civil Service) nearly extremely fine £1200-1500 £1,700
84 The Indian Mutiny and ‘Goorka Best Shot’ medals to Havildar Gungaram Bist, 66th Goorkha Light Infantry (a) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Havr. Gungaram Bist, 66th Goorkha L.I.) naming officially engraved in running script (b) 66th Goorka Regiment Best Shot Medal, silver, the struck reverse with ‘Best Shot’ between two kukris with a musket above, the kukri suspension bar inscribed with battle honours ‘Bhurtpore’ and ‘Sutledge’, inscribed on the edge ‘Naick Gungaram Bhist, 66th or Goorkha Regt.’, repair to the suspension on the second, contact marks, otherwise very fine £250-300 £600
85 The Indian Mutiny medal to Colonel H. B. F. Williamson, Commandant of the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Kuppoorthullah Contingent Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Colonel Williamson, Commandant 2d Infy. Kuppoorthullah Contingent) naming officially engraved in fine running script, toned, nearly extremely fine £400-500 £580
86 The Indian Mutiny medal to Gunner Michael O’Connors, 1st Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 3 clasps, Delhi, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Gunr. Michl. O’Connor, 1st Bde. Bengal H. Art.) edge bruise, otherwise better than very fine £150-200 £500
87 A rare 4-clasp Indian Mutiny medal to Gunner William McDonald, Bengal Artillery Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 4 clasps, Delhi, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow, Central India (Gunr. Wm. McDonald, 1st Bn. Bengal Art.) edge bruises, otherwise very fine and very rare £1500-2000 £2,900
88 The ‘Delhi’ C.B. pair awarded to Major-General Frederick Gaitskell, Bengal Artilley, who commanded the artillery at the assault of Delhi (a) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge, 22 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1857, maker’s mark ‘WN’, complete with gold ribbon buckle (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Lieut. Col. F. Gartskell [sic], C.B. 8th Bn. Bengal Art.) edge bruise to the second, otherwise nearly extremely fine £2500-3000 £5,500
89 The C.I.E. and Indian Mutiny pair awarded to Lieutenant-General John Tennant, Bengal Engineers, who was Field Engineer during the siege of Delhi, and later in the defence of the Alumbagh and final capture of Lucknow (a) The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 1st type breast badge with ‘India’ on the petals, gold and enamels, neatly inscribed on the reverse ‘Coll. J. F. Tennant, R.E.’, complete with gold top suspension brooch (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Delhi, Lucknow (Lieut. J. F. Tennant, Bengal Engrs.) fitted with silver ribbon buckle, this with some wear on the high points, good very fine, the first nearly extremely fine £2500-3000 £3,600
90 The Indian Mutiny and North West Frontier campaign pair to Brigadier-General O. E. Rothney, C.B., C.S.I., 4th Sikh Infantry (late Rothney’s Sikhs), Commandant of the 5th Gurkhas 1860-73 (a) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Bt. Major O. E. Rothney, 4th Sikh Infy.) suspension claw tightened but still slack (b) India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, North West Frontier (Major O. E. Rothney, 4th Sikh Inftry.) overall contact wear and pitting, therefore good fine and better £1200-1500 £1,900
91 The unusual campaign pair to The Reverand F. W. Ellis, Chaplain at the siege of Delhi and later with the Bhootan Field Force (a) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (The Rev. F. W. Ellis, Chaplain of the Force) (b) India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Bhootan (Revd. F. W. Ellis, Chapn. Bhootan Fd. Force) lightly polished, otherwise very fine or better and a rare pair £1500-2000 £1,600
92 The outstanding ‘Tel-el-Kebir’ C.B. group of six awarded to Major-General John Upperton, Bengal Cavalry, who served with the Sikh Irregular Cavalry at Delhi, commanded the Tiwana Horse in the Oudh campaign, served with Fane’s Horse in China, and commanded the 6th Bengal Cavalry at Tel-el-Kebir (a) Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) breast badge, 18 carat gold and enamels, hallmarked London 1881, complete with gold ribbon buckle (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Delhi (Lieut. I. Upperton, Towana [sic] Horse) (c) China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Lieut. J. Upperton, Adjt. Regt. of Fane’s Horse) officially impressed naming (d) Egypt & Sudan 1882-89, 1 clasp, Tel-el-Kebir (Lieut. Col. J. Upperton, 6th B.C.) (e) Order of the Medjidie, 3rd Class neck badge, silver, gilt and enamels (f) Khedive’s Star 1882, generally good very fine or better £4000-5000 £6,000
93 The Indian Mutiny medal to Private Charles O’Keefe, 32nd Light Infantry, killed in action at Chinhut Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (C. O’Keefe, 32nd L.I.) toned, extremely fine £1000-1200 £2,800
94 The Indian Mutiny medal to Drummer Henry Medcalf, 32nd Light Infantry, whose ‘Chronicle’ provides a dramatic eye-witness account of the siege of Lucknow Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Drumr. H. Medcalf, 32nd L.I.) suspension post re-fixed, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore good fine £1500-2000 £5,000
95 The Defence of Lucknow D.C.M. group of three awarded to Sergeant Major John Kelly, 32nd Light Infantry, one of only two ‘Original Defenders’ to be so honoured (a) Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Serjt. Major John Kelly, 32nd Foot) (b) Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Mooltan, Goojerat (John Kelly, 32nd Foot) (c) India General Service 1854-94, 1 clasp, North West Frontier (2763 Corpl. J. Kelly, 32nd Foot) edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine and very rare £4000-5000 £5,800
96 The fine campaign group of four to Major-General C. W. Campbell, Bengal Army, an original defender at Lucknow who was severely wounded and promoted for gallantry whilst serving with the Volunteer Cavalry at Chinhut, again wounded during the siege, served with Fane’s Horse in China and commanded the 2nd Bengal Cavalry in Egypt (a) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Ens. C. W. Campbell, 71st Regt. N.I.) (b) China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Lieut. C. W. Campbell, Regt. of Fane’s Horse) (c) Egypt & Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, no clasp (Lieut. Col. C. W. Campbell, 2nd B.C.) (d) Khedive’s Star 1882, the first three professionally cleaned and lacquered, some pitting and contact marks but generally good very fine £4000-5000 £4,800
97 The Indian Mutiny medal to Surgeon-Major G. M. Ogilvie, Bombay Medical Service, awarded the C.B. for his services as officiating Sanitary Commissioner and Superintendent of Jails during the siege of Lucknow Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 2 clasps, Defence of Lucknow, Lucknow (Surgn. G. M. Ogilvie, Supt. of Jails) nearly extremely fine £3000-3500 £2,500
98 The Punjab and Indian Mutiny campaign pair to Gunner Alfred Pearce, Uncovenanted Service, late Bengal Artillery, an original defender at Lucknow (a) Punjab 1848-49, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (Gu---r A. Pearce, 3rd Cy. 1st Ba--n. Arty.) attempted erasure with some loss to rank and unit (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Alfred Pearce)contact marks, otherwise very fine and better £800-1000 £1,400
99 The Indian Mutiny medal to Mr A. H. Bryson, onetime Sergeant Major of the 16th Lancers, a civilian volunteer acting as Sergeant of the Volunteer Cavalry at Chinhut, and killed in the subsequent defence of Lucknow Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Mr. A. H. Bryson) slightly later impressed naming, fitted with contemporary silver ribbon brooch, lightly toned, extremely fine £2000-2500 £2,900
100 The Indian Mutiny medals to Signor Stefano Barsotelli, a Florentine alabaster merchant who served with distinction throughout the defence of Lucknow, probably the only Italian present (a) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Signor Barsotelli) (b) Indian Mutiny 1857-59, 1 clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Signor Stefano Barsotelli) this with repaired suspension claw and post, good fine, both medals with correct officially impressed naming, the first very fine and extremely rare £4000-5000 £3,500

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