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Sold by Order of Tania Szabó
George Cross London Gazette 17 December 1946:
‘Madame Szabo volunteered to undertake a particularly dangerous mission in France. She was parachuted into France in April 1944, and undertook the task with enthusiasm. In her execution of the delicate researches entailed she showed great presence of mind and astuteness. She was twice arrested by the German security authorities, but each time managed to get away....
Sold for £260,000
‘The most self-effacing of men, he found unexpected fame at 82 when he wrote to commiserate with the Queen on what he called her “annus horribilis”: the year 1992, which saw the collapse of the marriages of three of her four children and culminated in the partial destruction by fire of Windsor Castle. A few days later, at a Guildhall luncheon to mark the 40th anniversary of her reign, she quoted Ford’s Latinity to poignant effect and the...
Sold for £4,600
‘This is the plain unvarnished tale of a retired Admiral, living a happy, contented life and wanting nothing more, who, to his own amazement, became a cabin boy in one fell swoop. I hasten to add that the cabin was in a prison, and that the prison was on Brixton Hill. Some ill-natured people would call this cabin a cell, but if it is all the same to you, cabin sounds nicer, and gives this book a better title. So there you are.’
From the pr...
Sold for £2,600
A fine inter-war C.B., Great War Mesopotamia operations C.M.G. group of eleven awarded to Major-General S. R. Davidson, Indian Army, who served as a second-in-command of the 47th Sikhs with the B.E.F., in which capacity he distinguished himself in the desperate fighting at Neuve Chapelle in August 1914: having then been wounded, he transferred to Mesopotamia and led his Sikhs in the attack on the Dujaila Redoubt during the second attempt to relie...
Sold for £3,400
A fine C.B., C.M.G. group of seven to Colonel T. J. Atherton, who commanded the 12th Lancers during the Boer War
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Military) neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels, this added for display purposes; The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., neck badge, silver-gilt and enamels; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg,...
Sold for £2,000
A civil C.B. group of four awarded to Sir Friston Charles How, formerly a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines
The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, C.B. (Civil) Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1947, with neck cravat and evening collar, in Garrard, London case of issue; British War and Victory Medals (Lieut., R.M.) in (damaged) named card box of issue; Coronation 1953, unnamed, in card box of issue; toget...
Sold for £380
The inter-war C.M.G., O.B.E. group of three awarded to H. M. G. Jackson, Chief Native Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia, late Lieutenant, Gifford’s Horse
The Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, C.M.G., Companion’s neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt, hallmarks for London 1919; British South Afric...
Sold for £2,200
A C.I.E., ‘Chin Hills’ group of three awarded to Colonel Norborne Kirby, Royal Engineers
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamel, in Garrard, London case of issue; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Chin Hills 1892-93 (Lieutt., R.E.); British War Medal (Col.) these two mounted court style for wear, nearly extremely fine, the second rare to an officer (3) £1000-1400
Sold for £1,800
An interesting C.I.E., M.B.E., K.P.M. group of five awarded to Superintendent Richard Howard Hitchcock, Madras Police
The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamels; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Civil) Member’s 1st type breast badge, silver, hallmarks for London 1918; King’s Police Medal, G.V.R., 1st issue (Richard H. Hitchcock, Supt.. 5th Gr. Madras Pol.)...
Sold for £1,100
The Knight Bachelor’s Badge and C.B.E. awarded to Sir Herman Lebus, Kt., Chairman of Harris Lebus Ltd., one time the largest furniture manufacturer in the world and a company that was responsible for bringing the Arts & Crafts style before a mass audience in the 1900s
Knight Bachelor’s Badge, 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt and enamel, hallmarks for London 1926, in its fitted case of issue; The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire...
Sold for £800
An extremely rare O.B.E., North-West Frontier operations M.C. and Bar group of seven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel L. M. Barlow, Indian Army: first decorated for his services on attachment to the Tochi Scouts in the Ramzak operations of 1922-23, in which he was wounded, he added a Bar to his accolades for subsequent gallantry with the Guides Infantry in the Chitral operations of 1932
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civ...
Sold for £3,600
An impressive O.B.E., Second World War Italy operations M.C. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. McHarg, Royal Artillery, who was decorated for his gallantry at the crossing of the Savio
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, silver-gilt; Military Cross, G.VI.R., the reverse officially dated ‘1945’; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; Defence an...
Sold for £1,900
A post-war O.B.E. group of seven awarded to Temporary Major J. H. Krikler, Southern Rhodesia Military Forces, attached Gold Coast Regiment
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Civil) Officer’s 2nd type breast badge, in its Royal Mint case of issue; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Efficiency Decoration, G.VI.R., Southern Rhodesia, the reverse officially engraved, ‘T./Maj. James H. Kr...
Sold for £480
A rare Second World War Home Guard M.B.E., Great War Egypt and Palestine operations D.C.M., M.M. group of eight awarded to Major T. Auld, Ayrshire Home Guard, late Royal Scots Fusiliers
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, M.B.E. (Military) Member’s 2nd type breast badge; Distinguished Conduct Medal, G.V.R. (240082 C.S. Mjr. T. Auld, 1/5 R.S. Fus.); Military Medal, G.V.R. (6764 Sjt. T. Auld, 1/5 R. Sco. Fus.); 1914-15 Star (6764 P...
Sold for £3,800
Three: Honorary Colonel F. T. King, 18th Field Regiment of Canadian Artillery
The Most Venerable Order of St. John, Officer’s breast badge, silver base metal and enamel, in case of issue, minor enamel damage; Jubilee 1977, Canadian issue in silver, unnamed; Canadian Decoration, E.II.R. (HCol F T King), these two mounted court style for wear, good very fine and better (3) £120-160
Sold for £120
The Aro Expedition 1901-02 D.S.O. group of seven awarded to General Sir William C. G. Heneker, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., Connaught Rangers
Distinguished Service Order, V.R., in silver-gilt and enamels, centres slightly loose and some damage to red and green enamels; East and West Africa 1887-1900, 1 clasp, 1899 (Capt. W. G. Heneker, Niger C.P. Force); Africa General Service 1902-56, 4 clasps, S. Nigeria, Aro 1901-1902, S. Nigeria 1902, S. Nige...
Sold for £10,000
A scarce Edward VII Tibet D.S.O. group of five awarded to Brigadier-General T. M. Luke, Royal Artillery
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, C.B.E. (Military) Commander’s 1st type neck badge; Distinguished Service Order, E.VII.R., silver-gilt and enamels, some damage to red and green enamels; India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (Lieut. T. M. Luke R.A.); Tibet 1903-04, 1 clasp, Gyantse (Captn. T. M. Lu...
Sold for £4,400
A fine Punjab Frontier I.O.M. group of four awarded to Lance-Dafadar Sant Singh, 11th Bengal Lancers (Probyn’s Horse)
Indian Order of Merit, Military Division, 1st type, 3rd Class, Reward of Valor, silver and enamel, the reverse with central nut fitting and inscribed on three lines ‘3rd Class Order of Merit’, lacking ribbon buckle; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Hazara 1891 (2171 Sowar Sant Singh, 11th Bl. Lcrs.); India General...
Sold for £6,000
A post-war R.R.C. group of six attributed to Matron and Hon. Major Margaret Whamond, Territorial Army Nursing Service
Royal Red Cross, 1st Class (R.R.C.), G.VI.R. 1st issue, silver-gilt, gold and enamel, the reverse of the lower arm officially dated ‘1948’; 1939-45 Star; Africa Star, clasp, 1st Army; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45, with oak leaf, mounted court-style as worn, good very fine or better (6) £400-450
A Great War ‘Siberia’ D.S.C. and Croix de Guerre group of four awarded to Surgeon-Lieutenant N. H. Smith, Royal Navy, for services with H.M.S. Suffolk’s armoured train during the battles in the Ussuri Valley in August 1918
Distinguished Service Cross, G.V.R., the reverse hallmarked London 1918, with its Garrard & Co. Ltd. case of issue; British War and Victory Medals (Surg. Lt. N. H. Smith. R.N.); French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with b...
A fine Great War ‘Le Cateau’ D.C.M., ‘Warrant Officer’s’ M.C. and triple M.I.D. group of eight awarded to Sergeant Major (formerly Trumpeter) P. J. Jenkins, 27th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, who was awarded his DCM for helping to save the guns in the final stages of the battle near Ligny on 26 August 1914, running them back by hand under heavy fire to the horse teams waiting in cover - His D.C.M. was personally presented by the King...
Sold for £8,500
A scarce Great War M.C. group of four awarded to Lieutenant A. H. Mankelow, Indian Army: decorated for his gallantry in the 1/39th Garhwal Rifles at Neuve Chapelle in March 1915, he was killed in action just eight weeks later
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued, in its case of issue; 1914 Star, with clasp (Lieut. A. H. Mankelow, 1/39 Garhwal R.); British War and Victory Medals (Lieut. A. H. Mankelow), extremely fine (4) £1200-1500
Sold for £4,200
A Great War Salonika operations M.C. group of eight awarded to Temporary Brigadier F. R. Bloor, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, late Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Military Cross, G.V.R., unnamed as issued; 1914-15 Star (Lieut. F. R. Bloor, A.O.D.); British War and Victory Medals, M.I.D. oak leaf (Major F. R. Bloor); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Coronation 1937; Serbia, Order of the White Eagle, 4th Class breast badge, silver, silver-...
Sold for £1,300
A Great War ‘North Russia’ M.C. group of four awarded to Captain C. T. Whinney, Middlesex Regiment, for gallantry in leading two platoons in action against a Bolshevik armoured train on the Murmansk front in May 1919
Military Cross, G.V.R., inscribed on the reverse ‘Capt. C. T. Whinney, Middx. Regt.’; 1914-15 Star (2. Lieut.C. T. Whinney. Midd’x R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. C. T. Whinney.) nearly very fine (4) £1200-1...
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