Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 May 2016)
Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea, V.R., large, bronze (Joseph Catt, Wrecks of the “Fusilier” and “Demerara”, 3rd and 4th Decr. 1863) in named case of issue, case worn, medal nearly extremely fine £200-260
Sold for £400
Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (successful), reverse inscribed, ‘Private Heny. Holland, 3 Batt. Gren. Guards, 14 April 1853’, pierced with ring suspension, slight edge bruising and contact marks, about very fine £140-180
Sold for £220
Royal Humane Society, large bronze medal (successful), reverse inscribed, ‘John Dunn A.B., H.M.S. “Mutine” 24th June 1861’, ring suspension, with bronze buckle bar, edge bruising, few contact marks, very fine £200-260
Sold for £240
Sold for £200
Sold for £140
Royal Humane Society, small silver medal (successful) (Martin Rowley. 1st July 1916) in its Elkington & Co Ltd case of issue, suspension detached above the claw, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £140-180
Sold for £140
A scarce honorary Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society Medal in Gold awarded to Captain Hon. Francis Maude, Royal Navy Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners Royal Benevolent Society, gold, (Capt. Hon. Fras. Maude R.N. 1877) ‘double dolphin’ suspension, claw a little slack, minor edge bruising, virtually extremely fine £1000-1400
Sold for £1,500
Sold for £120
A rare Order of St. John of Jerusalem Life Saving Medal in Silver to Mr. Arthur H. Stokes, H.M. Inspector of Mines, for gallantry in rescuing a miner who had been imprisoned for five days and nights, without food, in the Black Engine Mine, Eyam, July 1879; he was subsequently awarded an Albert Medal in Gold for the Baddesley Colliery Disaster, 22 May 1882 Order of St. John Lifesaving Medal, 1st type (1874-88), silver (Arthur H. Stokes. 1879) w...
Sold for £850
Bank Colliery Medal 1866, a superb 65mm., silver medallion by Ottley, Birmingham, obverse: draped bust of Queen Victoria, left, in high relief; reverse: within a wreath of oak and laurel is engraved, ‘Presented to Adam Eckusley, by the Little Hulton Relief Committee, for his heroic conduct in rescuing at the risk of his own life, his fellow Workmen at the Bank Colliery Explosion, Decr. 10th 1866’, nearly extremely fine and rare £800-1000
A Washington Colliery Medal 1922 awarded to G. Venison Washington Colliery Medal 1922, obverse inscribed, ‘Washington Colliery, “F. Pit” Rescue Party, awarded to G. Venison, for Bravery, Sept. 1922’, reverse with laurel wreath, uninscribed, 26mm. dia., 9ct. gold, 10.34g., hallmarks for Birmingham 1922, ring suspension, in card box, good very fine, rare £280-320
Sold for £300
A well documented Boy Scouts Association Gallantry Cross, 3rd Class awarded to J. D. Glenny, for saving a man from drowning, South Shields, 7 December 1917 Boy Scouts Association Gallantry Cross, 3rd Class (Gilt Cross), 1st issue, 1st type, silver-gilt, reverse inscribed, ‘J. D. Glenny, for saving a drowning man, South Shields Docks, 17.12.17(sic)’, with ribbon; Royal Life Saving Society Medal, bronze, reverse re-inscribed, ‘J. D. Glenny...
Sold for £750
A Boy Scout Association Gallantry Cross, 2nd Class pair awarded to Indian Scout Nardiu Wagdouker, 12 January 1924 Boy Scout Association Gallantry Cross, 2nd Class (Silver Cross) 2nd issue, by Collins, London, silver, reverse inscribed, ‘Nardiu Wagdouker, 12/1/24’, no ribbon or brooch bar; Boy Scout Association Indian Medal of Merit, gilt, unnamed, with ribbon and brooch bar, very fine (2) £750-850
Boy Scouts Association Gallantry Cross, 3rd Class (Gilt Cross), 2nd issue but with incorrect ‘eyelet’ suspension, reverse inscribed, ‘Presented to F. Taylor for Stopping Runaway Horse, Mar. 29th 1925’, with hook and straight bar suspension, ribbon and brooch bar, very fine £300-400
Pair: Charles Jelbert, Coastguard Auxiliary - twice the recipient of the R.S.P.C.A’s. bronze medal for rescuing animals in Cornwall Coastguard Auxiliary Long Service Medal, E.II.R., reverse inscribed, ‘C. Jelbert’, in Royal Mint case of issue; R.S.P.C.A. Life Saving Medal, bronze-gilt (Mr C. Jelbert-1937) complete with ‘For Humanity’ brooch bar, in damaged case of issue, extremely fine (2 £400-460
Sold for £550
A Canadian Medal for Bravery/Carnegie Hero Fund Medal pair awarded to Robert J. Seymour, who helped rescue a man from a burning car, at Stoney Creek, Ontario, 9 October 1986 Canada, Medal for Bravery (R. J. Seymour, 9-X-86), in case of issue; American Carnegie Hero Fund Medallion, 75mm., bronze, reverse embossed, ‘Awarded to Robert J. Seymour who helped to rescue Laird D. Weiler from burning, Stoney Creek, Ont., October 9, 1986’, in case o...
Sold for £1,200
A rare U.S.A. Presidential Life Saving Medal awarded to George Fox for assistance in rescuing the crew of the Northern Belle, off the coast of Kent, 5 / 6 January 1857 U.S.A. Presidential Life Saving Medal 1853-79 issue, by Koehler, 64mm. dia., silver, obverse: a man with an arm raised, the other clinging on to a broken mast bearing the letters ‘US’; to the left in the distance a ship under full sail; to the right clouds, birds circling o...
Sold for £4,600