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The unique and earliest-dated Naval Small Gold Medal awarded to Vice Admiral Sir William Parker, Royal Navy, for the action against the French Fleet three days prior to the Glorious First of June 1794, and later the recipient of a Naval Large Gold Medal for the Battle of Cape St Vincent
Naval Small Gold Medal, the reverse inscribed (William Parker Esquire, Captain of H.M.S. the Audacious on the 28 of May MDCCXCIV, the French Fleet Attacked) fi...
Sold for £75,000
Master-at-Arms William Madge, who was Quarter Gunner of the Crescent at the capture of La Réunion in 1793, and afterwards followed his Captain, Sir James Saumarez, into the Orion to share in the victories at St Vincent and the Nile
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, Crescent 20 Octr 1793 , St. Vincent , Nile  (William Madge.) minor edge bruise, otherwise nearly extremely fine £8000-10000
Sold for £22,000
Rear-Admiral William Hext, who joined the Royal Navy as a Captain’s Servant at the age of 10, fought in three Fleet actions, and was possibly the only veteran of the ‘Glorious First of June’ to be photographically portrayed
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, 1 June 1794 , 23 June 1795 , 4 Novr 1805  (William Hext, Lieut.) with original ribbon, extremely fine £6000-8000
Sold for £24,000
Yeoman of the Boatswain’s Store Room James Strachan, who earned all three of his clasps aboard the 32-gun frigate Southampton, including the boarding and capture of the French corvette L’Utile in 1796
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, 1 June 1794 , Southampton 9 June 1796 , St. Vincent  (James Strachan.) very fine £10000-12000
Sold for £28,000
Yeoman of the Powder Room Richard Levertine, whose medal is one of just five issued with 6 clasps and represents an outstanding naval career including the great victories of the Glorious First of June, Camperdown, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, besides the gallant lesser-known actions of the frigate Anson, whose gallant Captain Charles Lydiard perished when the ship was wrecked in December 1807
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 6 clasps, 1 June 1794...
Sold for £50,000
The 9-clasp specimen Naval Medal presented by the Master of the Mint to the United Service Institute
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 9 clasps, 1 June 1794, St. Vincent, Nile, Egypt, Copenhagen 1801, Trafalgar, Algiers, Navarino, Syria ([Fr]om the Master of the Mint to the United Service Institu[te]) officially impressed naming, a few letters obscured by suspension claw, clasp carriage bearing a catalogue number in ink, ‘C-18964’, extremel...
Sold for £4,800
Able Seaman Joseph Clark who fought in two brilliant actions aboard the Blanche frigate and later fought at Trafalgar aboard the Minotaur
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Blanche 4 Jany 1795 , Trafalgar  (Joseph Clark.) nearly very fine
Sold for £19,000
Able Seaman Gilbert White who was aboard the Lowestoffe when, in concert with Dido, the two frigates engaged two superior French ships and captured the Minerve of 40 guns; taken into the Royal Navy under the same name she later distinguished herself under Cockburn, Nelson and Hardy
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Lowestoffe 24 June 1795 , Egypt  (Gilbert White.) some very minor edge bruises and nicks, otherwise good very fin...
Admiral Joseph Bullen, a veteran of the American War of Independence, and a close friend and confidant of Nelson, under whom he served in the 28-gun Hinchinbrook; his subsequent services at the occupation and evacuation of Toulon, and at the siege of Bastia, were mentioned by Nelson in the highest possible terms; he was a Volunteer, whilst holding the rank of Commander, on board the Santa Margaritta at the capture of La Tamise in June 1796 and w...
Sold for £70,000
Rear-Admiral David Scott, R.N., K.T.S., Master’s Mate of the Unicorn at the capture, in consort with the Santa Margaritta, of two French frigates in June 1796, and afterwards Lieutenant in the Bellerophon at Trafalgar where he was wounded in the head; as First Lieutenant of the Bedford he later escorted the Portuguese Royal Family to Brazil and, in consequence, became ‘the first British subject upon whom the Cross of the Tower and Sword was e...
Sold for £34,000
Able Seaman Samuel Blackmore who served aboard the Minerve with Nelson, Hardy and Cockburn in three important actions, and was three times taken prisoner of war
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, Minerve 19 Decr 1796 , St. Vincent , Boat Service 29 May 1797  (Samuel Blackmore.) extremely fine £24000-28000
Sold for £65,000
Captain Thomas Warrand, R.N., who served as Master’s Mate aboard the flagship Victory at the battle of St Vincent, and was Lieutenant Commanding the Sealark at the boarding and capture of the Ville de Caen, 21 July 1812, on which occasion he was severely wounded, and for his gallantry received immediate promotion to Commander and was presented with a £50 Sword by the Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, St. Vi...
Sold for £46,000
Sir Benjamin Fonseca Outram, C.B., M.D., F.R.S., F.G.S., Inspector of Naval Hospitals and Fleets, Surgeon of La Nymphe at the capture of two French ships in March 1797, and Surgeon of the Superb in her remarkable action at the second battle of Algeciras, in the Gut of Gibraltar, which resulted in the destruction of two Spanish three-deckers and the capture of a French 74
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Nymphe 8 March 1797 , Gut o...
Sold for £42,000
Gunner John Webber who served as Coxswain aboard Duncan’s flagship Venerable at Camperdown, as Quartermaster in the same ship at Saumarez’s action in the Gut of Gibraltar, and as a Gunner on board Rosario in her remarkably gallant action with a French flotilla off Dieppe in March 1812
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 3 clasps, Camperdown , Gut of Gibraltar 12 July 1801 , Rosario 27 March 1812  (John Webber, Gunner.) edge bruis...
Admiral Thomas Bennett, R.N., who was wounded as a 12 year-old midshipman at the battle of Camperdown, and was second Lieutenant of the Seahorse in Captain John Stewart’s brilliant ‘Gold Medal’ night action with a Turkish squadron in July 1808
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Camperdown , Seahorse Wh Badere Zaffere  (Thomas Bennett, Lieut.) together with contemporary miniature medal with two engraved clasps on original...
Sold for £20,000
Able Seaman William James Walker, a Boy of 13 years age at the battle of Camperdown, who later saw much action in the Baltic aboard the 18-gun brig Cruizer
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Camperdown , Cruizer 1 Novr 1808  (W. J. Walker.) with original ribbon in its named card box of issue, extremely fine £12000-14000
Able Seaman Charles Stewart, who was present on board the Mars in her epic conflict with the Hercule in April 1798, and later fought at Trafalgar aboard the Victory
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Mars 21 April 1798 , Trafalgar  (Charles Stewart.) suspension claw re-fixed, edge bruising and contact wear, otherwise nearly very fine £8000-10000
Sold for £16,000
Commander George Decœurdoux, R.N., who was Midshipman of the Lion in her gallant action with four Spanish frigates in July 1798, and Acting-Lieutenant at the capture of the Guillaume Tell in March 1800; was Flag-Lieutenant of the Mars at Trafalgar, and present in the same ship at the capture of the French frigate Le Rhin, and subsequently of four others off Rochefort in 1806
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Lion 15 July 1798 , T...
Able Seaman Samuel Butler, who took part in Sybille’s stubborn but successful contest with La Forte, captured in the Hooghly River, Bay of Bengal, in March 1799
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Sybille 28 Feby 1799  (Samuel Butler.) very fine £6000-8000
Sold for £17,000
Major Charles F. Burton, Royal Marines, who was mentioned in despatches for services at Acre in 1800, was an original officer of the R.M. Artillery when established in 1804, and had command of various ship-borne rocket detachments during the war with France; he subsequently commanded the R.M.A. detachments of the Fleet and was severely wounded at the bombardment of Algiers in 1816, moving Lord Exmouth to write ‘Captain Burton, poor fellow, has...
Able Seaman David Wilson, present in the boats of the 16-gun sloop Pylades in the attack against Dutch vessels off the island of Schiermonnikoog in August 1799
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, Schiermonnikoog 12 Aug 1799  (David Wilson.) edge bruising, otherwise nearly extremely fine £4000-5000
Sold for £6,500
Commander James Elphick, R.N., who took part in Penelope’s ‘David and Goliath’ night action with 86-gun French ship-of-the-line Guillaume Tell, and was later mentioned in despatches as ‘a very gallant and zealous officer’ at the siege and capture of Santa Maura in 1810
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Penelope 30 March 1800 , Egypt  (James Elphick, Master’s Mate.) with original ribbon and framed Admiralty transmi...
Able Seaman David Piggott, who fought on board the 36-gun frigate San Fiorenzo at the capture of the French 32-gun frigate Psyche in the Bay of Bengal in February 1805
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 1 clasp, San Fiorenzo 14 Feby 1805  (David Piggott.) nearly very fine £6000-8000
Landsman John Cremer, who served aboard the frigate Sirius at Trafalgar, and afterwards participated in the same ship in a hotly contested engagement with a French flotilla which culminated in the capture of the corvette Bergère
Naval General Service 1793-1840, 2 clasps, Trafalgar , Sirius 17 April 1806  (John Cremer) possible official correction to first three letters of surname, polished overall, otherwise very fine £6000-8000
This collection was sold on 24 November 2015.
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