The Collection of British Orders, Decorations and Medals formed by the late Fred Rockwood (24 October 2014)

Saleroom Notices

Please note the following amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:

Lot No Saleroom Notice
1 Die flaw on the reverse at 4 o’clock indicates a slightly later striking. Revised estimate £800-1000
35 Born Yeovil, Somerset, enlisted Jan 1809, discharged to Vetn. Bn August 1814 having ‘chronic inflamation of the eyes from service at Gibraltar’. Sold with copied discharge papers.
43 Enlisted Feb 1807; wounded thigh at Badajos 10 May 1811; to 5th Vet Bn November 1812. Sold with copied discharge papers.
55 Born Isle of Wight, enlisted July 1800, discharged Feb 1819 on reduction of Regt and ‘lost sight of right eye from accident in farrier’s shop’. Not at Waterloo. Sold with copied discharge papers.
57 Examined and recommended for pension commencing Sept 1860; ‘Discharged in the Year 1816. Wounded head at St Sebastian and right ankle at Vittoria’. Sold with copied Examination entry.
154 Sikkim clasp sprung
166 Naming is officially engraved and a slightly later issue
185 Copy clasp
216 This medal and clasp issued as a duplicate in October 1935, originally issued without clasp
325 Naming officially reimpressed and fitted with old copy clasp £100-150
348 Unit is 19th Lancers
553 Clasps copies or later strikings
563 5 miniatures in lot as listed, not 12
642 This is a George VI issue not George V
659 Suspension loop of badge poorly refixed
682 Another Seringapatam Medal is known to exist, similarly named and mounted in chased frame with Seringapatam bar. The pair offered here was previously sold by DNW in June 1997 and in March 2002
683 Probably a later duplicate issue. Complete group is known to exist. Revised estimate £1500-2000
695 The BWM to this recipient (officially named Banting) can be available to the purchaser for £150
707 Some sources give the total number of members of the Order of Burma as 31 and of these at least one other recipient was also awarded the Burma Gallantry Medal