‘AFGHANISTAN 2011’ CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY CROSS SELLS FOR £140,000 AT DIX NOONAN WEBB

The superb ‘Afghanistan 2011’ Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group of seven awarded to Colour Sergeant Deacon Cutterham, 1 Battalion, The Rifles, formerly Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment – who risked his own life in dealing with a hand grenade which fell in among his men – sold for £140,000 at Dix Noonan Webb in their auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria Today (Thursday, November 12, 2020). After interest on both the internet and on the telephones, it was bought by a UK Private collector.

The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross was instituted as a result of the 1993 review of the British honours system and is second in seniority only to the Victoria Cross. The C.G.C. was awarded for the first time as a result of the Bosnian War in 1995 and to date 60 such awards have been made, 39 of which were for the war in Afghanistan. A total of four Conspicuous Gallantry Crosses were awarded to members of The Rifles for Afghanistan, Cutterham’s being the last such award made.

Following the sale, Deacon Cutterham commented: “I will never forget my time in the army and know that I am extremely privileged to have been awarded this prestigious honour, however I am pleased to see it will be going to a new owner in my lifetime. I am planning to use the money to support my family as they are now my focus.”

FORTHCOMING SALES AT DNW

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17 – THE COLLECTION OF BRITISH TOKENS FORMED BY JOHN ROSE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – JEWELLERY, WATCHES, ANTIQUTIES & OBJECTS OF VERTU
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history

In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. In 2018, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In the same year, DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.

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November 2020