Auction Report

26 March 2009

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (26 March 2009)

Gross Total: £643,195 (£771,834 including buyers’ premium)
Number of lots 1066
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.44 and €1.06

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1-233 Long Service Medals from the Collection formed by John Tamplin (Part III), £123,195 (£147,834)
521-540 A Collection of Great War Tribute Medals, £1,905 (£2,286)

589 Peninsular War and Waterloo group of four to Brevet Lt-Col Frederic von Rossing, Hanoverian Army, £15,000 (£18,000)
790 The 'Operation Pedestal' DSM group of seven to Temporary Sub-Lt Alexander Pilling, RNVR, £11,000 (£13,200)
620 The Boer War/Great War group of nine to Lt-Col Sir Alexander Bannerman, RE, £9,000 (£10,800)
557 A silver presentation sword by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company to Major-General Sir Henry Burstall, the gift of the city of Quebec, £8,800 (£10,560)
242 Naval GS, clasp 14 Dec Boat Service 1814, to Michael Wroot, Lt, RN, £8,500 (£10,200)
783 Conspicuous Gallantry Medal for Majuba Hill to SBA William Bevis, HMS Boadicea, £8,000 (£9,600)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
229 The Italian medal is not included in the lot
230 The lot includes the Italian medal formerly in Lot 229
239 The medal is named (James H. Johnstone, Midshipman)
477 Alistair Ross is shown standing third from right, not second from right
680 Sold with 14 cases and 10 card boxes of issue
761 Another group attributed to this officer is known (Riddick Collection, March 2007, lot 141)
793 Both sets of medals also contain the Burma Star and MID oak leaf on the War Medals

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:

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