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18 May 2011

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The Collection of Medals Formed by Bill and Angela Strong

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The Collection of Medals Formed by Bill and Angela Strong (18 May 2011)

Gross Total £1,081,500 (£1,297,800 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 718
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.62 and €1.14

Principal Lots
Lot no.

201-811 The Collection of Medals formed by Bill and Angela Strong, £832,555 (£999,066)
1-108 The Allan and Janet Woodliffe Collection of Medals relating to the Reconquest and Pacification of the Sudan, 1896-1956, £248,945 (£298,734)
717 The Second War DSO group of five to Lt-Col Ronald Littledale, KRRC, £33,000 (£39,600)
758 The Second War CGM and DFM group of six to Pilot Officer George Dove, RAF, £33,000 (£39,600)
795 The South Arabia MM pair to Sgt Raymond Austin, 29 Commando Rgt, RA, formerly SAS, £27,000 (£32,400)
23 The honours and awards of General Sir John Maxwell, GCB, KCMG, CVO, DSO, Black Watch, £26,000 (£31,200)
10 The GCB, GCMG, GCVO and DSO group of 24 to General Sir Henry Macleod Rundle, RA, £24,000 (£28,800)
541 The Punjab/Indian Mutiny pair to Lt Duncan Home, VC, Bengal Engineers, £22,000 (£26,400)
434 The Great War Albert Medal group of five to Lt-Cdr Arthur Shaw, RN, £20,000 (£24,000)
695 The GBE, KCB, MC and DFC group of 24 to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Lloyd, RAF, £19,000 (£22,800)
518 The Field Officer's Gold Medal to Lt-Col Richard Kelly, 66th Regt, £16,000 (£19,200)
694 The Malabar 1921 George Cross group of 6 to Pte Thomas Miller, Dorset Regt, £16,000 (£19,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
62 The 1914-15 Star is a late issue and the British War and Victory Medals renamed
74 The M.C. is a Western Front award, possibly for the third battle of Ypres, September-October 1917
75 The British War and Victory Medals have been officially re-impressed
211 Provenance: Sir Torquil Matheson Collection
232 Sold with an original copy of the recipient's 1870 Saarbruck to Paris
247 The recipient is confirmed as serving in 'D' Company
253 The regimental number is 1252. A second Partab Singh (regimental number 1804) was also in the defence; both men were wounded but only 1252 Partab Singh received the I.O.M.
281 Research with the lot suggests the recipient was entitled to the clasp Burma 1930-32 rather than the one fitted
302 The recipient was born in 1929
325 The copied photograph shows the recipient in uniform with shoulder title of the South Nottinghamshire Hussars
350 The footnote should refer to Stanley Arthur Adams
356 Sold with the loose clasps for Malay Peninsula and South Arabia to which the recipient is entitled
361 The recipient was seconded to the South Arabian Army in Aden until independence in 1967
371 The recipient served in 1/Para at the time of Bloody Sunday
374 The recipient was killed in action on 26 May 1967
382 The Northern Ireland clasp is also confirmed
415 The recipient died of wounds at Nijmegen on 4 October 1944
420 The recipient was wounded at Suez on 12 July 1941
421 The recipient was serving in the 53rd (Welsh) Division when wounded at s'Hertogenbosch
537 Provenance: Sir Torquil Mattheson Collection
571 HMS Furious was not torpedoed during the course of Operation Pedestal
696 The book mentioned in the last line of the footnote is not sold with the lot
711 The recipient was also entitled to the 1914-15 Star as a Sub-Lt, R.N.R.
738 Sold with a copy of the book
Lion by the Tail, by T.M. Coffey
756 Sold with a copy of the book Commando Force 133
760 There is no case with the lot

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