Auction Report

25 February 2015

Starting at 10:00 AM


Orders, Decorations and Medals

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Orders, Decorations and Medals (25 February 2015)

Gross Total £580,400 (£696,480 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 844
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.54 and €1.36

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1-321 A Collection of British Orders, Decorations and Medals, the property of a Gentleman, £203,475 (£244,170)
572 The Iraq 2006 Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group of 9 to Sgt-Major J.R. Harkess, 1st Bn, Princess of Wales's Royal Regt, £130,000 (£156,000)
573 The Tel-el-Kebir CB, CSI and Crimea War group of 10 to Major-General William Earle, Grenadier Guards, £28,000 (£33,600)
740-768 A Small Collection of Medals Relating to the Battle of Loos, £26,420 (£31,704)
636-746 A Fine Collection of 1914 Star Groups, £17,745 (£21,294)
581 The World War II DSO and Bar, DSC group of 7 to Cdr Clive Gwinner, RN, £12,000 (£14,400)
598 The World War II DSM group of 7 to Acting Bombardier Reginald Labern, 4th Maritime AA Regt, £10,000 (£12,000)
760 The MGS with 12 clasps and Waterloo pair to Cpl John Slater, 32nd Foot, £8,000 (£9,600)
846 The GSM 1962 group of 8 to Capt E.J. McDonnell, Royal Irish Regt, £6,800 (£8,160)
29 Ghuznee 1839, to Lt Thomas Wingate, 2nd Regt, £5,500 (£6,600)
759 The MGS with 7 clasps and Waterloo pair to Pte William Purnell, 32nd Foot, £5,200 (£6,240)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
29 Another medal to this recipient was sold by Noble Numismatics Pty in March 1996
302 Privately-produced badges of this type were made in 1901 and 1902 before the official King's Messenger badge was given royal approval in 1905
367 A privately-produced Queen's Messenger badge probably initiated and used by a messenger prior to the 1872 Foreign Office regulation instructing messengers to purchase their badges through the Crown Jewellers. A similar badge was sold by Spink in 1988
437 This is a Coastal Artillery War Badge
474 The second item is a Hugh Seas Fleet Badge

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
461, 462 and 463

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