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25 March 2015

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria to include a Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria to include a Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals (25 March 2015)

Gross Total £680,125 (£816,150 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 858
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.48 and €1.35

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1-108 A Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals and Artefacts, £154,195 (£185,034)
587 The Great War Victoria Cross group of five to Pte James Towers, 2nd Bn, Cameronians, £120,000 (£144,000)
327 The Royal Marine MSM pair to Sgt James Bute, RM, £17,000 (£20,400)
594 The DSO, MC and 2 Bars, OBE group of 10 to Brevet Lt-Col. Richard Oldfield, RA, £17,000 (£20,400)
1 The Field Officer's Gold Medal for Vittoria to Col. Charles Hill, CB, 50th Foot, £15,000 (£18,000)
588 The George Cross (exchange EGM) group of nine to Pte Joseph Mott, Essex Regt, £15,000 (£18,000)
606 The Defence of Chitral Indian Order of Merit group of three to Major Beli Ra, ADC, Kashmir Imperial Service Troops, £11,000 (£13,200)
595 The DSO and Bar, DFC group of seven to Group Capt. Alan Anderson, RAF, £10,000 (£12,000)
66 A cased pair of 40-bore percussion belt pistols by Durs Egg, belonging to General Sir Charles Napier, £8,000 (£9,600)
634-652 A Small Collection of Medals relating to the Battle of the River Imjin, £7,610 (£9,132)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
98 The bottom chape of the scabbard is now detached
143 The clasp for Balaklava is a contemporary copy
150 A duplicate issue: the original sold by DNW, 25 March 2013
218 The recipient was killed in action at the Battle of Colenso, 15 December 1899
450 The Second Empire Knight's badge sold with bestowal document mounted on card to 'M. Provost, Jean, Portier-Consignel', dated 28 January 1862
698 The initials on the 1914-15 Star are correctly B.D.A., not as shown in the printed catalogue
707 The service number on the 1914 Star to C. Goodwin is 6601
814 The top clasp of the NGS medal is attached with thread

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:

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