Auction Report

12 May 2015

Starting at 10:00 AM


Orders, Decorations and Medals

Orders, Decorations and Medals (12 May 2015)

Gross Total £670,750 (£804,900 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 670
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.56 and €1.39

Principal Lots
Lot no.

379 The Boer War Victoria Cross group of 10 to Hon. Major Frederick Bradley, Colonial Auxiliary Forces, £180,000 (£216,000)
428 The 'Operation Tombola' MM group of 5 to Pte Masens Ramos, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (2nd SAS), £50,000 (£60,000)
438-488 A Collection of Medals to the 9th and 12th Lancers, £40,500 (£48,600)
381 The Boer War DSO group of 6 to Lt-Col Bertram Lefroy, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, £17,000
16 The MGS medal with 9 clasps to Lt James Maynard Goodliff, 31st Foot, £16,000 (£19,200)
404 The Afghanistan Operations MC group of 4 to Ranger Alan Owens, Royal Irish, £10,000 (£12,000)
439 The Waterloo and 4-clasp MGS pair to Capt John Griffith, 12th Light Dragoons, £7,500 (£9,000)
2 The NGS medal with Acre 30 May 1799 clasp to AB William Swanson, RN, £7,000 (£8,400)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
183 The clasp is a contemporary tailor's copy
471 the recipient was the son, not grandson, of TSM John Roughan
561 The QSA and KSA clasps have been refitted and the BWM has been re-pinned
608 The paperwork confirms conclusively that all medals were awarded to the same recipient

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
215, 366, 405 and 673

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