Auction Report

22 July 2015

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (22 July 2015)

Gross Total £831,635 (£997,962 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 883
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.56 and €1.43

Principal Lots
Lot no.

1 The posthumous World War II George Cross group of five to Violette Szabó, Women's Transport Service and Special Operations Executive, £260,000 (£312,000)
649 The GSM and South Atlantic pair to Sgt A.R. Curry, B Squadron, SAS, £20,000 (£24,000)
102 The Naval GS medal with 2 clasps, Implacable 26 August 1808, Anholt 27 March 1811, to William Mear, Pte, R. Marines, ex Glendining February 1902, £12,000 (£14,400)
17 The Aro Expedition 1901-2 DSO group of seven to General Sir William Heneker, KCB, KCMG, Connaught Rangers, £10,000 (£12,000)
22 The Le Cateau DCM and MC group of eight to Sgt-Major Percy Jenkins, RFA, £8,500 (£10,200)
121 The Army of India medal with clasp Seetabuldee & Nagpore to Lt Charles FitzGerald, CB, 6th Bengal Light Cavalry, £8,000 (£9,600)
32 The Dargai DCM group of four to Col-Sgt James Mackay, Gordon Highlanders, £7,000 (£8,400)
238 The Indian Mutiny medal with clasp Delhi to Cpl Joshua Grierson, Bengal Sappers & Miners, £7,000 (£8,400)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions
106 The recipient's Waterloo Medal is held by the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
117 An oil portrait of this officer is held by the National Army Museum
183 The 3 clasps are Alma, Inkermann and Sebastopol
280 This medal is a late issue. For the recipient's full group of six medals see DNW 11 December 2013, lot 1307
524 The first medal has some old solder repair to the right-side face of the clasp
614 The recipient's surname is Simm
835 The blade is silver, not steel

The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:

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