Auction Report

16 July 2020

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (16 July 2020)

Gross Total: £716,540 (£888,510 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 847
Sell-through rate: 99.2%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.25 and €1.10

Principal Lots
Lot no.
17. The Arnhem M.C. group of ten to Col. Bernard Briggs, 1/Para, £44,000 (£54,560)
68. The Small Army Gold Medal for Toulouse and 3-clasp Military GS pair to General Sir John Michell, RA, £28,000 (£34,720)
627-678. A Collection of Queen’s South Africa Medals for the Defence of Kimberley, Ladysmith and Mafeking, £22,590 (£28,012)
373. The Naval GS medal with clasp Comus 15 August 1807 to AB WIlliam Finley, RN, £22,000 (£27,280)
599. The South Atlantic medal with rosette and MID oak-leaf to Lt-Cdr Rodney Frederiksen, FAA, RN, £18,000 (£22,320)
712-740. A Collection of South Atlantic Medals, £17,980 (£22,295)
48. The Imjin River M.M. group of eight to Trooper Harry Bomber, 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars, £13,000 (£16,120)
703-711. A Small Collection of Medals to War Correspondents, £11,650 (£14,446)
27. The George Medal group of eight to Sgt Laurence Scott, Metropolitan Police and Parachute Regt, £11,000 (£13,640)
393. The Naval GS medal with 3 clasps, 28 June Boat Service 1810, Lissa, Pelagosa 29 November 1811, to Midshipman Richard Bowen, RN, £9,500 (£11,780)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
75. The Sebastopol clasp is not confirmed
Whilst Holmes was possibly present at Maiwand he was not killed there but died of dysentery at Kandahar on 11 August 1880
The Star is from the Order of Druk Gyalpo

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
366, 718 and 740

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