Auction Report

17 March 2021

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 March 2021)

Gross Total: £503,425 (£624,247 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 796
Sell-through rate: 99.1%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.38 and €1.16

Principal Lots
Lot no.
4. The West Africa 1899 CMG and Defence of Legations group of four awarded to Dr Wordsworth Poole, ex Upfill-Brown and Lloyd, £32,000 (£39,680)
539-574. A Collection of Indian Mutiny Medals, the property of a Gentleman, £29,910 (£37,088)
424-463. A Collection of Medals to recipients of the 1914 Star (Part II), £23,250 (£28,830)
25. The Malaya, Borneo and South Vietnam DCM group of eight awarded to WO1 John Sandford, 1/RNZIR, £22,000 (£27,280)
428. The Waterloo Medal awarded to RSM Thomas Barlowe, 1st Dragoon Guards, ex Needes, £19,000 (£23,560)
464-501. A Collection of Medals to Great War casualties (Part II), £14,620 (£18,129)
424. The Field Officer’s Gold Medal for Java awarded to Lt-Col William Raban, 6th Bengal Volunteers, £14,000 (£17,360)
429. The Waterloo Medal awarded to Sgt William Porteous, Royal Scots Greys, £14,000 (£17,360)
430. The Waterloo Medal awarded to Cpl Samuel Tar, Royal Scots Greys, £14,000 (£17,360)
427. The Waterloo Medal awarded to Pte John Bingley, Royal Horse Guards, £12,000 (£14,880)
62. The MGS with 2 clasps and Waterloo Medal pair awarded to Lt Andrew Heartley, Royal Horse Guards, £11,000 (£13,640)
17. The DFC group of six awarded to Gunnery Leader Flt-Lt William Chalk, RAF, £9,000 (£11,160)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
6. The Belfast clasp is a tailor’s copy
The Royal Warrant Holder’s badge belonged to Harry Tatton-Sykes senior, a London councillor, freemason, businessman and member of the Warrant Holder’s Association. His son served in the Household Battalion during the Great War and died in 1924

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
69, 724, 769 and 776

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