Auction Report

17 August 2021

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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

Gross Total: £450,160 (£558,198 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 699
Sell-through rate: 98.8%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.37 and €1.17

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1-215. The Barry Hobbs Collection of Great War Medals, £172,610 (£214,036)
228. The Northern Ireland DCM and BEM group of four to Staff Sgt Michael Rattigan, 3/Royal Green Jackets, £32,000 (£39,680)
216. The George Cross (exchange EM) to Sydney Blackburn, 1947, £18,000 (£22,320)
161. The 1914 Star and copy clasp to Pte John Parr, 4/Middlesex Regt, believed the first fatality of the Great War, £17,000 (£21,080)
249. The Light Brigade group of four to Capt Thomas Johnson, 13th Hussars, £13,000 (£16,120)
461. The 4-clasp NGS medal to Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Richardson, RN, £12,000 (£14,880)
73. The DCM and Bar, MM group of five to 2/Lt William Tapsell, 2/Lincolnshire Regt, £10,000 (£12,400)
608. Field Officer’s Small Gold Medal for Vittoria, name erased, £10,000 (£12,400)
136. The DCM, MM and Bar group of six to Sgt Frederick Livings, 2/Essex Regt, £8,000 (£9,920)
251. The Indian Mutiny group of three to Staff Sgt Instructor John McNaughton, Hertfordshire Rifle Volunteers, £6,000 (£7,440)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:

Withdrawn Lots
The following lot was withdrawn before the auction:

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