Auction Report

23 March 2022

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 March 2022)

Gross Total: £411,410 (£510,148 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots: 650
Sell-through rate: 99.1%
Exchange rate of the GB pound: US $1.32 and €1.20

Principal Lots
Lot no.
1-100. Medals from the Collection of the late Roy Painter, £133,280 (£165,267)
135. The DCM group of seven to Acting Sgt Harry Salter, RA and UDR, £15,000 (£18,600)
27. The IGS 1854 and South Africa 1877-9 pair to Capt Henry Johnson, 80th Foot, £11,000 (£13,640)
115. The DFC and Bar, DFM group of seven to Wing-Cdr Stanley Taylor, RAF, £9,500 (£11,780)
384. The Army of India medal with 2 clasps to Pte Sonjee Gowday, 2nd Bn, 1st Regt NI, £9,000 (£11,160)
101. The Afghan War CB group of three to Major-General John Malcolmson, Sind Horse, £8,000 (£9,920)
119. The AFC group of six to Flight-Lt Harry Comerford, RAFVR, £7,000 (£8,680)
121. The DCM and Bar, MM group of six to CSM Peter McArthur, 1/ and 8/Royal Highlanders, £7,000 (£8,680)
153. The DFM and Bar group of five to Flight-Sgt John Hughes, RAF, £6,000 (£7,440)
16. The Crimea War trio to Capt John Boyle, 38th Foot, £5,000 (£6,200)
51. The Military GS medal with 4 clasps to Subaltern John Minchin, 38th Foot, £5,000 (£6,200)
117. The DFC, DFM group of six to Flight-Lt Alfred Bird, RAFVR, £5,000 (£6,200)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the printed catalogue descriptions:
103. Sold with a pair of the recipient’s epaulettes
341. The recipient was also entitled to the clasp South Kurdistan 1930-31 on the last medal
530. The recipient’s final rank was Lieutenant-Colonel
550. The metal is bronze

Withdrawn Lots
The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:

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