Auction 29.05.2014

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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Date of the auction: 29.05.2014

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An Impressive Boer War and WWI DSO and ‘1914’ MC Group of 6 awarded to...

An Impressive Boer War and WWI DSO and ‘1914’ MC Group of 6 awarded to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Lane Congreve, Home Guard, late 120th Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. A scion of the highly distinguished Congreve Family, he was the youngest brother of the Boer War ‘Colenso’ VC winner

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 29 May 2014

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A WW2 and Palestine Campaign AFC Group of 6 awarded to Squadron Leader...

A WW2 and Palestine Campaign AFC Group of 6 awarded to Squadron Leader Bertram Frederic Stannard, Physical Fitness Branch, Royal Air Force, who went on to serve as Commander and Parachute Instructor at No. 1 Parachute Training School, RAF Abingdon, between 1960 and 1963, comprising: Air Force Cross

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 29 May 2014

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DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, VR (958 C. Sgt R. Taylor, 2nd Rl: Scots Fus...

DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL, VR (958 C. Sgt R. Taylor, 2nd Rl: Scots Fus:); officially impressed. Lightly toned, minor obverse edge nick at 6 o’clock, otherwise nearly extremely fine, rare with award details. MID London Gazette 08.02.1901 - ‘Conspicuous gallantry in the attack on Pieter’s Hill’ DCM

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 29 May 2014

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An Important King’s Police Medal group of 3 awarded to Deputy...

An Important King’s Police Medal group of 3 awarded to Deputy Inspector-General of Police Henry Carter Hunt, Indian Police (Bengal), former Deputy Commissioner, Calcutta Police, who played an important role in quelling the Calcutta communal riots of 1926, comprising: King’s Police Medal, GVIR, for

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 29 May 2014

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A WW2 DFM Group of 5 awarded to Flight Sergeant Edward William Banks, Air...

A WW2 DFM Group of 5 awarded to Flight Sergeant Edward William Banks, Air Bomber with 156 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR), killed in action as Bomb Aimer in Lancaster Bomber ED857 whilst on a bombing raid over Duisberg on the 12-13th of May, 1943, having completed 34 sorties and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Date: 29 May 2014

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NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Egypt (John Mayhew...

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Egypt (John Mayhew, Purser.); officially impressed. Old cabinet tone, superb, practically mint state with lustrous fields, with original ribbon. ex Spink, 22 November 2012, lot 148 John Mayhew was born c.1780 and served as Purser aboard HMS

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 29 May 2014

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NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Banda Neira (Henry...

NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1840, single clasp, Banda Neira (Henry Notley); officially impressed. Lightly toned, a few tiny obverse marks and hairlines, otherwise extremely fine, a rare clasp. ex Dixon’s Medals, Gazette, Autumn 2012, sold for £5400 ex Spink, 25th September 2001, lot 37, sold

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,000

Date: 29 May 2014

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A Pleasing Peninsula Campaign & Waterloo Medal Pair awarded to Sergeant...

A Pleasing Peninsula Campaign & Waterloo Medal Pair awarded to Sergeant Benjamin Bertenshaw, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, wounded in action at Waterloo, comprising: Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814, single clasp, Corunna (B. Bertenshaw, Serjt, 1st Foot Gds), and Waterloo Medal, 1815

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 29 May 2014

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera...

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Talavera, Albuhera, Vittoria, Toulouse (J. Lees, 3rd Dragoon Gds); officially impressed, with original ribbon. Dark old cabinet tone, two minor edge bruises, otherwise bold very fine. The 3rd Dragoon Guards landed at Lisbon 26-27 March 1809 as

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 29 May 2014

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Albuhera (J...

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Albuhera (J. Trench, Serjt. Waggon. Train); officially impressed. Lightly toned, reverse edge bruise at 5 o’clock, a few small scratches to portrait, very fine thus. ex Glendining, March 1929 Sergeant John Trench was born c.1796 and served in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 29 May 2014

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MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Nive, sometime...

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1793-1814, single clasp, Nive, sometime rebuilt with tailor’s copy clasp and slightly larger suspension bar from a later period (William Bailey, 84th Foot.); officially impressed. Toned, minor obverse edge bruises at 5 and 6 o’clock, very fine. Private William Bailey

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 29 May 2014

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WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original iron clip and contemporary replacement...

WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with original iron clip and contemporary replacement steel ring suspension (Richard Stone, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Gds.); officially impressed. Once cleaned, small mark to field before portrait, light hairlines and one or two tiny rim nicks, otherwise about very fine and pleasing

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 29 May 2014

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ARCTIC MEDAL, 1818-1857, unnamed as issued, with original ribbon and rare...

ARCTIC MEDAL, 1818-1857, unnamed as issued, with original ribbon and rare original box of issue. Old cabinet tone, a few very light hairlines, otherwise practically as struck

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 29 May 2014

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MAHARAJPOOR STAR, 1843, with contemporary replacement ring suspension and...

MAHARAJPOOR STAR, 1843, with contemporary replacement ring suspension and typical reverse steel fitting for wear (Private Thomas Branson, H.M. 39th. Regt.); officially engraved in a tidy running script. Toned, bold very fine. ex DNW auction, 16 December 2003, lot 25 This medal, and its related

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £450 - £500

Date: 29 May 2014

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SUTLEJ MEDAL, 1845-1846, single clasp, Ferozeshuhur (Robert McLure 50th...

SUTLEJ MEDAL, 1845-1846, single clasp, Ferozeshuhur (Robert McLure 50th Regt); officially impressed. Dark old tone, about extremely fine. Private Robert McLure was born c.1825 in Derry Castle, Antrim, and attested for service with the 50th (Royal West Kent) Regiment at Glasgow 5 June 1843, having

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Northwest Frontier...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Northwest Frontier (304 Corpl. J. Dillon. 7th Hussars); erased and renamed with impressed and somewhat irregular upright capitals. Lightly toned, a few hairline marks to surfaces, about very fine. Sold with copy roll mention, confirming this

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (2302...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Burma 1885-7 (2302 Pte. J. Dillon 2d Bn L’Pool R.); officially engraved in a running script. Lightly toned, suspension pin just a little loose, otherwise good very fine. ex Brian Ritchie collection, DNW auction, 17 September 2004, lot 702, £140

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Jowaki 1877-8 (410...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Jowaki 1877-8 (410 Pte. Arthur Baxter. 2/9th. Foot.); officially impressed in thin upright capitals. Light obverse edge bruise and surface marks, otherwise very fine. Sold with copy roll mention confirming this award

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £250 - £280

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1888 (609 Pte...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1888 (609 Pte. J . Gammon 1st Bn Suff. R.); officially engraved in a running script. Lightly toned, suspension pin a little loose, otherwise nearly extremely fine. Private James Gammon was born c.1864 in Freckenham, near Mildenhall

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Chin Lushai 1889-90...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Chin Lushai 1889-90 (1498 Pte. C. Francis, 2nd Madras Infy.); erased, renamed in what appears to be correct for a WWI period impressed naming. Once cleaned, obverse scratches and heavy reverse graze to edge at 6 o’clock, otherwise good fine

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3003 Pte...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3003 Pte T Giggle Bedfordshire Regt); erased but possibly officially renamed in a typical running script. Toned, about very fine. Sold with copy roll mention confirming this award to a Private Thomas Giggle, 1st Bn Bedfordshire

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3010...

INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL, 1854-1895, single clasp, Hazara 1891 (3010 Pte. T. Smith. 2nd Seaforth Hdrs); erased and renamed in tidy contemporary capitals. Lightly toned and a little polished, otherwise bold very fine. Sold with copy roll mention confirming this award to Private Thomas Smith, and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £50 - £70

Date: 29 May 2014

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BALTIC MEDAL, 1854-1855 (T. Holderness, Ord. 2 Cl. H.M. _ Cornwallis...

BALTIC MEDAL, 1854-1855 (T. Holderness, Ord. 2 Cl. H.M. _ Cornwallis); contemporary engraved naming. Lightly toned, minor edge bruise at 8 o’clock, nearly very fine. Ordinary Seaman Thomas Holderness, of Kirkham, Lancashire, appears to have been discharged from HMS Waterloo at Sheerness 13 August

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 29 May 2014

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A Crimean War Pair awarded to Private Richard Smith, 1st Battalion, Rifle...

A Crimean War Pair awarded to Private Richard Smith, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, comprising: Crimea Medal, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (Pte. R. Smith, 1st Bn. Rifle Bde), Turkish Crimea Medal, 1855, Sardinian Issue; the first engraved in upright capitals, the latter unnamed as issued. Pair

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 29 May 2014

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A Crimean War and Indian Mutiny Pair awarded to Private Henry Campbell, 3rd...

A Crimean War and Indian Mutiny Pair awarded to Private Henry Campbell, 3rd Bengal European Regiment, comprising: Crimea Medal, 1854-1856, no clasp, Indian Mutiny Medal, 1856-1858, no clasp (Hy Campbell. 3rd Bengl. Eurpn. Re[gt]); the first unnamed, the second officially impressed, pair mounted with

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 May 2014

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol...

CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, 4 clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (J. Pass. Coldstream Gds.); officially impressed, with potentially its original ribbon. Attractive old tone, just a few tiny hairlines, otherwise extremely fine. Private Joseph Pass of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, is

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 29 May 2014

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CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (W. Earl. 33rd Regt...

CRIMEA MEDAL, 1854-1856, single clasp, Sebastopol (W. Earl. 33rd Regt.); officially impressed. Lightly toned, one or two edge bruises, clasp loose on ribbon, otherwise very fine. Private William Earl was born c.1837 in Wigston near Leicester, and attested for service with the 33rd (Duke of

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 29 May 2014

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An Indian Mutiny LSGC Pair awarded to Sergeant James Morrison, 75th...

An Indian Mutiny LSGC Pair awarded to Sergeant James Morrison, 75th (Stirlingshire) Foot, comprising: Indian Mutiny Medal, 1857-1858, single clasp, Delhi (Corpl. Jas. Morrison, 75th Regt.), Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, VR, 2nd type (1822 Serjt. James Morrison 75th Foot); medals

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow (Hy...

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Relief of Lucknow (Hy McLeod, 93rd Highlanders); officially impressed. Once cleaned with a few light marks, suspension just a little loose, otherwise very fine and scarce. The 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) fought with great distinction in the

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £900 - £1,100

Date: 29 May 2014

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INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Delhi (Gunr Jas...

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL, 1857-1858, 2 clasps, Lucknow, Delhi (Gunr Jas Calderwood, 1st Bde Bengl H. Art.); officially impressed. A few light marks and tiny edge nicks, otherwise nearly extremely fine

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £750 - £800

Date: 29 May 2014