Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (18 & 19 September 2014)

Dix Noonan Webb
16 Bolton St, Mayfair
W1J 8BQ London
United Kingdom
[email protected]co.uk · +44 (0)20 7016 1700 · +44 (0)20 7016 1799

Date of the auction: 18.09.2014 - 19.09.2014

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A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War Three: Driver J. Murphy, 4th Battery, Royal Field Artillery India General Service 1895-1902, 1 clasp, Punjab Frontier 1897-98 (79620 Dr., 10th Fds. By. R.A.) small erasure to surname; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (Tpr. G. J. Manton, Colonial Scouts) edge bruising, good very fine £140-180 Footnote Gilden Joseph Manton, a Farmer from Thornybush, Thornville, enlisted on 29 November 1899, aged 19 years. Served as

Lot #: 123

Estimate: £140 - £180

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War Pair: Private A. Nicholson, Kimberley Town Guard Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (Pte., Kimberley Town Gd.); Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘a’, unnamed, lacking brooch bar, this very

Lot #: 144

Estimate: £260 - £300

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A Collection of Medals for the Anglo-Boer War Pair: Private W. Gilchrist, Kimberley Town Guard Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Kimberley (Pte., Kimb. Town Gd.); Mayor of Kimberley’s Star 1899-1900, reverse hallmark with date letter ‘c’, unnamed, complete with brooch bar, first

Lot #: 145

Estimate: £260 - £300

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, S.E. Asia 1945-46 (85024 Nk. Manbir Thapa, 4/8 G.R.) very fine £200-250 Footnote M.M. London Gazette 31 August 1944. Recommendation reads: ‘On 15 May 44, in the operations against the enemy north of IMPHAL, an attack was launched on the feature pt 3813, during which

Lot #: 420

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, G.VI.R. (2029 L./Sgt. Ahmad B. Arshad, F. of M. Pol.), good very fine £250-300 Footnote Ahmad B. Arshad died of wounds received in an action with terrorists at Tapah, Perak, on 8 August 1950

Lot #: 433

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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General Service 1918-62, 1 clasp, Malaya, E.II.R. (2/9653 R. J. Gray) good very fine £60-80 Footnote Served in 100 ‘A’ Field Battery, 1st Field Regiment Royal Australian Artillery

Lot #: 434

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Operational Service Medal 2000, for Sierra Leone (Stwd B G J Winton RFA) with named card box of issue, extremely fine £350-400 Footnote Brian George John Winton was born in New Forest, Hampshire on 17 January 1960. Was awarded the O.S.M. for Sierra Leone when serving on R.F.A. Fort George. With

Lot #: 501

Estimate: £350 - £400

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Army L.S. & G.C., V.R., 2nd issue, large letter reverse (William Winter, Rifle Brigade) plugged and fitted with a later swivelling scroll suspension, suspension refixed, scratch marks below suspension, very fine £80-100 Footnote William Winter was born in Dartford, Kent. A Labourer by occupation, he

Lot #: 510

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial (7886085 Pte. R. Storey, R.M.P.), edge bruise and contact marks, otherwise very fine £100-120 Footnote Richard Storey was awarded a King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (London Gazette 14 April 1944, refers), while serving as an Acting

Lot #: 529

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Canadian Forces Decoration, E.II.R., with Second Award Bar (F/L W. E. Morse) in case of issue, extremely fine £150-200 Footnote With Certificate showing that 12505 A.C.2 W. E. Morse graduated from the R.C.A.F. Technical Training School as an Aero Engine Mechanic, dated 18 September 1948; U.S.A.F

Lot #: 535

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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The excessively rare Royal Humane Society Medal in silver-gilt awarded to Brevet Major Charles Craufurd Fraser, 7th Hussars, who, despite being wounded, effected the rescue of an officer and several men of his regiment who were in imminent danger of being drowned in the River Raptee, 31 December

Lot #: 548

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Queen’s Medal for Champion Shots of the Air Forces, E.II.R., with dated clasp ‘1962’ (R.R.A.F. 1962: Cpl. Tech. B. T. Gilpin , Score 562), good very fine and rare £800-1000 Footnote Brian Gilpin was the only ‘non-com.’ member of the Royal Rhodesian Air Force’s team in the 1962 championship, and was

Lot #: 554

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline The outstanding mounted group of five miniature dress medals named to Admiral Sir Algernon C. F. Heneage, G.C.B., Royal Navy Baltic 1854-55; India General Service 1854-95, 1 clasp, Pegu; Crimea 1854-56, 1 clasp, Sebastopol; Turkish Crimea, British

Lot #: 622

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline A mounted group of five miniature dress medals attributed to Captain R. Grindel, Coldstream Guards Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, 1 clasp, Tel-El-Kebir; Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 6 clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein

Lot #: 623

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 engraved clasps, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, silver, fitted with a straight bar suspension to accommodate full-size ribbon, good very fine £350-400

Lot #: 628

Estimate: £350 - £400

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline Army of India 1799-1826, no clasp, silver, contemporary struck piece with disk set into separate mount, very fine £100-140

Lot #: 630

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline Sutlej 1845-46, reverse uninscribed, no clasp, 13mm., gold medal, with gold and enamel ‘ribbon’, complete with stick-pin for lapel wear, contained in Garrard, London leather case, the lid bearing the ‘Prince of Wales’s feathers’ in gilt, minor

Lot #: 637

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Miniature Medals from the Collection of Mark Cline Punjab 1848-49 (2), 2 engraved clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat, silver, contemporary struck piece with disk set into separate mount; another, 2 clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat, silver, some contact marks, very fine (2) £160-200

Lot #: 642

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Belgium, Order of the Crown, 4th Class, gold and enamel, rosette on ribbon; France, Order of Agricultural Merit, silver-gilt and enamel, no ribbon, some enamel damage; Italy, Order of the Crown, gilt and enamel, nearly very fine and better (3) £60-80

Lot #: 702

Estimate: £60 - £80

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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An Officer of Colonel Baillie’s Detachment, Memoirs of the War in Asia from 1780 to 1784, including A Narrative of the Imprisonment and Sufferings of Our Officers and Soldiers (London, 1789, 2nd edition), 475pp., with pasted down ink inscription from the author, ‘Colonel Bowzer has much pleasure in

Lot #: 708

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A List of All Officers of the Army and Royal Marines on Full and Half-Pay, with Index (War Office, 13 March 1815), 709pp. excluding the index, old leather binding and decorated gilt spine with title ‘Army List 1815’, leather scuffed and worn in places, otherwise in sound condition £70-90

Lot #: 710

Estimate: £70 - £90

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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The Gordon Highlanders Officer’s Plaid Brooch a good quality example in unmarked silver or silver plate, the quoit with applied mounts of battle honours and unit title and central regimental badge, complete with stout pin fastener, very good condition £180-220

Lot #: 733

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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22nd Light Dragoons Portrait Miniature c. 1800 a good quality example (5.5 x 4.2 cms) on ivory, the subject is shown wearing blue jacket with gold lace stand up scarlet collar trimmed with gold lace and white leather shoulder belt, contained in a gilt oval frame the reverse with a lock of hair and

Lot #: 736

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Balloon Observer’s/Early RFC Mapholder/Rangefinder, a very interesting example in wood and brass 25.5 x 18.8 cm., manufactured by Aston & Mander Ltd, London, 1912 with further numbering ‘IV’ and ‘4478’ plus the broad arrow; the obverse with fitted compass and the legends ‘Line of Direction’ and ‘To

Lot #: 738

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A Collection of German Medal Groups Bavarian Great War medal groups (2) Six: Germany, Prussia, Iron Cross 1914, 2nd Class; Bavaria, Military Merit Cross, 3rd Class with crown and swords, bronze; Germany, Cross of Honour 1914-18, combatants; Bavaria, Military L.S. Medal, for 9 years; Austria, Tirol

Lot #: 776

Estimate: £160 - £200

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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A Collection of German Medal Groups Prussian Great War medal groups (3) Four: Germany, Prussia, Iron Cross 1914, 2nd Class; Germany, Cross of Honour 1914-18, combatants; Prussia, Landwehr L.S. Medal, 2nd Class; Third Reich, Faithful Service Decoration, 2nd Class, silver base metal and enamel

Lot #: 781

Estimate: £100 - £140

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Estonia, Orthodox Church Order of Bishop Platon, 3rd Class breast badge, 59 x 35mm., silver and enamel, with a short length of ribbon, good very fine, scarce £300-350

Lot #: 816

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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France, Fourragère, in the colours of the Croix de Guerre 1914-18, complete with metal fittings; a pair of shoulder tabs, ‘Legion Etrangere’, one gilt, one silver, with French tricolour, on ‘camouflaged’ backing for wear, modern, good condition (3) £20-30

Lot #: 831

Estimate: £20 - £30

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014

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Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Guadaloupe (J. Star, 90th Foot.) small impressed collector’s numbers by claw, suspension re-pinned, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore good fine £600-700 Footnote Provenance: Sotheby, June 1904

Lot #: 917

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014