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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch FRPSL Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith George James Ian Shapiro (Consultant) USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - George Yue (Consultant) Doris Lo COINS UK - Richard Bishop Tim Robson Malene Wagner Lawrence Sinclair Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Greg Cole Muriel Eymery Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung Paul Pei Po Chow BANKNOTES UK - Barnaby Faull Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber Thomasina Smith USA - Greg Cole Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) CHINA - Kelvin Cheung Paul Pei Po Chow ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Marcus Budgen BONDS & SHARES UK - Mike Veissid (Consultant) Andrew Pattison Thomasina Smith USA - Greg Cole EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Kelvin Cheung BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Gillian Watson Nik von Uexkull AUTOGRAPHS USA - Greg Cole Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) WINES CHINA - Guillaume Willk-Fabia Angie Ihlo Fung YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Mira Adusei-Poku Rita Ariete Grace Hawkins Dora Szigeti Nik von Uexkull Tom Hazell John Winchcombe Tatyana Boyadzhieva Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Veronica Morris Varranan Somasundaram IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Managing Director Charles Blane Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Polona Hribovsek Finance & Administration Amit Ramprashad Auctioneer Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Administration Angie Ihlo Fung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Arthur Chan Doris Lo Gary Tan

SALE CALENDAR 2016 STAMPS 6 July

The Professor Derek Diamond Collection of New Zealand 2d. Chalons and the 1898-1908 Pictorial Issue 13 July Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History 26 July The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VI 26/27 July The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 31 August - 12 September Philatelic Timed Auction 10 September Stamps and Covers of South East Asia 20 September The John Clemente Collection of Tasmania Postal History 23 September The James B. Hamlin Collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth 15 October The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 26/27 October The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 10 November The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale including Important Colombia, Italian P.O.’s in China and Bulgaria November The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale

COINS 27/29 June

Lugano New York

16042 16043 16028 16030 16047 16032 16044 157 CSS20 16034 SW1019 158

30 November 1 December

Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals including European Coins from the Peter Woodhead Collection The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 2, Coins of Henry II to Edward II The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 3, Gold Coins Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Nicholas Rhodes Collection: Coins of North East India (Part 2) The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 4, Coins of Edward III to Richard III Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

BANKNOTES 5 July 18 August 28/29 September 19/20 October 7 December

World Banknotes The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London Hong Kong London New York London

16009 CSS23 16015 326 16016

MEDALS 21 July 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

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BONDS & SHARES 18 August 19/20 October 18 November

The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York London

CSS23 326 16018

AUTOGRAPHS 13 July 19/20 October

Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale

London New York

16043 326

WINES 9 September 6 October

An Evening of Great Whiskies and Spirits An Evening of Great Whiskies and Spirits

Singapore Hong Kong

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28 June 18 August 26 September 26/27 September 27 September 19/20 October tbc

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London Hong Kong London London London New York

16020 CSS23 16021 16006 16041 326

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Groups and Pairs with Decorations for Gallantry or Distinguished Service ................................................

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Campaign Groups and Pairs ...................................................................... 15- 36 Single Campaign Medals ............................................................................ 37-105 German Medals from the Collection of Peter Birt Esq........................... 106-132 Foreign Orders, Decorations and Medals ................................................ 133-150 Russian Orders, Medals and Militaria...................................................... 151-166 The Order and Awards Bestowed Upon Dr H. King, C.B.E., F.R.S..... 167-169 Life Saving Medals, Miscellaneous and Militaria .................................... 170-176

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THURSDAY 21 JULY 2016 Commencing at 10.00 a.m. All Sales are subject to the Terms and Conditions for Buyers printed at the back of this catalogue. Please note that bidders who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using this facility. Spink is pleased to continue to offer our on-line bidding platform Spink Live for no charge through www.spink.com. Estimates The estimated selling price of each lot is printed below the lot description and does not include the Buyer’s Premium. Bidders should bear in mind that estimates are prepared well in advance of the sale and are not definitive. They are subject to revision.

BRITISH ORDERS AND SINGLE AWARDS

1 1 The Most Illustrious Order of St. Patrick, a Fine Quality Early 19th Century Knight’s Badge, circular type, 55mm x 43mm, gold, enamel, and embellished with approximately 200 small rough-cut diamonds, Cross of St. Patrick surmounted by a green shamrock bearing a crown on each leaf, surrounded by the motto and date of the Order embellished with diamonds on a sky-blue field, with an outer border of shamrocks, the reverse field engraved with the same, gold and enamel, minor enamel damage to central shamrock, and to one arm of St. Patrick’s cross, central medallion slightly loose, otherwise nearly extremely fine and rare £3,000-4,000

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2 Baronet’s Badge, Ireland, 45mm x 36mm, silver-gilt (Hallmarks for London 1929) and enamel, shamrocks around central shield and crown, reverse engraved ‘Gore of Castle Gore 1662’, good very fine, with neck riband £500-700

5 A Rare Crimea ‘Sharpshooter’s’ D.C.M. to Private A. Bowie, Black Watch Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Angus Bowie. 42nd Highlanders.), edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £2,000-2,500

The Gore Baronetcy, of Castle Gore, of Newtown in the County of Mayo, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland for Arthur Gore, who represented County Mayo in the Irish House of Commons, in April 1662. The 3rd Baronet, Sir Arthur Gore, Bt., was subsequently elevated to the Peerage as Baron Saunders and Viscount Sudley, in the Peerage of Ireland, in 1758, and additionally created Earl of Arran, in the Peerage of Ireland, in 1762. The 5th Earl, and 7th Baronet, was created Baron Sudley, of Castle Gore in the County of Mayo, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, in 1884.

D.C.M. Recommended 4.1.1855 2217 Private Angus Bowie, D.C.M., enlisted in the 42nd Royal Highlanders (Black Watch), November 1845; served with the Regiment in the Crimea, and awarded the D.C.M. for ‘gallant conduct when employed as a sharpshooter before Sebastopol between 17th and 24th October 1854’ (Chronology and Book of Days of the 42nd Royal Highlanders refers); died of disease, Barielly, India, August 1859. Approximately seven Distinguished Conduct Medals awarded to the 42nd Royal Highlanders in respect of their sharpshooting at Sebastopol, 17-24.10.1854.

3 The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Civil Division, Officer’s (O.B.E.) breast Badge, silver-gilt (Hallmarks for London 1929), nearly extremely fine, in Garrard, London, case of issue The Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, Officer’s Breast Badge, star type, silver, good very fine Victoria Cross, copy (3) £100-140

6 British Empire Medal, G.VI.R., Civil Division (Alexander Herman), good very fine £100-140 Able Seaman Alexander Herman, B.E.M., an Estonian national, served during the Second World War in the Merchant Navy on the Arctic convoys, and was awarded the B.E.M. for service in the S.S. Dan-y-Bryn during air raids off North Russia, January to March 1943.

4 Military Cross, G.V.R., reverse privately engraved ‘Major A.G.T. Fisher R.A.M.C.’ in upright serif capitals, good very fine, in case of issue £400-500

B.E.M. not Gazetted as awarded to a foreign national.

M.C. London Gazette 18.6.1917 Capt. Alfred George Timbrell Fisher, M.B., R.A.M.C. ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The advanced dressing station of which he was in command was destroyed by shell fire, and although himself severely shaken, he succeeded in forming a fresh dressing station.’

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x7 A Crimea Casualty D.C.M. Pair to Colour Sergeant W. Grundy, 49th Foot, Who Died of Wounds Sustained in the Attack on the Quarries Before Sebastopol a) Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (Serjt. Wm. Grundy. 49th. Regt.), penultimate letter of surname officially corrected b) Crimea 1854-56, two clasps, Alma, Inkermann (Color Serjt. Wm. Grundy. 49th. Regt.), officially impressed, minor edge bruising, otherwise nearly extremely fine, housed in a contemporary fitted case (2) £3,000-4,000 D.C.M. Recommended 2.2.1855 1843 Colour Sergeant William Grundy, D.C.M. enlisted in the 49th Foot, 1841; advanced Sergeant and served with the Regiment in the Crimea; promoted Colour Sergeant, April 1855; wounded during the attack of the 2nd Light Division on the Quarries before the Redan at Sebastopol, 7.6.1855, and died as a result of his wounds, 19.6.1855.

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8 A Scarce Boer War D.C.M. Group of Five to Squadron Sergeant Major D. McLaren, 2nd Life Guards, Attached 4th Imperial Yeomanry, Severely Wounded At Tigerkloof, 28.1.1901 a) Distinguished Conduct Medal, V.R. (995 S.Serjt:Maj: D. McLaren. 4th. Imp: Yeo:) b) Egypt 1882-89, dated, one clasp, Tel-el-Kebir (955. Tpr. D. McLaren. 2nd. Life Gds.) c) Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (955 S.S.M. D. McLaren. 6th. Coy. 4th. Impl: Yeo:) d) Army Long Service & G.C., V.R. (955 Sq: Cpl. Maj: D. McLaren. 2/Life Gds.) e) Khedive’s Star 1882 (955 Tpr. D. McLaren 2nd. Life Gds.), reverse contemporarily engraved in sansserif capitals, traces of lacquer to first three, heavy pitting to Egypt medal, therefore nearly very fine or better, the DCM and QSA extremely fine (5) £3,000-4,000 D.C.M. London Gazette 27.9.1901 955 Squadron Sergeant Major D. McLaren (2nd Life Guards), 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, since deceased. 955 Squadron-Sergeant-Major D. McLaren, D.C.M., served with the 2nd Life Guards in Egypt, before being attached to the 6th (Staffordshire) Company, 4th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, for service in South Africa; he was severely wounded at Tigerkloof, 28.1.1901; and died of disease in Bethlehem, 21.3.1901.

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9 9 A Second War 1940 G.M. Group of Six to Corporal T.W. Coop, Auxiliary Air Force a) George Medal, G.VI.R. (820067 A.C.1Cl. Thomas William Coop) b) 1939-1945 Star c) Africa Star d) Defence and War Medals e) Air Efficiency Award, G.VI.R. (Cpl. T.W. Coop (820067) Aux. AF), light contact marks to first, otherwise extremely fine, mounted court-style, together with named card box of issue for the A.E., and a photograph of the recipient (6) £3,000-4,000 G.M. London Gazette 21.1.1941 820067 Aircraftman 1st Class Thomas William Coop (in a joint citation with 158305 Leading Aircraftman Richard John Farley) ‘In September, 1940, an aircraft crashed on an aerodrome and immediately burst into flames. Aircraftman Coop promptly ran to the burning aircraft and endeavoured to extricate the pilot. In spite of the flames, and regardless of the additional danger from exploding ammunition, Leading Aircraftman Farley unhesitatingly ran to his assistance and, plunging his arms into the blazing cockpit, released the legs of the pilot, who was apparently stunned and whose clothes were in flames. Between them the airmen carried him to a safe distance, thereby saving him from certain death. In spite of superficial burns on arms and legs Leading Aircraftman Farley returned to his normal duties. By their action these two airmen showed great courage and complete disregard for their personal safety. Unfortunately the pilot later succumbed to his injuries.’ The Squadron History gives further details: ‘At 9:15am on 6th September, 1940, a Lysander aircraft (No. P1692) of No.613 (City of Manchester) Squadron, Royal Air Force, was on its landing approach at Netherthorpe, five miles northwest of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, when it hit a lorry which was travelling on the airfield perimeter road. The aircraft

Corporal T.W. Coop overturned and immediately caught fire, the air gunner managing to escape without help but the pilot remained inside in a dazed condition. Aircraftman 1st Class T.W. Coop promptly ran to the burning aircraft and tried to extricate the pilot then, in spite of the flames and exploding ammunition, Leading Aircraftman R.J. Farley also ran to help, plunging his arms into the blazing cockpit to release the pilot’s legs. Between them the two airmen carried the pilot, his clothes burning, to a safe distance and in spite of superficial burns to his arms and legs Leading Aircraftman Farley returned to his normal duties. The pilot and air gunner were both removed to hospital where the former later died, the Squadron’s first Officer casualty of the War.’

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10 A Good Second War 1940 ‘London Blitz’ G.M. Group of Three to Miss Patricia Marmion, Later Mrs. Thorpe, Who, ‘Although Cut About the Face and Bleeding Profusely’, Showed ‘Particular Courage and Coolness’ Whilst Serving as a Staff Nurse at the Royal Chest Hospital, Islington During an Enemy Air-Raid, 11.9.1940, in which the Hospital Received a Direct Hit, and She Rescued a Number of Injured Patients a) George Medal, G.VI.R. (Miss Patricia Marmion), on lady’s bow riband b) Defence and War Medals, two edge bruises to first, otherwise extremely fine, with the following related items: - Named card box of issue for the Defence and War Medals, addressed to Mrs. P.M. Thorpe, 154 East Acton Lane, London, W3, together with Army Council enclosure - Central Chancery Investiture letter for the George Medal, named to Miss Patricia Marmion, G.M., and dated 10.5.1941, housed in a glazed display frame - The recipient’s ‘St. George for England’ society badge, and four Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve badges - Various newspapers regarding the award of the George Medal (3) £2,800-3,200 G.M. London Gazette 17.1.1941 Miss Patricia Marmion, Staff Nurse, Royal Chest Hospital, London

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Miss Patricia Marmion (right) with Miss Catherine McGovern and Dr. Andre Bathfield, after having received their George Medals at Buckingham Palace, May 1941 ‘During an enemy air raid a bomb was dropped on the Royal Chest Hospital which largely demolished the InPatient Block. It covered the patients and staff with debris, burst the water and gas mains, and fractured electric light mains. Blast had filled every part of the building with thick dust so that it was difficult to breathe. At the time of the explosion Staff Nurse Marmion was in charge of the Men’s Ward which was within 20 feet of the position where the heavy bomb struck the Hospital. She immediately took steps to pacify her patients, working her way through the debris to get to them. While doing this a patient, who was an air raid casualty admitted the previous night and who had lost five members of his family, attempted, in the mental strain of the explosion, to throw himself into the street below from the tottering ward floor, from which the walls had been blasted. Nurse Marmion rescued him and took him to safety. When the Stretcher Parties arrived she assisted them in rescuing the patients, although she herself was cut about the face and bleeding profusely. She then rescued an injured patient from a bed over which a heavy window frame and debris had fallen and, balancing him around her shoulders, carried him down the stairs over masses of debris. She acted with particular courage and coolness in most difficult circumstances and having effectually dealt with her patients she then took steps personally to collect up dangerous drugs which had become dislodged from their protected cupboards in the various Wards and put them in a safe place. Her condition then was such that she had to be taken to hospital. A few days afterwards she was moved to Grovelands Hospital. The same night that hospital was heavily bombed with high explosives and incendiaries which blew in windows and window frames and started a fire in a Ward. Although the floor of the Ward in which she was then a patient was strewn with broken glass she unhesitatingly jumped out of bed and, in her bare feet, she assisted in rescuing other patients and taking them to safety.’ Three George Medals were awarded for gallantry during the bombing of the Royal Chest Hospital, Islington, London, on the 11th September, 1940, the other two awards being to Resident Medical Officer Dr. Andre Bathfield, and Acting Matron Miss Catherine McGovern, A.R.R.C. ‘Dr. Bathfield, although badly cut in many places about the face and neck and bleeding profusely, assisted in the rescue, treatment and dressing of patients and staff, and did not leave the Hospital for the treatment of his own wounds until every injured person had been removed. He worked untiringly for the patients and nurses. Miss McGovern, although badly cut about the head, face and body, and bleeding profusely, refused to be taken immediately to another Hospital for treatment and instead continued to help in the removal of injured patients and staff. Finally, when it was thought that everybody had been accounted for, and when she herself was unable to walk unassisted, she went through the ruins to each part of the Hospital, supported by a Police Constable, to ensure that there was no possibility of anybody being left behind.’ (ibid) Miss Patricia Marmion, G.M., later Mrs. Patricia Thorpe, was born in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, in 1916, and served during the Second World War as a staff nurse at the Royal Chest Hospital, London. Invested with her George Medal by H.M. The King at Buckingham Palace on the 27th May, 1941, she was subsequently commissioned into Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve at the end of May 1941, and posted to India. Promoted Lieutenant, Q.A.I.M.N.S.R., in February 1951, she relinquished her Commission in May 1954, and died in November 2001, aged 85.

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11 A Great War 1917 ‘Battle of Ypres’ M.M. Group of Four to Private A.W. Martin, Worcestershire Regiment a) Military Medal, G.V.R. (13664 Pte. A.W. Martin. 3/Worc: R.) b) 1914-15 Star (13664 Pte. A.W. Martin. Worc: R.) c) British War and Victory Medals (13664 Pte. A.W. Martin. Worc. R.), heavy edge bruising to M.M., good very fine (4) £300-400

12 A Great War 1918 ‘Western Front’ M.M. Group of Three to Private A.J. Barr, Worcestershire Regiment, Late Army Ordnance Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment a) Military Medal, G.V.R. (42967 Pte. A.J. Barr. 1/Worc: R.) b) British War and Victory Medals (018091 Pte. A.J. Barr. A.O.C.), extremely fine (3) £240-280 M.M. London Gazette 29.8.1918 42967 Pte. A.J. Barr, Worc. R. (Carnryle).

M.M. London Gazette 18.10.1917 13664 Pte. A.W. Martin, Worc. R. (Hanley Castle).

42967 Private Adam J. Barr, M.M., served during the Great War with the Army Ordnance Corps and Royal Warwickshire Regiment; transferred to the 1st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, and awarded the Military Medal, possibly for bravery at Pargny, west of the Somme, where between the 22nd March and 2nd April 1918 the Battalion was heavily engaged, suffering 2 Officers and 24 men killed, and 16 Officers and 180 men wounded, with a further 200 missing. Barr’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel F.C. Roberts, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry and leadership during the Battalion’s counter-attack through the village of Pargny, 24.3.1918.

13664 Private Alfred W. Martin, M.M., served with the 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, during the Great War on the Western Front from 4.7.1915; transferred to the 3rd Battalion, and awarded the Military Medal, reputedly for bravery during the attack on Westhoek Ridge, during the Third Battle of Ypres, 14.8.1917.

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13 13 The Outstanding and Scarce Second War 1941 ‘Operation Colossus’ M.M. Group of Seven to Warrant Officer II Class A.W.A. ‘Taffy’ Lawley, Parachute Regiment and ‘X’ Troop 11 SAS, Late South Wales Borderers. One of the Founding Members of the Airborne Forces, He Took Part in the First British Airborne Raid, Operation Colossus, 10.2.1941. Taken POW after the Raid, He Successfully Escaped from Sulmona Camp, 12.9.1943, Marching Over One Hundred Miles to Allied Lines and Safety, and Subsequently Took Part in Operation Overlord a) Military Medal, G.VI.R. (3952374 W.O.Cl.2. A.W.A. Lawley. A.A.C.), last initial, surname and unit officially corrected b) 1939-1945 Star c) Africa Star d) Italy Star e) France and Germany Star f) Defence and War Medals, M.I.D. Oak Leaf, light pitting, good very fine, mounted as worn, with the following related items: - Card box of issue for the M.M. - Mention in Despatches certificate, this in a glazed frame - Letter of confirmation of his activity in ‘...recent parachute raid in South Italy’ and probable capture, dated 8.3.1941, addressed to Mrs L. Lawley, 8 Linzee Road, Hornsly, London, N8 - Silk field maps in pouch - Ten photographs of the recipient, together with typed and copied research (lot) £10,000-15,000 Warrant Officer II Class A.W.A. Lawley

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‘X’ Troop, 11 S.A.S. Battalion, Tatton Park, Cheshire, before the off; Lawley front row, third from left M.M. London Gazette 18.6.1946 No. 3952374 Warrant Officer Class II Arthur William Albert Lolley [sic], 11th Special Air Service Regiment, Army Air Corps (London, N.8)

‘X’ Troop 11 SAS Battalion The British airborne establishment was formed, at the order of Winston Churchill, in June 1940. The first airborne unit to be formed was Lawley’s unit - No. 2 Commando. This in turn was re-named No. 11 Special Air Service Battalion. Throughout the summer the initial trainees were selected and those destined for active SAS service came to the fore. The initial ‘live’ training exercise took place on 3.12.1940, at Salisbury Plain during which 32 men of No. 2 Commando were dropped by two sorties of Whitley Bombers; Lawley recalled ‘...as each one of us landed, we were pounced on by brass-hats who fired all sorts of questions at us.’ B Troop, were clearly in an enterprising mood, and ‘...commandeered a grand vehicle, belonging to H.R.H Prince Olaf of Sweden, viewing the exercise, while on route to their objective.’(Sky Men, Robert Kershaw refers). In January 1941 the numbers were once again reduced, with approximately sixty men remaining. These individuals were then ‘detailed for “an advanced course” in demolitions and automatic weapons, plus plenty of forced marches at five and six miles to the hour.’ (The Green Tiger, Lieutenant P.P.C. Clements, M.C., D.C.M., M.M., May 1944 refers). Rumours of an operation had circulated amongst the men, Lawley recalls ‘...by this time we were all getting very bored with all the fun we had had...and were impatient in wanting to do something real, especially when we saw the results of the London, Manchester and Sheffield Blitz.’ (ibid)

M.M. London Gazette 25.9.1947 For 3952374 Warrant Officer Class II Arthur William Albert Lolley, Army Air Corps. Read 3952374 Warrant Officer Class II Arthur William Albert Lawley, Army Air Corps. M.I.D. London Gazette 8.11.1945 3952374 W.O. II (actg.) A. W. A. Lawley 3952374 Warrant Officer II Class Arthur William Albert Lawley, M.M. (1905-1982), served initially with the South Wales Borderers, seeing service in Egypt and Palestine, 192330. Following time with the Army Reserve and working for London Transport from 1937, Lawley then enlisted upon the outbreak of the Second World War as a Driving Instructor with the Royal Army Service Corps. In 1940, with Lawley at the age of 35 he still desired to see serious action, volunteering for special service. The men were ‘told that an entry requirement was the ability to fit through a 2 foot diameter hole.’ Although many trainees expected to be headed for the commandos or submarine service, Lawley instead found the hole be that of the floor of a Whitley bomber. He was selected in No 2 (Parachute) Commando, latterly the first SAS Unit, 11 SAS.

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ORDERS, DECORATIONS, CAMPAIGN MEDALS AND MILITARIA Operation Colossus was the codename to be used for the first airborne operation undertaken by the British military. The force was to be parachuted in and destroy a fresh-water aqueduct over the River Tragino near Calitri in south-western Italy, thus cutting off the main water supply to the strategically important province of Apulia, including the town of Taranto. It was also an important propaganda exercise to show the reach of the British military. Finally selected, ‘X’ Troop ‘counted eight officers and 31 other ranks; seven officers and 29 men were scheduled to drop in the actual operation. One officer and two other ranks were held in reserve as replacements. Moving from their billets at Knutsford to a special accommodation at Ringway itself, ‘X’ Troop immediately started a rigorous training programme. It lasted six weeks. Each morning, before breakfast, the men had a three mile run, followed by thirty minutes P.T. After breakfast, they had a 15 mile march with full kit. During the day, they had aircraft or container drill, gun practise or lectures on withdrawal and escape. At night, they practised night drops. A full-scale wooden mock-up of that part of the aqueduct to be attacked was erected in Tatton Park behind Tatton Hall… Here the troops spent the afternoons and evenings training the attack and practising the demolition routine. Plans called for about half a ton of explosives to be placed against the aqueduct piers. In time, the engineers became so efficient that they could do it in just over half an hour.’ (Tragino 1941: Britain’s First Paratroop Raid, K. Margry) Operation Colossus- The First British Airborne Raid On the evening of 7.2.1940, the thirty six men selected for Colossus left RAF Dishford, in a composite flight composed of eight Whitley bombers from 51 and 78 Squadrons. The complete flight arrived at dawn to Luqa Airport, upon Malta, much to the delight of the RAF crew, as all eight aircraft had completed the 1,400 mile journey safely, much of this over occupied France. It was decided that 10.2.1940 was to be the night of execution of Operation Colossus. As the men departed Luqa, Major T.A.G. Pritchard left them with the following ‘You are pioneers, or guinea pigs- and you can decide which you prefer.’ Sky Men adds further detail to the exact details of Colossus ‘Eight Aircraft took off between 5.40pm and 6.17pm; six loaded with raiders, explosives and weapons containers and two with bombs for a diversionary attack on Foggia. ‘We got to the target without incident,’ recalled Arthur Lawley, ‘and started dropping at roughly 9pm.’ Six men and containers exited at various intervals from the six aircraft. ‘Through the hole at my feet some houses and then a river flashed by in the moonlight,’ observed Anthony Dean-Drummond. ‘Green light! A sudden jolt into reality.’ He jumped number 5, one after the containers dropped in the stick middle. ‘The first thing I noticed was the silence after the incessant drone of the engines.’ interrupted by the slight jerk of his parachute opening. ‘We had been dropped rather low, from not more than 500 feet, which gave us about 15 seconds before we touched down.’ He found the surrounding countryside illuminated by moonlight ‘far wilder and titled at far sharper edges than we had expected.’ Lawley ‘found myself floating steadily down in beautiful moonlight and everything was deathly silent’. They both came down in a ploughed field on the side of a hill about 100 yards above the aqueduct. ‘For a second I listened intently, but could only hear the distant drone of the planes and bombing carried out by two others further up the valley to distract attention.’ The air drop occured in dribs and drabs because aircraft were dispersed by flak over Sicily. Deane-Drummond and Lawley’s aircraft dropped at 9.42pm, while others did not show up until about 10.15pm. Five dropped reasonably accurately but one aircraft dropped one and a half hours late two miles away in the next valley to the North-East. Always expect the unexpected once again, as a string of setbacks occurred. Lieutentant Paterson, the senior Royal Engineer officer to

reach the objective, was perplexed to discover the aqueduct piers were constructed from concrete not brick. Explosives had been prepared and loaded for the latter. Some containers were missing and others could not be found in the dark. Local inhabitants were pressed into service as bearers carrying explosives from their landing spots to the piers but only 800lbs of the 2,240lbs earmarked for the job could be found. Paterson improvised: instead of blowing three piers he packed what he had around the westernmost pier with 160lbs for an adjoining abutment. At 12.30am the main charge exploded, followed 30 seconds later by a smaller bang under the small bridge nearby, leading to the aqueduct. This was a tense moment. ‘Whoomf! Our bridge went up in a cloud of flying concrete, iron rails and bits of masonry,’ recalled Lieutenant Deane-Drummond. ‘I had never expected so much debris, and we were showered with blocks of concrete and bits of iron.’ Lawley listened intently. ‘To hear the water rushing down the mountainside like a raging torrent was music to our ears.’ They had done it.’ Following the completion of their Operation, the raiders were ordered to rendezvous at the coast, marching in three parties approximately eighty miles from the aqueduct, in order to be evacuated via the submarine H.M.S. Triumph. In this instance, all members of ‘X’ Troop were intercepted and taken to Sulmona Camp as P.O.W.’s. P.O.W- Sulmona Camp Following Operation Colossus, the men were taken to Sulmona Camp, with The Green Tiger giving further information, ‘Three weeks saw us moved from Naples and we arrived at our new home, Sulmona Camp. At this time there we were only 350 prisoners in the whole of Italy, and we were treated fairly well with lots of food to eat...For the first seven months at Sulmona we actually had too much to eat and even had to burn bread, macaroni and potatoes so that the Italians would not cut the ration down; then we lost all fresh fruit, eggs, fish, etc., and had the other rations cut by 50 per cent. This lasted until September, 1942, and then the ration was cut again by 60 per cent. This meant that each man received 6 2-5lb. of food every week, and for ten weeks of this period no Red Cross parcels arrived. Luckily no one died, but towards the end everyone in the camp began to complain of stomach cramp, and another month or six weeks would have just about finished us...Many attempts were made to escape from Suloma by different fellows. None succeeded, though, and it has the record for Italian camps, as it was used in the last war for Germans and Austrians, and no one got away from there then...In August and September of last year [1943] American Liberators boosted our morale by making two attacks on Sulmona station and the railway and a munitions factory nearby. Prisoners stood waving on the roofs and window sills as bombs blasted the targets. What a diversion for us! Then, on 8th September, we got news of the armistice whilst a football match was in progress. At first no one would believe it, and even when the truth sank in we shook the Italians by keeping quiet about it and carrying on as before…. Though I have not dwelt in detail when speaking of life in a prison camp, I cannot stress too strongly the great effect such life has on a prisoner from the mental point of view, and I swear that I will never be caught again. Barbed wire has its uses for us, but to appreciate it fully it should only be looked upon from the outside after having first studied its holding properties from inside.’ Whilst in captivity, Lawley also involved himself in the newly formed Sulmona Camp boxing club. A copied newspaper cutting headed ‘Our Boys in Italy’ notes ‘You will be interested to learn how some of our lads in a prisoners of war camp in Italy keep the boxing flag flying. A letter received from Rifleman Don Kandler reveals how the boys have surmounted obstacles in running a boxing club. He writes: “We have some good members, including Arthur ‘Taff’ Lawley as Chairman and Trainer. He is a former member of

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Prisoners of War; Lawley (centre) with ‘Clem’ Clements (left), March 1943

the Alexandra Palace B.C. and L.P.T.B. There are also two professionals, Pat O’Hara and Boyo Williams. I act as secretary. “Our membership is 40, and we produce our own sporting magazine. Several tournaments have been staged for the entertainment of 700 British prisoners. Gloves were provided by the British Red Cross, and we plaited ropes for the ring from the string collected from Red Cross. The ring platform is built on rubble, and then our hut doors used for the ring floor. The ropes are bound with red, white and blue colours. We are naturally proud of our job.’ The Escape Since their internment at Sulmona, the men of ‘X’ Troop took it upon themselves to make mischief using various channels. From the outset, the men ‘showed that they were of a different brand. Pritchard soon set up an escape committee, and he was the leading spirit behind many plans. Although not all attempts were successful, all officers of ‘X’ Troop made at least one escape attempt. Lea and DeaneDrummond made a daring attempt on the night of December 8/9 disguised as electricians and using a makeshift ladder. Jumping down the other side of the wall, Lea was hit in the leg by a sentry and only Deane-Drummond got away. He almost made it to Switzerland. While he was away, Lucky escaped across the wall with a ladder too, but did not get very far before being recaptured. As punishment, Pritchard, Paterson, Lucky and Deane-Drummond were sent to Campo 27, a special camp for dangerous prisoners in a monastery near Pisa… Meanwhile, back at Sulmona, Jowett had escaped too. Helped over the wall by Sergeants Clements and Lawley, he managed one train journey towards Switzerland, but was recaptured while changing to another train. For their part,

Operation Overlord Lawley was appointed Company Sergeant Major for the 13th (Lancashire) Parachute Battalion in 1943. During Operation Overlord, Lawley was dropped into Normandy six hours prior to the seaborne invasion. A copied newspaper report gives further information to another operation in Normandy, on this occasion laying a minefield, ‘To carry them I borrowed a wheelbarrow from a nearby house, and we lay the minefield despite periodical sniping from a post we could not locate. It wasn’t until I returned the wheelbarrow that I discovered the Hun post was in the upper part of the very house I had borrowed it.’ Lawley was later a part of Operation Varsity, and the advance to the Baltic. A D.S.O., four M.C.s and four M.M’s were awarded for Operation Colossus. Lawley was one of the founder members of the airborne forces. Lawley’s Military Medal was presumably erroneously named ‘Lolley’ (as per London Gazette entry). Both the London Gazette and his medal have been corrected to read ‘Lawley’.

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14 A B.E.M. Pair to Chief Mechanical Engineer K.A. Mould, Royal Navy, Attached Royal Malaysian Navy a) British Empire Medal, Military Division, E.II.R. (C.M.(E) Keith A. Mould. P/JX871951), in Royal Mint case of issue b) Naval Long Service & G.C., E.II.R. (KX.871951 K.A. Mould. P.O.M.(E). H.M.S. Striker.), in card box of issue, B.E.M. prepared prior to naming, minor official correction to name of ship on LS&GC, nearly extremely fine, together with the recipient’s related miniature awards (2) £350-450 B.E.M. London Gazette 1.1.1971 P/JX 871951 Petty Officer Engineering Mechanic Keith Albert Mould (formerly on loan to the Royal Malaysian Navy) The Recommendation states: ‘Chief Petty Officer Mould was given charge of the Preservation Section when he joined the Royal Malaysian Naval Logistics Depot. A hard and efficient worker, he quickly settled down to develop the organisation. In his endeavour, he realised that the necessary equipment and accessories needed were generally lacking. He went about modestly manufacturing the required equipment himself. His efforts and hard work finally saw the preservation section fitted with an electric dip tank, a de-rusting tank and other associated equipment. Consequently many items of technical stores classified unserviceable due to deterioration were recovered and replaced in stock. In this way, he achieved considerable savings with no cost to the Government. Chief Petty Officer Mould further extended his activities with remarkable enthusiasm to preserving engines which otherwise would have been done by contract. His energy and enthusiasm were further demonstrated when he offered his knowledge and experience to help prepare the new Royal Malaysian Naval Fuel Farm for operation. It was already obvious to him that due to late completion the tank farm would not meet its target date of completion. As it transpired, the farm commenced operation on the planned date. Had it not been for his service, postponement of operation would have been inevitable. His loyalty to the Royal Malaysian Navy and his devotion to duty are of the highest order.’

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16 Pair: Private S. Game, 95th Foot Military General Service 1793-1814, two clasps, Orthes, Toulouse (Samuel Game, 95th Foot.); Waterloo 1815 (Samuel Game, 2nd Batt. 95th Reg. Foot.), with later steel clip and split ring suspension, traces of brooch mounting to reverse of last, and edge details worn in places, therefore nearly very fine (2) £2,500-3,500

Driver Peter McEwan served with the Royal Horse Artillery during the Peninsular, and was ‘Wounded Toulouse’ (WO 116/64 refers); served with Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Gardiner’s ‘E’ Troop, Royal Horse Artillery during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815.

Private Samuel Game, served with the 2nd Battalion, 95th Foot, in Captain F. Le Blanc’s Company, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815. PROVENANCE:

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17 Four: Private J. Eagan, 3rd Foot Crimea 1854-56, one clasp, Sebastopol (...Egan [sic]. No.3547, 3rd Buffs...), contemporarily engraved in large serif capitals, suspension repinned; China 1857-60, one clasp, Taku Forts 1860 (John Eagan, 1st. Bn. 3rd. Regt.); France, Second Empire, Medaille Militaire, silver and silver-gilt, enamel completely lacking; Turkish Crimea, Sardinian die (No.3547. John. Egan [sic]. 1.B. 3rd. Buffs), crudely contemporarily engraved in upright capitals, plugged, with Crimean-style suspension, heavy contact marks, worn, therefore nearly very fine (4) £300-400 3547 Private John Eagan, 3rd Foot, ‘was repeatedly mentioned for his soldier-like behaviour throughout the siege [of Sebastopol], and specially distinguished himself at the Redan, on the 8th September, 1855.’ (The Crimean Campaign refers).

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18 Pair: Colonel W.E.R. Kelly, 3rd Foot Jubilee 1897, silver (Colonel W.E.R. Kelly, The Buffs.), contemporarily impressed in upright serif capitals; India General Service 1854-95, one clasp, Perak (Captn. W.E.R. Kelly. 1/3rd. Foot.), good very fine, mounted as worn on a silver bar with gold retaining pin (2) £400-500 Colonel Waldron Edward Roper Kelly, born September 1844; Commissioned into the Essex Rifles Militia, April 1858; transferred to the Highland Borderers Light Infantry, 1860; Commissioned Ensign, 3rd Foot, August 1864; promoted Lieutenant, October 1867; Captain, April 1875; served with the 1st Battalion during the Perak Expedition, 1875-76; served as Adjutant of the 3rd Battalion, October 1880 to October 1885; promoted Major, September 1881; served as Assistant Military Secretary to Major-General Sir C.K. Pearson, K.C.M.G., C.B., General Officer Commanding, West Indies, January 1886 to March 1890; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion, East Kent Regiment, July 1891; retired, September 1901, having subsequently served as Commanding Officer of the 3rd Regimental District.

19 Miniature Awards: The Pair to Colonel W.E.R. Kelly, 3rd Foot Jubilee 1897, silver, unnamed; India General Service 1854-95, one clasp, Perak 1875-6 (Capt. W.E.R. Kelly. The Buffs), contemporarily engraved in upright serif capitals, good very fine, mounted as worn £70-90

20 A Good Sudan, South Africa and Great War Group of Seven to Private T. Lewis, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Killed in Action on the Western Front, 25.4.1915 Queen’s Sudan 1896-98 (4455. Pte. T. Lewis. 1/R. War: R.); Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, Cape Colony, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast (4455 Drmr: T. Lewis, Rl. Warwick: Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (4455 Pte. J. [sic] Lewis. Rl: Warwick: Regt.); 1914-15 Star (3335 Pte. T. Lewis. R. War: R.); British War and Victory Medals (3335 Pte. T. Lewis. R. War. R.); Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, two clasps, The Atbara, Khartoum (No. 4455 Pte. T. Lewis 1st Royal Warwickshire Regt. 1898), contact marks, very fine, the Great War medals nearly extremely fine, the pre-Great War medals mounted upon a florally engraved contemporary silver brooch bar; with the recipient’s Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (Thomas Lewis) in card envelope of issue, with Buckingham Palace enclosure; and two photographs of the recipient (8) £1,000-1,400 3335 Private Thomas Lewis, born Chichester, Sussex; served with the 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Great War; killed in action on the Western Front, 25.4.1915, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

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25 Seven: Corporal G.W. Reed, Worcestershire Regiment, Later Wiltshire Regiment 1914 Star and Bar (10988 Pte. G.W. Reed. 2/Worc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (10988 Pte. G.W. Reed. Worc. R.); 1939-1945 Star; Defence and War Medals; Army Long Service & G.C., G.V.R., 1st ‘Field Marshal’s bust’ type (5239151 Cpl. G.W. Reed. Wilts. R.), contact marks and worn in parts, otherwise nearly very fine (7) £100-140

22 Three: Sergeant G. Mackereth, Northumberland Fusiliers Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, unofficial retaining rod between State and date clasps (7667 Pte. G. Mackereth, North’d: Fus:); British War and Victory Medals (20-258 Sjt. G. Mackereth. North’d. Fus.), edge bruise to first, good very fine (3) £100-140 23 Pair: Corporal A. Williams, Worcestershire Regiment Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (4652 Corpl: A. Williams, Worcester: Regt.); King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (4652 Corpl: A. Williams. Worcester: Regt.), good very fine (2) £80-120 24 Pair: Private G. Simmons, Coldstream Guards Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Johannesburg (793 Pte. G. Simmons, Cldstm: Gds:); King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (793 Pte. G. Simmons. Coldstream Guards.), edge bruising to first, light contact marks, nearly very fine (2) £100-140

5239151 Corporal George W. Reed, served with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment during the Great War on the Western Front from 12.8.1914; subsequently transferred to the Wiltshire Regiment.

26 Three: Sergeant Mechanic W.J. Bridges, Royal Flying Corps 1914 Star, with Bar (726 1/A.M. W.J. Bridges. R.F.C.); British War and Victory Medals (726. Sgt. W.J. Bridges. R.A.F.), generally good very fine or better, with the recipient’s Great War Bronze Memorial Plaque (William John Bridges), this with remnants of solder on reverse added for mounting purposes (3) £400-500 726 Sergeant William John Bridges, born Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire; prior to the Great War served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve; joined the Royal Flying Corps as 2/A.M., 31.5.1913; served with No.4 Squadron, Mauberge, France, from August 1914; promoted Corporal 1.9.1915; served as Sergeant with No.8 Reserve Aeroplane Squadron, from October 1915; promoted Sergeant Mechanic, April 1918; died of disease whilst serving in Salonika, 30.11.1918, and is buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. PROVENANCE: Arthur Jones Collection, Spink, November 2012

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27 Three: Captain C.C. Stanfield, East Kent Regiment, Severely Wounded at Radinghem, During the Battle of the Aisne, 20.10.1914 1914 Star and Bar (Lieut: C.C. Stanfield. E. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (Capt. C.C. Stanfield.), good very fine, with various photographs of the recipient’s grave, memorials, and family home (3) £180-220 Captain Charles Cecil Stanfield, born Apperley Bridge, Leeds, Yorkshire, January 1884; educated at Shrewsbury School and Exeter College, Oxford; Commissioned Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, East Kent Regiment, 26.11.1911; served during the Great War with the 1st Battalion on the Western Front from 7.9.1914, and took part in the Battle of the Aisne; severely wounded at Radinghem, 20.10.1914, on which date the Battalion suffered 4 Officers and 17 men killed, and 4 Officers and 57 men wounded, with a further 62 men missing; promoted Captain, 2.2.1915; posted to the 1st Garrison Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, for Garrison Duty in the Mediterranean and Egypt, 1.12.1915; died in hospital at Aldershot of spinal meningitis, 31.5.1917, and is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery.

28 Three: Private H. Gwilliam, Worcestershire Regiment, Killed in Action 14.11.1914 1914 Star and copy Bar (7642 Pte. H. Gwilliam. 2/Worc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (7642 Pte. H. Gwilliam. Worc. R.), nearly very fine Three: Lance-Corporal A.D. Tallis, Worcestershire Regiment 1914-15 Star (15020 Pte. A.D. Tallis. Worc: R.); British War and Victory Medals (15020 Pte. A.D. Tallis. Worc. R.), BWM and VM officially renamed, good very fine (6) £160-200 7642 Private Harry Gwilliam, born Droitwich, Worcestershire; enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment and served with the 2nd Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 12.8.1914; killed in action, 14.11.1914, and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 15020 Lance-Corporal Arthur Dudley Tallis, born Evesham, Worcestershire; served with the 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, during the Great War on the Western Front from 18.2.1915; died of wounds, 1.5.1916, and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

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29 Three: Private A. James, South Staffordshire Regiment, Killed in Action on the First Day of the Battle of Loos, 25.9.1915 1914 Star (9303 Pte. A. James. 1/S. Staff: R.); British War and Victory Medals (9303 Pte. A. James. S. Staff. R.), nearly very fine (3) £120-160

31 Pair: Private T.H. Welfoot, Welsh Regiment 1914-15 Star (22543 Pte. T.H. Welfoot. Welsh R.); Victory Medal (22543 Pte. T.H. Welfoot. Welsh R.), very fine, together with an engraved identity tag India General Service 1908-35, G.V.R., one clasp, North West Frontier 1930-31 (1068561 Gnr. A. Hemingway. R.A.), good very fine Second World War Medals (3), 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star, with 8th Army Bar; Italy Star, very fine Miniature Awards: British War Medal; Victory Medal, good very fine (8) £60-80

9303 Private Andrew James, born Walsall, Staffordshire; enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment in 1913, and served with the 1st Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 4.10.1914; killed in action on the First Day of the Battle of Loos, 25.9.1915, on which date the Battalion, as part of the 7th Division, suffered severe casualties amounting to 10 Officers and 78 men killed, and 9 Officers and 453 men wounded or missing, and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.

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30 Three: Private A.G. Triptree, East Kent Regiment, Killed in Action on the First Day of the Battle of Arras, 9.4.1917 1914-15 Star (G-7914 Pte. A.G. Triptree. E. Kent R.); British War and Victory Medals (G-7914 Pte. A.G. Triptree. E. Kent R.), nearly extremely fine (3) £100-140

240009 Company Quartermaster Sergeant John Perrygrove, of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire; served during the Great War with the Worcestershire Regiment, having previously served in the Volunteers; discharged, 1.4.1919, aged 50.

G-7914 Private Alfred George Triptree, born Camberwell, London; enlisted in the East Kent Regiment and served with the 6th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 25.11.1915; twice wounded, 6.3.1916 and 7.10.1916 (Kent Messenger refers); killed in action on the First Day of the Battle of Arras, 9.4.1917, on which date the Battalion, as part of the 12th Division, advanced 4,000 yards and captured 1,200 of the enemy, but suffered 2 Officers and 23 men killed, and 6 Officers and 149 men wounded, and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

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33 Nine: Chief Petty Officer J.J. Blacklock, Royal Navy 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star, with France and Germany Bar; Africa Star; Burma Star, with Pacific Bar; Italy Star; War Medal, M.I.D. Oak Leaf; Korea 1950-53, 1st ‘Britt: Omn:’ type (C/K 65976 J.T. Blacklock C.P.O.S.M. R.N.); United Nations Medal for Korea; Naval Long Service & G.C., G.VI.R. (K.65976 J.J. Blacklock. S.P.O. H.M.S. Renown.), very fine or better (9) £300-400 M.I.D. London Gazette 18.1.1944 Chief Stoker John Joseph Blacklock, C/K.65976 (Gillingham, Kent) ‘For gallant and distinguished services in H.M. ships... Warspite... in operations in the Mediterranean from the time of the entry of Italy into the war until the surrender of the Italian fleet.’

34 Seven: Chief Petty Officer D.S. Skinner, Royal Navy 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; Defence and War Medals; Naval Long Service & G.C., G.VI.R. (J.104515 D.S. Skinner. A/C.P.O. H.M.S. Victory.), the Stars all contemporary copies, good very fine, mounted as originally worn Five: Corporal E.W. Hayward, Worcestershire Regiment 1939-1945 Star; France and Germany Star; Defence and War Medals; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., with ‘Territorial’ scroll suspension (5252953. Cpl. E.W. Hayward. Worc. R.), unit partially officially corrected, extremely fine (12) £70-90 35 Four: Private F.J. Peters, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force, Taken Prisoner of War at Singapore, 15.2.1942 1939-1945 Star; Pacific Star; Defence and War Medals, extremely fine, with Colonial Secretary’s enclosure; Colonial Officer letter to the recipient regarding his medal entitlement, dated 26.11.1948; and the recipient’s Soldier’s Service and Pay Book (4) £80-120 13575 Private Francis Joseph Peters, born Dublin, 26.6.1912; employed by the Colonial Office as an Immigration Officer; enlisted in the Straits Settlements Volunteer Force, 11.7.1940; mobilised for service during the Battle of Singapore, 9.2.1942; taken Prisoner of War at Singapore, following the surrender of the Allied Forces, 15.2.1942; and held for the rest of the War in Changi Gaol, Singapore.

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36 A Scarce to Regiment ‘Mau Mau’ Pair to Lieutenant M.P. Moreton, Royal Irish Fusiliers, A Pioneer of Rallye Sports Ford and An Accomplished Racing Car Driver United Nations Medal for Korea; Africa General Service 1902-56, E.II.R., one clasp, Kenya (2/Lt. M.P. Moreton. R. Ir. F.), minor edge bruise to latter, very fine, with a photographic image of the recipient (2) £300-400 Lieutenant Michael Philip Moreton, a native of Mill Hill, London; commissioned Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, 27.2.1954; Lieutenant 23.1.1959; ‘At 18 years of age I was obliged to do two years’ National Service. My ambition to become a Fleet Air Arm pilot was thwarted by colour blindness, but I joined the Middlesex Regiment and was selected for officer training at Canterbury and at Eaton Hall, Cheshire. It was very hard work, but a superb experience and I have never been so fit. When that was over, I wanted to rejoin the Middlesex in Austria (plenty of skiing opportunities), but instead was assigned to the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Korea. That was a bit of a shock, but at least by then the fighting in Korea was over.... In 1954, the country was in a terrible state, twice overrun by the North Koreans and Chinese armies and then rescued by United Nations forces. The first thing we noticed in Pusan was the overpowering smell; the whole city had become a giant shanty town, home to refugees from all over Korea. We travelled by train and truck via Gloster Valley, scene of much bravery during the fighting, to our battalion’s camp near the Imjin River, bordering North Korea. My platoon,

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37 Naval General Service 1793-1840, two clasps, 1 June 1794, St. Vincent (William Houghton.), very fine £4,000-5,000

38 Naval General Service 1793-1840, two clasps, 1 June 1794, Egypt (F. Wharton, Midshipman.), extremely fine £6,000-8,000

William Houghton served as Landsman in H.M.S. Defence for the fleet action that became known as ‘The Glorious First of June’. A total of seven Large Naval Gold Medals and 15 Small Naval Gold Medals were awarded for this action; Houghton served as Able Seaman in H.M.S. Excellent during the defeat of the Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent, 14.2.1797. Six Large Naval Gold Medals and 14 Small Naval Gold Medals were awarded for this action.

Francis Wharton served as Midshipman in H.M.S. Gibraltar during the fleet action that became known as ‘The Glorious First of June’. A total of seven Large Naval Gold Medals and 15 Small Naval Gold Medals were awarded for this action; Wharton served as Lieutenant in H.M.S. Good Design in cooperation with the Army on and off the coast of Egypt, 1801. Wharton was the only recipient for the ‘Egypt’ clasp from the latter ship. Commander John Francis Wharton joined the Royal Navy as Captain’s Servant, July 1792, aboard H.M.S. St. George (Captain Byard); served as Midshipman and Master’s Mate in H.M. Ships Gibraltar (Captains T. Mackenzie and the Hon. T. Pakenham), Majestic (Captain G.B. Westcott) and Ville De Paris (flag ship of Lord St. Vincent) in the Channel and Mediterranean, July 1793-August 1798; appointed Acting Lieutenant H.M.S. Majestic, December 1798; subsequent appointments included in H.M.S. Pallas and Resolution before seeing service in the Good Design armed vessel (Captain R. Elliot), with whom he obtained the Turkish gold medal for his services in Egypt; following appointments included as First Lieutenant in H.M. Ships Camilla, Falcon, Goliath and Achille, off Brest, Rochefort and Corunna; whilst serving in the Goliath he assisted at the capture of the French brig La Faune and the corvette La Torche, 11th and 18th August 1805; he commanded the prison-ships Vengeance and Téméraire, 1811-1814; admitted to the Out-Pension of Greenwich Hospital, July 1837; Commander 1838; died 1848. PROVENANCE: Glendining, December 1912 Glendining, June 1991 Turl Collection, Spink, July 2010

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39 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, Egypt (J. Barns, R. Arty.), edge bruise, otherwise good very fine £700-900

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41 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, Corunna (John Jackson, Royal Arty.), edge bruising, nearly very fine £600-800

Gunner James Barns or ‘Barnes’ as he appears on other published transcriptions of the medal roll, enlisted Royal Artillery, 1792; initially served in Borthwick’s Company before serving as a Bombardier in Gahan’s Company, May 1801; discharged 1818. The recipient is not listed on Mullen’s published transcription of the MGS roll, but is listed in Vigors and MacFarlane (appearing in the latter’s collection).

PROVENANCE:

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42 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, Badajoz (J. McAvetty, R. Arty.), edge bruise, otherwise nearly extremely fine £700-900

PROVENANCE: Spink, November 1896 Glendining, February 1963

Gunner James McAvetty, born Donegal, Ireland; enlisted Royal Artillery, April 1805; discharged August 1814, after 9 years and 112 days service.

40 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, Sahagun & Benevente (Hans Sponnagel, 3rd Hussars, K.G.L.), light contact marks, very fine £1,400-1,600

PROVENANCE:

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Private Hans Sponnagel, served with the 3rd Hussars, King’s German Legion, in Captain W. Hellin’s Troop, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815. PROVENANCE: Muirhead Collection 1950 Baldwin 1953 Glendining 1982

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x43 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, Chateauguay (Jacob Sotaontion, Warrior), suspension claw re-affixed, officially re-impressed, edge bruising, good fine £1,600-2,000 ‘Jacob Sotaontion’ does not appear on the latest published transcription of the medal roll, a ‘Sak Sotaontion’ is listed as entitled to this clasp.

44 Military General Service 1793-1814, one clasp, St. Sebastian (J. Nutt, Gunner, R. Arty), edge bruise, therefore very fine £700-900 Gunner John Nutt, born Sheffield, Yorkshire; enlisted Royal Artillery, June 1804; discharged April 1816, after 11 years and 323 days service. PROVENANCE: Glendining, June 1917 Spink, July 1950

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45 Military General Service 1793-1814, two clasps, Nivelle, Nive (R. Jones, 1st Foot Gds.), right handside of 2nd clasp facing sprung, nearly very fine £550-650 PROVENANCE: Sotheby, December 1991

46 Military General Service 1793-1814, three clasps, Corunna, Vittoria, Pyrenees (S. White, Gunner, R. Arty.), very fine £700-900 Collar Maker Samuel White, born Limerick, Ireland; enlisted 16th Foot, July 1803; transferred to the Royal Artillery, and was discharged June 1816. PROVENANCE: Glendining, May 1937 Glendining, February 1980

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47 Military General Service 1793-1814, seven clasps, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (J. Pomfret, R. Arty. Drivers.), nearly very fine £1,200-1,600

48 Alexander Davison’s Medal for the Nile 1798, 48mm, bronze, edge bruising, therefore nearly very fine £120-160 49 Honourable East India Company’s Medal for Seringapatam 1799, 48mm, silver, Soho Mint, good very fine, with contemporary silver ring suspension £400-500

Driver Joseph Pomfret, born Walton-Le-Dale, Lancaster; served with the Royal Artillery Drivers and was ‘Wounded, Vittoria’ (WO166/74 refers).

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51 Waterloo 1815 (Alexander Gourley 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.), remnants of lacquer, very fine, with original steel clip and split ring suspension £3,500-4,500 Private Alexander Gourley served with the 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys), in Captain E. Payne’s Troop, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815.

52 Waterloo 1815 (Serj. John Fearn, 12th Reg. Light Dragoons.), minor edge bruising, nearly very fine, with later silver eyelet and straight bar suspension £1,200-1,600 Sergeant John Fearn, served with the 12th Light Dragoons, in Captain G.F. Erksine’s Troop, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815.

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53 Waterloo 1815 (J. Dawshill, Coldstr. Guards. 2nd Batt.), nearly very fine, a slightly later issue struck on a thinner flan, with original steel clip and split ring suspension £800-1,000 Private John Dawshill (listed as ‘Dawshell’ on the latest published transcription of the Medal Roll) served with the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, in Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. H.R. Pakenham’s Company, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815.

54 Waterloo 1815 (Willm. Mc.Loughlin 3rd. Bat. 1st Foot. or R. Scots.), name contemporarily and neatly re-engraved in upright serif capitals, edge bruising, very fine, with contemporary silver clip and straight bar suspension £300-400 Two Privates with the name William McLaughlin appear on the latest published transcript of the Medal Roll for having served in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Scots during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815; one in Captain J. MacRa’s No.4 Company, and one in Captain A. MacLachlan’s No.9 Company. There is no man with the name William McLoughlin on the roll.

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55 Waterloo 1815 (Assist. Surg. John Monroe, 23rd. Regiment Foot, R.W.F.), very fine, with original steel clip and later silver hinged suspension £2,400-2,800

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57 Waterloo 1815 (Paymaster Charles Marr 2nd Batt. 59th Reg. Foot.), darkly toned, second ‘r’ of surname lightly impressed, good very fine, with steel clip, screw fitting, and straight bar suspension £3,000-4,000

Surgeon John Monroe appointed Assistant Surgeon 23rd Foot, May 1814; died in Glasgow, April 1841, as Surgeon with 58th Foot.

Charles Marr was appointed Paymaster 2/59th Foot, March 1805; he was placed on half pay in 1816.

PROVENANCE: Payne Collection

58 Waterloo 1815 (Donald Mathieson, 1st. Bat. 92nd Highlanders), traces of brooch mounting with suspension clip re-affixed and base of medal plugged, edge bruising, good fine, with replacement steel clip and ring suspension Germany, Brunswick, Waterloo 1815, bronze, naming mostly erased, nearly very fine, with contemporary bronze ring suspension (2) £600-800

56 Waterloo 1815 (Robert Jones, 1st Batt. 52nd Reg. Foot.), edge bruising, very fine, with later steel clip and split ring suspension £1,000-1,400 Two men of this name appear on the latest published transcription of the Medal Roll for the 52nd Foot, one of whom is recorded as being wounded during the Waterloo Campaign.

Private Donald Mathieson served with the 1st Battalion, 92nd Highlanders, in Captain Angus Fraser’s Company, during the Waterloo Campaign, 16-18.6.1815, and listed on the latest published transcript of the Medal Roll as ‘Dead’.

59 Waterloo 1815 (Serj. Christian Hartchen, 4th Line Batt. K.G.L.), minor edge nicks, good very fine, with later steel clip and later split ring suspension £1,200-1,400 The latest published transcription of the Medal Roll gives ‘Sergeant Christian Hartgen [sic], 4th Line Battalion K.G.L., Discharged.’

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60 Honourable East India Company’s Medal for Burma 1824-26, 38mm, silver-gilt specimen, nearly extremely fine, with contemporary steel clip and straight bar suspension £800-1,200 61 Honourable East India Company Medal for Coorg 1837, silver, 50mm, a later composite striking struck on a split flan, with contemporary silver eyelet suspension, edge cuts, otherwise nearly extremely fine £300-400 62 Ghuznee 1839 (James Walsh 4th Q.O.Lt. Dragoons), reverse engraved in running script, good very fine, with contemporary silver straight bar hinged suspension £400-500

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63 Punniar Star 1843 (Corpl. Francis Walsh H.M. 3rd. Regt.), original brass riveted hook partially replaced with contemporary straight bar suspension, good very fine £300-400

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65 Punjab 1848-49, two clasps, Chilianwala, Goojerat (John Miller, 29th. Foot.), solder repair to second clasp facing, edge bruising, nearly very fine £300-400 2397 Sergeant John Miller, born Stone, Staffordshire, 1827; enlisted in the 29th Foot, March 1845; promoted Corporal, April 1851; Sergeant, June 1853; discharged, July 1867, after 21 years and 361 days’ service.

1458 Sergeant Francis Walsh, born Athy, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 1822; enlisted in the 3rd Foot as a Boy soldier, November 1836; advanced Private, October 1840; promoted Corporal, July 1843; served with the Regiment during the Gwalior campaign, in the action at Punniar, 29.12.1843; promoted Sergeant, September 1845; discharged, July 1851, after 10 years and 232 days’ service.

66 India General Service 1854-95, one clasp, Perak (403. Pte. P. O’Donnell. 1/3rd. Foot.), minor edge bruising, otherwise extremely fine £240-280

64 Sutlej 1845-46, for Frerozeshuhur, one clasp, Sobraon (David Elsworth 29th. Regt.), edge bruising, good very fine £350-450 1799 Private David Elsworth, served with the 29th Foot in both the First and Second Sikh Wars (additionally entitled to a Punjab Medal with clasp Chilianwala); died, 8.2.1849.

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67 India General Service 1854-95, one clasp, Burma 1887-89 (1248 Sepoy Jeet Singh Minbu Mily. Police Battln.), suspension post crudely replaced and suspension loose, unofficial retaining rod, clasp reaffixed, top lugs pierced, worn, therefore nearly fine India General Service 1854-95, bronze issue, two clasps, Burma 1887-89, Burma 1885-7, clasps mounted in this order (Bhishty Fateh Muhammad 3d. Infy. Hybd. Contgt.), nearly very fine (2) £120-160 68 Baltic 1854, unnamed as issued, good very fine £100-140 69 Crimea 1854-56, no clasp, unnamed as issued, suspension claw tightened, toned, good very fine £80-120 70 Crimea 1854-56, one clasp, Sebastopol (Pte. Ed. Gregory. No.1824. 11th. P.A.O. Hussars.), contemporarily engraved in large upright serif capitals, edge bruising, obverse polished, nearly very fine £100-140

71 Crimea 1854-56, four clasps, Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann, Sebastopol (Private John Panton. 1st. R. Brigade), contemporarily engraved in large serif capitals, unofficial rivets between third and fourth clasps, minor edge bruising, good very fine £400-500 72 Turkish Crimea, Sardinian die (4960. J. Sherman. 3.Bn. G. Gds.), contemporarily impressed in serif capitals, nearly very fine, pierced with ring suspension as issued £60-80 73 Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one clasp, Delhi (D, Knights. 61st. Regt.), edge bruise, nearly extremely fine £280-320 2560 Private Daniel Knights, served with the 61st Foot during the Indian Mutiny; returned to England, May 1858.

74 Indian Mutiny 1857-58, one clasp, Defence of Lucknow (Corpl J, Clowes, 90th. Lt. Inf.), very fine £500-600 Corporal James Clowes served with the 90th Light Infantry during the Indian Mutiny; was present at the First Relief of Lucknow, 25.9.1857, and was subsequently besieged at Lucknow. The latest published transcript of the Medal Roll also gives entitlement to the Lucknow clasp; however, the medal appears entirely as issued.

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75 Indian Mutiny 1857-58, two clasps, Defence of Lucknow, Lucknow (Serjt. Jas. Hill, 7th. N.I.), edge bruising, very fine £600-800

78 Canada General Service 1866-70, one clasp, Fenian Raid 1866 (Pte. W. White Cobourg R. Co.), minor edge nick, nearly extremely fine £200-240

76 Indian Mutiny 1857-58, two clasps, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow (Lieut. Wilbraham Milman, Rl. H. Art.), suspension claw loose, minor edge bruise, good very fine £800-1,200

79 Afghanistan 1878-80, one clasp, Kabul (451. Pte. C. Pullen. 2/9th. Foot.), edge bruise, good very fine £200-240 80 Afghanistan 1878-80, one clasp, Kabul (Sepoy Buddu Corps of Guides Infy.), suspension post resoldered, obverse worn, therefore good fine £70-90

Captain Wilbraham Digby Milman, born 1834, the seventh son of Lieutenant-General Francis Milman, Coldstream Guards; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery, December 1852; promoted Lieutenant, February 1854; served during the Indian Mutiny with the 6/13th Royal Artillery and ‘E’ Troop, Royal Horse Artillery; took part in the Relief of Lucknow, as part of the 2nd Relief Force (slightly wounded in the operations before Lucknow, 16.11.1857); the battle of Cawnpore, 6.12.1857; the action of Serai Ghat, 9.12.1857, where he commanded the Battery and was Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 29.1.1858); the actions at Chanda, Sultanpore, and Barree; and the final siege and capture Lucknow, March 1858; promoted Captain, April 1860; died Calcutta, 1860.

81 Egypt 1882-89, dated, two clasps, Tel-el-Kebir, Suakin 1885 (496... W. Conibere. 2/...), heaving pitting from Star, therefore good fine Khedive’s Star 1882, reverse impressed ‘4876 2CG’, contact marks, nearly very fine £120-160 82 Egypt 1882-89, dated, two clasps, Suakin 1885, Tofrek (41/2058. Pte. E. Robbins. 1/Berks: R.), surname partially officially corrected, edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine £160-200

77 China 1857-60, no clasp (Lieutenant George Poole. R.N.), contemporarily engraved in upright serif capitals, suspension claw and bar replaced with silver ball and ring suspension, polished, nearly very fine £50-70 Commander George Poole, promoted Lieutenant, February 1855; transferred to H.M. Screw Steam Gun-Boat Havock as Lieutenant and Commander, East Indies and China Station, November 1860; advanced Commander, November 1863.

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83 Egypt 1882-89, dated, three clasps, Alexandria 11th July, Suakin 1884, El-Teb_Tamaai (R. Forshaw. Pte. R.M. H.M.S. “Alexandra”), pawn broker’s mark to edge, heavy contact marks and pitting, nearly very fine £280-320 84 Egypt 1882-89, undated, one clasp, Gemaizah 1888, unnamed as issued to Egyptian personnel, small area of erasure, contact marks, nearly very fine £60-80 85 East and West Africa 1887-1900, one clasp, Benin 1897 (G. Pearce, A.B., H.M.S. Forte.), very fine £180-220 86 British South Africa Company’s Medal 1890-97, for Rhodesia 1896, no clasp (4261. Pte. A. Prior. 2/Y & Lancr. Regt.), edge bruise, very fine £240-280 87 British South Africa Company’s Medal 1890-97, for Rhodesia 1896, no clasp (Tpr. M. Abbott, Umtali Burghers.), minor die flaw to Queen’s veil on obverse, good very fine £240-280 88 India General Service 1895-1902, V.R., bronze issue, one clasp, Relief of Chitral 1895 (193 Puckali Duraisami Q.O. Madras S.&M.), very fine £80-120

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93 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, two clasps, Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 (5660 Pte. A. Fletcher. Worc: Regt.), date clasp facing rubbed, extremely fine King’s South Africa 1901-02, two clasps (3707 Pte. T. Davis. Worcester: Regt.), edge bruise and light contact marks, very fine (2) £80-120

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98 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, six clasps, Cape Colony, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (11550 Pte. G.A. Roberts. Th’croft’s M.I.), minor edge bruising, scratch to obverse field, nearly extremely fine £100-140

94 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, three clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen (1363 Pte. G. [sic] Gittens. Worcester: Regt.), edge bruise, very fine £60-80 1363 Private Edwin Gittens, born Ledbury, Worcestershire, 1867; enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment, October 1885; discharged, October 1897, after 12 years’ service; mobilized for service in South Africa, 10.3.1900; discharged, 24.8.1902.

99 Kimberley Star 1899-1900, silver (Hallmarks for Birmingham 1900), reverse contemporarily engraved ‘Lieut. A.K. Craven Kly. Light Horse’ in upright serif capitals, with integral top silver riband bar, this similarly engraved ‘Kimberley Siege’, good very fine £200-240

95 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (3816 Pte. W. Almond. 1st. L.N. Lanc: Regt.), number partially double-struck, heavy edge bruising, nearly very fine £80-120

100 Ashanti 1900, no clasp (Sgt. R. Langburn. W.A.F.F.), very fine £200-240

96 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, four clasps, Belmont, Modder River, Driefontein, Transvaal (55 Pte. L. Jeffries, Scots Gds:), edge bruising, nearly very fine £120-160

101 Africa General Service 1902-56, E.II.R., one clasp, Kenya (A8831 Wdr. Kitaweti. S/O. Ngeyma.), number partially officially corrected, good very fine General Service 1918-62, E.II.R., one clasp, Arabian Peninsula (2525 Gundi. A.M. Kazimi. F.G.), nearly very fine (2) £70-90

97 Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, five clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (5076 Pte. J. Hunter. Cam’n Highrs:), minor edge nicks, good very fine £100-140

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106 Germany, Anhalt-Dessau, War Cross 1813-15, bronze, good very fine £140-180 107 Germany, Baden, Bravery Medal, silver, reverse engraved ‘Baum’ within laurel wreath, minor edge bruising, good very fine £400-500 Unteroffizier Baum served with the Royal Prussian Garde Landwehr Battalion in Berlin, and was awarded the Bravery Medal in 1849.

108 Germany, Bavaria, Royal Order of St. Michael, Bronze Medal, maker’s name ‘A. Boersch’ in obverse field, extremely fine £60-80 109 Germany, Bavaria, Campaign Cross 1813-14, bronze, nearly very fine Germany, Bavaria, Prince Regent Luitpold Medal 1911, with crown suspension, bronze, good very fine (2) £50-70

111 111 Germany, Brunswick, Field Service Cross 1809, 1st ‘Carl Friedrich August Wilhelm’ type, bronze-gilt, as awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and Men, contact marks, nearly very fine £200-240

110 Germany, Brunswick, Military Merit Medal 1815, silver, nearly extremely fine, rare £1,400-1,800

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112 Germany, Brunswick, Waterloo 1815 (Iul. Engel. Leib. Bat.), impressed naming, bronze, nearly very fine, with later bronze claw and small ring suspension £300-400 113 Germany, Frankfurt, Honour Cross for Officers of the Line, bronze, nearly very fine, scarce, with later bronze loop suspension £400-500 114 Germany, Frankfurt, Campaign Medal 1815, silver, contact marks, nearly very fine £200-240

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115 Germany, Hannover, Volunteers’ Campaign Medal 1813, bronze, good very fine Germany, Hannover, Medal for the Volunteers of the King’s German Legion, bronze, good very fine (2) £100-140 116 Germany, Hannover, Waterloo Medal 1815 (Jaeger Leopold Sandermann, Feld Jaeger Corps.), engraved naming, silver, later 1860s official issue, edge bruising, very fine, with contemporary silver bar suspension £200-240 An official variant of the Hannoverian Waterloo Medal was issued between 1862-66, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle, to veterans not in possession of the original issue medal.

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117 Germany, Hanseatic States, Hanseatic Legion Medal 1813-14, silver, nearly very fine £50-70

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121 Germany, Prussia, General Honour Decoration, First Class Cross, silver, ‘FW’ crowned cipher at centre, suspension ring turned through 90 degrees, good very fine, rare, on Military Service riband £600-800

118 Germany, Hesse-Kassel, Campaign Medal 1814-15, combatant’s type, bronze, edge bruising, nearly very fine £60-80

122 Germany, Prussia, General Honour Decoration, Second Class Medal, silver, ‘FWR III’ crowned cipher to obverse, minor edge bruising, good very fine, on Life Saving riband £80-120

119 Germany, Oldenburg, Campaign Merit Medal 1815, silver, good very fine £200-240

123 Germany, Prussia, Duppel Storm Cross 1864 (3), white metal, good very fine, two on Combat Troops riband, one on Reserve Troops riband (3) £70-90

120 Germany, Prussia, Order of the Crown, Gold Medal, gilt, the edge engraved ‘J. Rossetter. 5.1. H.M.S. King. Edward. VII. April. 1905’, nearly extremely fine £100-140

124 Germany, Prussia, Alsen Cross 1864, bronze, good very fine, on Non-Combat Troops riband Germany, Prussia, War Merit Medal 1870-71, bronze, no clasp, good very fine (2) £60-80

H.M.S. King Edward VII was based at Gibraltar from 1st March to 20th April 1905. On Friday 31st March the S.S. Hamburg arrived at Gibraltar with H.M. Kaiser Wilhelm II on board, escorted by the cruiser Friedrich Carl. At 6:45 pm the Kaiser visited H.M.S. King Edward VII, which was flying the German ensign at the main, and he was saluted with 21 guns on leaving. The German ships sailed from Gibraltar on the following day when another royal salute was fired. Although there is no mention of any honours being distributed it is probable that this medal was awarded during the Kaiser’s visit.

125 Germany, Prussia, Life Saving Medal, 1st type, with Star at top, silver, extremely fine £100-140

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126 Germany, Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Medal for Volunteers of the German 5th Corps, iron with outer silver band, 38mm medal as awarded to NonCommissioned Officers and Men, good very fine £100-140 127 Germany, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Campaign Medal 1814-15, bronze-gilt, as awarded to Officers, minor edge bruising, nearly very fine, scarce £600-800 128 Germany, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Campaign Medal 1814-15, bronze and gilt, as awarded to NonCommissioned Officers, gilding rubbed in places, edge bruising, nearly very fine £300-400

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129 Germany, Saxony, Saxe-Ernestine House Order, Merit Medal, for Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Ernst I, Silver Medal, maker’s name ‘F. Helfricht Fec.’ in obverse field, contact marks, good very fine £80-120 130 Germany, Saxony, Order of Albert, Silver Medal, lacking top suspension mount, otherwise extremely fine £300-400 131 Germany, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, War Merit Medal 1814-15, bronze, contact marks to reverse, nearly very fine £140-180 132 Germany, Wurttemberg, Campaign Medal 17931815, for two campaigns, gilt, good very fine £50-70

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133 Austria, Empire, Lower Austria Military Merit Medal 1797, silver, 39mm medal as awarded to NonCommissioned Officers, good very fine £140-180 134 Austria, Empire, Tyrolean Merit Medal for the Brave Defenders of the Fatherland 1797, silver, 39mm medal as awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers, good very fine £100-140

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135 135 Bulgaria, Kingdom, Order of National Merit, Civil Division, a Grand Cross set of Insignia enhanced with 228 Diamonds, sash Badge, 98mm including Imperial Crown suspension x 65mm, silver-gilt and enamel, each of the four arms of the cross replaced with a silver uni-face open lattice frame covered entirely with 29 diamonds, unmarked; Star, 95mm, silver, silver-gilt, and enamel, each of the four arms of the superimposed cross replaced with a silver lattice frame covered entirely with 28 diamonds, unmarked, obverse central medallion loose on Star, good very fine, with full sash riband (2) ÂŁ4,000-5,000 45


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136 x136 China, Republic, Order of the Striped Tiger, Fifth Class breast Badge, 93mm including wreath suspension x 62mm, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, plain reverse, good very fine, with original riband with full hook and eye assembly £700-900 137 France, Second Empire, Legion of Honour, Officer’s breast Badge, 61mm including crown suspension x 42mm, gold and enamel, minor enamel damage to one point of arm, and tiny traces of restoration, otherwise extremely fine £240-280 138 France, Second Empire, China Campaign Medal 1860, silver, by Barre, silver mark on reverse of suspension loop, good very fine, with original embroidered riband £200-240

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139 Germany, Brunswick, Waterloo 1815 (Andr. Paetzmann. 2. Iaeg. Bat.), impressed naming, bronze, partially officially corrected, nearly very fine, with later steel clip and small ring suspension £300-400

141 Germany, Hannover, Waterloo Medal 1815 (Soldat Conrad Knoke, Landw. Battalion Hameln), impressed naming, silver, edge bruising, nearly very fine, with original steel clip and split ring suspension £400-500

140 Germany, Hannover, Waterloo Medal 1815 (Jaeger Leopold Sandermann, Feld Jaeger Corps.), impressed naming, silver, contact marks, very fine, with contemporary silver loop and bar suspension £400-500

142 Germany, Nassau, Waterloo Medal 1815, silver, good very fine £200-240 143 Germany, Prussia, Campaign Medal 1813-15, Combatant’s type, 1st ‘square cross’ type, obverse dated 1815, bronze (3), good fine or better Germany, Prussia, Campaign Medal 1813-15, NonCombatant’s type, obverse dated 1815, iron, very fine Germany, Prussia, Danish War Medal 1864, Combatant’s type, bronze, nearly very fine Germany, Prussia, Iron Cross 1914, Second Class breast Badge, silver and iron centre, some damage to tips of cross, replacement suspension ring, nearly very fine (6) £100-140

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144 Germany, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Campaign Medal 1814-15, bronze and gilt, as awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers, good very fine £300-400 145 Germany, Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Campaign Medal 1814-15, bronze and gilt, as awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers, gilding rubbed in places, contact marks, very fine £300-400

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x146 Japan, Manchukuo, Order of the Auspicious Clouds, Fourth Class breast Badge, 77mm including orchid suspension x 49mm, silver-gilt and enamel, nearly extremely fine, with original riband with rosette on riband and full hook and eye assembly £300-400 147 Malta, Order of Malta, Knight of Justice’s sash Badge (2), 88mm including crown suspension x 48mm, silver-gilt and enamel, no trophy of arms suspension, silver mark to reverse, enamelled cross detached from crown suspension on one, therefore nearly very fine, one with full sash riband, the other with evening dress section of sash riband Malta, Order of Malta, Knight’s breast Badge, 72mm including crown suspension x 43mm, gilt and enamel, no trophy of arms suspension, minor enamel damage, therefore very fine, in Casazza, Rome, case of issue, together with various related badges and insignia (3) £100-140 148 Malta, Cross of Merit of the Order of Malta, Civil Division, Knight’s breast Badge, 46mm, gilt and enamel, 1920 reverse, very fine, with Maltese shield emblem on bow riband, together with the related miniature award £60-80 WWW.SPINK.COM

149 149 Netherlands, Kingdom, Silver Campaign Cross 1813-1815, silver, very fine £200-240 The Silver Campaign Cross is usually referred to as the Waterloo Medal, although it was awarded to veterans of all the campaigns of 1813-15, including Waterloo.


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150 Vatican, Holy See, Chamberlain’s Collar Chain, comprising of ten medallions inscribed ‘CS’, connected by triple-linked chain, 1150mm, gilt and enamel, two of the medallions with reverse affixing hooks, with Badge Appendant, 63mm including Papal tiara suspension x 78mm, gilt, about extremely fine, rare, in Tanfani and Bertarelli, Rome, fitted case of issue £1,800-2,200 49


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151 Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Andrew, a fine quality Star of Continental manufacture, 82mm, gold, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, reverse ungilded, miniscule area of overpainting at eleven o’clock upon blue enamel ring, otherwise good very fine £2,000-3,000 152 Russia, Imperial, Order of Alexander Nevsky, Military Division, Star, a fine quality Star of Continental manufacture, by F. Rothe, Vienna, 88mm, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, silver and maker’s mark to retaining pin, silver marks to reverse, nearly extremely fine £2,000-3,000

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153 Russia, Imperial, Order of St. Stanislas, Second Class breast Badge, 47mm, by Eduard, St Petersburg, gold (56 zolotniki) and enamel, maker’s name and mark on reverse, 1908-17 kokoshnik mark to ring, reverse enamel medallion loose, minor green enamel damage to wreath, otherwise good very fine, with neck riband £1,400-1,800 WWW.SPINK.COM


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155 155 Russia, Imperial, Semenovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard Jetton, 49mm, by Julius Kiebel, silver (84 zolotniki), silver-gilt and enamel, the Jetton comprising a palmated gold-rimmed white enamel cross, the arms bearing the gold monograms of Peter I and Nicholas II, with gold-hilted downward facing silver sword applied, maker’s mark and 1908-17 kokoshnik marks to reverse, the silver backplate bearing the maker’s name, Eduard and 1908-17 kokoshnik mark, slight wear to the monograms, the sword tip a little bent, otherwise good very fine, scarce £300-500

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154 Russia, Imperial, Cross for the Storming of the Fortress of Izmail, 47mm, silver, a later striking of bazaar manufacture, scarce, polished, nearly very fine, mounted upon a bow and tails of the prescribed riband of the Order of St. George £200-300 The Cross and Medal were created, 25.3.1791, to celebrate the storming of the Turkish fortress at Izmail. Field Marshal Potemkin had laid siege to the fortress in the Autumn, after advancing up the Danube. Subsequently, Field Marshal Suvorov took command of all preparations for the storm, which began in the early hours of the 9th December 1790. It was defended by an estimated 35,000 Turks and over 250 guns. After three days of intense combat, the Imperial Russian forces were victorious in taking the fortress.

156 156 Russia, Imperial, 116th Maloyaroslavets Infantry Regiment Jetton, 42mm x 40mm, silver (84 zolotniki) and enamel, a blue Maltese cross with numerals ‘116’ on the lower arm, the centre of the cross bearing the crossed monograms of Paul I and Nicholas II topped by crowns, with indistinguishable maker’s mark and St. Petersburg 1908-17 kokoshnik mark, the backplate with matching maker’s mark and 1908-17 kokoshnik mark, minor repair to backplate, good very fine, scarce £300-500

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157 157 Russia, Imperial, 146th Tsaritsyn Infantry Regiment Jetton, by Alexandr I. Brylov, 37mm, silver-gilt, silver (84 zolotniki) and enamel, a white enamel cross bearing the date ‘1769’ on the lower arm, with a doubleheaded eagle mounted upon the cross, with maker’s mark and 1908-1917 kokoshnik mark to reverse and backplate, enamel damage to the green banner above the eagle, good very fine, scarce £300-500 The 146th Tsaritsyn Infantry Regiment was originated from the Dneprovsk Regiment, this founded in 1769. Upon the breast of the double-headed eagle are the arms of the Dneprovsk, this being a golden cross upon red field, a central white river and a silver moon upon black ground. Mounted over the arms is the monogram of Peter I.

158 Russia, Bokhara, Order of the Noble Bokhara, First Class Star of local ‘bazaar’ manufacture, 71mm, silver and enamel, very fine, rare £800-1,200 The Order of the Noble Bokhara was instituted in 1881, under the reign of Emir Muzaffar al-Din bin Nasr-Allah, who presented Alexander II with the Grand Cross, who reciprocated with a First Class of the Order of St. Anne. Upon institution the Order consisted of only a Star, but eventually existed in seven classes, until its abolishment following the overthrow and murder of the Emir in 1917. Primarily destined for Russian Officers and advisors, it was also locally distributed to the military and civil rulers within the Emirate. The Emirate of Bokhara was under the domination of the Russian Empire from 1875, in the modern-day Republic of Uzbekistan.

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159 Russia, Bokhara, Order of the Noble Bokhara, First Class Merit Medal for Loyal and Meritorious Service, gold and enamel, good very fine, rare £600-800 The Medals for Loyal and Meritorious Service were instituted by the Emirate of Bokhara under the reign of Emir Muzaffar al-Din bin Nasr-Allah (18601886). Medals of three grades- Gold, Silver and Bronze were awarded for both civil and military service to the Emir.

160 An Imperial Russian knot for bravery of the Order of St. George A fine gold bullion Officer’s sword knot for bravery, good very fine, rare £80-120

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161 162 A Pair of Imperial Russian Officer’s Dress Epaulettes Full Dress Epaulettes, the gold lace covering the pressed card structure of the straps, bearing a silver-gilt applied imperial monogram of Nicolas II, surmounted by the crown, the crescents of four layers of gold bullion and the fringes of multi gold wire bullions, gilt finial buttons open backed and bearing the doubleheaded Imperial eagle embossed ‘Fabrique Moscou’, lined throughout with red cloth, some fraying to areas surrounding finial buttons and minor fraying of the bullion fringes, very fine, rare £300-400

161 A Flap Pouch for a Knight of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew Imperial Russian flap pouch for a Knight of the Order, 150mm x 85mm x 45mm, the ornately tooled unmarked silver metal face with applied Star of the Order of St. Andrew, 58mm, silver, silver-gilt and enamel, the reverse in black velvet edged with gold bullion thread, complete with gilt metal carrying rings and leather strap, metal lined leather purse-type pouch with retaining stud and flap, the gilding on Star rubbed, nearly very fine £200-300

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163 163 A Fine Silver Cigarette Case Attributed to a Member of the Red Cross, a Veteran of Both the Russo-Japanese War and the Great War, and Adorned with Miniature Medals of the Russian Empire Cigarette case, 73mm x 126mm x 15mm, silver (84 zolotniki), with maker’s marks to both internal panels, the outside of the case having affixed miniature awards for the Red Cross Medal for the Russo-Japanese War, Medal for the Russo-Japanese War, Medal for General Mobilisation, together with an unattributed ‘Wrangel Cross’, this being a black and white enamelled Geneva Cross, its vertical arms dated ‘1920’ and ‘1921’, the case also having applied silver flowers and stems, with four blooms displaying rose coloured enamel stigma, beside this bearing the engraved entwined monogram ‘AK’ to front panel and also engraved ‘Nedegeba’, of superb quality, internal compartment gilding rubbed, lightly used, good very fine £400-500

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164 164 A Fine Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case Displaying the Insignia of an Imperial Russian Officer and Cross of St. George Recipient Cigarette case, 85mm x 100mm x 18mm, silver (84 zolotniki), silver-gilt and enamel, with maker’s mark to both panels, opening via button push, the front panel of the case being ornately engraved with floral and geometric patterns, having applied a miniature Cross of St. George, epaulettes displaying the Imperial Russian rank of Poruchik, this being three golden stars, in red enamel upon silver ground, the other in orange enamel upon silver ground, a silver-gilt monogram ‘AS’ and a green and white enamelled four leaf clover, the back panel of the case bearing an applied full-size Cross of St. George, silver, this upon an intricately enamelled bow and tails riband of the Order, below this an applied silver-gilt and silver sword, some rubbing to the internal gilding, the case a little knocked and scuffed, of superb quality, good very fine £400-500 The Imperial Russian rank of Poruchik was a commissioned rank equivalent to that of the Lieutenant.

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165 A Fine Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case Displaying the Insignia of an Imperial Russian Officer and a Recipient of the Order of St. George Cigarette case, 76mm x 106mm x 18mm, silver (84 zolotniki), silver-gilt and enamel, with maker’s mark and continental silver mark (875) to both panels, opening via button push, the front panel of the case being hand-engraved, having applied a miniature badge of the Order of St. George, epaulette displaying the Imperial Russian rank of Poruchik, this being three golden stars, in red and black enamel upon silver ground, the Russian Imperial Crown, a silver-gilt monogram ‘MR’, silver-gilt word ‘Tamara’, and a crouching gilt devil, the back panel of the case bearing two applied badges of Imperial Russian Regiments, inner gilt, with additional engraving ‘24.IV.32 Krusteva’, the button push stiff, light use and of superb quality, good very fine £400-500 The Imperial Russian rank of Poruchik was a commissioned rank equivalent to that of the Lieutenant.

166 A Fine Silver and Enamel Cigarette Case Displaying the Insignia of an Imperial Russian Officer, and a Recipient of the Orders of St. Vladimir and of St. Stanislas Cigarette case, 82mm x 118mm x 15mm, silver (84 zolotniki), silver-gilt and enamel, with maker’s mark to both panels, opening via button push, this set with purple stone, the front panel of the case being handengraved, having applied a miniature Order of St.Vladimir and Order of St. Stanislas, gilt and enamel, a miniature Gallipoli Cross, two epaulettes, one displaying the insignia of Podporuchik, this being two golden stars in red enamel upon silver ground, the other of blue enamel upon silver ground, the names ‘Dora’ and ‘Mischa’ applied in silver-gilt running script, and a white enamelled cross, displaying downward facing sword, dated ‘1920’, the back panel of the case bearing a silver applied biplane, with white, turquoise and red enamelled wing and tail tips, gilt propeller, with engraving beneath, including the date ‘13.XI.1920’, the inner gilt, inner gilding rubbed, the button push loose, light use and of superb quality, good very fine £400-500 The Imperial Russian rank of Podporuchik was a commissioned rank equivalent to that of the Second Lieutenant.

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THE ORDER AND AWARDS BESTOWED UPON DR H. KING, C.B.E., F.R.S. 167 The Interesting and Scientifically Important C.B.E. and Bronze Hanbury Medal to Dr H. King, F.R.S., A Pioneering Chemist Who Revolutionised the Understanding of the South American Curare Poison The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2nd type, Civil Division, Commander’s (C.B.E.) neck Badge, silver-gilt and enamel, extremely fine, in Garrard, London case of issue and with neck riband, together with the following items: - Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Hanbury Medal 1875, bronze, 58mm, reverse embossed ‘Harold King 1941’, extremely fine, in case of issue - The original bestowal document for the C.B.E., named to Harold King Esquire, Doctor of Science, Fellow of the Royal Society, and dated 8.6.1950, this in the original damaged envelope - A copy of the Statutes of the Order, dated 1948 and with named Central Chancery enclosure - A letter upon 10 Downing Street letterhead, marked ‘Personal & Confidential’ to ‘Harold King, Esq., D.Sc., F.R.S.’, confirming that the Prime Minister intended ‘...to submit your name to the King with the recommendation that he be graciously pleased to approve that you be appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ - Buckingham Palace Investiture Ticket stub, dated ‘4 Jul. 1950’ - Ticket for Mrs H. King to the Inaugural Ceremony by His Majesty the King at the Medical Research Council, 5.5.1950 - Copied portrait photograph of the recipient (Lot) £300-400 C.B.E. London Gazette 8.6.1950 Harold King, Esq., F.R.S., lately Head of the Chemistry Division, National Institute for Medical Research Dr Harold King, C.B.E., F.R.S., born Llanegan, Caernarvonshire, February 1887, the son of Herbert and Ellen King, both Head Teachers at St. James’s School, Bangor. He was educated at St James’s Bangor, Friars’ Grammar and Bangor University, graduating in 1909 with a First Class Degree in Chemistry, following which he remained at Bangor completing two years of post-graduate study. During 1912 King took up a temporary post in the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories at Herne Hill. Under the supervision of Sir Henry Hallett Dale, O.M., G.B.E., P.R.S. (1875-1968) and Dr George Barger, F.R.S. (1878-1939), his desire and ambition in the world of chemistry was ignited. His initial appointment led to a permanent role at the Wellcome Chemical Works at Dartford working alongside Dr Frank Lee Pyman, F.R.S. (latterly Director for the Boots Pure Drug Company), developing research into glycerophosphates. Upon the outbreak of the Great War, the requirement for the development of the British synthetic drug industry was an urgent project undertaken by Wellcome, including Pyman’s laboratory. During the Great War, King expanded his knowledge completing research into the development of hyoscine. Following the conclusion of the War, King was accepted onto the scientific staff of the Medical Research Council, at the National Institute for Medical Research. He remained with the Institute throughout his entire career, focussing his

Dr H. King studies in organic chemistry, the development of chemotherapy and pharmacology. Prior to the Second World War, he studied extensively the development of antiplasmodial drugs in the fight against malaria. This research assisted American scientists during the Second World War in the fight against malaria in an extensive War across many fronts. Within the United Kingdom, he was appointed Secretary of the Committee on the Synthesis of Penicillin for the duration of the War. Curare- The Poison Pioneer Dr King’s most ground-breaking research developed the understanding of a South American hunting poison. Curare, a plant-derived compound had been used by hunters to kill their prey for centuries, but the mechanical chemistry of its action still remained unknown. Sir Henry Hallett Dale is credited for his confirmation of the action of acetylcholine in neurotransmission, which resulted in a great amount of interest into the discovery of natural neuro-inhibitors. However, it is King who discovered the specific alkaloid which acts as the active agent in curare, in a published series of papers which began in 1935. Once d-tubocurarine chloride was confirmed by King, he latterly also demonstrated the botanic origins of the compound and its exact chemical architecture. Such a pure and complete discovery resulted in an immediate implementation of his findings, especially in surgery. Once dosages were calculated, his alkaloid was introduced as a muscle relaxant. Furthermore, the initial study fostered the search for further natural and synthetic molecules which might replicate its effects. The work done in King’s laboratory by Dr Eleanor Christides Zaimis (1915-1982) resulted in the discovery of the methonium compounds, powerful blocking agents, which in study induced a drop in blood pressure. It can therefore be derived that the work of King, with his initial studies into the curare compounds, led to the first effective drugs in the treatment of hypertension. Dr King died at Wimborne, Dorset, 20.2.1956. His achievements were also recognised by the scientific community. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1933, receiving the Hanbury Medal in 1941 (Lot 168) and awarded the Addingham Gold Medal of the William Hoffman Wood Trust in 1952 (Lot 169).

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168 168 The Scientifically Important Gold Hanbury Medal to Dr H. King, C.B.E., F.R.S. Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Hanbury Medal 1875, gold (90.86g), 58mm diameter, the reverse embossed ‘Harold King 1941’, extremely fine, rare, in case of issue £800-1,200 Hanbury Medallist of the Pharmaceutical Society Nature 24.5.1941 ‘At the May meeting of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society the secretary reported that the adjudicators of the Hanbury Medal have decided to make the award to Dr. Harold King, F.R.S., of the National Institute for Medical Research. Dr. King, has been engaged in research on drugs since 1913, and apart from important work on synthetic arsenical preparations, has made outstanding contributions to the chemistry of alkaloids and sterols. Of his work on alkaloids special mention may be made of that on the constitution of hyoscine, the stereochemistry of the cinchona alkaloids and the exhaustive investigation of the sources, nature and constitution of the alkaloids present in the various kinds of curare and in the plants known or surmised to be used in the preparation of that drug. In 1932, in association with Rosenheim, Dr. King suggested a new structure for the cholarie ring system which is now generally accepted as a basis for the representation of a number of physiologically active substances, such as the oestrogenic hormones, carcinogenic hydrocarbons and cardiac glucosides. The Hanbury Medal, a memorial to Daniel Hanbury, who died in 1875, is awarded periodically for ìhigh excellence in the prosecution or promotion of original research in the natural history and chemistry of drugs’. The adjudication committee comprises the presidents for the time being of the Chemical, Linnean and Pharmaceutical Societies, the chairman of the British Pharmaceutical Conference and one pharmaceutical chemist.’ The Hanbury Medal for Original Research in the Natural History and Chemistry of Drugs has been awarded since 1881. It is awarded biennially in gold (British Commemorative Medals and Their Values, C.Eimer refers) The Hanbury Gold Medal awarded to Dr Frederick Sanger, O.M., C.H., C.B.E., F.R.S. was sold together with his Medals and Certificates, Bonhams, 19.11.2015, Lot 696. Testing has confirmed the medal is struck in 9ct gold.

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169 169 The Gold Addingham Medal to Dr H. King, C.B.E., F.R.S. The Addingham Medal, gold (65.43g and Hallmarks for 9ct Birmingham 1953), 52mm, the reverse engraved ‘Presented under the bequest in the will of the late William Hoffman Wood. Who died on the 15th September 1933. To Harold King, C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S. -1952-’, extremely fine, in case of issue £500-700

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LIFE SAVING MEDALS, MISCELLANEOUS AND MILITARIA

170 170 Sea Gallantry Medal, V.R., Large Bronze Medal for Gallantry (George William Lash Wreck of the “Benwell Tower” on the 29th. January 1885.), extremely fine, in embossed ‘Board of Trade Medal for Gallantry in Saving Life at Sea’ leather case of issue, together with the recipient’s original ‘Certificate of Competency as Master’ document issued ‘by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade’, this dated 23.10.1882, with the tin container (1) £250-350

171 France, Lloyd Rouennais Gold Medal for Saving Life at Sea, by Alphée Dubois, gold (83.89g), with French cornucopia and ‘OR’ marks stamped to the edge, 46mm, reverse centre engraved ‘Lloyd Rouennais au Captaine Lash 24 Janvier 1888’, extremely fine, rare, in case of issue £1,600-1,800 Lloyd Rouennais, founded 1726, is a French society for the protection of both industrial and commercial marine vessels. It is the equivalent of the British Lloyd’s Group, with the medals issued for similar actions of Bravery and Gallantry at Sea.

S.S. Benwell Tower, owned by Fredereck Stumore of Leadenhall Street, London, was caught in a gale en route from Baltimore to Liverpool on 27 January 1884 and sank two days later. Two of the crew were swept overboard during the storm and all the ships lifeboats were smashed. The surviving crew were rescued on the morning of the 29 January by the lifeboat of the S.S. Gladiolus which made three trips to the sinking vessel.

S.S. Suez, owned by Cie De Navigation d’Orbigny Et Faustin Fils, of La Rochelle, sank on 24 January 1888, after a collision with the German S.S. Dihmarschen off Cabo Espichel en route from Penarth to Marseille.

172 Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, E.VII.R. (784 Pte. E. Williams. Glouc: Yeo.), edge bruise, good very fine £80-120

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173 Red Hot Shot Medal 1782, 38mm, copper, obverse featuring a moored floating battery with three fire bombs landing on the roof, ‘The Pastora Battery Ship Adl. Morino’ inscribed below, recipient’s initials ‘H.C.’ at bottom, reverse featuring an active furnace with ‘Fur’ to the left and ‘nace’ to the right, ‘Spaniards defeated by Red Hot Shot at Gibraltar Sept. 13th. 1782’ inscribed below, nearly very fine, with integral large ring suspension £300-400

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174 174 A Naval Officer’s Sword A Royal Navy Sword, bearing foliate decoration, crowned anchor, and Royal Arms, and inscribed ‘Commander Gregory Stapleton R.N.’, regulation guilt guard with fishskin grip and spring-clip retaining mechanism, this engraved ‘G. Stapleton. R.N.’, in black leather scabbard with brass fittings, all contained in brown leather scabbard-bag, this embossed ‘G. Stapleton. R.N.’, the sword and scabbard recently refurbished to original appearance, but lacking sword knot, together with a copy of the recipient’s book Easting Down, A Romance of the Sea £300-400 Commander Gregory Stapleton, was born in Warwick in January 1864, the third son of Captain the Hon. Bryan Stapleton, and educated at Downside College. He began his sea career at the age of 14, and by the age of 21 had been around the world three times by sail. Commissioned Lieutenant, Royal Navy, in October 1895, he was appointed Captain Superintendent and Director, Imperial Lighthouse Service, Ceylon in 1907; Nautical Assessor of the island the following year; and promoted Commander, Royal Navy, in January 1909. In 1915 he organised and commanded an armed force of special constables to help quell the Ceylon riots, and received the special thanks of the local authorities for his valuable service rendered on that occasion. Returning to the United Kingdom, he was appointed Naval Attaché at the British Legation in Lisbon in 1918, and received from the Portuguese Government the Star of Knight Commander of the Military Order of the Avis. On the cessation of the Great War he was appointed Captain of the Port of Holyhead, and also served as a Justice of the Peace for Anglesey, a Stipendiary Magistrate for Holyhead Harbour, and a Younger Brother of the Honourable Corporation of Trinity House. He retired in 1934, and died in Brighton, Sussex, in June 1938. As a former Master Mariner who had worked the Far East in sail, Stapleton had a true love of the sea. As he wrote in the preface to his book ‘Easting Down, a Romance of the Sea’, published in 1931, ‘The era of deep-sea sailing ships, of the time when the sea-borne commerce of England was carried under canvas, has ended. It is more than a pity, for the seafarers of England, the sailors that those ships bred, were the men of whom this country built its greatness. They reached out into every corner of the world and left an indelible mark on the commerce of the nations. Soon there will be no one left to tell how the merchant sailing-ship was handled; of the daily routine of those on board; and of the sea lore that carried them in safety on their long passages from port to port.’

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175 175 A Powder Pouch of an Officer of the Imperial Austrian Army Powder pouch, 150mm x 88mm x 42mm, the gilt edged unmarked silver metal face with applied Imperial double-headed eagle, with the monogram and crest of Emperor Franz Joseph upon its breast, the reverse and pouch body in red leather, with finely stamped metal edges, each end displaying a full trophy of arms, the pouch leather lined, with retaining stud and flap, also affixed the accompanying shoulder belt, also in red leather, bullion thread and with ornate gilt fittings, nearly very fine ÂŁ200-250

176 The Battles of the Duke of Wellington A Set of 14 double-sided circular cards listing the names and dates of the Battles of Roliea & Vimiera, Corunna, Oporto, Talavera, Busaco, Coimbra, Barrosa, Fuente de Honor, Almeida, Albuhera, Arroy del Molino, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajos, Almaraz, Salamanca, Madrid, Castalla, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Biddassoa, Pampeluna, Neive, Orthes, Toulouse, and Waterloo, 41mm diameter, each on thin card, contained in a circular bronze case in form of a medallion, bust of the Duke of Wellington on obverse lid; inscription on reverse lid, traces of tabs that originally held the cards together, otherwise very fine ÂŁ80-120

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BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to £100 £100 to £300 £300 to £600 £600 to £1,000

by £5 by £10 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. by £50

£1,000 to £3,000 £3,000 to £6,000 £6,000 to £20,000 £20,000 and up

by £100 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. by £500 Auctioneer’s discretion

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we (Spink and Son Limited of 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury London WC1B 4ET (company no. 04369748)) contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully. 1

DEFINITIONS The following definitions apply in these conditions: Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme means a VAT margin scheme as defined by HM Revenue & Customs; Buyer’s Premium means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below; Certificate of Authenticity means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot; Expert Committee means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3; Forgery means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling); Hammer Price means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot; Lot means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any Lot number in any catalogue; Reserve the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold; Seller means the owner of the Lot being sold by us; Spink Group Spink and Son Limited, our subsidiaries and associated companies. VAT value added tax chargeable under VAT and any similar replacement or additional tax; and VAT Symbols means the symbols detailing the VAT status of the Lot details of which are set out at the back of the catalogue.

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All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot.

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The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

3.4.3 If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee. You acknowledge and accept that the length of time taken by an Expert Committee to reach an opinion will vary depending on the circumstances and in any event is beyond our control. 3.4.4 We will not accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

3.2

Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.13 of these Terms and Conditions.

3.4.5 Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot. 3.4.6 It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.

Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue and web illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item. No lot shall be rejected on the grounds of inaccurate reproduction. No lot illustrated in the catalogue and online shall be rejected on the grounds of cancellation, centring, margins, perforation or other characteristics apparent from the illustration. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others.

3.4.7 If you receive any correspondence from the Expert Committee in relation to the Lot, including but not limited to a Certificate of Authenticity, you must provide us with copies of such correspondence no later than 7 days after you receive such correspondence. 4

AT THE SALE 4.1

Refusal of admission Our sales usually take place on our own premises or premises over which we have control for the sale, and we have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction.

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Registration before bidding You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check. If you have not bid successfully with Spink in the past, or you are registering with us for the first time, we reserve the right to require a deposit of up to 50% of the amount you intend to spend. Such deposit will be deducted from your invoice should you be successful. If you are unsuccessful at auction, your deposit will be returned by the same means it was paid to Spink. Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium Lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.

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Bidding as Principal When making a bid (whether such bids are made in person or by way of telephone bids operated by Spink, commission or online or email bids), you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us.

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Commission Bids If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding.

3.2.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.13, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot. Every person interested should exercise and rely on his own judgment as to such matters. 3.3

Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

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Extensions – Stamps only 3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed Lot or Lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.13 (Refund in the case of Forgery) shall apply accordingly. 3.4.2 Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to refuse a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity including (without limitation) where the proposed expert is not known to us.

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On-line Bidding We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids on www.spink.com and Spink Live is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity. Buyers who acquire lots on the-saleroom.com will have a fee of 3% on the hammer price added to their invoice for using this facility.

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Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so.

4.7

Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank Plc or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually sterling for auctions held in London. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of sterling bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.8

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

4.9

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to £100 by £5 £100 to £300 by £10 £300 to £600 £320-£350-£380-£400 etc. £600 to £1,000 by £50 £1,000 to £3,000 by £100 £3,000 to £6,000 £3,200-£3,500-£3,800-£4,000 etc. £6,000 to £20,000 by £500 £20,000 and up Auctioneer’s discretion

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5.3

4.10 Bidding by Spink 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. 4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the Seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the Seller’s agreement. 4.14 Return of Lot 4.14.1 Once your bid has been accepted for a Lot then you are liable to pay for that Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. If there are any problems with a Lot then you must notify us within 7 days of receipt of the Lot, specifying the nature of the problem. We may then request that the Lot is returned to us for inspection. Save as set out in clause 5.13, the cancellation of the sale of any Lot and the refund of the corresponding purchase price is entirely at our sole discretion. We will not normally exercise that discretion if the Lot is not received by us in the same condition that it was in at the auction date. 4.14.2 No lot may be returned on account of condition if the condition was stated by a third party grading company (including, but not limited to PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG, PMG, WBG). 5

AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1 Buyer’s Premium and other charges In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer price of each lot, a fee of 3% on the hammer price total for using the-saleroom.com and a fee for paying by card.

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Value Added Tax Other than in respect of Zero-rated Lots (o) VAT is chargeable on the Hammer price and the Buyer’s premium of daggered (†) and (Ω) lots at the standard rate (currently 20%), and on lots marked (x) at the reduced rate (currently 5% on the Hammer price and 20% on the Buyer’s premium). VAT on Margin scheme lots (identified by the absence of any VAT symbol next to the lot number) is payable at 20% on the Buyer’s premium only. VAT Refunds General 5.3.1 As we remain liable to account for VAT on all Lots unless they have been exported outside the EU within 3 months of the date of sale, you will generally be asked to deposit all amounts of VAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable VAT will not be collected. In all other cases credits will be made when proof of export is provided. If you export the Lot yourself you must obtain shipping documents from the Shipping Department for which a charge of £50 will be made. 5.3.2 If you export the Lot you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 3 months of the date of sale. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the VAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the VAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.3.3 To apply for a refund of any VAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our Shipping Department clearly marked ‘VAT Refund’ within 3 months of the date of sale. No payment will be made where the total amount of VAT refundable is less than £50 and Spink will charge £50 for each refund processed. VAT Refunds - Buyers from within the EU 5.3.4 VAT refunds are available on the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium of Daggered (†) and Investment Gold (g) Lots. You must certify that you are registered for VAT in another EU country and that the Lot is to be removed from the United Kingdom within 3 months of the date of sale. 5.3.5 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has been charged, no refund of VAT is available from us. It may be possible to apply directly for a refund on form VAT 65 to HM Revenue & Customs Overeseas Repayment Section, Londonderry. VAT Refunds – Buyers from outside the EU 5.3.6 Where a Lot is included within the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT on Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. 5.3.7 Where the Lot is marked as a Daggered (†) or Investment Gold (g) Lot the VAT charged on the Hammer Price may be refunded where evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer. 5.3.8 Where the Lot is marked as an Omega (Ω) Lot or an Import VAT (x) Lot and evidence of export from the EU is produced within 3 months of the date of sale, the VAT charged on both the Hammer Price and Buyer’s Premium may be refunded. Where required, we can advise you on how to export such Lots as a specific form of export evidence is required. Where we advise you on the export of the Lots, please be aware that the ultimate responsibility in respect of obtaining a valid proof of export certificate will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to obtain such certificate. Payment 5.4.1 You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due (comprising the Hammer Price, the Buyer’s Premium and any applicable VAT) within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required. 5.4.2 You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due have been paid in full. This includes instances where special arrangements were made for release of Lot prior to full settlement. 5.4.3 Payment should be made in sterling by one of the following methods: II(i) Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer. i(ii) By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink and Son Ltd and sent to Spink at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-U.K bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment. (iii) By Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Payments made by American Express are subject to a 4% fee. Payments by all other credit cards and debit cards issued by overseas banks are subject to a fee of 2%. For all card payments there are limits to the amounts we will accept depending on the type of card being used and whether or not the cardholder is present. 5.4.4 Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party.


Invoices Invoices may consist of one or more pages and will show: Zero rated Lots (o); no symbol Lots sold under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme; Lots marked (g) special scheme Investment Gold; Daggered Lots (†), imported Lots marked (x) and (Ω), (e) Lots with Zero rated hammer for EU VAT registered buyers. 5.6 Collection of Purchases 5.6.1 Unless specifically agreed to the contrary, we shall retain lots purchased until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full. Buyers will be required to pay for their lots when they wish to take possession of the same, which must be within 7 days of the date of the sale, unless prior arrangements have been made with Spink. Without prior agreement, lots will not be released until cleared funds are received with regard to payments made by cheque. 5.6.2 Unless we notify you to the contrary, items retained by us will be covered in accordance with our policy which is available for inspection at our offices from the date of sale for a period of seven days or until the time of collection, whichever is sooner. After seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is the earlier, the Lot will be entirely at your risk. 5.6.3 Our policy will not cover and we are unable to accept responsibility for damage caused by woodworm, changes in atmospheric conditions or acts of terrorism. 5.7 Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid. You are requested to contact us by telephone or in person as soon as possible after the auction to obtain details of the outcome of your bids to avoid incurring charges for late payment. 5.8 Packing and handling 5.8.1 We shall use all reasonable endeavours to take care when handling and packing a purchased Lot but remind you that after seven days or from the time of collection, whichever is sooner, the Lot is entirely at your risk. Our postage charges are set out at the back of the catalogue. 5.8.2 It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs. 5.8.3 If the Buyer requires delivery of the Lot to an address other than the invoice address this will be carried out at the discretion of Spink. 5.9 Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned. 5.10 Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.10.1 If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.10.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due; 5.10.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.10.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us or the Spink Group, and pay any balance to you; 5.10.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.10.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.10.2 If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.10.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.10.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment;

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5.10.2.3 when reselling the Lot, place a notice in our catalogue stating that you successfully purchased the Lot at auction but have subsequently failed to pay the Hammer Price of the Lot; or 5.10.2.4 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit. 5.10.3 If you fail to collect within fourteen days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required 5.10.3.1 to pay a storage charge of £2 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. 5.10.3.2 you will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us. 5.11 Uses of default information If you fail to make payment for a Lot in accordance with these Terms and Conditions: 5.11.1 We reserve the right to refuse you the right to make bids for any future auction irrespective of whether previous defaults have been settled; and 5.11.2 You consent to us disclosing details of such default to other auctioneers and live bidding platforms, which will include your name, address, nature of the default and the date of the default. Auctioneers or live bidding platforms who receive details of the default may rely on such information when deciding whether to enter into a transaction with you in the future. 5.12 Export Licence 5.12.1 If required we can, at our discretion, advise you on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations. Where we advise you in relation to export licensing regulations the ultimate responsibility in respect of any export will lie with you and we will not be responsible for your failure to apply for any necessary licences. 5.12.2 If the Lot is going to be hand carried by you, you may be required to produce a valid export licence to us or sign a waiver document stating that a licence will be applied for. 5.12.3 You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting. Export licences are usually obtained within two or three weeks but delays can occur. 5.12.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment. 5.12.5 If you request that we apply for an export licence on your behalf, we shall be entitled to recover from you our disbursements and out of pocket expenses in relation to such application, together with any relevant VAT. 5.12.6 We will not be obliged to rescind a sale nor to refund any interest or other expenses incurred by you where payment is made by you despite the fact that an export licence is required. 5.13 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.13.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.13.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the receipt of the Lot(s), that in your view the Lot concerned is a Forgery; 5.13.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days from receipt of the Lot(s), in the same condition as at the auction date; and 5.13.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.13.1.4 you must provide to us all evidence obtained by you that a Lot is a Forgery no later than 7 days after you receive such evidence. 5.13.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest. 5.13.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party. 5.13.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction. 6

LIABILITY Nothing in these Terms and Conditions limits or excludes our liability for: 6.1 death or personal injury resulting from negligence; or 6.2 any damage or liability incurred by you as a result of our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.


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USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 7.1 We will use the personal information you provide to us to: 7.1.1 process the bids you make on Lots (whether successful or otherwise) and other auction related services we provide; 7.1.2 process your payment relating to a successful purchase of a Lot; 7.1.3 arrange for delivery of any Lot you purchase, which will include passing your details to shipping providers and, on overseas deliveries, to customs where they make enquiries regarding the Lot; 7.1.4 inform you about similar products or services that we provide, but you may stop receiving these at any time by contacting us. 7.2 In accordance with clause 4.2, you agree that we may pass your information to credit reference agencies and that they may keep a record of any search that they do. 7.3 In accordance with clause 5.11, you agree that where you default on making payment for a Lot in accordance with these terms and conditions we may disclose details of such default to other auctioneers and live bidding platforms. 7.4 We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, other auctioneers and live bidding platforms) and may receive information about you from them. COPYRIGHT 8.1 We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. 8.2 The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent. VAT You shall give us all relevant information about your VAT status and that of the Lot to ensure that the correct information is printed in the catalogues. Once printed, the information cannot be changed. If we incur any unforeseen cost or expense as a result of the information being incorrect, you will reimburse to us on demand the full amount incurred.

10 NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch. 11 ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS The following provisions of this clause 10 shall apply only if you are acting for the purposes of your business. 11.1 Limitation of Liability Subject to clause 6, we shall not be liable, whether in tort (including for negligence) or breach of statutory duty, contract, misrepresentation or otherwise for any: 11.1.1 loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and/or similar losses, loss of anticipated savings, loss of goods, loss of contract, loss of use, loss of corruption of data or information; or 11.1.2 any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses. 11.2 Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. 11.3 Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors. 11.4 Waiver 11.4.1 A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy. 11.4.2 Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.

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11.5 Law and Jurisdiction 11.5.1 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales. 11.5.2 The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.

Postal Charges Prices for books (items sent by this method are not covered by insurance) Weight

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to 1kg

£8 for any weight

£12

£15

Up to 2kg

£8 for any weight

£18

£25

Prices for all other items including postage and packaging Invoice Value

UK

EU

Rest of the World

Up to £1,500

£10

£15

£20

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£20

£30

£40

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£20

£50

£60

Shipments of more than 2kg or volumetric measurement of more than 2kg have to be sent by courier. Certain countries may incur extra charge when courier services are required by our insurance policy. For lots sent by courier please contact Auctionteam@spink.com for calculation of any further relevant cost in addition to the above charges. Value Added Tax (VAT) Charging of (VAT) at Auction The information shown on this page sets out the way in which Spink intends to account for VAT. i.

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme 1. Where possible, we will offer Lots for sale under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Such Lots can be identified by the absence of any VAT symbol next to the Lot number in the catalogue and will not be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. 2. Where Lots are sold using the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme to UK VAT–registered businesses, the VAT on Buyers’ Premium is not recoverable as input tax. Upon request on sale day, we will issue invoices that show VAT separately on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium. This will enable VAT-registered businesses to recover the VAT charged as input tax, subject to the normal rules for recovering input tax.

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Zero-Rated Lots Limited Categories of goods, such as books, are Zero-rated (o) for VAT in the United Kingdom. Such Lots are offered under the Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. In these circumstances no VAT will be added to the Buyer’s premium.

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Daggered Lots Lots which are Daggered (†) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 20% on both the Hammer Price and the Buyer’s Premium.

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Imported and Omega Lots Lots which are marked (x) in the catalogue are subject to VAT at 5% on the Hammer price plus 20% on the Buyer’s premium. Lots which bear the Omega symbol (Ω) are subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price and on the Buyer’s Premium. This VAT is payable on items imported from outside the EU. In these cases we have used a temporary importation procedure, which in effect means that the point of importation is deferred until the Lot has been sold. At this point the Buyer is treated as the importer and is liable to pay the import VAT due. We will collect the VAT from you and pay it to HM Customs and Excise on your behalf.

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Investment Gold Lots Lots marked (g) in the catalogue are exempt from VAT on the Hammer Price and are subject to VAT at 20% on the Buyer’s Premium. A refund of VAT charged on the Buyer’s Premium can also be made on receipt of proof of business as a collectibles dealer outside of the EU.


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch FRPSL Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith George James Ian Shapiro (Consultant) USA - George Eveleth Richard Debney EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - George Yue (Consultant) Doris Lo COINS UK - Richard Bishop Tim Robson Malene Wagner Lawrence Sinclair Barbara Mears John Pett USA - Greg Cole Muriel Eymery Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) CHINA - Kin Choi Cheung Paul Pei Po Chow BANKNOTES UK - Barnaby Faull Andrew Pattison Monica Kruber Thomasina Smith USA - Greg Cole Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) CHINA - Kelvin Cheung Paul Pei Po Chow ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Marcus Budgen BONDS & SHARES UK - Mike Veissid (Consultant) Andrew Pattison Thomasina Smith USA - Greg Cole EUROPE - Peter Christen CHINA - Kelvin Cheung BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Gillian Watson Nik von Uexkull AUTOGRAPHS USA - Greg Cole Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) WINES CHINA - Guillaume Willk-Fabia Angie Ihlo Fung YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Mira Adusei-Poku Rita Ariete Grace Hawkins Dora Szigeti Nik von Uexkull Tom Hazell John Winchcombe Tatyana Boyadzhieva Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Dennis Muriu Veronica Morris Varranan Somasundaram IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Liz Cones Curlene Spencer Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Managing Director Charles Blane Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Polona Hribovsek Finance & Administration Amit Ramprashad Auctioneer Stephen Goldsmith (Special Consultant) YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Administration Angie Ihlo Fung Newton Tsang Sue Pui Arthur Chan Doris Lo Gary Tan

SALE CALENDAR 2016 STAMPS 6 July

The Professor Derek Diamond Collection of New Zealand 2d. Chalons and the 1898-1908 Pictorial Issue 13 July Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History 26 July The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire - Part VI 26/27 July The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 31 August - 12 September Philatelic Timed Auction 10 September Stamps and Covers of South East Asia 20 September The John Clemente Collection of Tasmania Postal History 23 September The James B. Hamlin Collection of Great Britain and British Commonwealth 15 October The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 26/27 October The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale 10 November The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale including Important Colombia, Italian P.O.’s in China and Bulgaria November The Philatelic Collector’s Series Sale

COINS 27/29 June

Lugano New York

16042 16043 16028 16030 16047 16032 16044 157 CSS20 16034 SW1019 158

30 November 1 December

Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals including European Coins from the Peter Woodhead Collection The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 2, Coins of Henry II to Edward II The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 3, Gold Coins Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Nicholas Rhodes Collection: Coins of North East India (Part 2) The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Academic Collection of Lord Stewartby: English Coins part 4, Coins of Edward III to Richard III Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

BANKNOTES 5 July 18 August 28/29 September 19/20 October 7 December

World Banknotes The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London Hong Kong London New York London

16009 CSS23 16015 326 16016

MEDALS 21 July 24 November

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London

16002 16003

BONDS & SHARES 18 August 19/20 October 18 November

The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale Bonds & Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York London

CSS23 326 16018

AUTOGRAPHS 13 July 19/20 October

Autographs, Historical Documents, Ephemera and Postal History The Numismatic Collector’s Series Sale

London New York

16043 326

WINES 9 September 6 October

An Evening of Great Whiskies and Spirits An Evening of Great Whiskies and Spirits

Singapore Hong Kong

SFW21 SFW22

28 June 18 August 26 September 26/27 September 27 September 19/20 October tbc

The above sale dates are subject to change Ken japan@spink.com

London London London London London Singapore London New York Hong Kong London

Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –

London

16005

London Hong Kong London London London New York

16020 CSS23 16021 16006 16041 326

London London London

16022 16007 16007


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