Warwick and Warwick Medal auction report 17th August 2016
19th August 2016
There were 191 lots of medals and militaria in this sale. Lot 25 was a rare combination as the soldier served in 2 regiments, with medals from the reigns of 3 monarchs including the 1903 Tibet Medal. This sold to a room bidder for £1300, despite 2 medals being damaged.
The later Victorian campaigns were well represented with a number of good groups. Lot 33 was a Sudan and Boer War group of 4 to Private Robertson, Cameron Highlanders, who was captured by the Boers in a Victoria Cross action. It sold for £826.
A rare 1903 Sea Gallantry Medal & Danish Medal For Saving Life, to John Hay, sold on estimate for £1,400. Both were awarded as a result of the wrecking of the 'Xenia' off the Scottish coast.
WW1 gallantry was again well represented in the sale with 2 Military Cross groups, a Distinguished Conduct Medal group and 6 Military Medal groups. The MC group of 6 to Lt Col F.N. Jennings R.A. sold for £1298.
There were 8 lots of foreign medals with a 1942 German Cross in gold selling for £944.
There was a good collection of US 19th century swords in the militaria section and lot 158 was a 1821 Model Mounted Artillery Officr’s sword which sold for £620.
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