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Auction Description for Dix Noonan Webb: Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria
Viewing Notes:
21 November to 25 November: Strictly by appointment only
28 November to 2 December: Strictly by appointment only
5 December to 7 December: Public viewing, 9:00 to 17:00

Appointments to view: 020 7016 1700 or viewing@dnw.co.uk
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Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (850 Lots)

by Dix Noonan Webb


850 lots with images

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: An outstanding Napoleonic Wars group of four awarded to General Sir Henry King, C.B., K.C.H., K.C., Colonel of the 3rd Foot (The Buffs), late 26th Light Dragoons, who, despite losing his right leg whilst on campaign in Egypt, commanded the 82nd Foot with distinction at the battle of Vittoria The Royal Guelphic Order, K.C.H. (Military) Knight Commander’s breast star by Storr & Mortimer, London, silver, gold and enamels, reverse plate with maker’s name, fitted with gold pin for wearing, central legend lacking two quatrefoil devices with partial loss to letter ‘C’ of ‘Nec’ and first ‘T’ of ‘Terrent’; Field Officer’s Gold Medal 1808-14, for Vittoria (Lieut. Colonel Henry King) complete with gold ribbon buckle; Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Egypt (Sir H. King, K.C.H. Capt. 26th L. Dgns.); Imperial Ottoman Order of the Crescent, K.C., 2nd class breast badge, gold and enamel, of very superior private manufacture, circa 1815, contained within a glazed gold band and fitted with gold swivel suspension as for the Field Officers’ Gold Medal and gold ribbon buckle, original ribbons, the first with enamel chips to wreath, the last with repaired enamel, otherwise generally extremely fine and very rare (4)

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Description: The Baronet’s and Knight Bachelor’s badges bestowed upon Sir George Truscott, Bt., Sheriff and Lord Mayor of London Baronet’s Badge, of the United Kingdom, neck badge, gold (Hallmarks for London 1929) and enamel, roses, thistles, and shamrocks around edge, the reverse officially engraved ‘Truscott of Oakleigh 1909’, with full and miniature width neck ribands, in case of issue; Knight Bachelor’s Badge, 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt (Hallmarks for London 1926) and enamel, the reverse privately engraved ‘Sir George Wyatt Truscott. Baronet & Knight.’, in case of issue; Worshipful Company of Stationers Badge, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, reverse engraved ‘Alderman Truscott J.P. Master 1901-2.’, with neck riband, in Dodd & Son, London, case of issue, this embossed ‘Alderman Truscott, J.P., Master, 1901-2.’; John o’ Gaunt’s Bowmen Badge, neck badge, silver-gilt and enamel, unmarked, in Martin & Son, Cheltenham, case of issue; John o’ Gaunt’s Bowmen Medal, silver-gilt, with crown suspension bar and ‘MDCCCCI’ clasp, with top silver-gilt riband buckle, in W. J. Taylor, London, case of issue, minor enamel damage to garter and central medallion on Stationers Badge, otherwise nearly extremely fine (5)

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Description: A rare Royal Indian Marine C.I.E. group of seven awarded to Captain S. D. Vale, R.I.M., who was mentioned in despatches for services as Assistant Marine Transport Officer with the China Expeditionary Force The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, C.I.E., Companion’s 3rd type neck badge, gold and enamels, converted for wear as a breast badge, the reverse inscribed ‘Captain S. D. Vale, R.I.M. June 3rd 1918’; India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Burma 1887-89, Chin-Lushai 1889-90 (3rd Gde. Officer S. D. Vale, H.M.I.M.S. “Irrawaddy”); China 1900, 1 clasp, Relief of Pekin (Lieut. S. D. Vale, Royal Indian Marine.) officially impressed naming, clasp sprung at one side; Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Somaliland 1902-04 (Lieut: S. D. Vale. R.I.M.S. Mayo) officially impressed naming; British War Medal (Commr. S. D. Vale. R.I.M.); Delhi Durbar 1911, named (Comder. S. D. Vale R.I.M.); U.S.A. Military Order of the Dragon (Lieut. Seymour D. Vale R.I.M. No. 503) complete with Pagoda top suspension, replacement ribbon, mounted for wearing, some light contact marks but generally good very fine or better ((7)

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Description: An inter-War O.B.E. group of nine awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel E. McPoland, Indian Miscellaneous List, late Northumberland Fusiliers- an impressive group to a man discharged from the Royal Engineers after two months’ service on account of ‘not likely to become an efficient soldier’ The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver-gilt; India General Service 1908-35, 1 clasp, North West Frontier 1908 (188 Pte. E. Mc Poland, 1 Bn. North’d. Fus.) unit officially corrected; British War Medal 1914-20 (S-Sgt. E. Mc Polnad, I.M.L.); Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Delhi Durbar 1911, silver; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; Army L.S. & G.C., G.V.R., 2nd issue (Sub-Condr. E. Mc Poland, I.M.L.) generally very fine and better (9)

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Description: A Great War ‘Western Front’ O.B.E. group of three awarded to Major W. J. Holdich, West Yorkshire Regiment, later Labour Corps and Royal Army Service Corps The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, O.B.E. (Military) Officer’s 1st type breast badge, silver (hallmarks for London 1917), on Civil Division riband; British War and Victory Medals, with tailor’s copy M.I.D. oak leaves (Capt. W. J. Holdich.) gilding almost all lacking on OBE, otherwise nearly extremely fine (3)

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