Militaria & Ethnographica: Wednesday 13 December 2017 10:30AM

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A First World War Pair, comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to 4291 PTE.J.HODGE. LAN.FUS., and medal ribbon bar; two Smith's Empire Open Faced Top Wind Pocket Watches, each with chromium plated case, one in original box; a German Third Reich Game of Quartet Cards, Deutsche Stadte (German Cities), in original pictorial box and a portrait photograph; a Small Quantity of Second World War Period Bank Notes, including Greek, French, Belgian and German, a German postage stamp and two coins

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £50
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Lot 2

A Second World War Group of Four, comprising 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star with France and Germany clasp, Defence Medal and War Medal 1939-45, together with a Royal Naval Patrol Service medal and other items, including veteran's badges, service record and signal history sheet to D/JX231566 Wilfred Blakey, photographs, etc.

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £50
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Lot 3

A First World War Trio, comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, 1914-1920 and Victory Medal, to 13804 PTE.G.FEWKES.DORSET.R., with original postal envelope of issue, together with a brass belt buckle, stamped, "4th Cheshire Volunteer Company" and fourteen miscellaneous bi-metal, brass and plated military cap badges and shoulder titles

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £90
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Lot 4

Three First World War Cast Bronze Memorial Plaques, respectively to FRANK JAGGER, in original envelope and card folder of issue; MANUEL SILBERG and JOHN SMITH

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £150
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Lot 5

A First World War 1914 Star, to 6752 S.STH.F.HAYCROFT.18.HRS; and four 1914-15 Stars, respectively to 2354 PTE.C.BREARLEY.R.SUSS.R; 17312 PTE.W.LAWSON.NORTH'D FUS; 3051 PTE.R.PEARSON.W.YORK:R and 15382 PTE.H.MAGEE.W.RID-WES (renamed) (5)

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £130
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Lot 6

A French Legion d'Honneur (Third Republic) Knight; and two others, (Third Republic) Officer (3)

Estimate: £100-150

NOT SOLD
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Lot 7

Five Spanish Crosses of Naval Merit, comprising two with Red Decoration, two with White Decoration and a further Silver Order in original case of issue

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £180
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Lot 8

A Kings South Africa Medal, to 16116 DVR:A.ANDREWS.R.F.A., with South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £70
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Lot 9

A Collection of Six Medals and Medallions, comprising two First World War German Hanseatic League Crosses, respectively Bremen and Hamburg; a Prussian Military Long Service Cross, 25 Years, with corresponding miniature; a French Croix de Guerre, and a King Ludwig II commemorative medal

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £80
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Lot 10

An Imperial German Iron Cross, first class, the reverse stamped KO, with vertical pin fastener, and a further Third Reich example, second class (2)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £130
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Lot 11

A First World War Victory Medal, to 3-29204 PTE.G.A.BRIAN.W.RID.R.; and other items, comprising: a First World War miniature trio; two copies of the Victoria Cross; five various Second World War medals and various coins including commemorative crowns

Estimate: £50-80

Sold: £60
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Lot 12

A Poor Law Examination Award of Merit Cast Bronze Medallion, to Charles Purser Richards, 1929, cased; and three other items comprising: a silver gilt and enamel Independent Order of Foresters presentation jewel, Birmingham 1938, cased; a Hull Education Committee Perfect Attendance bronze medal, cased, and a British Empire Exhibition 1925, souvenir penny (4)

Estimate: £80-120

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Lot 13

A Collection of Medals, Medallions and Badges, including a British Red Cross Society Proficiency Medal; a Second World War German / Finnish Northern Cross enamel badge, 1941-43; a silver and enamel St. Andrew Society of Hankow, China, lapel badge, Birmingham 1928; three cycling prize medals; three Royal commemorative medals, etc.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 14

Three First World War Cast Bronze Memorial Plaques, respectively to NICHOLAS BUTTERWORTH, GILBERT WILSON AND THOMAS BINNS

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £150
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Lot 15

Two First World War Cast Bronze Memorial Plaques, respectively to LEONARD WHITAKER FOSTER, with original card folder of issue and CHARLES WESTMORELAND

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £100
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Lot 16

A First World War Pair, comprising British War Medal, 1914-1920 and Victory Medal, to 3884 A.CPL.R.SIMPSON.DURH.L.I., in original box of issue; six various Second World War medals, including Atlantic Star; a brass military cap badge and three military buttons

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £80
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Lot 17

A Collection of Medals, Medallions and Badges, including seven various Second World War medals; a Royal Life Saving Society silver Award of Merit, cased; approx. 20 military and other cap badges, shoulder titles and similar; cloth insignia including 79th Armoured Division, Eastern Command (UK), First Army (2), etc.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 18

A General Service Medal, 1918-62, with clasp CANAL ZONE, awarded to AC2 D WITTY (3509273) RAF, in box of issue; a Second World War Trio, of 1939-45 Star, Defence and War Medal (4)

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £130
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Lot 19

A First World War Trio, to SE.6727 PTE.A.KNIGHT.A.V.C., comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, together with a George V Imperial Service medal, to THOMAS EDWARD KINDLEYSIDES, in original case of issue

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 20

A Collection of Fourteen Soviet Medals and Decorations, including Order of the Patriotic War, Class 2; Order of the Badge of Honour; Order of the Red Banner of Labour; Soviet Order of the Red Star; five various Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 medals, etc; together with a collection of Soviet military and other enamel badges, epaulettes, commemorative postcards, etc.

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £50
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Lot 21

An Assortment of Military and Royal Commemorative Memorabilia, including souvenir handkerchiefs; silk cigarette cards; embroidered panels; flag and pennant; Second World War R.A.F. canteen with webbing cover and strap; early 20th century pocket watch; two compasses, different; Women's Land Army plaque; botswain's whistle; First World War trench whistle, dated 1916; another, Acme Thunderer; two pairs of sun / sand goggles; Gordon Highlanders regimental dirk; Durham University (Hatfield College) sporting blazer badge; two folding pocket knives, including a farrier's example; replica medal sets by Texaco and Cleveland Petrol, etc.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £50
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Lot 22

A 19th Century Pitt Club Member's Medallion, centrally with a glass portrait cameo of William Pitt in the manner of James Tassie, within a gilt brass frame, cast to obverse and reverse with legend, and with laurel branch and ring suspension, 5.6 cm overall

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £160
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Lot 23

A Collection of Approximately 110 Royal Commemorative and Patriotic Medallions and Lapel Pins, Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II, contained in a plastic album, together with assorted medals and medallions pertaining to Church Lads' and Church Girls' Brigade; Primrose League; Shipwrecked Mariners' Society; Queen Mary Needlework Guild; Ancient Order of Foresters; R.A.O.B.; R.O.S.P.A.; Liberal Party and four prize medallions

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £150
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Lot 24

A Collection of Second World War Medal Groups and Related Items, including a pair attributed to Thomas McNee, R.A.F.; a pair and cigarette tin attributed to 4272691 Fusilier D. Matthews, 7th. Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers, with related research material; a group of five attributed to 956422 W/Sgt. George Thomas Bright, 85 Mountain Battery, 13 Anti-Tank Regiment and Royal Artillery, with related research material and ephemera; two further groups of five; two further groups of four; eight other single medals and six Ministry of Pensions, The King's Badge, five in original boxes

Estimate: £150-250

Sold: £250
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Lot 25

A German First and Second World War Medal Group, to Richard William Heinrich Just, comprising Iron Cross, 2nd. Class, 1914-1918 Cross of Honour with Swords and Third Reich Winterschlacht im Osten 1941-42 (Ostmedaille) Russian Front medal, together with Wound badge (black), N.S.D.A.P. lapel badge and Wehrpass army service document

Note: Having served with the Infantry during the First World War the recipient was subsequently employed with the railways. In March 1941 he was called up for military duty and was active in Russia with Feldeisenbahnbetriebs-Abt.5, a military field railways unit. He was discharged in September 1942.

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £220
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Lot 26

A Collection of German Imperial and Third Reich Medals and Medallions, some with related paperwork, comprising: two badges and membership book of the Nationalsozialistischer Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhauserbund) (Comrades of the Great War), to Roland Zimmer; First World War Honour Cross with Swords, with award certificate to Hermann Dambmann, dated 1935; First World War Iron Cross, 2nd. Class and Black Wound Badge, with Wehrpass, to Dr. Herman Theodor Josef Konig; First World War Iron Cross, 2nd. Class, with commemorative certificate, to Werner Matthei and First World War Black Wound Badge, with award certificate, to (?) J. Rudolf Schwarzer, dated 1919

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 27

A Collection of German Medals and Decorations, comprising: Franco-Prussian War - War Medal; First World War - Honour Cross with Swords (3 copies), Hamburg Hanseatic War Cross and Black Wound Badge; Spanish Civil War - Campaign medal and Second World War - War Merit Cross, West Wall Medal, with original packet of issue, and Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941-42 (Ostmedaille) (2 copies) (11)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £150
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Lot 28

A United Nations Korea Medal and a Collection of Twelve Replica Medals, comprising Victoria Cross (2 copies); Kabul to Kandahar Star 1880; Ashanti Star 1896; Territorial War Medal, George VI; Military Cross, George V; Military Medal, George V; Distinguished Flying Cross, George V; Korea Medal and Air Crew Europe Medal (2 copies) (13)

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £40
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Lot 29

A Collection of Silver, Bronze and Other Sporting Medals, many with military associations, including five Royal Tournament examples, awarded to L/Cpl. W. McBride, 2nd. Battn. Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and three pertaining to Durham Light Infantry, together with other assorted items including H.M.S. Hood (1891) plated and enamel pickle fork; Riley Lord, Lord Mayor of Newcastle commemorative medal; Loyal Order of ancient Shepherds, Glasgow District medal; two medal miniatures; Sir Garnet Wolseley commemorative medal, etc.

Estimate: £70-100

Sold: £100
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Lot 30

World Medals, Medallions and Badges, including Swedish Grand Order of Amaranth; United States of America, Military Merit and Legion of Merit medals; Yugoslavia, Order of the Yugoslav Crown, 5th. class; Bulgaria, Jubilee Medal for the Centenary of the Liberation; Ottoman Empire, Gallipoli Star; Norway, enamelled Naval armband, by Knut Larsen, Oslo; Colditz, clay commemorative medallion; six Communist China medals and medallions, etc.

Estimate: £50-70

Sold: £160
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Lot 32

A First World War Pair, awarded to 77116GNR.I.W.BROWN. R.A., comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal; a Single Victory Medal, to 25012 PTE.G.E.WHITEHEAD. BORD.R.; Militaria, including two 1939-45 War medals and Defence medal, rank and cap badges, silver SWB cap badge, buttons, eight embroidered blazer pocket insignia, embroidered NA cloth badges, a brass drum compass, magnifying glass, two khaki shirts, peaked cap etc (in one box)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £110
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Lot 33

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commanders (KCB) (Military) Embroidered Star, the reverse bearing label for "Lewis, Gold Laceman, Embroiderer, Sword Cutler etc. ....", 19th century, 16.8 cm wide

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £700
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Lot 34

A First and Second World War Family Group: comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, to 3099 PTE.J.M.PIPE.DURH:L.I., and 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star and British War Medal, in original box of issue, addressed to 105095 J.M. Pipe; and other items including a First World War pair, comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal, to 8269 SPR.J.T.E.BELL.R.E.; Merchant Navy badge; 1915 On War Service badge; Volunteer War Munition badge; Trench Art bullet penknife, Ypres; assorted Royal souvenir items, etc.

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £150
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Lot 35

A Second World War / Korea Medal Group, to 406164 W.O.CL.2.F.BIRCHALL.5.D.G. (sometime 418970 Lieut. Q.M. R.A.C. (Att.5.D.G.)), comprising 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Korea Medal with M.I.D. oak leaves, U.N. Korea Medal and George VI Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, court mounted, together with a large and comprehensive accumulation of service history, including M.I.D. citation, contract of enlistment, service records, Regimental photographs including boxing competitions and Royal Tournament group portraits, cased boxing medal, German driving licence, Luneberg War Crimes Court pass, portrait miniature by Fay Hoban, etc.

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £800
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Lot 36

The Dale Award, named to DIV:SUPT.MARGARET DREGHORN, the obverse centrally with an enamelled, stylised depiction of the spires of Coventry Cathedral, and inscribed to the border, The Dale Award, Coventry Nov.14.1940, the reverse inscribed, "Awarded by the Coventry Hospital Fund for Devotion to Hospital and Ambulance Duty during the Coventry Air Raid, November 14th 1940", made by Fattorini, Birmingham 1940, original case of issue, together with a photograph of the recipient

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £700
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Lot 37

An India General Service Medal 1854, with clasp BURMA 1885-7, awarded to 2807 Private D Cusack, 2nd Bn. R.Muns.Fus.

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £160
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Lot 38

An India Medal, 1896, with clasp PUNJAB FRONTIER 1897-98, awarded to 211767 Dvr.H.J.Stevens, K By. R.H.A.

Estimate: £150-200

Sold: £160
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Lot 39

An Egypt Medal, 1882, dated, awarded to 23269 BY. SER:MAJ. S.SKIPWORTH. ???? LON.DIV. R.A.; a Khedives Star, 1884-6, un-named as issued

Estimate: £150-180

Sold: £120
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Lot 40

A First World War Pair, comprising British War Medal and Victory Medal, awarded to 2.LIEUT.E.E.BRIGGS; a British War Medal, to 450401 SPR.H.W.CAINS. R.E.; a General Service Medal 1918-62, to 2670756. GDSM.J.DOYLE. COLDM.GDS.; an Efficiency Medal, to 2026947 SPR.W.BUCKLAND. R.E., lacks suspender; two German Iron Crosses, second class, 1914 and 1939; a German Winter Campaign in Russia Medal, and two sets of miniatures

Estimate: £150-180

Sold: £180
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Lot 41

A Collection of Medals, Medallions and Coins, including a Second World War group of six, court mounted, with corresponding miniatures; two First/Second World War miniatures groups, each comprising six medals; various Royal commemorative and prize medallions, some in original cases, etc.

Estimate: £80-120

Sold: £220
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Lot 42

A George IV Royal National Lifeboat Institution Silver Medal, the band mount inscribed, "MR J.M. WILLIAMS, VOTED NOVR. 16 1843", ring suspension

James Moore Williams was born in Padstow in 1818/19 and joined the Customs as a boy in 1830 at the age of 12, serving on board the Revenue Cutter, "Repulse" which operated out of Poole and Portsmouth. He later transferred to the Revenue Cutter, "Bee" which by 1840 was operating out of Hull.
James remained in the Customs, serving continuously in Hull until his retirement in 1883, by which time he had attained the rank of Examining Officer 2nd Class.

Extract minutes of the Committee of Management dated 16.11.1843 record the following citation:
"The ANDROMACHE on passage Quebec to Humber drove ashore at Hull and capsized. Seven of the crew were in the forecastle and could not get out as the hatchways were under water and the ship on her beam ends with her tops in the water, consequently these poor fellows were obliged to cling on by their hammocks expecting any moment to be their last. This information having been communicated to the BEE Quarantine Cutter which was lying about 3/4 of a mile from the ANDROMACHE. Mr. J.M. Williams, mate of the Cutter immediately manned their boat, taking with him hatchets, axes and saws and a light, it being dark as pitch, and after half an hours search they found the ship and immediately commenced cutting through a hole, through which they got out six men alive and a poor boy who was drowned being asleep in his berth. The men said they could feel the water flowing fast on them, and that in half an hour more they must all have perished. Resolved that the silver medal be presented to Mr. Williams and that the award of three sovereigns be made to his boat's crew"

A photocopy of a family portrait of the recipient is also included with this lot.

Estimate: £500-700

Sold: £450
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Lot 43

A First and Second World War M.B.E. Gallantry Group, to Stanley F. Williams, Merchant Navy, comprising M.B.E. (Military Division), British War Medal 1914-20; Merchant Marine War Medal; 1939-1945 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; Defence Medal and War Medal with Oak Leaf

This group was awarded to Stanley Frank Williams (b.1900). Following early schooling he was accepted into the Hull Trinity House School of Navigation, leaving in 1915 for a four year apprenticeship with the Rickinson Sons & Co. Shipping Line in West Hartlepool. From there he served almost continuously at sea until his retirement in 1960.
Between 1941 and 1946 Stan served with the Royal Navy Reserve, initially as Temporary Lieutenant and later as Temporary Lieutenant Commander: it was during this period that he was awarded the M.B.E. and was mentioned in dispatches.
This lot is accompanied by various photocopy photographs, taken at various stages of his career and a transcription from a (poor) copy of the M.B.E. citation (National Archives Ref. ADM 199/855).
The family have been unable to source further details of the M.I.D. award which involved the Liberty Ship S.S. Samuel Parker.

Estimate: £300-500

Sold: £500
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Lot 44

A Pair of Victorian Medals, comprising India General Service Medal with North West Frontier clasp, to 1703 T ROWLEY H M'S 1ST BN 6TH. REGT. and Afghanistan Medal, to 1703,LCE.CORPL. T.ROWLEY,2/6TH.FOOT

Estimate: £350-450

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Lot 45

A First World War Trio, to 9196 PTE.E.E.W.ELSOM.LINC.R., comprising 1914 Star, British War Medal 1914-20 and Victory Medal, together with a regimental cap badge to the King's Royal Rifle Corps

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £120
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Lot 46

A First World War Pair, comprising British War Medal 1914-1920 and Victory Medal, to 152130 CPL.A.J.MC LELLAN.R.A., together with a Red Cross Voluntary Medical Service Medal, with two additional service clasps, to DR.A.J.MCLELLAN and a ribbon bar
(4)

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £90
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Lot 47

A First World War Trio, awarded to 2.LIEUT.G.R.GELDER.WELSH R. comprising 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal, contained in a fitted leather case. with corresponding miniatures group and several items, copy correspondence and photograph

Estimate: £120-180

Sold: £170
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Lot 48

A Second World War Group of Five, comprising 1939-1945 Star; Atlantic Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45 and Cadet Forces Medal with two clasps, mounted on a medal bar; and other items comprising four other First and Second World War medals; Service Medal of the Order of St. John with clasp and miniature; assorted real photo military and other postcards, etc.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £130
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Lot 49

A First and Second World War Medal Group, comprising British War Medal and Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, awarded to M.32915 H.J.S.DEVEREUX.O.A,1,H.M.S.DRAKE; Naval General Service Medal with Palestine 1936-1939 clasp, similarly named, and 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Burma Star and War Medal, together with an album of postcards and photographs titled, "Souvenir H.M.S. Capetown 1925-7" and other portrait photographs

Estimate: £200-300

Sold: £230
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Lot 50

An Iranian Group of Four Medals, 1941-1979, comprising Service Medal, Silver Jubilee 1966 with crown device to ribbon, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi Coronation Medal 1941 with crown device to ribbon, and Military Education Medal with crown device to ribbon, contained in a glazed display frame together with seven various raised bullion thread embroidered naval badges, also, a pair of embroidered shoulder rank straps and two insignia on a card; a 1939 German Iron Cross, second class, the suspender ring stamped 27 for Anton Schenkis, also, a Winter Campaign in Russia 1941-42 medal, on a display card; three Second World War Medals, of Burma Star, Pacific Star and Defence Medal, on a display card (3)
**The Iranian medals were given to the vendor by a serving officer in the Iranian navy. At the time there were many Iranian sailors being trained for service on the Kharg, which was built by Swan Hunters on the Tyne and launched in 1977. When the Revolution happened in 1979 he went back to Iran and decided not to take his Shah medals with him.

Estimate: £100-150

Sold: £200
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Lot 51

A First World War Gallantry Group, awarded to 201354 PTE.R.HOWITT.1/ R.SC.FUS., comprising Military Medal, British War Medal and Victory Medal, together with his glengarry with badge, shoulder titles, Wound Stripe, Princess Mary 1914 Christmas tin (lacking contents), two related letters, postcards, transfer to reserve certificate, ephemera, photographs of his time in the First World War, in the South African General Hospital, France after he had been wounded, on Parade with the Home Guard, and his Birth Certificate, also his Second World War field cap and badge from his time in the Home Guard; a Military Medal, the naming erased; also, two collar badges, three cap badges, a Diamond Jubilee medallion, a 1939-45 Star and a cigarette holder

Estimate: £400-500

Sold: £420
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