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Collection of Naval General Service Medals dating from 1793-1840 fetches £263,922 at Dix Noonan Webb
Some of the lots featured in the sale of a collection of 55 Naval General Service Medals dating from 1793 – 1840.



LONDON.- A Collection of 55 Naval General Service Medals dating from 1793 – 1840 sold for £263,922 in International coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialists Dix Noonan Webb’s live online auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Two medals from the collection achieved the two highest prices of the sale. A very rare 2- clasp Naval General Service Medal awarded to Carpenter Archibald Gray, who was on board the Arrow sloop on the occasion of her formidable defence on 3 February 1805; realised £39,680 – double its pre-sale estimate of £14,000-18,000 [lot 415]. While a very fine 1 clasp from Sybille dating from 28 Feby 1799 (Samuel Butler) fetched £27,280 against an estimate of £16,000-20,000. Both were bought by Private Collectors [lot 374].




Also of note was the superb Great War 1916 ‘High Wood’ M.C., ‘Life Saving’ A.M. group of seven awarded to Captain W. L. C. Rathbone, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Civil Service Rifles), formerly Devonshire Regiment, who was awarded the Albert Medal for great gallantly in disarming a ‘madman’ who had run amok in a trench carrying a loaded rifle with fixed bayonet. They sold for £19,840, against an estimate of £8,000-12,000 [lot 24].

The rare Second War D.S.O., D.F.C., D.F.M. group of seven awarded to Flight Lieutenant R. J. Cook, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, who as an Observer with 15 Squadron and took part in numerous sorties against targets in France and Germany in 1941 and then was Captain of the ill fated ‘Star Dust’ Avro Lancastrian airliner that disappeared without trace on a flight between Buenos Aires and Santiago in 1947. The wreckage of his aircraft was only discovered in 1998. It was being sold by Cook’s family and fetched £16,120 against an estimate of £12,000-15,000. It was bought by a collector [lot 8].

The outstanding and rare Great War ‘Western Front’ Lovat’s Scouts ‘sharpshooters’ M.C., 1919 ‘Archangel’ D.C.M. and M.M. group of eleven awarded to Lieutenant-Colonel J. Whammond fetched £16,120 against an estimate of £8,000-12,000. It bought by a collector. Whammond - a Scot who served in the Boer War with the Cape Mounted Police, and during the 1914-15 campaign in German South West Africa as a Regimental Sergeant Major in the South African Mounted Rifles, before being commissioned into Lovat’s Scouts. Resigning his Commission in 1919, he volunteered for service in the ranks of the 46th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, winning his last two awards for gallantry in North Russia, August to September 1919 [lot 25].










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