Medals & Coins, Arms & Armour

28 Mar, 2017 10:30 AM

Our spring auction will include the medal groups to two gallant and accomplished pilots: the First World War Military Cross group to Squadron Leader John Tudor Powell Whittaker R.F.C./R.A.F.; and the Second World War Air Force Cross group to Squadron Leader Harold Quittenden, R.A.F.. Interestingly, both these men also held marks of distinction conferred by foreign powers: Whittaker’s include the Italian Order of the Crown and the ‘Al Valore Militare’ for service on the Austro-Italian front in 1917-18; while Quittenden received the Czechoslovak Observer’s Badge for training Czechoslovak crewmen for service in radar equipped night fighters – a field in which he specialised.

The catalogue will also have a distinct Indian theme. A large single vendor consignment of medals for the campaigns fought in British India, and a magnificent model of a 5 ½ inch howitzer, the carriage and limber having been constructed at the Bombay Artillery carriage manufactory in 1822, will be accompanied by a selection of Indian edged weapons.

Further consignments of medals, coins, swords, firearms and militaria to be received by Friday, 17th February 2017.

Viewing Times

Friday, 24th March 10.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday, 25th March 10.00am - 1.00pm
Monday, 27th March 10.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday, 28th March 9.00am - 10.15am

Featured Lots

  • An early 19th Century East India Company...
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • The Great War Military Cross group of medals...
    £1,500 - 2,000
  • A Victorian Seaforth Highlanders officer’s...
    £300 - 500
  • An Honourable East India Company medal for...
    £400 - 600
  • A flintlock pistol by H.W. Mortimer
    £8,000 - 12,000

Lots In This Sale

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