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.

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

ALL LOTS ARE SUBJECT TO BUYER'S PREMIUM AT 26.4% INC. VAT

Featured Lots

  • The Distinguished Service Medal to Engine...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 2,400
  • The Boer War Distinguished Conduct Medal...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 2,800
  • The Great War flying Military Cross group...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • The Air Force Cross group of seven medals...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 2,200
  • An Honourable East India Company Medal for...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 400
  • Edward III (1327-77)
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 350
  • George I
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 280
  • Victoria
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 750
  • A Japanese sword (tachi)
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 2,500
  • An Indian gauntlet sword (pata)
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 500
  • An Indian trident
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 2,200
  • A fine Indian shield
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 350
  • An Indian dagger (katar)
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    £700 - 1,000
  • Seaforth Highlanders: a Victorian basket-hilted...
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 750
  • A fine presentation flintlock pistol by H.W....
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 6,500
  • A fine 1:4 scale model of a 5 1/2 inch Howitzer
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 3,200
  • A .577/.450 Martini-Henry Mk IV service rifle
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 380
  • General Herbert Horatio Kitchener
    Medals & Coins, Arms...
    Sold For £ 600

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