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A MASSIVE NAVAL STANDARD FOR PRUSSIAN ROYALTY 

This massive flag measuring 3.9 meters deep by 4.1 meters long is in incredible condition by still retaining full colour to both sides with only minor damage to the edge which does not affect any of the symbolism. The banners centre sports a large Prussian eagle within a shield on a large iron cross surmounted by a Royal crown and surrounded by the important symbol of Prussian Royalty being the collar chain and insignia of the Black Eagle Order. Each of the four corners display three eagles and a crown. Given the sheer size of this flag it would have undoubtedly been flown on a Battleship during Royal visits. 

A unique opportunity to own an extremely rare Prussian Royal Standard of immense size in such outstanding condition

$4750

 

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MEDAL GROUP TO A FRENCH COUNT CIRCA 1865

In a beautifully made rose wood case with the Counts coat of arms on the lid showing his awards. The box maker details engraved on the rim. There is a removable insert section containing the following decorations. Kingdom of Spain: The Order of Carlos III, Commander's Cross 1st Class with Breast Star. The Cross is gold, enamelled 22.1 gm. The Breast Star to the Commander's Cross is faceted silver with a golden enamel medallion. There are two hooks and a pin on the reverse and is maker marked No.46 Kretly Palais Royale Paris, 61 gm. The Order of Isabella the Catholic, Commander's Cross with Breast Star. The cross is gilded with enamel silver. The inscribed circle has minimal hairline cracks.38gm. Breast Star to the Commander's Cross is faceted silver, the gilded enamel medallion bears the cypher of Ferdinand VII. With two hooks on back and marked Halley Palais Royal Paris, 56 gm. Mexico: Order of our beloved Lady of Guadeloupe, 2nd Model 1863-1867 Officers Cross, established 1865 for Civil Service, “Al Merito y Virtudes” gilded and enamel silver on ribbon with rosette. 22gm. France: Order of the Legion of Honour, Knights Cross (later award). Complete with ribbons and the two commander’s sashes held under the removable tray.

Box size width 29.5 cm. Depth 29.5 cm. height 11 cm. very good condition and scarce $13500

 

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A Great War 1917 ‘Ypres - Battle of Broodseinde’ M.M. pair awarded to Driver R. Loton, 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Amiens, 9 August 1918

Military Medal, G.V.R. (4875 Dvr: R. Loton. 1/By: Aust: F.A.); 1914-15 Star (4875 Dvr. R. Loton. 2/F.A. Bde. A.I.F.) 

Footnote

M.M. London Gazette 17 December 1917.

The original joint recommendation (with 3588 Driver H. Mitchell) states: ‘At Westhoek 2nd to 4th October 1917. These drivers have been conspicuous in devotion to their work and horses carrying ammunition in the short time available - setting a fine example of gallantry and enthusiasm. The result of the work of the Drivers was that the Battery had 8000 rounds on the morning of the attack (4/10/17) of which they had salved 1000 rounds.’

Roy Loton was born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1896. Abandoned at birth, he was adopted and raised by Fanny Loton and, after her marriage, also by her husband Percy Goad. He was educated at Macarthur Street School and attested for the Australian Imperial Force on 17 June 1915, aged 18 years. Embarking on 15 September 1915 from Melbourne in the S.S. Makarini he was taken on the strength of the 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt on 20 October 1915. Disembarking at Marseille on 17 May 1916, he joined the Base Depot at Etaples 3 days later and joined the 1st Divisional Artillery Column on 20 October 1916 before transferring to No. 1 Battery, 1st Field Artillery Brigade on 11 January 1917.

Loton was awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous devotion to his work in carrying ammunition at Westhoek, during the preparations for the Battle of Broodseinde, Ypres, 4 October 1917. On 9 August 1918, near Harbonniere, France, during the Battle of Amiens, he was wounded in the stomach by a shell and died later the same day at the 8th Field Ambulance. Originally buried at White Chateau British Cemetery he was re-interred at the Adelaide British Cemetery, Villers Bretonneaux, France in 1919. After the war, Loton’s medals (including now absent British War and Victory Medals), memorial plaque and scroll were sent to his foster mother, Fanny Goad.

Sold with copied research and service papers.

 

Ex. Warwick Cary collection

 

Nearly extremely fine $2250

 

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Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Ava (Serjt. R. Whittan, 45th Foot) short reverse hyphen, officially impressed naming, 

Obverse shows proud polishing with excellent reverse, EK so Good, Fine $1650

 

Single: Maharajpoor Star 1843 Private Frederick Davis HM 40th Reg’t.

Enlisted in Birmingham, Warwick on the 18th November 1839 in the 40th Foot number 1255 at the age of 18

Service shown as five years and nine months “East Indies, Seinde, Afghanistan” and a further four and a half years “Australia” where he discharges in Mebourne on the 29th December 1856

Near VF $1485

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA 1853 (Corpl. J. Bunting, 2nd 60th Rifles), China 1857-60, 2 clasps, Taku Forts 1860, Pekin 1860 (Cr. Serjt. Josh. Bunting, 2nd Bn. 60th Rl. Rifles) officially impressed naming, 

Joseph Bunting was born in the parish of Great Linford, near the town of Newport Pagnell. He originally enlisted into the Royal Marines 7 December 1842. He transferred into the 2/60th Rifles 1 July 1843 – indicating he was previously a sailor. With the Regiment he saw service during the third Kaffir war (medal verified on roll) before being promoted up the ranks to Colour Sergeant. During the later stages of the China campaign, he saw action at Taku Forts and Pekin in 1860 (medal verified on roll). This is Joseph Bunting’s full entitlement, no LSGC medal due to 13 entries in the Regimental defaulter’s book and two Court Martial’s by the end of his 21 years of service. The fact that he did not receive a LSGC yet still made it to the rank of Colour Sergeant suggests a good strong soldiers.

Contact marks, good, very fine $2250

 

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China 1857-60, 1 clasp, Canton 1857, unnamed as issued, 

Nearly extremely fine $585

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Baltic 1854-55, unnamed as issued, 

Good very fine $395

 

 

Crimea 1854-56, no clasp, unnamed, 

Minor scratches otherwise, good very fine $250

 

 

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Turkish Crimea 1855, British issue, unnamed,

Very fine $365

 

 

Ashantee Star 1896, unnamed as issued

Near EF $450

 

 

Pair: Carpenter’s Crew T. H. Collins, Royal Navy

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, no clasp (T. H. Collins. Carps. Crew. H.M.S. “Ruby”.); Khedive’s Star 1882, unnamed as issued, 

Pitting from star, nearly very fine $450

 

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Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (2328 Pte. J. Wheeler, 2nd Wilts. Regt.) 

Footnote

2328 Private J. Wheeler, 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment, was one of a number of men of the battalion to be tried and convicted by Court Martial, for receiving stolen goods and drunkenness on duty, 13 April 1901. This conviction was later held to be illegal and was ordered to be erased from the men’s records. An earlier order for their medals to be forfeited was also reversed. With copied roll extracts confirming the above.

 

Edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine $385

 

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Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (2404 Pte. G. Thomson, Gordon Highrs:) 

Footnote

G. Thomson served with the Gordon Highlanders in South Africa during the Boer War, and was additionally entitled to a South Africa 1901 clasp.

 

Minor edge bruising, good very fine $345

 

 

Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 3922 PTE. G. M. PESCOD 11/BN AIF.

George Marshall Pescod aged 43 enlisted on the 27th August 1915 in the 11th Bn A.I.F.

Taken on strength with the 12th Reinforcements 11 Battalion he proceeded overseas to Alexandria.

After service in the Middle East, George proceeded with Charlie Company 11th Battalion to France disembarking on the 5th April 1916.

Wounded in action “Gun Shot Wound Abdomen (penetrating)” France 20th August 1916

Sadly, he succumbed to his wounds and died three days later at the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station on the 23rd August 1916.

George is buried Plot 2. Row F. Grave 10. Puchevillers Cemetery, France

The medals come in their boxes of issue along with the outer postal packaging addressed to Mrs R. B. Pescod (wife). Hillcroft, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead on Tyne. Also with the group are two beautiful sweetheart badges made from a single collar rising sun badge and an “Australia” shoulder title on each.

EF+ $1125

 

 

Trio: 1914/15 Star, British War and Victory Medal all correctly impressed to 6184 PTE. H. A. MCKENZIE 4 FD AMB. AIF.

Herbert Arthur MacKenzie was born at Adelaide in 1895 and was a tailors cutter upon his enlistment on 14 June 1915. He had a note from his mother and father giving their consent for his enlistment. He had served for two years in the A.G.A. Langs Bay Volunteers and a further four in the 10th Australian Imperial Volunteers.

Embarked at Adelaide aboard the Benalla on 27 October 1915, he joined his unit at Alexandria on 4 December and was taken on the strength five days later.

Mackenzie sailed for France in June 1916 serving until his discharge on the 10th August 1919. He had applied for his Medals in May 1919 

Good, Very fine $625

 

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PAIR: British War and Victory Medal, both correctly impressed to 7534 PTE O. S. OWEN 3 BN AIF.

Oswald Stewart Owen, born at Kentucky, NSW; a mechanic by trade enlisting on the 25th March 1917 at Trial Bay, NSW age 24. Previous service listed as A.C.C.;

Emb. 31st October 1917; to France and taken on strength with the 3rd Battalion A.I.F.

Transferred to 18th Battalion on the 7th of December 1918;

RTA on the 22nd July 1919; Discharging on the 5th October 1919; Died 17th November 1971 at Kensington, Sydney, NSW.

 

Contact marks otherwise Very Fine $325

 

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Pair: Private R. H. King, 20th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, who was killed in action on the Western Front on 28 October 1917

British War and Victory Medals (5689. Pte. R. H. King. 20-Bn. A.I.F.); Memorial Plaque (Robert Henry King) in card envelope, with Buckingham Palace enclosure.

Footnote

Provenance: Acquired by the vendor directly from the recipient’s family.

Robert Henry King was born in Clerkenwell, London, and having emigrated to Australia attested for the Australian Imperial Force at North Sydney, New South Wales. He served with the 20th Battalion during the Great War on the Western Front from 22 May 1916, and in a letter home, dated 26 August 1917, he writes: ‘According to the way that the Germans keep retreating I think that he is fed up with it and will soon turn it in and the sooner he does the better for all of us.’

King was killed in action on 28 October 1917. A comrade from the same unit stated: ‘I saw Private King killed at Halfway house at Ypres. He was out delivering rations when he was caught by a shell, which killed him instantly.’ He is buried in Perth Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

Sold with a quantity of ephemera, including silk postcards and letters written by the recipient to his wife; a small coloured portrait of the recipient housed in a silver pendant; two Australian Military Forces ‘For Australia’ memorial silk; cap badge; and an A.I.F. ‘To the Women of Australia. For Duty Done’ lapel badge, reverse numbered ‘189350’; together with official telegram and letter notification of death; a portrait photograph of the recipient and a photograph of his original grave; and a large quantity of copied research.

 

Nearly extremely fine SOLD

 

 

Group of Five: 1939/45 Star, Pacific Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939/45 and Australian Service Medal 39/45. All medals correctly impressed WX19763 H. GOWER

At the time of listing these medals Corporal Harold Gower’s service records were still sealed. The following was taken from the WW2 nominal roll;

Enlisted 19th February 1942 into the 2/28th Battalion at Bridgetown, Western Australia

Discharged 18th April 1946

Further research required

VF + $375

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Pair: War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Both medals correctly named to WX30071 H. E. WALTERS

At the time of listing these medals Private Herbert Edward Walter’s service records were still sealed. The following was taken from the WW2 nominal roll;

Enlisted 15th July 1942 into the 16th Battalion Australian Army at Bellevue, Western Australia

Discharged 3rd November 1944 (possibly injury?)

Further research required

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Pair: War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Both medals correctly named to WF53056 M. B. PAULETT

Lance Corporal Mildred Bernice Paulett enlisted on the 15th April 1943 into the Australian Army at Dalwallinu, Western Australia

Mildred served the majority of her service as a store woman at 110 PERTH MILITARY HOSPITAL.

Discharged 31st March 1947

Note: Comes with original Badges, Red Cross patches and AAMWS shoulder titles.

Near EF $325

 

 

Pair: War Medal and Australian Service Medal. Both medals correctly named to 80636 H. C. COLLINS

At the time of listing these medals Corporal Horace Cecil Collins’s service records were still sealed. The following was taken from the WW2 nominal roll;

Place of birth Coolup, Western Australia

Enlisted 27th May 1942 into the Royal Australian Air Force

Discharged 25th November 1945

Unit on discharge listed as “4 CENTRAL RECOVERY COMPANY”

Note: Further research required

Comes with badges and 1964 Discharge certificate for a Private Helen May Collins who served as F51811 with the 14th WRAAC (Karrakatta).

Near EF $225

 

Defence Medal, War Medal and Africa General Service 1902-56, 1 clasp, Kenya first two unnamed as issued, third correctly named to A.S.P. J.P. REFOY.

Comes with original period miniatures, Kenya Police hat badge and an AFRICAN EAST & WEST POLICE MATCH Medallion engraved to “CAPTAIN OF TEAM J. F. REFOY”.

James Patrick Refoy migrated to Western Australia on the 12th August 1949 from Mombasa listing his occupation as Police Inspector at the time.

James passed away in 2000 and is buried in the Bunbury cemetery, Western Australia.

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