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Lot Number: 348
A Military General Service Medal awarded to John Wilkinson 7th Foot with eight bars for Toulouse, Orthes, Pyrenees, Vittoria, Salamanca, Badajoz, Albuhera and Talavera, on replacement ribbon.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 2000 - 3000

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Some small edge knocks to lowest section of the obverse (Victoria) and some further minor to the reverse visibly to the two o'clock and six o'clock areas, there are some small nicks and gouges particularly to the raised areas of decoration, most noticeably to the cheek area of Victoria and to the neck, there are further light surface scratches to the body of the medal on both sides, an edge knock above the O in Wilkinson where there is a small indent, further very small dents above the O and H of John, above the L in Wilkinson and beneath the N, some further minor nicks to the edges, some toning particularly to the reverse upper section, rubbing and wear to the ribbon clasp and bars.

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Lot Number: 349
A Waterloo Medal unofficially named to J. Long of the 15th Hussars (poor condition, af).
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 300 - 500

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There are numerous condition issues with this medal, unofficial naming as stated, we cannot see evidence of a previous naming though there are rubbed lines possibly due to the font which has been used but you must judge this for yourself, we do not guarantee the absence of a prior name, please view or request detailed pictures is necessary, numerous edge knocks to obverse and reverse, rubbing to the raised detail, particularly to the name George of Prince George, numerous deep gouges, smaller nicks, gouges and pitting throughout, this medal is sold as seen and there will be no returns, modern ribbon. A brief piece of research included which lists full name as James Long of British nationality of Private rank and part of the 5th Cavalry Brigade though we cannot confirm these details.

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Lot Number: 350
A Naval General Service Medal (1847) awarded to George Wall with erroneous St Vincent clasp; George Wall is listed as rank Able Seaman and serving on the HMS Benbow which participated in the bombardment of Acre in 1840, therefore medal lacking Syria clasp as would have been issued, this medal is listed as having been sold in Sotheby's in 1910 with a false clasp, some photocopied research included.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 300 - 500

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Erroneous St Vincent clasp as stated, lacking the Syria clasp which service would have merited, edge knock to reverse between two and three o'clock, further minor contact marks to edges with some small dents, nicks and gouges around edges, surface wear including scratches, nicks and gouges, these particularly to the raised surfaces including Victoria's cheek, cannot speak to originality of St Vincent clasp, please judge from images and request additional if necessary.

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Lot Number: 351
A Crimea, Turkish Crimea and Baltic Medal trio awarded to J. Morton R.M., the Crimea Medal with Sebastopol and Azoff bars, with contemporary ambrotype depicting recipient in uniform wearing Crimea and Turkish Crimea Medals, framed and glazed.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 1000 - 1500

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Condition Report

There are noticeable surface scratches to the lower obverse of the Crimea medal, all have surface scratches, nicks and some gouges to both sides, some minor edge knocks including to Crimea medal three o'clock, reverse with further small impact marks to edges, a further edge knock to obverse seven o'clock, nine and ten o'clock, edge knock to Turkish Crimea five o'clock and nine/ten o'clock area, obverse some further impact marks and small nicks and gouges to medal edges, edge knocks to Baltic medal obverse three o'clock and ten o'clock and less pronounced three o'clock to reverse, further small impact marks, nicks etc to edges, all with nicks, small gouges, further wear to clasps and bars where applicable. Some wear, loss, discolouration to the surface of the ambrotype. First two pics: Crimea. Second two: Turkish Crimea. Third two: Baltic. Named as seen in pictures, additional images available on www.the-saleroom.com.

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Lot Number: 352
A Crimea and Turkish Crimea Medal duo, the former with Sebastopol, Inkermann and Balaklava bars named to W Preece 2nd Dragoons and the latter to C Preece 2nd Dragoons, Crimea Medal with officially impressed regiment but re-engraved name and Turkish medal with privately engraved name and regiment, with photocopied National Archive records listing a William Charles Preece on the 2nd Regiment of Dragoons Crimea Medal Roll with service number 7157 (possibly) (both medals af); with further photocopied ancestral research indicating that William Charles Preece served as a police officer in Worcestershire after the Crimean War and present is a truncheon with City of Worcester coat of arms named and dated 'November 28th 1862 WC Preece', and two pairs of iron handcuffs with impressed numbers to keys, please see condition report. Please note that this recipient is believed to be the grandfather of the Pte Preece in Lot 370.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 80 - 120

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Condition Report

Both medals in poor condition, the Crimea medal has numerous heavy edge knocks to both sides particularly obverse nine o'clock but further to lower section and throughout, heavy surface wear with numerous pronounced nicks and gouges and surface scratches throughout, rubbing to the raised areas and similar heavy wear to medal edge, the Turkish Crimean medal is thinner than is usual, further edge knocks to both sides, similar heavy surface wear and rubbing, the naming is clearly to a C. Preece, similar wear to clasp and bars although with fewer dents, also wear to the painted finish polychrome detail of the truncheon with also surface gouges and nicks, medals sold as seen, request more information and pictures if necessary, there will be no returns on this lot.

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Lot Number: 353
A Queen Victoria South Africa Medal with Transvaal and Cape Colony bars, awarded to 6121 PTE J.FINNERTY.I:YK:&LANC REGT, an Edward VII South Africa Medal with South Africa 1901 and 1902 bars awarded to 5904 C.CLARKE.YORK:L.I., a Queen Victoria Afghanistan 1878-79-80 medal, awarded to NO.7310.GUNR.T.KAY.A/4.R.A., a Long Service and Good Conduct medal (unnamed) and a Victorian India Medal 1857-1858 (unnamed) (5).
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 180 - 250

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Lot Number: 354
A Punjab medal with Chilianwala clasp, name erased (probably), poor condition (af).
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 40 - 60

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Condition Report

Condition issues throughout, concentrated scratches where the naming would be, no clear visible prior naming but concentration of scratches suggests that name erasure has taken place, numerous edge knocks and further contact marks to edges throughout, deep gouge to Victoria neckline with further scratches, nicks and gouges to raised and flat surfaces throughout, denting to the rear of the clasp and mount further similarly worn.

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Lot Number: 355
A Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to 156941 Pte. A. Ellis 58/M.G.C. with original Third Supplement to the London Gazette dated 9th March 1920 citing the action 'On 15th September, 1918, near Epehy, during the relief of a section, a team became separated from the remainder by shellfire. He went back for over a mile along a track which was under continuous and heavy shellfire and eventually was able to locate them, and guided them back through the barrage with the utmost disregard for his personal safety.', also listed in Fifth Supplement 30th May 1919 as having been awarded a bar to the DCM under the same service number. Also included are Pte. Ellis' WWI War and Victory medals received under service no. 282088 when in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with archive including his diary describing action seen in 1918 when in the Machine Gun Corps with the last entry dated Saturday 14th September, the day before the event which earned him the DCM. There are also present period photographs of Private Ellis alone and in company, numerous official service documents, a collection of cap badges and personal effects including a cased Women's Voluntary Service Medal awarded to L.J. Ellis dated 1961.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 300 - 500

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Postage of this lot would be 18 + VAT within the UK.

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Lot Number: 356
A WWI and WWII two generation family group of medals comprising three WWI trios awarded to three brothers; the first awarded to 3792 Pte. J. Russell of the 1st/6th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment with Memorial Plaque and photocopied document stating that he died on the 7th August 1916 aged 26 and 1914 Christmas tin; the second awarded to Henry 'Harry' Alfred Russell CH.CK. M.F.A. with ribbon bar and certificate stating eligibility for Mercantile Marine medal also (not present); the third awarded to 1921 Pte. Raymond Russell, all with photocopied photographs of the recipients; also a boxed WWII group of four awarded to Henry Alan Russell comprising War and Defence Medals, 1938-1945 and France and Germany Stars and two Parachute Regiment badges including silver and enamel example; also four boxed British Red Cross society medals (three with certificates) awarded to Alice Russell (wife of Henry Alfred Russell and mother of Henry Alan Russell) with two further BRTS badges.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 400 - 600

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Condition Report

General wear throughout, particularly to the three WWI trios, all medals with some edge knocks, some quite heavily worn, rubbed, scratched, discoloured, surface nicks, gouges etc, please judge condition from images, request more if necessary, scratches to the edges including named areas, the medals awarded to Raymond Russell particularly heavily worn, the Victory medal with extensive surface wear and loss to detail. Postage of this lot will cost 15 + VAT within the UK.

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Lot Number: 357
Two WWI War and Victory Medal duos awarded to 36776 WKR. S.M. Beresford Q.M.A.A.C., with dog tag fashioned from a French coin and M2-202312 Pte. J.G. Davies A.S.C.; the two met during the war and married in 1920, with two photocopied record transcriptions.
Category: Medals, Badges and Buttons
Estimate: 100 - 200

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All medals worn, particularly the Beresford Victory medal which has loss to the surface finish throughout but in general scratches, nicks, gouges, small dents, some minor edge knocks, etc.

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