New Zealand Medals Ltd
COLLECTORS MEDALS FOR SALE BY NEGOTIATION
COLLECTORS MEDALS FOR SALE BY NEGOTIATION
We have a large number of medal groups purchased for investment or for sale on behalf. Whilst we are happy to retain these as appreciating investments we do make these available by negotiation to serious and interested buyers. Most will suit institutions and serious investors.
Military Cross to a NZer for Vietnam. For sale by negotiation. Details on request to serious buyers
The historic set to Wing Cdr Baigent DSO, DFC and bar, AFC at one time commanding 75 Squadron .
Sold with a full archive of original and unpublished material including photographs, logbooks, scrapbooks, letters etc. The WW2 logbook is missing although it was by all accounts loaned to RNZAF Museum when these medals were once displayed (late 1950s through to circa 2017). The set includes the vitally named NZ Defence Service Medal.
Sold on behalf of a private collector.
An Important and probably unique Distinguished Conduct Medal and Meritorious Service Medal set.
Awarded to WOII C Fearne RGA who served as an Able Seaman on HMS Bonventure during the China 1900 war.DCM and MSM both named 82242 SJT C Fearne RGA
DCM LG 11 Mar 1920. 38th Seige Bth (Selly Oak)
He has throughout the operations of 1918 shown marked gallantry and devotion to duty as No1 of his sub-section, and has, by his unfailing cheerfulness and energy, encouraged the battery under all conditions. On the night of the 14th of September 1918, in the Lys salient, under heavy and continuous fire of gas and high explosive, he completed the work of getting out the guns before daylight".
The Important and unique Distinguished Service Medal for Gallipoli to HMS Majestic
A rare and important Distinguished Service Medal for Gallipoli.
Awarded for the behind enemy lines suicide mission prior to the landings at Gallipoli .On the 17th -18th April 1915 Lieut. Cdr. Brodie attempted to take the E15 through the Dardanelles. The Turkish guns opened fire killing Brodie and 6 of his men and the rest of the crew were captured by the Turks. The British did not want this new submarine to fall into the hands of the enemy and made determined efforts to destroy it. Two steam powered picket boats from HMS Triumph and HMS Majestic were fitted with torpedoes so that they could steal in under cover of darkness and destroy the E15. First Lieut Eric Robinson VC was chosen by the Admiral to lead the attack. The mission was considered a suicide mission and the men were not expected to return. The two boats were spotted and came under heavy fire. Majestic's boat fired a torpedo which hit the E15 but was then hit and began to sink. Robinson took his boat alongside and rescued all the crew despite being under heavy fire
DSM is named SS1501 R COCKS AB HMS Majestic (AB RN on Star and pair named Leading Seaman RN) . WW1 DSMs are normally named in typed letters with the action mentioned. This is impressed in the same style as WW1 service medals with ship only - exactly as the medal to William Longworth for the same action.His medals were sold at DNW in 1999 for 1700 pounds plus premium - a huge sum at the time. I wondered if the DSM was a replacement for one lost during the war. The medals are lacquered as is the practice in Canada and mounted as worn and have the normal edge knocks expected
Robert Cocks was born in 1887 and joined the Navy in 1906. He served on various ships and in 1911 he transferred to the RFR. When war broke out he was on Vivid and transferred to Majestic for Gallipoli service, where he won the DSM. He served on Majestic & Europa for much of the the war. He took his discharge in 1921 and at some stage has moved to Canada, where he served during WW2.
From my private collection
An interesting set of medals and insignia to Major Percy Wright, Commanding Officer 27th NZ Machine Gun Batn and according to his family - a Prisoner At Colditz.
Sold with copied documents and assorted badges. Whilst we have not been able to verify the Colditz account it is known that he was taken by German Submarine from North Africa to Italy as a high value prisoner - so it is very likely he was imprisoned at Colditz.