Ewbank’s Accepting Consignments For ‘Militaria Auction’

Specialist Sale To Take Place On August 24 

medal auctionsEwbank’s, Surrey’s leading auction house, is preparing for an auction of militaria on August 24, with many fascinating items, including medals, weaponry and uniform, already consigned for sale.  


Among the highlight lots in the medal category is a collection of three medals from the Boer War, which has a pre-sale guide price of between £500 and £800.. 


These including the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) medal were awarded to Sgt G. Hoad, of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. The collection comprises the Queen's South Africa medal with Defence of Ladysmith bar; Distinguished Conduct Medal, (Inscribed to 5644 SERGT G. Hood 2nd K.R.R.C); and an Army Long Service and Good Conduct medal.


medals probate valuationsOther medals of note include three Norwegian medals, which are being sold as one lot, with an estimate of between £300 and £500. These include His Majesty The King’s (Haakon VII) Commemorative Medal, in gold, which was issued to mostly to members of the military who performed duties at the King’s funeral in 1957.


Also going under the hammer is a 1796 Pattern British Infantry Officer's sword, which has been valued at between £200 and £300. The 81cm blade still retains much of its original blue and gilt decoration. The gilt brass hilt comes with a fold-down guard, and it is complete with its original black leather scabbard with matching gilt brass mounts; it is stamped ‘Salter, 35 Strand, Sword cutler’.


A mannequin with British Royal Irish Officers helmet with badge, and a red field jacket has been valued at between £100 and £150. 


Also on sale are around 100 Del Prado toy soldiers from the ‘Napoleon at War’ series, plus four volumes, which is being sold as one lot with a guide price of between £100 and £200. The Del Prado figures are 7cm high, hand-painted and made from die-cast metal.


military auctionOn August 23, the day before the Militaria Auction, Ewbank’s is holding a special  sale of horse tack and more than 50 lots have already been consigned. All lots so far consigned are being sold at 0% vendor commission to benefit the “Mane Chance Sanctuary,” a charity based in Compton, near Guildford, which rescues and rehabilitates horses. Their mission statement is to provide sanctuary and relief from suffering for horses, while promoting humane behavior to all animals and mutually-beneficial relationships with people who need them.


Ewbank’s is still accepting consignments of cleaned horse tack for this sale from other vendors.


If you have items to consign for any future auctions, please get in touch for advice on the process. Call 01483 223101 or email valuations@ewbankauctions.co.uk


Alternatively, just call in Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm at the Burnt Common Auction Rooms, just off the A3 near Guildford. Valuers are always on duty and there is plenty of parking on site.


Live internet bidding through www.theauctionroom.com and Ewbank’s live bidding platform will be available for all sales. These platforms give online buyers the opportunity to participate remotely in sales at no extra cost, giving them savings of up to 6% over other commercial live bidding platforms.