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    Default On-Line Auction Catalogue Stories

    The Dix-Noonan Webb auction catalogue for 1 December 2010 is now on-line. Even if you do not collect medals, the research behind many entries is impressive and several interesting stories come to light. The website reference is as follows:

    Of particular interest are the following lots; click on the summary to read the full entries:

    129 - S/L W.I. Waddington OBE (First World War)
    568 - F/O W.E. Copp logbook from Malta
    797 - J.C. Muirhead - Croix de Guerre (amusing story here)
    808 - Air Commodore C.O.F. Modin medals and story
    812 - W/C J.H. Norton OBE, MC and DFC
    834 - Gyles Marshall DFC (First World War) and GM (evacuating civilians from Burma using elephants)
    844 - Captain Barry Peterson, MC - Australian in Vietnam and not an air story but fascinating.
    845 - Medals of Lieutenant-General Peter Wallis - again, not an air story but very sad given his experiences in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

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    Hello Hugh,

    On a similar note.

    Spinks has put up their catalogue

    If you search for Sale 1008 , 25 Nov 2010 Catalogue at

    Lot No.7 states the following

    "The Important D.S.O., '1940' D.F.C. and Bar Group of Nine to Wing Commander R.F.T. 'Bob' Doe, Royal Air Force, The Third Most Successful Fighter Pilot of the Battle Of Britain"

    The Catalogue entry is quite detailed with the award descriptions, recommendations, notes etc.

    As you would probably recall, many years ago you were the one who pointed it out to me that his DSO was awarded for his command of Indian Air Force Squadron.

    The medals wont go cheap however - > Estimate 130,000-160,000

    Additionally I am a member of a Medals forum and there appears some skepticism about the value of Lot 834 - (Gyles Marshall DFC (First World War) and GM (evacuating civilians from Burma using elephants).)

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