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India General Service 1854. Glazed and gilded. With clasp 'Pegu'

A magnificent un-marked H.E.I.C. presentation piece

The silver medal exquisitely gilded, with the planchet contained within obverse and reverse sealed glazed lunettes

A choice item of Honourable East India Company history

Condition: EF

Code: 18713Price: 395.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1854-95. Silver issue with clasp 'Burma 1885-7' (1263 Sepoy Rankarn Gurung 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in the Burma campaign commemorated on this medal

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and highly distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontiers of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: GVF

Code: 19678Price: 185.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 2 clasps, Bhootan, North West Frontier (Sepoy Suntea Thappa, 66th or Goorkha Regt.)

Note: Upper clasp attached by rivets. With small 'Bazaar Wallah' silver test mark on rim

Recipient was a Sepoy (Rifleman) serving with the 66th or Goorkha Regiment of the Indian Army

In 1881 this Gurkha regiment was retitled 1st Gurkha (Rifle) Regiment

Condition: VF

Code: 16141Price: 345.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, N.E. Frontier 1891 (833 Sepoy Banbir Thapa (2d.) 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in all the campaigns commemorated on this particular multi-clasp medal

The lower clasp with adpated lugs to mount the subsequent clasp is typical found on medals originally issued with flush clasps, that needed to be removed and or adpated to mount subsequent later issue clasps

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and a unit with a long and distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: About GVF

Code: 18711Price: 350.00 GBP


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India General Service 1854-95, 3 clasps, Burma 1885-7, Burma 1887-89, N.E. Frontier 1891 (1290 Sepoy Judhbir Ram 44th. Bl. Infy.)

Note: With single official correction to 1 x letter only of forename - exactly as issued

Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (Seventh edition, 2006) the unit, a 'Gurkha' class regiment, is confirmed as being present in all the campaigns commemorated on this particular multi-clasp medal

The lower clasp with adapted lugs to mount the subsequent clasp is typical found on medals originally issued with flush clasps, that needed to be removed and or adapted to mount subsequent later issue clasps

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and highly distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

Condition: GVF

Code: 19677Price:


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India General Service 1854-95. Silver issue with 4 x clasps 'N.E. Frontier 1891', 'Chin-Lushai 1889-90', 'Burma 1887-89', 'Burma 1885-7' (***9 Sepoy Parbir Thapa 44th Bl. Infy.)

Note: The first 3 x digits of regimental number indistinct - it may have been been 1219 or 1279

Provenance: Published in the collection of A.A. Payne L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., viz 'British and Foreign Orders, War Medals and Decorations (Sheffield, 1911). One of the finest & most extensive collections of Orders, Decorations & Medals ever amassed (approx 2500 medals). This medal being included as one of only 2 x four clasps IGS 1854 medals in the collection. Interestingly, the medal is marked as being 'With Verification Certificate' - and almost certainly provided to Payne by his correspondent Gurkha Rifles officer & collector (Wilson) then serving in British India

Important: The clasp 'Chin Lushai 1889-1890' is very scarce to regiment, as while the regiment was extensively deployed in the adjacent 'Chin Hills' 1888-1889, the clasp for 'Chin-Lushai 1889-90' was only awarded to those serving on detachment (ref Campaign Medals awarded to the Gurkha Regiment (J.L. Chapple, 1987 edition - which confirms regiment present for all the other campaigns commemorated on the medal). Amongst the few men of the regiment serving on detachment during the 'Chin-Lushai' expedition of 1889-90, was Subadar Heema Chand (awarded I.O.M. posthumously for 'Manipur Expedition' 1891), whose magnificent 7 x clasp IGS 1854 and IOM medal were formerly in the Brian Ritchie Collection (DNW 2005)'

The recipient was a Gurkha soldier serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the 44th Regiment, Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army

The regiment was restyled as 8th Gurkha Rifles in 1903 - and was a Gurkha Regiment with a long and very distinguished history of campaign service on the North East Frontier of India, Burma and in Tibet

A very scarce & desirable multi-clasp IGS 1854, with excellent provenance to the 44th Regiment Gurkha (Light) Infantry of the Indian Army - later 8th Gurkha Rifles

Condition: About VF

Code: 19676Price: 495.00 GBP


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). No clasp

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The medal fitted with a length of original stitched silk riband

Condition: Toned VF

Code: 19525Price:


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). No clasp

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The medal fitted with a short length of original stitched silk riband, now frayed

Condition: Dark toned patination. About VF

Code: 19435Price:


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China Medal 1857-60 (Second Opium War). No clasp

An un-named example as issued from the Royal Mint for award to Officers, Ratings and Other Ranks of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines

The medal fitted with a short length of original stitched silk riband

Condition: About GVF

Code: 19524Price: 225.00 GBP


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India General Service Medal 1895-1902. Victoria silver issue with clasp 'Defence of Chitral 1895' (Sepoy Dadu (3) Hunza Levy)

Important: The clasp only, is a contemporary tailors copy, marked 'Copy' on backstrap of clasp (a/f)

Note: There were no Hunza Levies present at the Defence of Chitral. The only Hunza Levies present during the 'Chitral Campaign' were those in Colonel Kelly's 'Relief Force', which latter all qualified for the 'Relief of Chitral 1895' clasp. None of the IGS 1895 medals issued to the 'Hunza Levies' included a regimental number (reference the IGS 1895 medal with 'Relief of Chitral' clasp that we sold to the Hunza Levy, named to Sepoy Kaira Hunza Levy, that we previously sold on 3 December 2014)

Important: Reference 'British Battles & Medals' (7th Edition, 2006) it is recorded that Colonel Kelly's 'Relief Force' included an estimated 100 Hunza & Punyal Levies - all of who were awarded the IGS 1895 medal with clasp 'Relief of Chitral'

The recipient of this medal whose name was 'Dadu' (and the third of that name to serve in the unit) was by ethnicity a Hunza, serving as a Sepoy (Private) in the Hunza Levy

Condition: GVF

Code: 19433Price:

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