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The important ‘Falklands War’ Military Medal group

To be sold on behalf of the Eccles family, the important ‘Falklands War’ Military Medal group of four awarded to Corporal Michael Eccles, P028263C , 42 Commando RM, for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands. Citation On 12th June 1982 ‘K' Coy was the leading company for a unit night attack against a strongly held Argentine position on Mount Harriet. After surprising the enemy fierce fighting followed at close quarters amongst the rocks in which decisive and inspiring leadership at section level proved critical. Corporal Eccles set an outstanding example in this respect by leading from the front to encourage his section to exploit shock action and successfully overrun the position. This was only achieved, in fact, by a series of assaults against machine gun positions and groups of snipers. Several ranks were wounded, including another section commander, while the troop became even more depleted as increasing numbers of the enemy surrendered and had to be guarded. Corporal Eccles pressed on relentlessly, however, to inflict sufficient casualties for the remainder to abandon further resistance. The set comprises: Military Medal, EIIR, for Bravery in the Field, (P028263C Cpl M. Eccles RM), General Service Medal GSM, for Campaign Service, with two clasps ‘Northern Ireland’ and ‘N. Iraq & S. Turkey’, (RM 28263 M. Eccles MNE RM), South Atlantic Medal 1982 with rosette (Cpl M. Eccles PO 28263 C), Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, LS & GC, (Sgt M. Eccles PO28263C RM) EIIR with additional Long Service Bar. Together with a miniature set. Follow this link to Commando Veterans Archive to find out more http://www.commandoveterans.org/MichaelEcclesRM Follow this link to find out full details on the Battle of Mount Harriet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mount_Harriet Follow this link to see the full story on our News From the Rostrum https://plymouthauctions.co.uk/the-important-military-medal-group-awarded-to-corporal-michael-eccles-42-commando-royal-marines-plymouth/ Note: Just ten military medals were awarded during the Falkland Conflict from 9,000 troops. Michael 'Mick' Eccles (born 1949-) was a keen sportsman and won various cups for football."All Battles are Won by Corporals" quote from Michael Eccles. The night battles on 11/12th June including Mount Harriet let to British Troops capturing all the heights above Port Stanley leading to the surrender of Argentine Forces.400 Royal marines and 170 Welsh Guards were involved in the three night battles leading to some 300 Argentine soldiers being captured. Ref ; Corporal Eccles is featured in a photograph in the book 'March to the South Atlantic' by Nick Vaux, leading of a fighting patrol to Mount Harriet. Also on page 249 listed as one of the four commando's from 42 Commando that was awarded the MM. Michael Eccles trained Prince Edward from September 1986 to January 1987.

Sold for: £82,000 + fees

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Jack Pender (1918-1998) oil on canvas ‘Three Punts’ titled, signed and inscribed on Sale Highlight

Jack Pender (1918-1998) oil on canvas 'Three Punts' titled, signed and inscribed on the reverse, 'Three Punts, 1978, Jack Pender, Fisherman's Square, Mousehole Cornwall' also with a Belgrave Gallery London, label in a thin white painted frame, overall size 130cm x 104cm. Exhibited at Jack Pender Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery 1990 and illustrated on the front cover and page 10 of the catalogue.

Sold for: £4,800 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a large major work, oil on canvas ‘Fred the Dog’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) a large major work, oil on canvas 'Fred the Dog', Project 1 Vagrancy Revisited, in a heavy black frame, signed and inscribed to the reverse 'Project' Provenance; sold at Plymouth Auction Rooms, 18th September 2013, lot 100, previously purchased directly from the artist in 2002, it featured in a TV programme in which comedian Billy Connolly sat for Lenkiewicz, and could be seen propped up against a wall in the artist's studio as he worked, size approx 89cm x 214cm, overall size including frame 129cm x 251cm.

Sold for: £5,400 + fees

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A large ceramic vase of Japanese style with wooden stand together with a carved

A large ceramic vase of Japanese style with wooden stand together with a carved wooden deity figure.

Sold for: £3,200 + fees

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A Second World War Chinese National Air Force officer’s dagger with scabbard.

A Second World War Chinese National Air Force officer's dagger with scabbard, overall length 38cm.

Sold for: £3,900 + fees

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18ct white gold ring set with a central rub over set round brilliant cut diamond, approx. 2.20 carats

An impressive 18ct white gold ring set with a central rub over set round brilliant cut diamond, approx. 2.20 carats (measured within the restrictions of the setting), approx. colour H-I  and SI2 clarity, with three round brilliant cut diamonds to either side, total diamond weight approx. 0.40 carats, 5.00gm, size R.  

Sold for: £5,800 + fees

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex, a gentleman's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, stainless steel, chronometer, jubilee bracelet, grey baton dial, plain bezel, model number 126300, serial number 95X7T002, date of purchase 02.12.2020, unworn condition, comes with box, outer sleeve, guarantee, booklets, tags.

Sold for: £6,200 + fees

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 ‘Wimbledon’ limited edition

Rolex, gent's stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 'Wimbledon' limited edition automatic wristwatch, as new condition, with slate grey dial and roman markers surrounded by 'green grass' colour, serial number 962L11L6, model 126334, SAP 39139.64, diameter 41mm, comes with International Guarantee  retailer 535 The Modern Home, Qatar, dated 23 Jan 2019, guarantee manual, booklet, all original tags, inner & outer boxes and gift bag, the watch was gift to the owner from the Royal Family of Qatar.

Sold for: £8,600 + fees

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea Dweller

Rolex, a gent's stainless steel automatic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Sea Dweller, 4000ft/1220m, helium escape valve, case number S761368, model number 16600, 1993, black face & bezel, diameter 38mm, bracelet clasp stamped 93160A, comes with Rolex inner & outer box 11.00.01, no papers.

Sold for: £5,800 + fees

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An Edwardian silver twin handled serving tray Edward Barnard & Sons, London circa 1902

An Edwardian silver twin handled serving tray Edward Barnard & Sons, London circa 1902 with engraved decoration, gadrooned border and scroll handles, length 73cm, width 49cm, approx. 115oz.

Sold for: £1,900 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘The Painter with Patti, Aristotle and Phyllis Theme’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'The Painter with Patti, Aristotle and Phyllis Theme' oil on canvas, 66" x 54", housed in a gilt framed. This painting was part of the Relationship Series painted around 1990, Project 18 Painter with Women, Observations on the Theme of the 'Double; it was exhibited in 1994 at the Birmingham ICC Exhibition and is featured in the exhibition catalogue on page 3. The exhibiting was organised by the Halcyon Gallery.

Sold for: £7,800 + fees

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Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) ‘Painter with Lydia Evans, Double Theme’

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002) 'Painter with Lydia Evans, Double Theme' oil on canvas, signed twice to reverse, 129cm x 115cm, unframed.

Sold for: £4,200 + fees

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