Admiral R. S. Phipps Hornby RN. 1866-1956, His Cocked Hat Waist Belt Epaulettes and Miniature Medal Group.
Lot 259*
Admiral R. S. Phipps Hornby RN. 1866-1956, His Cocked Hat Waist Belt Epaulettes and Miniature Medal Group.
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,467) inc. premium

Auction 20495: Arms & Militaria
26 Sep 2012 13:00 BST

Oxford
Lot Details
Admiral R. S. Phipps Hornby RN. 1866-1956, His Cocked Hat Waist Belt Epaulettes and Miniature Medal Group.
Superb quality examples, the hat embellished with 2.5cm gold lace, four lines of gold purl plus the central twisted purl and Flag rank KC button. Gold and crimson bullions at both ends. White leather sweatband and white silk lining. The epaulettes with gold lace straps, crescents and gold purl bullions. The straps bearing the post 1902 crown over a crossed sword and baton with three silver lace stars below, correct KC Flag rank finial buttons. The Flag rank waist belt of black leather and gold lace inlays, KC clasp and ornate gilt metal sword sling buckles. The whole contained in the japanned metal carrying tin, this with brass plaque, 'Admiral F.S. Phipps Hornby'. All items retailed by 'Gillott & Hasell, London & Portsmouth'. The miniature medal group comprises the WW1 1914-15 trio WW2 Defence Medal
1939/45 Medal and a bronze Norwegian medal 1940-45 'Alt For Norge'.
The ribbon the WW1 War Medal bears six bars, Mediterranean 1914 North Sea 1915 North Sea 1916 Jutland 31 May 1916 North Sea 1917 North Sea
1918. Excellent overall condition.

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