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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52356

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Hi
My bid on Lot 819 was £450 . Not even near to being underbidder!!
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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52357

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I also went for that QSA but was even further away that you, Henk.

I was successful with 195 and 798 which I was pleased with.
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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52358

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0 / 4 Just don't have any luck against you guys......

Living on a Pension......

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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52360

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I think we would be justified in saying we feel the same about the Canadian market, Mike :)
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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52361

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Henk Loots wrote: Hi
My bid on Lot 819 was £450 . Not even near to being underbidder!!
Henk


What do you think was £750 special then? Good battle bars, "treacherously shot" according to the casualty roll, incorrectly recorded as a Lt in Dooner. Falcon was killed in a shoot out with Cape Rebels - apparently shot down when tricked into coming out of a farmhouse. I found a letter in the Western Daily Press (1901-11-14) written by a comrade who was there and claims the men were killed in the loopholed farmhouse, no mention of treachery.

Henk, I am sure you have other accounts?
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DNW auction 3 years 8 months ago #52362

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David, Frank, Meurig, Rory and Evyn - hope I didn't forget anyone:
Well, I put in a reasonable bid on 791 (no bar QSA to NSW (Imperial) Bushmen; clasps issued separately - and was successful. A bit unusual for IL with DNW. Hopefully it will be OK when it arrives.
I don't take too much notice of any "estimate" in an auction catalogue. I am certainly not a wealthy collector - but I know what I like and what I can afford and proceed accordingly. Sometimes the bar is "set" due to competition between several bidders for a choice item. That can lead to false expectations later on. Let's face it - at auction, an item is worth what an individual is prepared to pay for it (plus commissions, exchange rates, freight, etc).
I don't know any collector - current or past tense - who is/was an investor or forming a hedge fund. In my experience, general militaria collectors are intrigued by the series of clasps seen on QSAs - but the proliferation of units named on their edges puzzles them. If there are any " QSA hedge fund investors" out there, I would expect them to go for the clasps "Defence of Mafeking", "Wepener" and "Relief of Mafeking".
In the future, perhaps younger collectors will have more regard for the "common" QSA clasps such as "Tugela Heights" and "Relief of Ladysmith" to a Line Regiment (like the West Yorks) - and what those clasps actually represented. Other combinations might come to mind. I think that, currently, QSAs to the various South African raised units are often quite undervalued.
In conclusion, might I congratulate Rory on his DCM trio to Rimington's. A magnificent item, indeed.
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