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Spink auctions 10 months 2 weeks ago #80800

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The catalogue the Spink's next e-auction is available online: live.spink.com/auctions/4-4K2M33/22101-o...s-e-auction?limit=36

There is a good range of South African inits represented. I have given it a 4 on the newly evolving 'Lovell' scale of catalogue quality.
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Spink auctions 10 months 2 weeks ago #80826

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OK, I have to ask - what is the Lovell scale for catalogue quality?!? What kind of a score would you award the 2020 City Coins auction #71? [just so I can calibrate accordingly!].
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Spink auctions 10 months 5 days ago #81167

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I am still developing this scale but its criteria are scale, variety, research and quality, several quite subjective measures which is why any such scale could be difficult.

What would your criteria be for a 'good' catalogue?
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There was a good range of South African units at Spink yesterday. For the most part, these sold for hammer prices sub £110 which I found surprising. It is true that there was little information to accompany the medal in most cases.

The Bedford TG (net 78) medal hammered at £75 and Alicedale (net 85) at £85. An exception here was the Tarkastad QSA (net 96) at £150.

There were a few exceptions. The Dordrecht DVG QSA sold for £170, Roberts Horse for £170 and the medal to the FID for £130. The medal to Cpl Davey, RPR, sold for £150. The QSA to Trooper Clarke of KFS who was taken prisoner at Waterval Drift sold for £150.

The medals to the IY were more expensive and those to Imperial units more expensive, on average, still.

The QSA (6) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Driefontein, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen (91438 Dvr: P. Prodger, 82nd Bty., R.F.A.) hammered at £800.

The Victory Medal to Major Baillie went for £120. His other medals DSO VR, QSA to Steinaecker's Horse and 1902 Coronation are extant, last being sold in 2009.
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The latest Spink catalogue is online: www.spink.com/auction/22001
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Some wonderful medals there, including the odd "sleeper". I do hope that ABW Forum members will refrain from publicising any of these (should they find them) in the interests of those who like to think they have a slight research advantage...

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