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A Great Find..... 7 years 10 months ago #22912

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Good Evening Everyone.....

Here are some photos of an item that I found in an old antique shop......

The condition is not perfect but to me it is made of gold.....

I hope that you enjoy.....

Mike











A close up of the inside.....




The name that can be just made out....... I or J. H. Morrison

MORRISON, JOSEPH HENRY

47, PRIVATE, STRATHCONA’S HORSE

Enlisted: Winnipeg Manitoba
On: February 10th, 1900
Age: 31 Years
Birthplace: Ontario
Trade or Calling: Farmer
Religion: Methodist
Next of Kin: M.G. Morrison
Address: Portage La Prairie, Manitoba
Status: Single
Discharged: 8th March 1901

Remarks: Queen’s Medal with Three Clasps: Natal, Orange Free State, Belfast

Now for the Pot of Gold.......










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A Great Find..... 7 years 10 months ago #22914

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Congratulations, Mike! A great discovery that you can keep celebrating indefinitely. Thank you for sharing it with us. Do you know the whereabouts of his QSA?

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Hello Mike,
I suggest it is actually in quite good condition really, so bought in Canada, dare I ask the awful question, was it terribly expensive? :(
Notwithstanding the answer, I have to say that I'd have bought it without hesitation whatsoever! :woohoo:
I am green with envy! :(
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A Great Find..... 7 years 10 months ago #22918

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Good Morning Brett.....

No I do not know where his medal is, I know after some questioning the owner did not have it, Damn, it would have been nice to put together.....

But then again I was able to put some pieces of equipment, photo and pocket watch together along with a Strathcona medal together after over a year and from both ends of the country so there is still hope.....

Mike

Brett Hendey wrote: Congratulations, Mike! A great discovery that you can keep celebrating indefinitely. Thank you for sharing it with us. Do you know the whereabouts of his QSA?

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A Great Find..... 7 years 10 months ago #22919

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Good Morning Frank.....

Thanks for the comments, the heart did skip a beat.....

It cost more than a couple of bottles of wine and a pack of cigarettes but less than 3 bottles.....

Mike

Frank Kelley wrote: Hello Mike,
I suggest it is actually in quite good condition really, so bought in Canada, dare I ask the awful question, was it terribly expensive? :(
Notwithstanding the answer, I have to say that I'd have bought it without hesitation whatsoever! :woohoo:
I am green with envy! :(
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Then it rather depends on where you buy that wine from!

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