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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 11 months 1 week ago #81631

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Hi,

A medal for the collector with deep pockets. Below is a caption from a popular auction site with relevant price if you really do need a QSA of the 1st Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles.








An excellent correctly impressed medal and copy photo of 172 Trooper William Renton

No. 2 Company, 1st Contingent, New Zealand Mounted Rifles.

Renton was born in 1874 and had earlier service with the Clutha Mounted Rifles.

He served in the 1st Contingent and stayed on in South Africa for a period with the Provincial Transvaal Constabulary.

William Renton died in Palmerston North NZ in 1936.

Medals to the 1st NZMR Contingent are scarce and highly sought after. Of the 218 men who served in the contingent, just 199 were issued medals off the roll of the contingent. NZMR 1st Contingent QSA’s are very seldom offered or encountered.

Trev
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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 11 months 1 week ago #81677

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Hi Trev,

Nice medal.
Not often seen on the market and not often sold at that price I would guess.

Cheers,

Jim

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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 11 months 1 week ago #81678

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Hi Trev,
Looks like it was passed at the first listing.
Tempting if you fancied selling a kidney perhaps!
Nice medal though!
Cheers Steve

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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 11 months 1 week ago #81705

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I have a 1st Contingent NZMR QSA on my website for $1000 less than that. Seller just trying it on, looking for the gullible out there.
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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 11 months 1 week ago #81707

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Good morning NZMR,
Many thanks for the warning.
I have sent you a PM as I would be interested in taking a look at your website please.
Cheers Steve

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Medals to the New Zealand Contingents 10 months 1 week ago #82142

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From the next Mowbray auction

QSA (3) Cape Colony, South Africa 1902 & Transvaal (listed in that order in the catalogue) ( 5037 FAR.J.ROSS N.Z.M.R.)

8th Contingent. James Ross (1867 - 1953) enlisted in 1916 but was discharged later that year as medically unfit & was awarded no medals
Dr David Biggins

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