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A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4061

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While I appreciate that, for some collectors, the surname on the medal is all important, the chief criteria for me and my brother was always the clasps, unit and rank in that order of precedence. There was a QSA advertised on eBay recently that made me change this buying habit and buy the medal solely on the basis of the recipient's surname. I think this man has a wonderful name:

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Re: A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4069

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David

Yes I agree that is a good surname and the added bonus the more unusual surname the easier the research.
I must admit I have been swayed to purchase a medal by the name, my favourite was on a memorial plaque Alex Forrester Farhquarson, now traded on for QSA's!

Paul
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Re: A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4080

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David

In addition to his name, I thought a 'Mr' with a service number is also unusual. Please tell us more about the man and his medal.

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Re: A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4081

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Brett

Well spotted! I had not noticed that,maybe I am so used to seeing Pte.!!

Paul

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In addition to his name, I thought a 'Mr' with a service number is also unusual. Please tell us more about the man and his medal.

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Re: A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4084

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For me living in darkest Africa the most important criteria is and always has been the Exchange Rate :( not the Surname or Regiment.
Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.

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Re: A new criterion for buying medals - the surname 9 years 3 months ago #4085

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I hadn't thought about that but that factor does work both ways as those not in SA will find out after Friday :)
Dr David Biggins

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