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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4298

  • Frank Kelley
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A thought, anyone?
Surely it can't be the whole Morant, Handcock and Witton thing?

Frank Kelley wrote: Why do all QSA's to Australian recipients always have a very high basic value when compared with others,

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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4299

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Frank,

Maybe the Morant thing lingers, the Aussie have a propensity to think they were wronged, the under dog. Morant, Gallipoli, NG, Tobruk, Long Tan.... & so on. I agree it is strangely at odds with other countries that participated in the Boer War and other battles.

My thoughts as an outsider looking in.

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Stephen

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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4300

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Hi Stephen,
Your thoughts are most appreciated, all I know is they are very expensive! :(
Frank.

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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4301

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Frank,

I am guessing but my belief is a number in this forum would be more interested and better served by the Spink Auction happening around the same time?

Just a hunch.

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Stephen

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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4302

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Hi Stephen,
Yes, I agree with you, though, I was disappointed with whats on offer at Spink this month, their auction back in April was much better as far as the Boer War is concerned.
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Re: Noble Numismatics sale - 24 - 26 Jul 12 8 years 4 months ago #4311

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David

As you might guess, that pair of medals would fit very well into my collection!

Frank

In the case of Australian QSA's, is it not perhaps a matter of supply and demand, coupled with the justifiable immense pride that Australians have in their military history?

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Brett

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