Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC:

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7647

  • Frank Kelley
  • Frank Kelley's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 6739
  • Thank you received: 941
Hello Henk,
That has to be one of the ultimate QSA's for any collector to own, I remember watching this being sold and I don't feel you paid too much either, but, I must say that for this sort of money, Major Vallentin's group appears to be a real bargain.
It is, however, a quite magnificent group and regardless of how I feel about Lord Milner, Rhodes and "Pushfull" Joe, it is a group that "I could covet!" if you know what I mean and I feel sure that indeed you do!
It is wonderful to see them on here today, I have handled them over thirteen years ago now, so I do know the real buzz of electricity that you must have felt many times now.
Thank you again and very best regards Frank.
PS Please do remove that paper label!

Look what you made me do! :sick:


Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7649

  • djb
  • djb's Avatar
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 29138
  • Thank you received: 3431
Good grief! 55%??
Dr David Biggins

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7650

  • SWB
  • SWB's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 1823
  • Thank you received: 432

munroe wrote: Hi All

I have been cleaning up over the long weekend in South Africa and found this group I mentioned earlier

Tpr Hickman &th Dragoon Guards. He served in the Dragoons, then went to find his fortune in America and served in the 1st Texas Regt, then was recalled to the colours for service in the Boer war. Nice with the Imperial service medal hanging on the end.

Munroe



Splendid Munroe!

Am I correct, the first US medal is for the Spanish War.

What is the second US medal please?

Many thanks
Meurig
Researcher & Collector
The Register of the Anglo-Boer Wars 1899-1902
theangloboerwars.blogspot.co.uk/
www.facebook.com/boerwarregister

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7652

  • QSAMIKE
  • QSAMIKE's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 5658
  • Thank you received: 1671
Hello Everyone.....

Here is my most unusual combination......

I am missing his war and victory medal though.....

Mike

SYMES, W. J. (William Johnston)

CIVILIAN SURGEON
REGT: ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

BARS: SOUTH AFRICA 1901, SOUTH AFRICA 1902

REMARKS / HISTORY:

1. ORDER OF ST. SAVA OF SERBIA

2. William Johnston Symes in the 1933 Medical Directory who received his MB and BS at Durham in 1900 and who served as a Civil Surgeon with the South African Field Force during the Boer War. He is also Listed as Medical Officer, Angas Convalescent Home, Cudham; Hon. Visiting Surgeon, Chesterfield and N. E. Derbyshire Hospital; and Temp. Captain, RAMC. According to The Times he was the husband of Amy Doris, 2nd Daughter of Sir James B. Ball. He died on 2 March 1948.

William Johnston Symes was awarded 5th class St. Sava on the 7th of May 1920, he was an T/Captain at the time.

Life Member
Past-President Calgary
Military Historical Society
O.M.R.S. 1591
Attachments:
The following user(s) said Thank You: djb, azyeoman

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7653

  • Henk Loots
  • Henk Loots's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 803
  • Thank you received: 417
Hi Frank & others

Thanks for sharing my enjoyment of Boer War groups to very interesting recipients. I will show some more in days to come.

The Milner label is due for replacement. From the mid-1980's to March 2001 I used hand-written stick-on labels, but from that date I progressed to neater printed labels (courtesy of my computer).

Henk

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Unusual medal combinations that include a QSA 9 years 10 months ago #7655

  • Brett Hendey
  • Brett Hendey's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Member
  • Senior Member
  • Posts: 2929
  • Thank you received: 700
Henk

When medals from your collection come onto the market, I am sure that your labels add lustre to their provenance.

Regards
Brett

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: djb
Time to create page: 0.809 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum