rdarby wrote: Whatever Frank! I bid the highest and I won the lot. Also beware of making comments about a company online, as it is the owner of the forum who gets into trouble.
I have to agree with Frank.... I won a medal on the last auction just to be told the next day it never arrived from the vendor!!!!!In the meantime it had been written up in the Catologue and bids were taken on the night.....explain that!
I've asked David for clarification in this area and in particular the obvious issues that are raised with the "scary and doubtful" thread.
Business ethics, trading practices, forgeries and outright fakes etc are all pertinent to most people these days.
Kind regards Frank
I have to agree with Frank.... I won a medal on the last auction just to be told the next day it never arrived from the vendor!!!!!In the meantime it had been written up in the Catologue and bids were taken on the night.....explain that! [/quote]
Quite right David, but some folk can be very unpleasant and I hope they don't come after you.
Everyone should remember that if David gets a nasty communication about a post they made then he is perfectly entitled to pass all the contact details (ip address etc..) he has. Posts are ultimately your responsibility not his.
djb wrote: Ryan is correct that sites are liable for their content and we do need to be very careful that what appears on the forum is fair and appropriate.
I don't see any difference between ABW members recording their true experiences on the site and the feedback that can be viewed on other sites such as Amazon, Tripadvisor and many similar sites.
We have many threads that question the validity of medal naming and clasps which I think is a positive and helpful aspect of the site.
My feeling is that the established members of this site have high integrity and a very good sense of what is appropriate to be shared on the forum.
Seven: Theophilus George HURFORD
BSA Company 1896 medal Troopr T.J. Hurford MRF
Cape of Good Hope GSM bar “Bechuanaland” Pte T.G. Hurford, Kimberly Rifles
QSA Bars DOK; OFS; Tvl; 68 Cpl T.G. Hurford, Kimberly Regt of Volunteers
KSA Bars 1901; 1902 68 Cpl T.G. Hurford, Kimb. Vol. Regt
War Medal Pte C.C.S.
Bi-Lingual Victory Medal Pte 3rd SAH
Kimberley Star “a” hallmark – missing top suspender
With plenty of research. Note difference of initials (T.J.) on BSA Company Medal and the remainder of the medals (T.G.)
Rev : De Traansvaalsche Deputatie Bezoekt Nederland 1884
Obv: Coat of Arms of the Netherlands and the ZAR “Uit een en Stam – God zij met hen
ABO unnamed medal – not name erased
ABO Burg P.J. VAN ZYL
ABO R.P.A. WILLEMSE – please note “Burge” in rank has been filed off
ABO Burger S.P. KILIAN – Vorm B confirms Sarel Petrus Kilian served in the Vryheid Kommando. Fought at Colenso, Pieterstasie; Scheepersnek; Lainsberg. He states he was never captured. Looks like an attempted name erasing. The name can still be seen
ABO Burger J.P. VAN DER WALT – with copy of Vorm B dated 1941. Pretoria/Waterberg Kdo. The medal has WW II naming and a report from H. Loots that this makes this medal issued in 1941 to the Pretoria Waterberg Kdo. Also a certificate in Dutch from ex assistant Commandant General C.F. Beyers.
DEKORATIE VOOR TROUE DIENS
Unnamed not name erased
BSA COMPANY MEDAL 1890-1897
Rhodesia 1896 Vol D.J. MCINTOSH Vol. Def Corps
No Bar: 4023 Sapper F. STANIER Rl Engineers
No Bar: 572 Cpl E.W. HANSCOMB Grahamstown T.G. – edge battered particularly on the “T” of T.G
No Bar: 509 Tpr P.W.D. HARMSE National Scouts – there has been an attempted name erasing but the naming is still quite clear
One Bar: CC
Mr G.H. LEE A.S.C.
One Bar: Defence of Ladysmith
J.A. BROOKES Ladysmith Town Guard – with research and photograph (Klipriver Rifle Association)
One Bar: Natal
537 Pte J. GEILS Durban L.I. (Mounted Unit, “D” Coy, Durban Light Infantry with research
Two Bars: Defence of Kimberley; OFS
353 Tpr G.M. LAVIN Kimberley LH – Copy of the original page of the Roll confirms his bars and shows that he also served in the Border Scouts. Medal has edge knocks and a scrape mark.
Two Bars: OFS and Transvaal loose on ribbon
J. WILSON – there is a copy of his entry in the SA Who’s Who. He was an accountant. He was a civilian accountant to 3 or 4 Divisions during the Boer War. Appointed Town Valuer of Germiston 1905. With a photocopy of the original page of the Roll
Three Bars: CC; OFS and TVL
1009 3rd Cl Tpr J. SINCLAIR S.A.C.
Six Bars: CC; Tug Hts; Rel of Ladysmith; Laings Nek; Belfast
1140 Tpr C.F. WOOD SA Light Horse
Copy of the original page of the Roll confirms all six bars.
QSA Bar CC to 774 L/Cpl F.G. WOODLAND Cape Town Highrs
Natal Rebellion 1906 no bar to Sub Leader G.F. WOODLAND 1st Dundee GBH. Reserves confirmed on Roll