An interesting medal, two eighty on the hammer seems a bargain these days.
djb wrote: The QSA to Transport Officer S P Waldek, KVR has reappeared. It sold in April this year at Noble Numismatics for a hammer price of Au$500 (R6000, £280) and can now be purchased for £995, R21,000). Commission at Noble is 20%.
Quite frankly, David, I really do think that shows what a bargain two eighty was, notwithstanding, any additional charges, it would certainly have delighted me anyway, but, in all honesty, Gary Neate had lived in South Africa for many years and had both the contacts and the knowledge to be able to determine what might have been a scarce piece and something that was clearly not, I have to say that I do miss his presence in the market place today, both as a dealer and more importantly, as a friend.
QSA (2) Defence of Kimberley, Orange Free State (402 Pte J. L. George. Kimberley Vol: Regt), pawnbroker’s graffito in obverse field, lightly toned with small dark blemishes
[ KSA (2) (963 Pte CP D2) ] Returned 1909.
Private J. L. George served with the Kimberley Volunteer Regiment during the Defence of Kimberley, with the medal roll stating his service with this regiment between 11 October 1899 and 2 April 1900, at which point he was discharged as medically unfit.
He then appears to have re-attested for service with the Cape Police District 2, as shown on the KSA Medal Roll.