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O'Okiep Medal 2 months 4 days ago #69157

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Hello Bean

Further to rdarby's post what you should be aware of is that DNW's estimates (in this case £2,000-£2,600) are in most cases on the low side. The winning bidder then has to pay 24% buyer's premium on the hammer price plus postage and, if they live in the UK, 20% VAT on both of these charges.

The medals came up in DNW's auction in June 1994 and hammered at £650 but unfortunately those days are long gone and the winning bidder will have to have deep pockets. The last similar pair DNW auctioned hammered at £3,000 in February 2019.

Good luck!

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O'Okiep Medal 2 months 2 days ago #69213

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Bean,

I would agree with everything rdarby and davidh say. The last pair that were auctioned at DNW, in February last year, sold for a hammer price of £3,000 so over £3,900 delivered.
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O'Okiep Medal 1 month 4 weeks ago #69259

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The medal to J H Wills





John Henry Wills served with the O'Okiep Volunteers during the siege and prior to that had joined the 2nd Railway Pioneer Regiment from where his QSA (3) CC OFS Tr was issued. He was 30 when he enrolled in the RPR on 7 December 1900 in Cape Town. He gave his trade as miner and declared 3 years of military service in the Victorian Rangers, Australia. He requested that 3s per day be stopped from his wages and sent to his wife who lived at Albert Parade, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia. He was insured for £200 by the Australian Mutual Provident Society. On leaving the RPR on 6 June 1901 in Cape Town he gave his address as the Llanglaagte Star General Mining Company, Johannesburg. His character was described as very good and it is further noted that he served in the Mounted Section.

A John Henry Wills served in the Great War and earned the MM but he was from Maryborough, Queensland and was 32 at enlistment in 1916, 14 years younger that this John Henry.
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O'Okiep Medal 1 month 4 weeks ago #69263

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Hi
I am trying to track down PTE S S White of the Namaqualand Town Guard. The medal roll states that his QSA was sent to his mother , and an address is mentioned, but it is in very feint pencil and I cannot read it. Can anyone advise me what they can decipher?
I have the Ookiep medal, and have just reunited the QSA.
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O'Okiep Medal 1 month 4 weeks ago #69264

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Adrian,

I think the address is:

1 Daily Villa, Florence Avenue, Observatory Road, Cape Colony

Fantastic to re-unite the two as well.
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O'Okiep Medal 1 month 3 weeks ago #69338

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Watched the pair to Trent being sold this morning. The lot hammered at £3,200.

Let's hope Bean was successful.
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