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Men of the Birkenhead 1 year 4 months ago #54740

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The group to Kilkeary received a single but that was for £8,000.

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Men of the Birkenhead 1 year 4 months ago #54748

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The successful buyer must regard himself as fortunate in being the only bidder, and for getting the medals as the lower estimate. I would have expected there to have been competition from "investors" wanting to add this rare group to their portfolios.

Recently, I was also the beneficiary of a surprising result on a medal purchase. I seldom bid on Internet auctions, but an astute local collector alerted me to an Army of India Medal with a Natal connection that was recently on offer - another 'must have' for me, and a completely unexpected one. I sacrificed some of my City Coins Fund, and was amazed to get the medal at the starting price (about 850 GBP). I had expected some competition from South Africa and more from abroad, but I was the only bidder.

It is such experiences that make it enjoyable (and rewarding) to be a medal collector!

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Brett

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Men of the Birkenhead 1 month 3 weeks ago #60948

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I can see Danger Point from my stoep at Betty's Bay on a clear day.



Here is a picture of the site. The reef apparently is only visible in stormy waters Also you can see that I turned up too late to render assistance by a century & a half as usual.





As an extra are the medals of EWC Wright 91st Reg of Foot who gave the order " Women and children first" and so ruined the lives of modern men. Hopefully still in the possession of the Castle Museum

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Men of the Birkenhead 1 month 3 weeks ago #60949

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Good one David!

So that's where the Birkenhead sank all those years ago.

Thank you for illustrating it for us so vividly. Lovely pair of medals by the way.

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Men of the Birkenhead 1 month 3 weeks ago #60950

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The Lighthouse is all fenced off now so as best I could to illustrate the distance, the kelp & the rocks before you even reached dry land.

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