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Defence of Ladysmith 5 years 1 month ago #23818

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According to BB&M, there are just 3 BSA CMs with this combination.
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Defence of Ladysmith 5 years 1 month ago #23833

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That's very true, Biscuit Tin's original medals cannot be replaced by a quick trip to London, it is indeed very sad to see a fine group butchered by a person with little or no respect, even a brief glance at the portraits of this well known officer clearly show that he never wore his medals loose, moreover, that awful ribbon, one would have hoped that at the very least the basic colours would be correct! :(

Doug wrote: Is this an incomplete group then, just looking at what he is wearing?

It also asks the question of a pure Boer War collector, is the extra premium actually worth it when you are paying 80% of it for other items!

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Defence of Ladysmith 5 years 1 month ago #23836

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I'd certainly much rather have his original BSA Co medal, I wonder if it is still extant?

djb wrote: According to BB&M, there are just 3 BSA CMs with this combination.

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Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 8 months ago #40946

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The QSA to Trolley Proprietor A H Martin has been around for a long time. He is back on sale at the next Dominic Winter auction on 15 May 15.


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Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 8 months ago #40948

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Looking back, DNW sold this medal on 23rd September 2005 for a hammer price of £460!
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Defence of Ladysmith 4 years 8 months ago #40954

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Just coming back on the DoL to Commander E. C. Tyndale-Biscoe, Royal Navy from December. The group was estimated at £12-15k and sold for £30k.
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