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    Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by qsamike on Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:09 am

    Good Evening.......

    Just showed up on Ebay......

    I have no connection to the seller.......

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BOER-WAR-MEDAL-SOUT ... 5196653017

    For tonites auction I'm offering a collection of medals and collectable coins from a local estate. No returns, please look at the pictures well and decide condition for yourself. Up for auction is a Boer War Medal with 3 clasps. The claps are: 1) SOUTH AFRICA 1901, 2) ORANGE FREE STATE, and 3) NATAL. Printed around the edge of the medal is: VET-LT : C.T. STEVESON, LD. STRATHCONA'S H:.

    Good luck to whom ever bids on this..... My collecting budget is Skint right now......


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    Post by Battalion Colours on Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:54 am

    Hello Mike:

    Sounds like a great group, unfortunately the listing has been removed. Did you save a photograph of it?


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    Re: Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by Darrell on Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:38 am

    Hi

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BOER-WAR-MEDAL-SOUTH-AFRICA-1901-3-CLASPS-/350415564823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5196653017

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    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:36 am

    I would love to bid on that one for sure. Unfortunatly I am traveling as of Monday, no idea what costs I may inccur.

    Will certainly be watching this one. I really wish the seller would have posted photos of the naming. As I won't be bidding, no sence in waisting the mans time.


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    Re: Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by Battalion Colours on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:48 am

    Darrell wrote:Hi

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BOER-WAR-MEDAL-SOUTH-AFRICA-1901-3-CLASPS-/350415564823?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5196653017

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    Thanks Darrell.




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    Re: Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by qsamike on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:53 am

    I would like to jump on this one but I already have 2 Dated and 1 undated Strathcona......

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    Post by Darrell on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:14 am

    Hi

    Not for me either. Funds are done for now too.

    Anyway, I'd much prefer a QSA with some value......you know, an RCD one!!! Wink :lol: :tongue:

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    Post by qsamike on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:26 am

    Hi Darrell.......

    Seen one zipperhead..... Seen them all...... No difference to me..... L.O.L.

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    Re: Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by Darrell on Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:59 am

    Hi Mike

    I hear you; Cav is Cav, but in this case, the difference is a couple of Victoria Crosses. :lol:

    Doesn't matter anyway as the LdSH had their post-Boer war beginnings from the RCD. :idea:

    Not that any strat will admit it though!! :lol:

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    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:50 pm

    Does the final price relate to the real value of the medal? I don't know much about Boer War items so I'm a bit curious. Does the VET-LT stand for Veterinary-Lieutenant?


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    Re: Just Thought You Might Like to See This.....

    Post by qsamike on Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:44 am

    Good Morning Dale.......

    Yes, the value can be related to many things, when looking a the Queen South Africa Medal, I look at them in this order, other collectors may do it differently......

    1. Regiment or Unit - Some units are collected because of national connection Canadian, Australian etc., some because of the relative rarity of the unit, they may have had only a few men there, and of course there are some who collect to their own unit or a specific unit only and will therefor pay a premium for a specific medal.....

    2. Bars - There are many combinations for this as there are many combinations of bars, but of course there are the favorites, Mafeking, Wepener etc..... Possible unique bars to unit.....

    3. Rank - As a rue of thumb, all things being equal, let us say it is $1.00 for a private or junior nco, it would be $1.75 for a senior nco, $2.50 junior officer, $4.50 for a field officer and $8.00+ for a senior or general officer......

    4. Name - In this case look to see casualty state, POW, KIA, DOW, DOD but I will say that normally I will not pay a premium for a casualty....

    The one thing that gets me a little perturbed is you often see in sales catalogues "Ghost or Shadow Dates"..... To the QSA collector as far as I have observed and also believe there is NO difference in price for a medal with or without a shadow date...... Some people think that the having the shadow date makes the medal rare, well thousands of the medals have a shadow date...... The really rare one is the medal with dates..... There are 55 known dated medals..... I did a survey of my own collection many years ago and found that 52% of the medals in my collection had the shadow dates...... Would love to have a premium price on them....

    Does the VET-LT stand for Veterinary-Lieutenant? - Yes


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