MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

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    qsamike
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    MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

    Post by qsamike on Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:15 pm

    Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen......

    30 Years ago I copied from a book on Canadian pre-World War One a number of cap badges that I would love to own to mount with Queen's South Africa medals to a member who had served in the respective regiment.....

    One by One I was able to obtain them, all but two within the first few years about 20 years ago I found one of them and have been looking in catalogues, auctions, at gun shows, just about everywhere for my Holy Grail.....

    My missing badge, my badge holy grail, only ever showed up in an auction sale once and it went for a 4 figure sum.....

    I never thought that I would ever own one.... Then 3 weeks ago one showed up on our favorite on line auction site..... I checked my bank account..... I placed a large bid..... I held my breath..... OMG I was the only bidder and I won the badge..... 30 years I had been looking..... The badge arrived today, I wanted to rip open the package, but instead I opened it very slowly..... I sat looking at it for the past half an hour..... No it is not as good as sex but just about..... LOL

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    Picture attached......

    Mike

    P.S. Oh yes, I think I will start a thread asking "What is your Holy Grail"



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    Re: MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

    Post by jholl72 on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:37 pm

    Congrats Mike! Now what are you going to spend your time looking for,LOL!


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    Re: MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:01 pm

    Sure is a beauty! Congrats!


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    Re: MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

    Post by Battalion Colours on Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:51 pm

    Congratulations Mike ! ! ! Even though it took thirty years, the quest was well worth it! Enjoy the feeling for it's very special!

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    Re: MY HOLY GRAIL ARRIVED TODAY

    Post by qsamike on Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:50 am

    jholl72 wrote:Congrats Mike! Now what are you going to spend your time looking for,LOL!

    Hi Jeff.....

    Now I am going to look for either an MC or an MM group that contains a Canadian QSA......

    I have a British DSO (Vic. & George V), DCM (Edward VII), MM will never afford a VC unless the 649 comes along.....

    Mike

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