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Ian B wrote:Good day Mike,
There are three things that spring to mind, reading the seller's description. First is his lack of knowledge about Canadians receiving the V.C. I believe there are at least two Canadians who received it before Steele made a name for himself in the Mounties in North West Canada. One was William Hall, who served in the Royal Navy in India during the Mutiny. The other, I forget his name, served in the British Army during the Crimean War.
Secondly, I don't recall Steele ever having won the V.C. to begin with. I could be mistaken and if someone knows better, I'll willingly apologize.
Thirdly, although it may be faded, I don't think the first ribbon on the ribbon bar is the V.C. Looks more like the Victorian Order to my eyes. Again, I might stand to be corrected.
So, with that in mind, I'd need more proof before I'd part with any coin for that particular coat. My thoughts anyway.