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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48726

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Back again also.....

Soaking feet in hot water......

Left some holes in the dealers cases from the pictures that David took.....

Met and had a chat with David and met Meurig and others.....

Was glad in a way that my Credit Cards for some reason did not work here..... So stayed out of some other hot water.......

Mike

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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48727

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A good weekend, exhibitions were great - especially the one to the 4th VB Notts & Derbys which included copies of photographs of the battalion including unloading at Roodewal on the 8th June, just before disaster struck. This exhibition won a silver medal.

QSAs also featured in the Welsh Rgt Long Service display (gold medal) and a display on the Life Guards which also won a medal. There was also on display the highly unusual QSA, WW1 group with a Finnish order to a former private in the 17th Lancers.

Sunday medal fair was disappointing - same stock of QSAs that have been to Britannia in March (and earlier), although I gather Mike found some for his collection.

Great to finally meet Mike and also to see David once more.

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Meurig

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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48743

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I see that pair to Bedford - Plumer's servant - in one of the photos above - these medals attracted plenty of debate recently when they were spotted on auction and commanded a hefty price in the end as well. I wonder how much they were on sale for?

Rory

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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48744

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As is so often the case - I wish that I could have been there! Thanks for the photos that give some clues as to what I missed.

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Brett

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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48748

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Hello Brett,
I think you would have enjoyed this weekend, had you been there, but, I always feel so often, the actual medal fair is rather a disappointment, you go in full of expectation and only very seldom actually manage to find something, that was the case for me anyway, but, I suspect that for you, I dare say that you would be completely amazed and perhaps just a little overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of QSA's on offer.
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OMRS Convention 2016 1 year 1 month ago #48750

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You are right, Frank! Although I am envious of the row upon row of desirable medals for sale, it would be very frustrating to pass them by because of my inadequate bank balance.

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Brett

PS The group shown by David that I liked the best was the trio to the Gordon Highlander (India/QSA/KSA) - 875 GBP and a great deal more in ZAR!

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