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Spink auctions 11 months 3 weeks ago #64797

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Was the particular woman, featured upon the poster, pretty?

djb wrote: I remember a poster being available when I was at university entitled 'Decisions, decisions, decisions' showing a picture of a woman, a sports car and a bottle of wine (looking back it was a very sexist poster). I was thinking we should replace those images with three QSAs :)

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Spink auctions 11 months 3 weeks ago #64798

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It was a great two days, but, regarding attendance, I think that the only way to be absolutely sure if you want a particular lot , is to actually be in the saleroom on the day in question, failing that, I prefer the telephone rather than the internet, although, the latter has not failed me yet, however, there is always the chance that it might.

djb wrote: That does sound like a great day.

It would be interesting to see how attending in person and bidding online affects people's bids.

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Spink auctions 11 months 3 weeks ago #64799

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Frank, yes to your first question.

I am not sure what I would do if the internet disconnected during online bidding. It has never happened so far thankfully.
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Spink auctions 11 months 2 weeks ago #65008

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There was a great selection of QSAs to scouts at Spink today:

621. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (801 Sjt. A. Turner. Border Scouts.) £130
622. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Laing’s Nek (429 Corpl: A. Scott. Canadian Scouts) £240
623. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Defence of Ladysmith (409 Tpr: E. M. Finlayson. Colonial Scouts.). Eligible for RoL. £260
624. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (69 Tpr: R. J. Webber. Dennison’s Scouts.) £120
625. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Wepener, Transvaal, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (Lieut: A. E. Judd. Driscoll’s Scts.) £650
626. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (6 Pte. N. W. Kruger. Elliot B.S.) £160
627. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Belfast, South Africa 1901 (Tpr. J. Roux. French’s Scts.) £110
628. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (15 Tpr. A. W. Fincham. Hannay’s Scouts.) £140
629. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (6027 Cpl. W. K. De Souza. I.Y. Scouts) £120
630. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (111 Tpr: R. Carmichael. Kitchener’s F.S.) £150
631. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, South Africa 1901 (8895 Pte. J. Taylor. Lovat’s Scouts) £150
632. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Transvaal (265 Tpr: D. Flynn. Menne’s Scouts) £160
633. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 3 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (Scout W. A. Robinson. Montmorency’s Scouts.) £260
634. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Cape Colony (329 Pte. W. C. Francks. Namqlnd B.S.) £140
635. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith (Serjt: A. Vimpany. Natal Guides.) £270
636. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 1 clasp, Orange Free State (239 Tpr: J. P. Hurley. Naylan’s O. R. Scouts.) £290
637. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 4 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902 (97 Tptr. F. V. W. Reid. O.R. Scouts.) £150
638. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Cape Colony, Orange Free State (17 Tpr: M. E. Sharpley. Rundle’s Scouts.) £450
639. Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 2 clasps, Paardeberg, Driefontein (14 Tpr. W. B. Burrow. Tucker’s Scouts.) £260
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Spink auctions 11 months 2 weeks ago #65020

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I couldn't slide the "bid" function on my mobile phone fast enough so lost out on quite a number of what would have been speculative lots.

I did secure the ones I wanted though - the Maritzburg Ambulance Corps to Cope and the NNV to Marillier. What was gratifying was that a DoL NNV (like the one I won) sold on bid or buy recently in excess of R13 000 (GBP 740) - I was the under bidder so I was chuffed to get this one for GBP 350.

Others I bought which I thought were a steal were:

Lot 464 - Burghersdorp QSA with BWM (sole entitlement) to Wood
Lot 603 - Rosmead QSA to Meaker
Lot 609 - Tarkastad QSA to Swartz - a Jewish recipient.
Lot 640 - Ashburner's LH to Harris (POW)
Lot 672 - Durban LI to Lt. Hood (which if I remember sold on City Coins for a hefty sum a while ago)
Lot 676 - East Griqualand FF to Lt Webster

And the aforementioned - All said a pretty good day but prices seemed to suffer from auction fatigue.

Rory

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Spink auctions 11 months 2 weeks ago #65021

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Rory,

As you say, there were many wonderful items on offer yesterday and perhaps the number of South African unit QSA sold this year did have an effect on the prices, in a positive way for collectors.

I also bid for the Maritzburg Ambulance Corps as that is a lovely QSA.

Bidding in the UK, I had only one blip in using the Spink site. I was bidding for one of the Rifle Association QSAs and when the system 'returned' the bidding had ended - agh!
Dr David Biggins

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