So much of the stock is available on line, so you do have a good idea of what you are likely to encounter beforehand, but, when I go to these places, I tend to just have a quick look around the room and decide if there is anything I really want, make up my mind and then leave.
So I don't see any market trends or particular interests. or indeed, any lack of interest in certain medals or a particular campaign, on the day.
Notwithstanding, I still think QSA's have done consistently well over recent years, really good ones to casualties or those who had been mentioned in dispatches have certainly become much harder to source and have increased very considerably in terms of prices being sought as well as actually being paid.
I still believe that the campaign remains very popular, in particular, when compared with the Tirah, for example, certainly speaking for myself, I'd much rather have a QSA in a group than a Sudan or India medal.
It really was the golden age of Empire, where old met new, very much a dress rehearsal for the wars to come in the new century and of course, a very steep learning curb for the War Office.
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Close. 2076 Sowar Isher Singh, 9th Bengal Lancers, joined up with the other members of the Regiment garrisoned at the Cape in January. Not too far fetched to imagine Sher Mohammed Khan is similarly entitled.
Looking for Salutries, Salootries and Veterinary Duffadars.
I collect primarily QSAs to Indian Recipients.