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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 4 months 2 days ago #62817

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An unusual combination of awards but sadly missing a Star.


Picture courtesy of DCM Medals
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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 4 months 2 days ago #62820

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No shortage of QSAs today. The Medal Centre's display

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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 4 months 2 days ago #62829

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So much of the stock was dusty, including mine - at prices David described as "good". There was almost no interest in QSAs today, why?

I negotiated a purchase from London Medals which they hadn't bought so news of this will have to wait until next weekend.
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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 4 months 1 day ago #62837

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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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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 4 months 1 day ago #62841

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djb wrote: The silver QSA to Duffadar Sher Mohh Khan, 9th Bengal Lancers


Picture courtesy of Baldwin's.


Previously reported on at post #53402

DNW 2013 £ 290
Aberdeen 2013 £575
Neate 2015
Ebay 2017 £345
Ebay 2017 £295

[/quote]The IGS behind is a separate item.[/quote]

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.
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Britannia Fair March 17th 2019 3 months 4 weeks ago #62876

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Did you manage to find something for your collection, David?


djb wrote: A very good fair today with good attendance and a great opportunity to catch up with Meurig and Ian.

Some pictures to follow.

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