The Spink sale this morning was fantastic. 4 hours of QSAs!
The Rifle Association medals formed a fitting end to the sale and attracted a lot of attention. There were the hammer prices:
Camperdown RA. Hammer price of £150
Dundee. Hammer price of £260
Highlands. Hammer price of £300
Howick. Hammer price of £140
Lidgetton. Hammer price of £290
Malton. Hammer price of £140
Melmoth. Hammer price of £300
Mtshwati. Hammer price of £450
New Hanover. Hammer price of £450
Nottingham Road. Hammer price of £290
Wartburg. Hammer price of £320
Wilge Fontein. Hammer price of £200
Weston. Hammer price of £450
Here is an interactive plot of the Rifle Association QSA sales (of which I am aware) in 2019. This data is grouped by the numbers of medals issued to the unit; 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, and 40-49. There is an empty x-axis point for 30-39 as no Rifle Association had an issue within this range.
As expected, the QSAs in the 0-9 group are expensive and have a mean cost in GBP of 558. The mean costs do not follow an exponential curve as might be expected but more of a U-shape with the Rifle Associations of Howick, Malton and Camperdown appearing to offer good value again other Rifle Association QSAs. The dataset is small so we cannot read too much into the data but it does make for interesting viewing and speculation, for example, on why the New Hanover QSA went for quite so much money.
You can hover over the data points to see the detail. The black crosses represent the average cost of QSAs in each group.