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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10397

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Hello David,
Its not always easy is it? just so many differing copies, of differing ages too, I suppose one of the pitfalls of collecting, we should always inspect every item with great care, in particular, all the scarcer clasps, before we part with our money.
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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10398

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Frank,

I agree. It is not always easy to discern some copies from the originals.

I'm not sure if the original clasps were made by multiple suppliers?

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David

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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10400

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I wonder if copy clasps are more likely to surface on medals purchased in Britain than in the Colonies (e.g. South Africa)? Most of the medals in my collection are one or two steps away from the family of origin, so the addition of copy clasps is unlikely.

As far as I know, there is only one QSA in my collection with copy clasps and they are on a medal that belonged to a British soldier. The clasps are likely to have been assembled in Britain. Elsewhere on this forum I have mentioned a large collection of medals that recently moved from Durban to London. I catalogued this collection and in it I found only one very obvious copy clasp - a 'Wepener' that had obviously been added to enhance the value of the medal, which had been purchased by my late friend in London.

Brett

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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10401

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Hello Brett,
I agree with you and would say that you are less likely to find medals with copy clasp in South Africa, that has always been my experience.
Only to be expected though when you start number crunching.
Kind regards Frank

Brett Hendey wrote: I wonder if copy clasps are more likely to surface on medals purchased in Britain than in the Colonies (e.g. South Africa)? Most of the medals in my collection are one or two steps away from the family of origin, so the addition of copy clasps is unlikely.

As far as I know, there is only one QSA in my collection with copy clasps and they are on a medal that belonged to a British soldier. The clasps are likely to have been assembled in Britain. Elsewhere on this forum I have mentioned a large collection of medals that recently moved from Durban to London. I catalogued this collection and in it I found only one very obvious copy clasp - a 'Wepener' that had obviously been added to enhance the value of the medal, which had been purchased by my late friend in London.

Brett

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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10403

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Good Afternoon Gentlemen......

When I purchased my dated medal to Townsend the Natal bar was a copy but I had it removed and an proper bar inserted.....

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QSA - Copy clasps 4 years 3 weeks ago #10407

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Hello Mike,
I am assuming that particular medal was without the clasps he was entitled to when it was presented to him?
Which Townsend do you have, I think there were a couple of them?
Regards Frank

QSAMIKE wrote: Good Afternoon Gentlemen......

When I purchased my dated medal to Townsend the Natal bar was a copy but I had it removed and an proper bar inserted.....

Mike

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