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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 4 days ago #72138

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Interestingly, Haywards casualty roll has S P Waldek listed as a Private.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 3 days ago #72152

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WO100/255 shows a rank of Captain and Transport Officer.

Moranthorse1 wrote: Interestingly, Haywards casualty roll has S P Waldek listed as a Private.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 3 days ago #72153

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An interesting medal, two eighty on the hammer seems a bargain these days.


djb wrote: The QSA to Transport Officer S P Waldek, KVR has reappeared. It sold in April this year at Noble Numismatics for a hammer price of Au$500 (R6000, £280) and can now be purchased for £995, R21,000). Commission at Noble is 20%.


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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 3 days ago #72168

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Moranthorse1,

Yes, the casualty roll was in error. There were two other men called Waldek in Kimberley but neither was wounded.

Picking up Frank's point about the price, I certainly agree. From my notes, this medal also sold at Neate for £200 but that was in 1993!
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 weeks 3 days ago #72169

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Quite frankly, David, I really do think that shows what a bargain two eighty was, notwithstanding, any additional charges, it would certainly have delighted me anyway, but, in all honesty, Gary Neate had lived in South Africa for many years and had both the contacts and the knowledge to be able to determine what might have been a scarce piece and something that was clearly not, I have to say that I do miss his presence in the market place today, both as a dealer and more importantly, as a friend.

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