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Medals to war correspondents 4 months 1 day ago #70030

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The mounted group of eleven miniature dress medals attributed to Colonel L. James, CBE, DSO, King Edward’s Horse, War Correspondent for Reuters and The Times,

Order of the British Empire, 1st type, Military Division, silver-gilt and enamel;
DSO GV gold and enamel, complete with top bar;
IGS 1895 (4) Relief of Chitral 1895, Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Malakand 1897, Tirah 1897-8;
QS (6) Cape Colony, Elandslaagte, Def. of Ladysmith, Orange Free State, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill;
IGS 1908 (1) North West Frontier 1908;
1914 Star;
British War and Victory Medals; Italy,
Order of the Crown, Officer’s, silver-gilt and enamel, obverse centre missing;
Khedive’s Sudan 1896-1908, 1 clasp, Khartoum;
Japan, Russo-Japanese War Medal, mounted as worn.

Colonel Lionel James was born in 1871 and educated at Cranleigh. Employed as a journalist, he was Reuter’s special correspondent in the Chitral, Mohmand, Malakand and Tirah Expeditions and for the Sudan in 1898. On the staff of The Times from 1899 until he retired in 1913. Amongst his many assignments he was special correspondent in South Africa 1899-1901, Manchuria 1904, with the Spanish Army in Morocco in 1909, with the Turkish Army in Albania in 1910, with the Turks in Thrace in 1912 and with the Bulgarians in Thrace in 1913. With the onset of the Great War he commanded King Edward’s Horse in the BEF, France and Italy, 1915-18. He was awarded the DSO ( London Gazette 16.9.1918) and mentioned in despatches twice. He was awarded the CBE in 1924.

DNW September 2002 £550
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Medals to war correspondents 2 months 1 day ago #71347

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djb wrote: QSA (0) (Mr. F. Ireland, "Daily News"). Officially corrected in places.

Frank Ireland formerly Editor of the 'Coventry Standard', went to South Africa before the Boer War and became one of the 'Daily News' war corespondents at its outbreak. He joined the staff of the 'Diamond Fields Advertiser, in Kimberley and became its Editor in 1910.

Dixon Medals Summer 2000 £1,250.


Has shown up on ebay......

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Medals to war correspondents 2 months 21 hours ago #71350

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This being the medal, noted by DNW last month as officially re-impressed and selling for a hammer price of £550. Now available at £1,245.

The naming looks OK to me:





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Medals to war correspondents 2 months 21 hours ago #71353

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It's cheaper on Justin's website - I have noticed the same trend with all the medals he places on e-bay - they are slightly more probably to absorb costs?

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Medals to war correspondents 1 month 2 weeks ago #71598

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The trio with QSA named to Mr Hutton, Reuters, sold at DNW for a hammer price of £1,800 (£2,322 actual) has appeared on the British Medals site at £2,950.
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Medals to war correspondents 1 month 2 weeks ago #71606

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Interestingly British Medals has had a DCM group to Gilberry of 66th Battery RFA for sale for over 3 years at £7,250. It hammered for £3,800 at DNW's auction of 1 March 2017.

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