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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 3 weeks ago #59034

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The medal is on Ebay.US item 142815485535 and there are some good photo's of the naming-there is a comment that it came from a Wallis and Wallis auction in the 1990's and there was some alteration to the rank-although the photo's are quite good I couldn't quite make out if the rim was a bit thinner where the rank Lieut was engraved.

I am ultra conservative where this particular medal is concerned as I read somewhere there was a break-in at the Zimbabwe Mint many years ago and several un-named examples were stolen- can anybody confirm this story?

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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 3 weeks ago #59037

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Georgegt351 wrote: I am ultra conservative where this particular medal is concerned as I read somewhere there was a break-in at the Zimbabwe Mint many years ago and several un-named examples were stolen- can anybody confirm this story?


George......

There is a member of our society here in Calgary who is a collector of this medal and was also a member of the BSAP when the theft of the un-named medals took place and he mentions that it was over 100 of the medals went missing but not from the mint but from a military office instead......

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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 3 weeks ago #59038

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George,

I have not seen many examples of the naming of this medal to officers.



I checked the roll for N McKenzie and came up blank again.

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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 3 weeks ago #59059

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Thanks Mike-a 100 un-named medals is a bit of a worry unless they were just grabbed for their silver value at the time.

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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 2 weeks ago #59071

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The naming on Lt. A.Forbes' BSACM is illustrated here for any comparison you wish to make. Apologies for the shine (!) - the medals came polished.
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How to determine if these BSAP medals were actually issued? 9 months 2 weeks ago #59080

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Hello

The 1893 BSACo medal to Lieutenant H.W. Gray Raaff's Column is shown here for comparison.

He left a memoir and was one of the two men who were sent to Bulawayo after the Shangani Patrol were killed.



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