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Medals to the men of Rorke's Drift 2 years 1 month ago #54621

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JEFFREY HOARE AUCTIONS No. 11 - 11th DECEMBER 1993

AN EXTREAMLY RARE RORKE'S DRIFT MEDAL

Lot: 78

South Africa Medal 1877-79, clasp 1877-78-79 engraved, in large upright capitals.

1286 PTE. T. ROBINSON , 2-24TH FOOT

EF once cleaned, extremely rare.

Estimate: $13,500.00 Canadian

Description as in The Silver Wreath page 92 by Norman Holme

25B/1286 Private Robinson, Thomas.

Born St. Patrick's, Dublin, CO Dublin; Trade -None, Attested at Bow Street Police Court, London, on 23/2/77, aged 24 years. Description 5'9” tall, fresh complexion, gray eyes, brown hair. Served in South Africa, Gibraltar, and India.

Confined on 24/4/78, convicted of disgraceful conduct 'In losing a pair of boots' and imprisoned on 27/4/78. Released 29/7/78. Served in “B” Company at the Defence of Rorke's Drift. Served in South Wales Borderers from 01/7/81 but did not transfer to regiment. Transferred to Army Reserve on 21/6/83 discharged on 25/2/89. Medal for South Africa with clasp '1877-8-9'.

Robinson is confirmed on Chard's Roll, Bourne' Roll and The Dunbar List.

Medal went Unsold – At that time anything unsold from the auction could be bought for the reserve.

The Pound was worth $1.99 Canadian in 1993 so therefore it would have been worth 6,700 Pounds.
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Medals to the men of Rorke's Drift 2 years 1 month ago #54663

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Happy days Mike, good to reflect and remember a world without awful hedge fund managers, just collectors and a well defined interest.

QSAMIKE wrote: JEFFREY HOARE AUCTIONS No. 11 - 11th DECEMBER 1993

AN EXTREAMLY RARE RORKE'S DRIFT MEDAL

Lot: 78

South Africa Medal 1877-79, clasp 1877-78-79 engraved, in large upright capitals.

1286 PTE. T. ROBINSON , 2-24TH FOOT

EF once cleaned, extremely rare.

Estimate: $13,500.00 Canadian

Description as in The Silver Wreath page 92 by Norman Holme

25B/1286 Private Robinson, Thomas.

Born St. Patrick's, Dublin, CO Dublin; Trade -None, Attested at Bow Street Police Court, London, on 23/2/77, aged 24 years. Description 5'9” tall, fresh complexion, gray eyes, brown hair. Served in South Africa, Gibraltar, and India.

Confined on 24/4/78, convicted of disgraceful conduct 'In losing a pair of boots' and imprisoned on 27/4/78. Released 29/7/78. Served in “B” Company at the Defence of Rorke's Drift. Served in South Wales Borderers from 01/7/81 but did not transfer to regiment. Transferred to Army Reserve on 21/6/83 discharged on 25/2/89. Medal for South Africa with clasp '1877-8-9'.

Robinson is confirmed on Chard's Roll, Bourne' Roll and The Dunbar List.

Medal went Unsold – At that time anything unsold from the auction could be bought for the reserve.

The Pound was worth $1.99 Canadian in 1993 so therefore it would have been worth 6,700 Pounds.

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Medals to the men of Rorke's Drift 2 years 1 month ago #54762

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The medal to Bushe just sold for a hammer price of £60,000.
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