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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 11 months ago #14684

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Always nice to see a DoK QSA Mike. Thank you!
Dr David Biggins

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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 10 months ago #15574

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This DoK pair is a bit more expensive that I would expect to pay but perhaps the exchange rate is the problem as the seller suggests?

The DoK clasp looks very odd and I am not sure why. It looks genuine but faint though not from polishing.



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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 10 months ago #15575

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Hi David.....

Note the same last name it had me take a second look......

Also according to the records that I have this pair sold on ebay twice before, $3028.00 US in October of 2011.....

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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 10 months ago #15578

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I am astounded by the asking price! I fear that my ignorance of the commercial aspects of medal collecting has resulted in a great disservice to the widow of a recently dead friend. I arranged the sale of part of his medal collection and initially the sale was limited to local collectors, although the list soon travelled abroad. One of the items sold was a QSA/Kimberley Star pair to a KTG man. The medals are in excellent condition and the Star has both suspension bars. It was sold for R6000 (360 gbp) to a local collector with a particular interest in the Kimberley Siege. Later, I will tell him of his great good fortune and in the meantime I am red-faced and have some explaining to do to the beneficiary of the sale.

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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 10 months ago #15628

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Have I woken up in the future?

When did these become so valuable, especially to the TG or is there something about this man we don't know?

Brian

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Defence of Kimberley 5 years 10 months ago #15629

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Makes one wonder what a medal to De Beers Maxim Battery would be worth!

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