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Natal 5 years 8 months ago #15481

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David

Thank you for showing the Le Poer Power group. I think it has changed hands more than once in recent years. I know it is fashionable and it looks good, but I do not approve of court mounting such groups.

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Brett

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Natal 5 years 8 months ago #15488

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Brett,

It has been for sale a few time and each time it comes up I have a quick check of my bank balance!

I am not keen on the mounting which takes the ribbon to the bottom or below the medal. This group either needed to be overlapped or separated to make them look a lot better.

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David
Dr David Biggins

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Natal 5 years 8 months ago #15517

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Hi
This is the first time I have seen the Le Poer Power group since 1999 when it formed part of my swop transaction with Colin Owen to get the DTD/ABO groups to Genl Piet Cronje and his son, Comdt Piet Cronje.
Colin fanatically believed in court mounting all medal groups.
Henk

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Natal 5 years 8 months ago #15519

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Hello Henk,
There is no right or wrong way of mounting in my opinion, I would not remove an original ribbon, as worn by a recipient, but, court mounting is done so as to avoid contact wear, in an ideal world, original silk ribbon would be used, but, this is now much harder to actually do with the passage of time and the problem of finding it in any quantity.
I knew a collector in Johannesburg who once had the finest Kimberley collection in the world, but, he actually court mounted his entire collection on polyester ribbon!
Kind regards Frank

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Natal 5 years 8 months ago #15528

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Henk,

I can quite see why you would want to offer up Le Poer Power for that. A wonderful opportunity!

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David
Dr David Biggins

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Natal 5 years 4 months ago #18603

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A single clasp QSA to Surgeon W Forbes-Leslie.

QSA (1) Natal (W. FORBES-LESLIE, SURGEON.); KSA (2) (CIV. SURG W. FORBES-LESLIE)


Picture courtesy of the London Medal Company

The medals are accompanied by the original boxes of issue for both medals.

Dr David Biggins
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