Lonsdale Death plaque

Lonsdale Death plaque

Postby plbramham » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:51 am

Has anyone noticed that there's an 11th Bn death plaque for sale on e-bay ( ends today,I think that current bid is about £73 - and no, it's not me selling it!)
It's to: Private John Jack Clark, 28828, 11th Bn. Died on 25th November 1917 aged 20.Son of Frederick and Rachel Clark, 4 Russell Place Dover Kent . Tyne Cot Memorial.
Just thought members might like to know and it'll be interesting to see what it fetches,
Paul
Link to sale is: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350855431951? ... 1431.l2649
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Re: Lonsdale Death plaque

Postby spike » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:31 pm

28828 Private John Jack CLARK
11th Border Regiment
Formerly G/86931 Middx Regt.
Killed in action : 25/11/1917, age20.
Commemorated : Tyne Cot Memorial
Grave Reference : Panel 85 to 86
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Son of Frederick and Rachel Clark,
of 4, Russell Place, Dover.
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In memory of -19455 Private John Farrer,
A Company 11th Border Regiment k.i.a. 1st July 1916
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Re: Lonsdale Death plaque

Postby kerchi » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:38 pm

It's always interesting to see how much these go for; some surprisingly high and others shockingly low but generally more than I would like to spend. Still, they are intriguing items to have in a collection, especially as they are so sought after.
In memory of John Bardgett (15309 L/Cpl.), 11th Border Regiment who died 1st July 1916.

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Re: Lonsdale Death plaque

Postby plbramham » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:26 pm

It fetched £151.88, I guess it would have been massively more if he had been a 1st July 1916 casualty though!
I suppose I might just have stretched my savings to pay half that amount, but only IF he had been a guy from Kendal killed on the first day of the Somme! (Yes I know - dream on!)
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Re: Lonsdale Death plaque

Postby hussar1000 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:41 pm

It always used to be only the original Lonsdale mens medals etc that got the high prices but recently I have noticed later enlistees medals going for high prices too, and not local men either.

I think there are quite a few collectors who see "Lonsdale Bn" and assume it is hugely in demand and collectable. As a collector I would not pay that price for a non original, non local man.

A couple of months ago on Ebay there was a single 14/15 star to a local original man who was KIA later in the war that I thought would fly high..........I got it for £40 and cannot fathom out why it didn't attract more interest. I consider what I paid to be an absolute bargain.
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