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QSA medal

Postby plbramham » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:14 pm

Anyone spotted that a four bar QSA to 1st Border has just sold on e-bay for £157!
It was for a Private Ellis, who the seller said was discharged (wounded/sick perhaps?) in August 1901
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Re: QSA medal

Postby hussar1000 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:05 pm

Yes, I saw it but decided not to bid despite temptation! The QSA is one of my favourite medals and quite a few to the Border Regt are turning up at present. I have been offered a 4 bar one recently that I am thinking about.

Am away from all my research stuff at present so couldn't check to see if Ellis was shown on a casualty list
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Re: QSA medal

Postby plbramham » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:52 pm

hussar1000 wrote:quite a few to the Border Regt are turning up at present.

Mmmm... do you think that there may be forgeries/renamed medals coming up? I did notice that the Ellis one had been incorrectly or perhaps re engraved.
I have an East Kents QSA which I would love to exchange for a Border Regt one - Yeah - dream on eh?!!! ( I do have a KOSB KSA though so at least the KOSB are a bit closer!)
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Postby hussar1000 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:21 pm

There were a few sold by Dix Noonan Webb recently and they are popping up on dealers lists now. DNW very reputable and always indicate any renaming whether official or bogus. I have bought a couple of EBay over the months, got two from a dealer and offerred another from dealer. There are at least six others on lists. All would seem to be from reputable sources. I know a few collectors who have also picked a couple up recently and they have also been correct.
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