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Victory medal J McCluskey (Auction)

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:41 pm

Just seen this on sale on e-bay wouldn't it be good if it could come home,whish i was minted ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VICTORY-MEDAL ... 3f13ea7de7
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby kerchi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:04 pm

If I could afford to I would get it for the Border Reegiment Museum, at least that way it is where it belongs and can be enjoyed by others instead of stuck in a private collection :-)
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby plbramham » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:34 pm

At the price it's going for at present (£100+ for a single medal, not even a group) you guys with family medals to the Lonsdales had better make sure that they are secure! I suppose that you've got the ultimate security in that they are engraved, so a thief should have to remove the inscription before it could be sold, and with no inscription a Victory medal would be worth what - £5? Some people may say you should have them insured, but if your great grandfather's medals were stolen or destroyed by fire, no matter how much insurance money you got, you simply could not replace them.
I've got my grandfather's GSM and LSGC which have been rescued from a fire already - my grandmother threw them on it saying "that's all his life was worth" when she was refused a war widows pension!
I've just done a quick check on McCluskey and no details seem to be available. It'll be interesting to see how much it fetches. Anyone know the last time a First day of the Somme 11th Btn casualty medal came on the market?
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby kerchi » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:44 pm

plbramham wrote:Anyone know the last time a First day of the Somme 11th Btn casualty medal came on the market?

No, but I can honestly say I don't really check ebay very often. When I see something BR related I like and can't afford it because someone else has got a deeper pocket and bids high I get a little deflated :|

It should go for a decent price though.

I have recently seen a McCluskey and can't think where :-\
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby plbramham » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:27 pm

kerchi wrote:I have recently seen a McCluskey and can't think where :-\

Chris, You hadn't just been reading the "McCumiskey" name on my photo of the 1/4th plaque in Kendal church had you?!! Paul
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby kerchi » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:29 pm

You are half right Paul, the name I saw was McCumiskey but it was on the wiki. I had recently resized the photo of Herbert in the remembrance infobox, that's what it was ::)
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby mrdeacon » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:19 pm

The medal has just been sold for £237.74 .
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Re: Victory medal J McCluskey Border Reg.

Postby plbramham » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:47 pm

Strange amount, I wonder if it was a bidder from abroad and that figure was after foreign currency conversion?
I don't know what the record is for a single Victory medal, but that one must be a contender for the title! ( I think the going rate for a victory medal to a "standard" recipient is about £7 - £12?)
When you think about it, McClusky never actually wore the medal, or even saw it, as he died before it was issued.
It makes you wonder what 1st day of Somme medals will fetch in 2016 when it's the centenary!
(I've got an oak plaque memorial pew seat back to 1/7/16 casualty Lancs Fusilier James Cooper which I rescued from the back of a pile of rubbish in a junk shop for a fiver a few years ago -Think I'd I'd better give it a polish! Paul !)
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