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 AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF

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PostSubject: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Mon May 31, 2010 9:31 pm

hi
Found this on ebay, can anyone be certain this medal is and original and was given to the named person because it is a very reasonable price for four medals

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VICTORIAN-SOUTH-AFRICA-MEDAL-1879-BRITISH-WAR-VICTORY-/350360696595?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item51931ff713

any information would be greatly appreciated

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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Mon May 31, 2010 9:51 pm

Looks like it was once used as a brooch.
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Clasp held on by what looks like an ill-fitting piece of wire.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Mon May 31, 2010 11:15 pm

What does the (G) signify.
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PostSubject: the four medals   Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:09 am

hi littlehand.
The G is the last letter as the corps is the Lydenburg Rifles , R.R.LEWIS isnt on the roll but a J.R. is on the roll , along with S. Lewis. The Lydenburg Rifles didnt actively take part against the zulus , they may have been involved against Morosi or Sekukuni.
I am sure someone will fill in my gaps. :) The zulu medal doesnt look in the best condition . According to the Medal Roll 106
medals were Issued clasp 78-79 4 clasp 79 102 = 106 of which 47 medals and clasps were returned to Woolwich Mint.
Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:31 am

Looks like the whole Lewis Familey collection is for sale. Various generations.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:14 am

hi
I emailed the seller and asked about if it had a brooch pin on at some point, and admin, your right it had been a brooch years ago.

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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks Joe. I see there are still no bids. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:17 pm

hi,
A bit puzzling I know, you think someone would pay 180.00 for four genuine medals, maybe they know something we dont scratch

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PostSubject: zulu war medal   Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:22 pm

hi joe.
Dont forget there is still 3 days to go , I certainly wouldnt place any early bids .
cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:02 pm

Someone has now put a bid in.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:08 pm

hi
I think its pretty good, 4 genuine medals for that cheap price hopefully the price will go higher though

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PostSubject: Lewis medal lot.   Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:58 am

hi all.
I dont know what price the other medals should be , but , the 1879 medal would be valued at between 400 - 435 quid
I would expect . Dont forget the Lydenburg Rifles didnt actually take part in the zulu war itself , or not to my knowledge .
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:43 am

hi 90th,
Both the Allied Victory Medal and the The British War Medal are fairly common as around 6 million of them were made and issued so they are really floating around everywhere, I have both of them myself, so I wouldnt expect them to be worth very much, my guess would be around 50.00 definatley under 100.00 thanks joe
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:55 am

I agree with Joe, have these myself. Very common. £50 sounds about right.
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PostSubject: Re: AFRICA SERVICE MEDAL NAMED TO 57.SJT.R.LEWIS.3-K.A.RIF   Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:07 am

hi
as for the Africe Service Medal, without the ribbon wont be worth very much either, probably the same as the ww1 medals.

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