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PostSubject: 1717 Pte. W. THOMAS 1/24th REGT FOOT 1879   Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:05 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zulu-War-Medal-1717-Pte-W-THOMAS-1-24th-REGT-FOOT-1879-South-Wales-Borderers-/121005566790?pt=UK_Collectables_Militaria_LE&hash=item1c2c7e6b46

At £1049 already and 8 days to go.
Extraordinary for a soldier who saw no action!
Also has later style naming. Note 1-24th as opposed to the original 1/24th.
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PostSubject: Pvt W.Thomas 1717 , 1 / 24th    Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:12 pm

Hi Tasker .
Yes , these 1/ 24 th medals always are more expensive than other regiments , there are several from dealers which are currently available through dealers .
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PostSubject: Re: 1717 Pte. W. THOMAS 1/24th REGT FOOT 1879   Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:01 pm

I get the higher prices for the 1877- 8-9 clasp medals to men of 1/24th who were not in those companies at iSandlwana. The men in S.Africa for several years had become battle hardened veterans, but I do not get the higher prices to the replacement men of the 24th who arrived post iSandlwana, the later draft recipients who were sent in to replace those members of 1/24th who'd been killed.
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PostSubject: Pvt .W. Thomas 1717 1 / 24th .   Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:15 am

Hi Tasker
Agreed . Salute
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PostSubject: Re: 1717 Pte. W. THOMAS 1/24th REGT FOOT 1879   Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:34 pm

you know my vies on this - it just does my head in - I am sure there are some people on Ebay who think they are buying an Isandlwanan casualty or comrade of one . Thats the advantage of a an informed market and careful wording on the lot.

But it is not just an ebay thing - some really good and trustworthy dealers have these medals on their sites (as 90th points out) at similar pricing. I have never got it - but I think it is no coincidence that these medals stay on lists for longer while other SAGS are snapped up .

I hope at some point that the laws of supply and demand take effect !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1717 Pte. W. THOMAS 1/24th REGT FOOT 1879   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:31 pm

Similar medal to Morris hammered for 880 quid Shocked at Fellows auction yesterday. See Turner 80th thread.
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