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PostSubject: ISANDLWANA CASUALTY MEDAL   Wed May 15, 2013 11:12 pm

BALDWINS LOt 37, medal to TROOPER. F.SECRETAN. Natal Mounted Police. interesting story. estimate £10,000 - £12,000 Salute


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PostSubject: Isandlwana Casualty Medal    Thu May 16, 2013 7:03 am

Is this Auction coming up ? , bit to rich for me , wasnt it a much cheaper buy last time ? scratch .
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PostSubject: Re: ISANDLWANA CASUALTY MEDAL   Thu May 16, 2013 7:11 am

Perhaps more information on the chap, has come to light, increasing the value?
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PostSubject: Isandlwana Casualty Medal   Thu May 16, 2013 7:35 am

There has always been much more info on Secretan than many other Colonials , if anything knew was about it'd certainly be seen by many other full time historians , including the one who found it dont you think ???.
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PostSubject: Re: ISANDLWANA CASUALTY MEDAL   Thu May 16, 2013 10:17 am

His brother signed up with him, so a lot of the info comes from him, interesting read on the description, auction is on the 5th june, watch this space Salute
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PostSubject: Re: ISANDLWANA CASUALTY MEDAL   Thu May 16, 2013 11:01 am

This medal sold at DNW March 2012 for a Hammer price of £6800 os about £8200 after commission.

I remeber at the time thinking it wasnt that well bid .

Given the estimate it will be interesting to see what difference the letter from his brother makes to the valuation.

With that it makes a great medal . I posted on here photos of his name on the Isandlwana NMP memorial shortly after the auction

http://www.1879zuluwar.com/t5259-tpr-f-secretan-natal-mtd-police-kia-isandlwana?highlight=secretan

If anyone is going for it good luck!!
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PostSubject: Isandlwana Casualty Medal    Thu May 16, 2013 12:29 pm

Agree Sergio , good luck to those who may be keen . I'll be on the side lines . :p;:
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PostSubject: Re: ISANDLWANA CASUALTY MEDAL   Thu May 16, 2013 6:11 pm

Me too 90th. The moment has sort of passed now. Salute
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