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 The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879

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PostSubject: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:54 am

Here's a medal for the enthusiast !!! The suggested bid price is a "come and buy Me" I'd say. Give you hope of a bargain and watch it go through the roof. Listed in Dix Noonan Webb's Auction, 24th/25th this week. Good luck!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:31 pm

I never pay much attention to the guide price - particularly for SAGS these days. There are some interesting lots in this sale.

There is a nice naval group but most interesting I think is this one

http://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=353&lot_id=1096&backto=cabinet

The intombi survivor medal to Pte Crawford 80th. Guide £6000-8000 - given the way standard SAGS have been inflated , something as rare as this has to be in the 10k + and possibly much more .

Sadly I shall only watch with interest and with my hands in boxing gloves tied to my chair if Mrs D follows through on her threat !!

Happy bidding !!

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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 am

I'll be looking on at Dix Noonan's sale as well. All spent out at present on a Webley WG Revolver retailed by Holland & Holland and a Fraser Single Shot Rook Rifle !! Wink Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:19 pm

hammer price £40K !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:29 pm

Holy Cow !!  If it went that way as I thought it would,  up, up, I guessed 20K + but that is amazing !! There must have been almost as big a battle on the Auction floor as the original battlefield!!Shocked
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PostSubject: Pvt Coughlan 1/24th    Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:01 am

I'm a friend of the person who was the under- bidder on the Crawford Intombi survivor medal , I was left well and truly in her wake ! .
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:28 am

Looks like I've been hoodwinked !! It only brought 7K which I would have thought was reasonable. Oh well, scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:20 am

the 40K referred to the Crawford medal. Yes 8-9K after commission is pretty run of the mill for Isandlwana Casualty
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PostSubject: Re: The South Africa Medal awarded to Private R. Coughlan, 1/24th Regiment, who was killed in action at Isandhlwana on 22 January 1879   Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:48 pm

No worries, I just got my medals a bit crosssed up !! As I've said in the past, I'm not a Medal collector. Just an old rifle collector/shooter with a strong interest in the Campaigns of the Victorian Era.Salute
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