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Old 02-12-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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Can anyone please help me with these . The first set is to a single individual. I think Boer/ British ww1, named.

The second set I don't know what it is, to a different individual.
Can you please suggest value to the as they are 100% outside my collecting area and knowledge. Thanx Jacques
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:50 AM   #2
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Jacques

The second single medal and death plaque - often called the 'death penny' - probably belong to the same man. The medal in the plastic sleeve is a Victory Medal but has the 1914-15 Medal ribbon on it. It should be named on the edge, perhaps to the same man as the name on the plaque.

If you search here: https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead
you should be able to find out date and place of death, where he is buried and perhaps some information about the man's family.

Sorry, I have no idea about prices but the more inofmation the better if you are trying to sell them.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:02 AM   #3
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Philipstown Commado is a small unit .Value is tricky as they are to a South African unit must be worth at least 100 pounds. The death penny and war medal more if they are related , more if they are an officer and died doing something fab. Rob
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Old 02-12-2020, 02:53 PM   #4
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Philipstown Commado is a small unit .Value is tricky as they are to a South African unit must be worth at least 100 pounds. The death penny and war medal more if they are related , more if they are an officer and died doing something fab. Rob
I agree - the South African unit is a bit more unusual. As a Kiwi, I recently paid paid around £160 for a New Zealand trio. And yes, the value of death pennies is going up these days.

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Thanx for the info guys. Whateare the five medals in the set for?
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:33 AM   #6
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From left to right:

Italy Star - for service in Italy during WW2

1939-1945 Star - for service during WW2

WW1 War Medal - service in WW1

1914-15 Star - for soldiers who served late in 1914 and roughly the first half of 1915

WW1 Victory Medal - service in WW1

Unlikely that all of these medals are to the same person. All of the WW1 Medals should be named (War and Victory on the rim of the medal). WW2 medals are likely unnamed, but you do see them named from time to time, usually to South African or Australian units.

The victory medal in the picture next to the Death Penny has the wrong ribbon (for 1914 or 14-15 star). It should be the same as the one in the other picture

If you PM me the naming, as they appear on the medals, I can see if I can pull the service records (spotty results).

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Old 02-13-2020, 11:55 AM   #7
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Thanx for that info, I will check it out and be in touch. The five medals are purported to be from same guy. J
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:30 AM   #8
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I can't make out the names from the photos - if you let me know, I will look them up in the War Records.They go back to pre-Boer War times...

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