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The price of heroism?!
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:07:21 AM »
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Re: The price of heroism?!
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 08:30:47 AM »
What a tough situation to be placed into. A better question....."What Price To Stay Alive"?
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Re: The price of heroism?!
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 04:07:31 PM »
I hope he does well with his sale...hopefully some good soul with that sort of money will purchase the medals and maybe just give them back!  Or perhaps just make a new friend...they are his to do what he wants with, I just hope he doesn't miss them.

I think it's interesting that this seems to be more common in Britain than it is over here, and the medals always seem to sell for quite a bit more than they would in the US as well.  Is it something to do with pride?  British/Commonwealth medals tend to fetch more than US medals anyway, but does it have to do with how they are named/documented?  The quality?  Or is there more of a market or more of an appreciation?

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Re: The price of heroism?!
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 10:49:35 PM »
I hope he does well with his sale...hopefully some good soul with that sort of money will purchase the medals and maybe just give them back!  Or perhaps just make a new friend...they are his to do what he wants with, I just hope he doesn't miss them.

I think it's interesting that this seems to be more common in Britain than it is over here, and the medals always seem to sell for quite a bit more than they would in the US as well.  Is it something to do with pride?  British/Commonwealth medals tend to fetch more than US medals anyway, but does it have to do with how they are named/documented?  The quality?  Or is there more of a market or more of an appreciation?

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Probably all of the above.
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Re: The price of heroism?!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 08:02:56 AM »
Britain has always awarded Decorations quite sparingly. Most are scarce to rare. Awards for the 21st Century will always be rare due to the size of the Royal Navy and Army.

Would you be tempted to sell your medals if someone were to offer you around 180,000 US Dollars for them ?


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