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Selling WW1 Memorials

Article about: Grave robbing IMO and i dont beleive the story either about the stones getting replaced.....we have all seen headstones in cemetarys that go back very far into the 1600s..and quite worn but

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    Hey all, ive noticed on eBay a seller who is selling WW1 memorial plaques, the white marble grave markers and cemetery plaques. I understand they get replaced so these things will legitimately be coming onto the market. What makes me worry, is with the money these are fetching, will people start "acquiring" more for financial gain.

    Im just wondering where you stand on this as i feel its a little macabre.

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    I've seen the same thing happen with Spanish American War grave medallions also. They are, unfortunately, quite attractive in design and hard for some people to resist picking them up. My uncle's marker disappeared in this fashion...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hi Vicky, Have you got a link ?

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    Not something I would buy, seems very odd to me to collect such items, to be honest I don't even like the idea of collecting the Death Pennies or KIA groups that seem so popular. I was offered a Death Penny recently to a member of the South Wales Borderers along with his Victory medal for a good price well below market rate, but it just disturbs me so I have declined, even though it is to a unit I would want items from, not my cup of tea.

    Each to their own I suppose, but not for me.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by robin morley View Post
    Hi Vicky, Have you got a link ?
    Hi, i would upload a link but it may be a little unfair. I will save the pics and upload some now

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    Battleground relic / item, from Belgium,

    for Sergeant Air Gnr,

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ _

    57 Sqdn, Royal Volunteer Reserve, 25 June 1943,



    CWGC details included, Heverlee War cemetery

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    A WW1 German marker plate , + a wooden part.

    from a private collection, in the Ieper / Ypres / Langemark area of Belgium.

    Plate relates to pionier Soldat now resting at LANGEMARK,

    in Block A. 09/07/1915

    Langemark was a concentration cemetery
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    Thanks, I had a look on ebay without any luck, found the hill 60 bunker parts but only death pennies when I searched.

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    A WW1 German marker .

    from a private collection, in the Flanders area of Belgium.

    Plate relates to two Soldats now resting at Hoogelede.

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    There are a load more. Its from the same seller as the bunker part i've uploaded so the same seller you saw. It only appears to be him selling them.
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    I'll make this the last one as im cautious of the memory i could use if i listed them all.
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    some people never miss a trick.

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