12-08-2014 06:21 AM
Unfortunately this one is a fake. Without going into too much detail, everything you have concerns with is correct, it's all bad. Value is negligible as collectors won't touch these. Welcome to the forum.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
At one time they were being sold by World Wide Arms - along with similar items. Although they never advertised them as genuine, they never advertised them as reproduction either.
Books published to date... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack - Andersonstown'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.
a good old auction house move.