I see no problems in originality. A geniuine cross 2nd class in it's original case, possibly by Godet or Deschler & Sohn from looking at it's characreristics. An allowance in slight variations should be taken into consideration due to the nature of the hand enamelling process, and this looks fine to me.
'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.
Thanks Ned, Assuming the box is the correct one with the Olympic symbol on the front, what sort of value would you place on it for a private purchase? I have seen cased originas on a retail site for $1300, so I would guess at around $800.
Iagree with Ned.