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Anyone fancy adding a VC to their cabinet?

Article about: by AMTG Honestly, these things should automatically go back to the crown, or the unit, or IWM if the family try to sell them...they aren't commodities to be bought and sold! by Adrian I agre

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    A true warrior ! A shame these VC's cant be kept within the families imo

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Honestly, these things should automatically go back to the crown, or the unit, or IWM if the family try to sell them...they aren't commodities to be bought and sold!

    Just my 2 bobs woth

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    If he doesn't have a nice pair of them available, I'm not interested...sorry...
    William

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

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    A little too rich for my blood! I've been told there is a Medal of Honor floating around in my wife's family. I'm still trying to get my hands on it and get some pics. I hope it's true!

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    There was another one sold last week which went for more than this, he survived and spent the war in captivity and got his at buck house in 1919. I think it sold for about 260000, though I cant find the link at this time.

    Victoria Cross for Tommy who held off six German divisions goes on sale - Telegraph
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    180 Grand for a VC must be the starting price , they go for a lot more than that , another one for the Ashcroft collection !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    I think it is a real shame that something like a VC should be sold, I understand that family members / descendents sometimes need money for whatever reason but something like a VC, what did the bloke go through to get one of those? I'm sure a lot more than the person selling it. They're selling their families heritage in my opinion, I hope it's worth it.

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    I just noticed that the one I linked to was mentioned in the first link, Doh!

    It did not go to the Ashcroft collection, or so the notice I saw on it selling said.

    Found a link on the sale, but not the one I read the other day.

    CBBC Newsround - First WWI Victoria Cross medal sold for 276,000
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    I agree there should be some form of caveat whereby when or if family lines dies out, the medal should be returned to the crown and put on permanant display in a dedicated museum.

    As we don't have that, I suppose Lord Ashcroft is the next best thing and at least the collection can be seen in the IWM.

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