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family medal sold at auction

Article about: While doing some research on my grandmother's cousin who was a winner of the military medal and later killed during WW1, I came across an archive sale page from the London Dealers, Dix,Noona

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    great news, and im glad that the current purchaser was ok with returning it!
    i too would love to see a pic when it returns home!

    all the best
    "…knowing him, and something of his deeds, it was impossible not to believe in greatness. In that square figure was housed a spirit of grandeur, and with his massive heroism went gentleness and modesty, even humility. He had no need to proclaim his virtue, for history would be his spokesman."
    Eric Linklater on Wavell.

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    Hi JWP, that's quite a touching story, Im also pleased for you. Congrats.
    Regards SK
    Regards SK

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    thanks again all, will do some pics when medal arrives,
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    John I am very happy for you & that some good detective work....Looking forward to the pictures.. Cheers Terry.

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    Congrats! That's awesome. Im sure we all have a story like this...but This reminds me....when I started collecting, I contacted a family regarding a US ww2 Ike Jacket/medals/ribbons/photos I had bought as I wanted more info on the Vet. I got a letter back from the son, who was very excited and had been searching for his Fathers ww2 items for years at local flea markets and stores etc, since an ex-wife of the Vet sold them at a yard sale when the vet died, without them knowing. Luckily I got the entire group back to him, where it belonged.
    Ive heard collectors say "that's why you never contact the family looking for info".....but I think its wrong to hold onto an item if the family wants it back in most circumstances. Anyway, congrats
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    A great day ! the MM is back within the family, very proud to be the custodian of it, many thanks all for your help,
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    Wonderful ending to the story!!

  8. #28


    Glad you got it back!!!!!

    Dean O

  9. #29


    Hi John, congratulations on the recovery of the family medal, a nice ending to this story,
    Regards SK
    Regards SK

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    Congratulations John a very happy ending to your search you must be ecstatic to have it home were it belongs.
    My hats off as well to the person who purchased it from the dealer and realized the significance and how important it was to you to recover your families history and to return/sell it back.

    Regards Mark
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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