Hello Vicky this lot go in the end??.. Cheers Terry.
Hi Terry, I can speak on behalf of Vicky and say that we don't know the outcome of this one. If they were sold I hope they went to a good home.
Okay James it I was looking through MC's like you do & saw this thread. I am hopefully going to be adding a GV WW1 MC to my collection in the next couple of months thats why I was looking at MC threads.. Enjoy the Bank holiday. Cheers Terry.
Look forward to seeing it Terry
Hi, I've just read all the posts regarding this group. I was the one who actually bought it in the end, after lots of emails and phone calls, yes as pointed out there were no named medals, but all the original paperwork was there from the day he joined as a private in 1939 until he retired as an officer in the early sixties.
There's even his dog tags, his service book, loads of photos and maps and the final thing being the order of service at his funeral.
It was actually his daughter that was selling the collection and yes it did go to a good home and is in my collection where it will stay, along with other gallantry groups on WW.1 & WW.2. So there was an happy ending to it all.
On a similar note, I was once at an auction and had gone to buy a family group of 2. Brothers WW.1 one killed and other a pow, then their 2. Sons WW.2 one survived and one killed, every letter, photo, paper cuttings medals etc was there. A woman was at the auction and said she wanted it so she could split it into several lots and sell it all on eBay. Luckily I bought it and it's still together in my collection. Lots of so called collectors are in this just to get as much money as they can from groups, in my case I have respect for the medals etc of these brave men and don't buy to sell for profit. I've bought many family lots which I still have years later. Cheers Steve