Author Topic: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War  (Read 11515 times)

Chrismanc

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2011, 05:11:20 PM »
3rd pic

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2011, 05:28:38 PM »
Yes,

As suspected it is a re-named medal.  It is engraved rather than impressed

Old naming, no doubt done by him after losing or more likely pawning his original (the one I have)

He just obtained another QSA with the same number of clasps, it didnt matter what they were, and had the original owners name ground off and his details put on.

If you ever wished to move it on and re-unite it with his original medals please let me know

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Chrismanc

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2011, 05:51:15 PM »
Interesting - I am slightly surprised as the rim still has its circular edge line intact (I am trying to describe the circumference line on the faces of the medal).

I now think I paid well over the odds for this - do you want to make an offer ?

Chrismanc

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2011, 06:49:17 PM »
By the way - do you have him as 745 or 746 on the medal?

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2011, 07:10:22 PM »
He is 746.

If you bought the medal of a dealer and you think you paid over the odds my advice is to return it to him forthwith for a refund as it is obvious to experienced medal collectors very clearly re-named.

Re-named medals have very little value and people buy them for the clasps to re-use on their medals.

I hope this doesnt come as a very big shock to you.

I will PM you re your suggestion.

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Chrismanc

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2011, 09:34:24 AM »
It would still be solid silver, though?

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Re: Pte William Downs 2nd Manchester Regt, Boer War
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2011, 10:23:31 AM »
Yes,

All Victorian medals were silver, the clasps are not.