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Old 14-03-18, 04:49 AM
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As well as collecting Essex cap badges, I also collect any medals to the Essex Regt, mainly the first world war. I was in a military shop in Adelaide the other day when a young girl, early twenties, ran into the shop with a hand full of medals six in total that where her fathers. She wanted to sell them, the fellow asked how much she wanted for the medals and she said is $50.00 ok? [UKP25.00] she took the money I could not believe it, he said it happens every day, she needs her next hit.
When I was a lad all my friends houses had their Dads photo and his medals in a frame in the front room. how times have changed.
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Old 14-03-18, 05:47 AM
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Yes very sad. Would it be too optimistic of me to hope that the Adelaide shop keeper would try to restore the medals to a responsible member of the family !?
Some cousins of mine had their family medals stolen (many years ago) and they said that it was as if they had lost the memory of their (?) grandfather.
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Old 14-03-18, 06:29 AM
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Yes very sad. Would it be too optimistic of me to hope that the Adelaide shop keeper would try to restore the medals to a responsible member of the family !?
Some cousins of mine had their family medals stolen (many years ago) and they said that it was as if they had lost the memory of their (?) grandfather.
If it was ISW I would doubt they would .......... I hope they filled in there 2nd hand dealers book and they were not stolen medals ??
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Old 14-03-18, 06:52 AM
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$50!
Which medals were they?

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Hello Troops
As well as collecting Essex cap badges, I also collect any medals to the Essex Regt, mainly the first world war. I was in a military shop in Adelaide the other day when a young girl, early twenties, ran into the shop with a hand full of medals six in total that where her fathers. She wanted to sell them, the fellow asked how much she wanted for the medals and she said is $50.00 ok? [UKP25.00] she took the money I could not believe it, he said it happens every day, she needs her next hit.
When I was a lad all my friends houses had their Dads photo and his medals in a frame in the front room. how times have changed.
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Old 14-03-18, 07:27 AM
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$50!
Which medals were they?
If she is in her 20's I would say a modern group of six , sounds interesting ??
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Old 14-03-18, 07:33 AM
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Sounds like she may well have been absolutely ripped off!

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If she is in her 20's I would say a modern group of six , sounds interesting ??
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Old 14-03-18, 07:48 AM
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Sounds like she may well have been absolutely ripped off!
Most likey she was.
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Old 14-03-18, 09:39 AM
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Sounds like she may well have been absolutely ripped off!
And she might well have stolen them in the first place.
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Old 14-03-18, 10:44 AM
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Hello Troops
As well as collecting Essex cap badges, I also collect any medals to the Essex Regt, mainly the first world war. I was in a military shop in Adelaide the other day when a young girl, early twenties, ran into the shop with a hand full of medals six in total that where her fathers. She wanted to sell them, the fellow asked how much she wanted for the medals and she said is $50.00 ok? [UKP25.00] she took the money I could not believe it, he said it happens every day, she needs her next hit.
When I was a lad all my friends houses had their Dads photo and his medals in a frame in the front room. how times have changed.
Regards Terry
If the dealer says it happens every day then he must be making a fortune. If he said she needs her next hit then she's a druggie and he knows it. Druggies need help, not encouragement. It doesn't say much for the dealer in my opinion but it doesn't surprise me either.
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Old 14-03-18, 12:42 PM
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Indeed, but, I can only go off the original post, in which, it was stated that the particular medals concerned, six in total, actually belonged to her father.

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Old 14-03-18, 01:10 PM
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Owned by her father, doesn't necessarily mean they were awarded to him.
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Old 14-03-18, 02:16 PM
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Hello Frank
Three of the medals were a WW1 trio, the others were 39/45 star, war and defence medals. She did say they were her fathers and I think maybe her grandfathers as well.
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I don't understand how the shop keeper stated she was in everyday selling to get her fix unless she was stealing.....
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Old 14-03-18, 04:51 PM
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Maybe he meant that it happens every day with different people.
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Old 15-03-18, 05:04 AM
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Yes you are wright Phil, different people every day.
And Jackhr it was ISW in the city.
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