The value of medals (Antiques Roadshow)

Discussion in 'General' started by SteveDee, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

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  2. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Had me hopping up to check dates, as I thought he'd said 23rd April 1918 (which as most know is TWO DAYS AFTER he had been killed on 21st April 1918). Listening again, he clearly says 23rd April 1917..... MvR's 47th victory over B.E.2f Serial A3168.
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    We thought that bloke cheated.
    Didn't at all mention that they were particularly interesting medals by virtue of awardee.
    Isn't the normal price for such a pair somewhere around twenty quid?
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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Have not watched it. But if we are talking a pair of WW1 medals, British War Medal and Victory medal, then to a straight forward line regiment, non-casualty, non-gallantry recipient etc. £35-40 for the two.
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    £20 - £40 I would estimate - he did mention that the DFC was non attributed so effectively drops the value.

  6. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    I think his point was that back in the 1970s without the internet it would have been extremely difficult to find out the recipient’s story. The increase in value has been due to this. He didn’t know the story when he bought them and so for the item on the programme the starting value was what they were worth then without knowing the significance of the recipient.
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Back in the 1970's Drew had to visit TNA for files like that on his bicycle - he wasnt old enough for a motorbike license at that point so everything took a little longer, but I am sure he would have copied the file if asked

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  8. Tricky Dicky

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