WW2 Medal Groups.

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by bamboo43, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    I have been browsing our most favourite auction site today and have noticed the unprecedented number of Burma Star WW2 medal groups up for sale!!:huh:

    There must be at least 12 up as we speak, including some pertaining to be KIA! Some have a fair amount of paperwork with the lot, but none have what a collector is looking for: medals, medal slip in correctly named box, plus some form of other documentary provenance.

    I am not casting any aspersions on these groups, but as they say 'buyer beware'!:unsure:
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've been toying with the idea for around 6 mths whether I should enter the medal market and start buying some WW2 Groups, namely Dunkirk and with a gallantry medal inc.

    I still can't decide if I should or not for fear of it becoming a rather expensive hobby.
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I've been toying with the idea for around 6 mths whether I should enter the medal market and start buying some WW2 Groups, namely Dunkirk and with a gallantry medal inc.

    I still can't decide if I should or not for fear of it becoming a rather expensive hobby.


    Hi Drew,

    Be careful it is addictive!!!:)

    It is a good idea to have a theme in mind (which you obviously have) and to try to stick it. I have been dabbling for about 3 years. It is scary how quickly the amount you are willing to spend escalates!!:)

    My themes are:

    Chindit 1.

    Rangoon Jail/War Cemetery.

    Kings Liverpool's/8th of Foot.

    The groups up this week on Ebay include two potential Chindit 2 groups, but I am trying to avoid venturing into this area, for the same reasons that you state. Plus I have been stung once in this area, although all was resolved in the end.

    Steve.
     

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