Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby Leodian » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 10:58 pm

Thanks again all for your continued help :).

As for the war medals/stars I have never thought of them as mine but only that I was the guardian of them in case I ever found out that relatives of the men ever laid claim to the awards. It was only when I was given the WW1 and WW2 awards for the now confirmed 2 Private Kitchen's that I became interested in such things and I then bought the few others that I have. I have not bought any since and am not a collector of such things.

At that time in the mid to late 1960s knowing that decimalisation was coming I started to 'collect' pre-1947 UK silver coins from circulation knowing that the pre-1920 ones were about 90% silver and the 1920 to 1946 ones were 50% silver. I've still got a small collection of each somewhere in a drawer! Around then I also started looking for rare coins such as the UK 1950 and 1951 pennies and knowing of my 'interest' in them my Mum soon found a few of each, which are also somewhere in a drawer. It was not long though before no more were found as other people would have also been looking for them.
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby uncle mick » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 2:09 pm

George Sanders medals sold for £240,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39125785
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby volvojack » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 2:20 pm

uncle mick wroteColonGeorge Sanders medals sold for £240,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39125785



Good news Mick that they have gone to the right place.
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby Leodian » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 3:12 pm

volvojack wroteColon
uncle mick wroteColonGeorge Sanders medals sold for £240,000

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39125785



Good news Mick that they have gone to the right place.


Yes it's good to hear that having been privately bought the medals will now go on display at the Imperial War Museum.

I note in the BBC report that it states "After the war, Sanders worked at the Meadow Lane Gasworks in Leeds. He died aged 55 and was given a full military funeral". I can just recall that gas works when I used to regularly pass by in the area in the mid to late 1950's.
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby uncle mick » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 6:39 am

Sold for £2880,000 according to the Daily Mail :?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... 8-000.html
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby Bruno » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 10:08 am

uncle mick wroteColonSold for £2880,000 according to the Daily Mail :?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... 8-000.html


The explanation for that is further down in the DM article Uncle Mick.

"The medal group had been given a pre-sale estimate of £220,000, but sold for a £240,000 hammer price. With all the fees added on the total price paid was £288,000."
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Re: Leeds born Somme hero's Victoria Cross and his other medals up for auction.

Postby uncle mick » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 11:47 am

Bruno wroteColon
uncle mick wroteColonSold for £2880,000 according to the Daily Mail :?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... 8-000.html


The explanation for that is further down in the DM article Uncle Mick.

"The medal group had been given a pre-sale estimate of £220,000, but sold for a £240,000 hammer price. With all the fees added on the total price paid was £288,000."


Thanks Bruno, I must remember to read all the article in future & not just the headline :oops:

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