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Old 10th Jan 2019, 18:55
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MPN11
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Often in Jersey, but mainly in the past.
Age: 74
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Why "sadly"? MPN? I had this throughout my time as a dealer in medals and militaria, with one retired Colonel Blimp type referring to "trafficking in medals"! Better that medals end up in the hands of enthusiastic collectors who appreciate what they have than they languish in the hands of relatives who often havent a clue what they represent.
I just find it sad that families don't appreciate the medallic recognition of their forebears, and what those medals represent. I'm delighted that my son wants our generational collection ... I just wish I had one to add [apart from squllions of shooting medal, but thankfully one of those is hallmarked gold!].
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