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sam steele

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    The Albert Medal for Saving Life, NGS medal "SHANNON wh CHESAPEAKE", Baronet's Badge of Nova Scotia.
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    Hello Gents, This is an authentic Victoria Cross, name erased, that sold as Lot 628 in the DNW sale of 24th October 2014. XRF testing by the Royal Armouries has determined this to be 19th century, and detailed examination shows the period of the Crimean War and/or Indian Mutiny. Accompanying the Cross is a genuine VC ribbon brooch from the Great War period. Included in the lot are original documents from the Royal Armouries, The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, and Forensic Science Consultants, as well as photocopied research. Further pictures upon request. My price is only 26,000 pounds, post paid. This is the only known authentic erased Victoria Cross on the market. Cheers, Bill in Canada


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    Good golly................I have the files over at a friend's place while he pores through them. Most are the long sheet variety, not letter-size. When I get them back, I'll see to scan a few of the pages from his MOH file. Now, how do you do attachments on this forum.................? Cheers, Bill
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    What do you have that's now worthless?!

    Hi Chris, In Canada, the insignia of the Order of Canada may be purchased on the market via the estate of a deceased member. However, stolen insignia and "insignia sold by the recipient" will be confiscated and returned to the Crown (the government). The stolen reason is obvious, but imagine that a recipient can't sell his own insignia.....in this case, it's similar to the Medal of Honor in the States. I own a Medal of Honor and can sell it to anyone outside of the U.S., but an American recipient of the MOH may not sell, barter, trade, or export his award. He may bequeath, or give it as a gift. Cheers, Bill
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    To some, it's perhaps a rather drastic reaction to those who would attempt to prostitute the Medal of Honor. Unfortunately, it has widespread repercussions in the collecting world. Sadly, a large number of Americans wouldn't know a MOH if they saw one, and certainly a portion of the minority who do, wouldn't be able to tell a modern one from one issued in the 19th century. Our version of your Medal of Honor is the Victoria Cross. We have no living Canadian recipients of the award. World-wide, there are fewer living recipients of the Victoria Cross than your MOH. Honor them all, I say......................... Cheers, Bill
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    Sorry Chris.......there are no exceptions regarding the period of the MOH.Perhaps this restriction may one day be relaxed to the point of collectors once again being able to acquire and share the early issues. Cheers, Bill
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    Thanks, Gents. The MOH has come from Australia, possibly from a descendant of the recipient. Canadians can own the MOH, and from what I can gather, I can bring it into the U.S., but naturally must notify your Customs when I enter. Unless I bequeath or give this as a gift, an American citizen at this time, may not acquire it. As for the 1904 MOH neck ribbon which accompanies the MOH package, it is also illegal for a U.S. citizen to acquire. Still, it's nice to be able to share this information with those who are interested, and proud of their military heritage. Cheers, Bill
  7. Hello Gents, Just arrived from overseas is this fine MOH presented to Lt. Samuel Horne for gallantry in 1864. Wounded in three seperate actions. Lived long enough to receive the second MOH of 1904. Died in 1928. Comes with the case, his neck ribbon for the 1904 award, and a 143 page Medal of Honor file from the National Archives in Washington. Cheers, Bill