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Dear fellow collectors,
here I have two pictures, one of the medalbar with the jubilee medal clearly visible, and one with the Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont wearing it on a pre-ww1 medalbar.
Kind regards, Laurentius
I noticed this group as well....and I suspect there may be a couple of reasons for it not selling just now.
[a] The seller has, to their credit, added an ''important notice'' in the descriptive text stating that this individual was not in the Metropolitan Police during the Jack the Ripper murders in 1888.
I can find the group under ''Metropolitan Police medals'' but it does not seem to appear under ''Police medals.''
[c] It does appear to be quite expensive but that is just my opinion.
[d] There does not appear to be much on this individual ie Old Bailey trial records etc.
[e] and I think you may be right...the market seems to be a bit quiet at times
I am afraid that any dealer worth his salt would wait until the main item, the KPM was sold and offer the buyer the opportunity to buy the other items available. If he says no, fine,sell seperately. I would have sold my soul to the infernal one to have a relic like that with the medals.
I totally agree and understand what you are saying.
The auction house that sold Deputy Inspector General Norman Mainwaring medals and other items also kept the flag with these items and therefore they were all sold together. The decision made economic sense for the auction house and for their client.
The dealer that purchased them, then sells them separately. The dealer is running a commercial business and therefore has to obtain the best price for his purchases. The decision to sell them separately made economic sense for the dealer.
My point is that it is sad from a collectors or historic point of view that the items are no longer together.