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  1. On a similar note to PK, my collecting started with a 1916 & 1966 set with provenance, being deemed a fake by Whyte's auction house. My research confirmed for me that this late issued replacement medal set differs from the original but was genuine and a new hobby was opened to me. As previously discussed here the best expert opinion is achieved with a culmination of ideas and knowledge from the likes of the highly experienced collectors who kindly share their thoughts on this forum, a consensus from the hard hitters displayed above on any subject is hard to dismiss.
  2. Phil, i am in discussions with Henry Coyle's granson, whoes father is mentioned above, do you know him or want to contact him yourself, Paul
  3. Gentlemen, I pointed a 1916 veterans' descendent in the direction of the GMIC to further his research and he has posted a new topic in this forum. I am aware that this particular topic is "watched" by a lot of interested persons and am thus taking the liberty of highlighting here, his new topic "1916 ICA Action". Regards Paul.
  4. Thanks Paul, that a definitive clarification of the official use of the lower case font. Perhaps someday I might get to grips with the official markings.
  5. Gentlemen, I would be interested in your thoughts on the lower case font used on this officially named and numbered War of Independence medal presently for sale. I was only aware of the use of Upper Case.(Apologies for the poor picture quality) </SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></FONT>
  6. Thank you all for the excellent opinions, I will link this forum on to the gentleman who sent me the photograph. His grandfather is in the group and he was an ICA member in Easter week 1916, which ties in perfectly with Brendan?s suggestion (however I think the grandson said he didn?t have the 1966 medal). His research has subsequently led him to a brother-in-law of the man in the photograph who was a GPO killed in action. I will leave the rest of the storey and his investigations for him to post , regards Paul
  7. Gentlemen, I have been asked to try and date this supposedly "Irish Citizen Army" gathering photograph. The gentleman at the front would appear to be wearing a pair of medals, suggesting a post 1941 photograph. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks
  8. Sir, I would be intrested in your thoughts on this ebay auction item from Northern Ireland a few months ago (the medal did not sell), http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2008/post-2882-1227443360.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2008/post-2882-1227443341.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_11_2008/post-2882-1227443371.jpg Yon mentioned "and cumm nabawn brooches". The same ebay seller had the following on a different date,your thoughts? have you any photographs of any of the items you mentioned.
  9. I moved my posting to the correct "Easter Rising Medals" forum,Sorry for my error, Irish1916
  10. Gentlemen, One of these ebay auctions has a pin in its photograph that I discussed in another GMIC thread "Cumann na mBan gold badge on ebay" , although not stated as old I think it is badly discribed. Paul
  11. In the past I was offered examples of this "Old Gold" pin from a seller, he kindly lent me then prior to purchase and I brought them to 2 jewellers who confirmed they were gold. They both were surprised at the lack of assay mark and the both believed that the markings on the back of the pins would prove recent manufacturing. I do NOT know if these are the same ones as that for sale, Paul
  12. This is all i had showing the back, the stamps are as mentioned earlier. Paul
  13. Gentlemen I was contacted by this auction house when they first received this medal requesting help in identifying it. At first the seller had a 1922 date (and my hopes were raised for a link to the very rare Collin medal) but this was then confirmed as 1934 (the s & g with the font used were easy to mix up apparently). The "surviving Republican Veteran" memories of the medal included its rareness (I was told 2 in total) but his reluctance/unwillingness/inability to add any more detail was worrisome. I found this a romantic but potentially misleading selective memory. Needless to say I fo
  14. Was any explanation of grounds provided with the refusal?
  15. I will be absent for Adams this year, as i was for Whytes. A quick check on ebay (advanced search) showed two major players with only a total of 6 purchases,mostly minor, i bought nothing, molders claims only a few bits , irish medals says he got nothing: And sale prices were at a much more normal level , 1916 at 4K, Comments Gentlemen ?
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