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  1. Hello Brian,

    It has been a pleasure to exchange views with you and i am glad your at ease, I know the story to be true but i cannot prove it so i hope at least it has been worth members reading. I have found members on this forum most helpful in an earlier post a member was able to identify another cross i had from the same box which turned out to be worth exactly what they valued it at, again it was of no interest to me but was bought by a very nice chap called Mr Stephen Wheeler i believe a respected dealer. I will post the iron cross for sale and see how things go after all if it does not sell it can live in the box it has spent nearly all it's life in, my next post will be a ww2 ambulance drivers first aid kit complete in it's bag and his tin helmet.

    All the very best to you


    Good Moring David,

    I was worried and hesitant to reply to your post in case I offended you. Even as I was pressing the "Add Reply" I was wishing I had not done so. When it comes to values and what the market will accept it quickly becomes a vicious and unforgiving atmosphere.

    There is a family here in Canada whose Great Grandfather was gifted an Iron Cross by an officer when he stopped their execution by other Canadian soldiers. The story was greatly doubted even after they found the Iron Cross in their Great Grandfather's effects. There was a telvision show here called Ancestors in the Attic and they were able to prove the story. It seemed incredible yet it was proven to be true. Even the Christmas truce seems hard to believe all by itself.

    Regards and relieved,


  2. Good Morning Brian,

    Thank you for your reply, as you willl know the RWF were present at the football match and my g/grandfather was an honourable honest chap but i do understand your point of view. The cross as had a varied life living in everything from shed's to loft's and even my grandma's bunker in the garden during ww2, the story was posted purely for interest and in no way to enhance the value of the cross. As you will see by my earlier reply to the valuation i would be more than happy with £40/50 as it would probably buy me a gsm re/ra, the ww2 photo was amoung others in the same box but that's all i can say. My family have a serving tradition as far back as waterloo and although we may not have reached great hieghts in rank i am very proud of them all, even to date my youngest is serving RAF so we have served Queen/King/Queen. I am not offended in anyway at all the members here have been most helpfull to me i have a number of box's to yet open and hope i may be able to call on your help in the future.

    Regards David

  3. Picture above (from wikipedia) of a cross, left near Ypres in Belgium in 1999, to commemorate the site of the Christmas Truce in 1914. The text reads "1914, The Khaki Chum's Christmas Truce, 1999, 85 Years, Lest We Forget".

    Dancheers.gifEvening All,

    Sorry not replied earlier been unwell, my great grand father served with the RWF and i do have his medals and a photo somewhere will post when i find it. I have attached a photo of a german soldier found in the same box i have no idea wether connected or not i'm sure someone will know more about this german soldier.





  4. All true...but I would add that you could increase the value/interest in the piece if you could also provide;

    1) The accompaning award document to the Iron Cross 2nd class.

    2) Other medals/documents that belonged to your grandfather.

    3) Photo(s) of your great grandfather. In or not in uniform.

    (if he was a pilot, or served in the colonial forces, you can look no further as I'll buy it from you! biggrin.gif )


    My great grandfather was a british soldier who was given the cross by a german soldier he played the game of football with at chrismas, my apolagies for not making this clear.He acquired various items during his service all of which came through eventually to my father who collected and then on to me which formed part of my 40 years collecting medals, i am going through boxes which hav enot been touched for over 30 years.


  5. Not hugely valuable I would have thought no more than £40-50 , although some of the Iron Cross buffs here can give you chapter and verse.

    All the best


    Hello Paul,

    My thanks again at least it might get me a modern gsm or something, hope i may return the kindness in the future.


  6. The family in 1901 George, the head of the household is a clogger, the family address is 14, Leckell's (?) Lane, Wigton

    Dear Leigh,

    I cannot thank you enough for this information our family friend will be delighted to say the least , will i be able in some way now to find joseph prescott in ww1 which is the only thing they are not able to find any information on? Should i ever be able to return this favour in some way please do not hesitate to ask.

    Regards David (H)

    Name Age

    George Prescott 29

    Ellen Prescott 28

    Wm Dixon Prescott 7

    Thomas Prescott 6

    Mary E Prescott 4

    Joseph Prescott 2

    Alice Prescott 2 Months

    14, Leckell's Lane, Wigton

    George Prescott

    Age: 29

    Estimated birth year: abt 1872

    Relation: Head

    Spouse's name: Ellen

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Carlisle, Cumberland, England

    Civil parish: Wigton

    Ecclesiastical parish: Wigton St Mary

    Town: Wigton

    County/Island: Cumberland

    Country: England

    Ellen Prescott

    Age: 28

    Estimated birth year: abt 1873

    Relation: Wife

    Spouse's name: George

    Gender: Female

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

    Wm Dixon Prescott

    Age: 7

    Estimated birth year: abt 1894

    Relation: Son

    Father's Name: George

    Mother's Name: Ellen

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

    Thomas Prescott

    Age: 6

    Estimated birth year: abt 1895

    Relation: Son

    Father's Name: George

    Mother's Name: Ellen

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

    Mary E Prescott

    Age: 4

    Estimated birth year: abt 1897

    Relation: Daughter

    Father's Name: George

    Mother's Name: Ellen

    Gender: Female

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

    Joseph Prescott

    Age: 2

    Estimated birth year: abt 1899

    Relation: Son

    Father's Name: George

    Mother's Name: Ellen

    Gender: Male

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

    Alice Prescott

    Age: 2 Mo

    Estimated birth year: abt 1901

    Relation: Daughter

    Father's Name: George

    Mother's Name: Ellen

    Gender: Female

    Where born: Wigton, Cumberland, England

  7. Good Afternoon,

    Please could you help a friend as asked if i could find information on members of his family who fought in ww1, he has given me all the information he has as follows. Any information would be gratefully appreciated.

    Regards David

    Joseph prescott Wia 1917 border regiment No not known

    Thomas prescott pte (1847) 240352 5th border regiment

    William dixon prescott pte (1848) 240353 5th border regiment

  8. hi,

    sorry for delay, am travelling at the mo and have very limited time and access.... is the holster dated/stamped... ditto ammo pouch?



    Hello Chris,

    Thank you for replying in the circumstances the ammo pouch and holster are not marked, the only marking's are on the belt which is impressed 1917 and a makers mark reading martines- the set also has a green lanyard hope this helps .

    Regards David

  9. David - I am always a little reluctant to give prices on the more unusual items - they can obviously vary between Countries. The Sam Browne is the sought after double cross over and in South Africa I would expect it to be worth about £120 ($180) - it would depend on interest. Add the revolver holster - which I don't think was part of the original - the polish is different - at about £25 ($37) , the frog, at about the same and the pouch - also about the same and you have a set that is worth about £195/200 ($300).

    I stress , that this is my opinion only - and you may find that you can sell it for more or, perhaps at a lesser price. Check with a major auction house such as Christie's or Sotheby's. However, at least you now have a starting price.

    Hello Sir,

    Thank you very much for your help, will now try to find the best place to sell it. I have been going through numerous amounts of items acquired over the 40 years i have collected war medals because it's time they went to people who would appreciate them more. Again my sincere thanks.

    Regards David

  10. David - sorry, I'm afraid it's not something I have - perhaps another member may have access - however, it must be a rare item. You could try posting under British Medals.

    Do you have the original GM - many of them from WW2 had a Police connection - please post under both sub-forums if you do ? Mervyn


    Thank you have posted on both,yes i do have the original george medal and the gentlemans special constabulary medal the george being awarded 1941.

    Regards David....

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