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Dear Ray,

It is a commemorative medal (either in silver of lead alloy can't tell from the photo) to commemorate the silver Jubilee of Man Singh II, Maharajah of Jaipur, 1947, the obverse die is identical to that used for the official presentation medal. I have no reason to believe that it is a fake.

Paul

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Dear Ray,

It is a commemorative medal (either in silver of lead alloy can't tell from the photo) to commemorate the silver Jubilee of Man Singh II, Maharajah of Jaipur, 1947, the obverse die is identical to that used for the official presentation medal. I have no reason to believe that it is a fake.

Paul

Hello Paul the medal is silver but that is about the extent of my knowledge. Would you or anyone have an idea of worth? Best,Ray

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about six or seven have appeared in auction in the last few years. The presentation medal with ribbon sells for a bit more though again not that rare. Jaipur had a population of several million so I anticipate a relatively large number would have been issued.

Paul

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I don't have one in my collection but I do agree with Paul that it is genuine.

When you say you got "took" are you saying that you paid too much?

Nice specimen regardless of price.

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Brian

Hello Brian,yes i paid several hundred dollars,however i do believe i was set up on this with the person bidding against me. They have not sent it to me and i am wondering if i will even pay for it. I have never run into something like this and am having a hard time arguing with myself.but its up to me and i will do whats right in the long run.Ray

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Ray I hope you either get the piece, or you're not out of pocket. Have you paid by Pay-Pal or by Credit Card, if so you will have some recourse.

Paul

Hi Paul hope you are well. I actually have not paid yet or thats what i think. When i tried to pay my credit card company refused payment.well i should not be talking about this on a public forum as there is someone here who spreads things,enough said.

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Ray,

Thanks for the info. Yes it is possible that one can get caught up in phoney bidding wars on some on line sites (I think you all know the ones I mean)which is one of the reasons if I do bid on line I am very cautious and in some ways I prefer the buy it now (assuming it is sensible, there are many clients on E-bay who put such outrageous prices it should say " if you are mentally deranged and have more money than sense buy it now" although on one occasion I did just that but it was to reunite a probably unique pair).

Paul

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Ray,

Thanks for the info. Yes it is possible that one can get caught up in phoney bidding wars on some on line sites (I think you all know the ones I mean)which is one of the reasons if I do bid on line I am very cautious and in some ways I prefer the buy it now (assuming it is sensible, there are many clients on E-bay who put such outrageous prices it should say " if you are mentally deranged and have more money than sense buy it now" although on one occasion I did just that but it was to reunite a probably unique pair).

Paul

Hi Paul,well I hope I learned something though at my age one would think i would not fall into the bid up thing.I really have no excuse except I am an old man and no one should pick on me. Ha Ha Ha. Grow up Ray. Best,Ray

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