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Pawned Silver War Medals from Great War Pairs or Trios


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Gentlemen,

In yesterday's on line Daily Telegraph there was a series of images concerning 11 November:

"In pictures: acts of remembrance since 1918

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatpicturegalleries/11219818/In-pictures-acts-of-remembrance-since-1918.html?frame=3101436

This picture shows a wreath from the 'Camberwell Organised Unemployed' being presented on November 11 1921. Some of the men are wearing pawn tickets behind their medals.

Picture: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images"

This is the first time I have seen such an image. I wonder how many of these pawned medals were never redeemed and ended up in the melting pot - far too many I suspect.

Regards,

Owain

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Great pic and good article! Sad to say many many silver medals even now are being melted! Sad but very true though what is interesting is iv seen a few pawn shops now starting to sell them on ebay as they have figured they can get more for them then the silver value so thats a good sign at least!

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