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How much are WW1 medals worth.
« on: Friday 06 March 09 09:30 GMT (UK) »
I am not trying to sell any but I've had the most amazing news.
Someone has all of my grandfathers war medals, Victory,Star and Service. I would like to try and buy them back if he will let me but I don't want to pay too much even though I am desperate to own them.
A little over the odds would be fine.
Any medal experts have any advice.



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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 March 09 13:43 GMT (UK) »
A fair price would depend on certain criteria:
His rank
His regiment/unit
A casualty or not?
Condition of the medals themselves

For a run of the mill 1914-15 trio (I know it's not run of the mill to you, but you understand what I mean), maybe £80-90?

If you can answer the points above, might be able to revise that figure.  :)
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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 March 09 15:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the reply.
I have just spoken to the person in question and asked if he wanted to sell them and he has given me a price. His name was Neil ( not you is it  ;))
Anyway he was a private and he was killed but not in battle. He was sent home and then died.  I didn't ask about the condition of the medals. I am so excited I didn't think to.

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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 March 09 15:56 GMT (UK) »
If you look on Ebay/collectables/militaria/medals you will find a few sets for sale about the price Neil quoted.

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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 March 09 15:58 GMT (UK) »
No, not me!  ;)
Don't know what price he's quoted you of course, but the fact he was a casualty will make a big difference. Perhaps more like £200 would be the market value.

http://www.southernmedals.co.uk/sm11.htm
Some examples. Scroll down to trios at the bottom.
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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 March 09 16:05 GMT (UK) »
How lucky are you? I would live on bread and cheese for a year, rob a bank to buy something like that! You can't put a value on something so personal. Go for it! You'd always regret it later on if you didn't.
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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 06 March 09 16:10 GMT (UK) »
I know I can't believe how lucky I am.
It was just, almost by accident, I found him.
I would be willing to live off bread and cheese too if it was that easy.
I am happy with the price, I won't give out any personal detail but I will definitely buy them. Just need to save my pennies for a few weeks.
Thanks for all your input.
PS Suttonrog, how do you know what price I was quoted? ;)

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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 06 March 09 23:36 GMT (UK) »
I meant Neil1821 in the post above.

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Re: How much are WW1 medals worth.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 March 09 00:12 GMT (UK) »
Great news! I know how you fell.
I was given my Dads ww2 medals plus my Granddads ww1 medals, I was over the moon and would have paid a lot of money for them.
While we are one the subject and not wishing to invade another members question how much would a ww1 Military Medal be worth (not selling) just asking
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