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RE: Prized Possessions

#16 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:18 pm

You can't spend Victorian coins now can you John?


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RE: Prized Possessions

#17 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:17 pm

I can't stand cheeky kids.


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RE: Prized Possessions

#18 by astoness , Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:24 pm

nor me john...[Lyn]


 
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RE: Prized Possessions

#19 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Nor me there are just too many about.


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RE: Prized Possessions

#20 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 pm

Anyway less of the frivolities and back to business.
My prized possession is a medal, presented to my Grandfather in 1914.
His name was Tommy Kendrick, as far as I know he was Head Shunter on the Railway at Saltley.
He was also a First Aider. One of his men was hit by a goods wagon. In those days there were no Paramedics to call, there wern't even many telephones. So old Tommy had to go in and cut this guys leg off with his penknife.
Tommy Kendrick was also a regular in the Rock pub, he was called out many times when people had accidents. I would appreciate our expert panels opinion on this piece.


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RE: Prized Possessions

#21 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:20 pm

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The medal was made by Alfred Horatio Darby a fob, medal, trophy, plaque manufacturer of Caroline St, Hockley sometime between 1895 & 1929 when he was in business there. It is .625 15k gold which indicates that it is vintage gold. If you could give me a better shot of the date mark the last mark on the right I could tell you the correct date.

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RE: Prized Possessions

#22 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:23 pm

Thanks Phil I will try for a better shot tomorrow,


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RE: Prized Possessions

#23 by astoness , Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:42 pm

wow..SB..no wonder you treasure it so much...its a little gem...


 
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RE: Prized Possessions

#24 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:49 pm

I am only the second generation to care fore this piece in 96 years. It will go to my niece along with the story after I have logged out of life.!


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#25 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:02 pm

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I have to say it is unusual for presentation medals to be gold. Plated base metal is usual;y the norm or sometimes gold on silver. I have never seen a gold one before.

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RE: Prized Possessions

#26 by Voltman , Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:29 am

SB what is the letter in the last box of the hallmark?
Is it capital or lower case?

To me it looks like a capital R in a square with bevelled corners. This would make it 1866, which seems very unlikely but not impossible.

See here http://www.midlandrailwaystudycentre.org.uk/info01.htm
and here http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk/rail_accident.shtml
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RE: Prized Possessions

#27 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:39 am

I don't know yet Volts I will have to try to take a clearer picture. You just can't read the medal it's too small. I have to go down to the school now, I will have a go when I come back.


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#28 by Voltman , Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:45 am

You could try scanning it at high res.
I have some 10x eye pieces and a 200x microscope.
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RE: Prized Possessions

#29 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:10 am

The gold ,silver and bronze medals were given according to the act performed.


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RE: Prized Possessions

#30 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:18 am

And amazingly, you had to nominate yourself, (unbelievable).


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