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Copy medal wanted!
AlanTB


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
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Does anyone out there know where I can get either a copy South Africa Medal with bar 1877-8-9, or just the bar from? I have tried one or two reputable medallists to no avail. I have read an archived search for one of the rarer bars and have already tried the recommended medallists shown there. I know 'Tailor's copies' of bars were common, if anyone could suggest a Regimental Tailor etc that may be able to help I would be grateful.
Thanks!

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Martin Everett


Joined: 01 Sep 2005
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I regret I know of no commericial source. Fortunately on the demise of the Army Medal Office I was able to have original clasps of 6 out of 7 that were produced which are on display in the museum.

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peterw


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
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Chris Dixon (www.dixonsmedals.co.uk) tends to have a stock of damaged/erased medals that can be used for spares. Failing that, keep an eye out on eBay but please do not, under any circumstances, break up a perfectly good medal.

Or something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/South-Africa-Medal-1879-Zulu-War-Rorke's-Drift-Chard-VC_W0QQitemZ170112065232QQihZ007QQcategoryZ583QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Sean Sweeney


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
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Alan,
There are a few about, so somebody is making them;
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/South-Africa-Medal-1877-8-9-Zulu-War-Rorke's-Drift-VC_W0QQitemZ170111416631QQihZ007QQcategoryZ583QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You might try these guys. Monarch Militaria.

They have a pretty good range of Victorian campaign copies, and even do an 'ageing' process, and reasonably priced.

http://www.monarchmilitaria.co.uk/Medals%20Victorian%20-%20Edwardian%20ONE.htm

These guys do 'Custom' computer engraved bars and clasps;

http://www.heritagemedals.com.au/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=88

This guy (Robert Finnegan) does an 1877-9 copy, but a bit pricier;

http://shoppersworld.co.uk/store/product.asp?s=199&d=1034&p=36701&c=36&s1=145&s2=168&s3=0

And Jeremy Tenniswood (Aldershot Badge and Medal Co Ltd) offers copies without bar, reasonably priced.
He also sells a range of 24th badges and buckles.

http://www.militaria.co.uk/medals.asp?CatName=Replacement%20Medals&SubCatName=19th%20Century%20Campaign&parentid=4587&catid=4588

That should keep you busy.
No doubt 'you gets what you pays for' !
cheers,
Sean
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TWO SOURCES
clive dickens


Joined: 17 Sep 2005
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Alan
There are two company'as that I know to who make quite good copy medals they are as follows www.benham.co.uk and www.worcsmedals.com the latter are very good copies
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clive dickens


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Alan
I should have told you click on armed forces on tghe Benham site and also miss the s off the worcester csuite to mread www. worcmedals.xcom
Sorry about that

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Robert John


Joined: 31 Aug 2005
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Clive,

I think you have got something wrong with your keyboard---you seem to be getting some letters in places where they shouldn,t be !!

Robert

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clive dickens


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Robert
You are telling me it is driving me mad I am off to get another tommorow
I will give the address's again www.benham.co.uk
and www.worcmedals.com
I hope that I have got it correct this time
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AlanTB


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
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Thanks for the suggestions, I have managed to find somewhere with the 1877-8-9 bar and have ordered the medal as a copy from the RRW Museum as Martin Everett has been a useful sdource of info for me it seemed only right to support the Museum in this way.
Alan

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clive dickens


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Alan
I had my copy off the museum too and a very good one it is too I do not know why but I had forgotten the museum must be my old years getting at me
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