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davidhughhill

What is your Medal collecting theme

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davidhughhill

To follow on from the ' Trios that are no more ' topic what are the themes of the Medal collectors on the forum.

Mine is WW1 Royal Scots gallantry,trios, pairs, and plaques ect.

Tell us about your theme.

Davie

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dycer

Davie,

Not a theme but I know two 8th Royal Scots Trios you will be unable to add to your collection. :D

George

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jasmor58

I do not have a theme. I am a generalist collector, I collect what I like and like what I collect!

Jasmor58

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dundeesown

Black Watch ( especially 4th,4/5th Battalion ) but will buy any B/W or Dundee lads medals,when I have the cash.

Gary.

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HarryBettsMCDCM

1/1st Cambridgeshire Regt TF {& Precendents& Antecedents}

Northamptonshire Regt {Mainly 5th 6th & 7th Battalions,but includes others}

Unusual Groups to the ASC,Royal Artillery {all Branches}

& Anything that takes my Fancy & I can afford at the time!!!

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1st AIF

All AIF infantry battalions - damn its hard trying to get one from the the 40th Bn.

Len

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Liam

I collect to the 12th Lancers but try and collect individual medals of as many types as I can

Liam

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River97
I do not have a theme. I am a generalist collector, I collect what I like and like what I collect!

Jasmor58

I have done the same and when the cabinet became full I started again, this time for the London Regiment, a pair or trio for each Battalion.

Cheers Andy.

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regimentalrogue

I collect medals to The Royal Canadian Regiment, with a principal focus on those who served during the Great War.

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hmsk212

MGC & MGS-RA

Steve

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59165

I dunno if I am a collector or not.

I have tried to collect to the 46th CEF.No joy. Even harder to find,medals to the Women's Auxiliary Balloon Corp.No luck there,either.

Not much of a collection,really :huh:

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geoff2050

I have only just started a collection .

Its based on whats available and what takes my fancy .

If I had a choice it would be local to West Yorkshire.

Geoff

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nthornton1979

My theme has changed from Cheshire regiment to just about anything that takes my fancy.

MM's with citations are a favourite of mine aswell as anything with an interesting story to go with it.

Neil

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Ken Lees

I collect to the 9th Bn. King's Liverpool Regiment and its predecessors, the 3rd and 6th Volunteer Battalions.

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27thBN

double/triple gallantry and MC Groups . MC

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Tinhat47

Royal Engineers!

And to a much smaller degree, the 1/1st and 2/1st battalions of the London Regiment.

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1stmotors

I am interested mainly in CMGC 1st motors medals

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KIRKY

Somme Casualties mainly broken groups and singles. gives me something to research and someone to remember when I visit there.

Tony

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Chief_Chum

Anything which takes my fancy (usually medals with interesting paperwork or stories) but ideally Suffolk Regiment, Suffolk Yeomanry and any medals, plaques, paperwork, etc named to 'Gillingham' - any period. (If you see any, let me know!)

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Petroc

I was only a collector in my teens, when you could pick up a Victory Medal for 50p in a local junk shop...tried to collect to the Devons (reasonably succesfully) but picked up whatever I could and whatever my part-time job at the time enabled. Looking back (though not realising it at the time) I now have some absolute stormers...14/15 trio to TF Gloster kia near Pozieres, Victory to a member of the Household Battalion, 14 Star-bar trio plus Defence Medal and ISM to RFA, BWM to a Devon who lost his life in the Arras sector in 1917, 14/15 trio to Captain in ASC, etc. And, contrary to some comments by others on certain threads, these were NOT bought in the hope of future financial benefit; they were bought by kid with a fascination for the Great War, they remain in the posession of said kid (but with less hair, a bit of a beer-gut and a pair of specs) and will continue to do so. So there!

Andy

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Chief_Chum

"these were NOT bought in the hope of future financial benefit"

Same here Andy. As far as I'm concerned my collection is worthless as I have no intention of selling any of it!

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Donny Anderson

Gordon Highlanders, principley 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th TF Battalions and on a smaller scale RNR Trawler Section.

Donny

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Kevin Tobin

Anything Ox & Bucks.

Also the odd Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars items.

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stephen p nunn

No theme really. Anything that I can afford regardless of regiment, rank and full set or not. Just as long as I can research the soldiers story. I then buy relevant cap bages to go with the medals and keep them all in a medal album along with copy Medal Cards, Service Records etc. All of them are special.

My ambition is to one day have a medal(s) of a Maldon/Heybridge casualty.

Regards.

SPN

Maldon

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philtaylor
"these were NOT bought in the hope of future financial benefit"

Same here Andy. As far as I'm concerned my collection is worthless as I have no intention of selling any of it!

Interesting, so if they were stolen you wouldn't be claiming off the insurance?

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