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Woman Buys Rare Verdun Medal at Garage Sale For A Pittance

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ph0ebus

So, how rare is this medal anyway?

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Medal unexpected windfall for NB woman

I myself have gotten some outstanding militaria at garage sales in the past, and this type of story will only fan the flames of interest in going to more!

Daniel

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centurion

Never seem to have any Pittances on me and if the language of the press is to be believed that's the currency in which bargains are sold. . What's the $ Pittance exchange rate these days? Possibly when Greece drops out of the Euro She'll start using the Pittance.

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ph0ebus

Never seem to have any pittances on me and if the language of the press is to be believed that's the currency in which bargains are sold. . What's the $ pittance exchange rate these days?

Round these parts a Pittance is somewhere between a Kennedy and a crumpled Washington.

-Daniel

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David  B

What was the final price Daniel ? You didn't mention or are there not enough zeros on your keyboard. :w00t:

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ackimzey

What a coincidence ...... I'm headed to New braunfels for this weekend! Will be celebrating my birthday with daughter and son-in-law.

Ann

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ianw

The article says it cost a "slight pittance" - last time I looked there were 5 slight pittances to a pittance - presume she sold it on E**y for a "kings ransom". They dont appear to say.

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Jim Strawbridge

For those not yet aware and have been watching this topic the medal is just a keepsake made in the tens of thousands for the tourist market. Not issued for gallantry or bravery. Just for profit.

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auchonvillerssomme

Avid antiquer? I thought 'antiquer' was made up word, the last time I heard it was on an episode of Frasier.

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centurion

Avid antiquer? I thought 'antiquer' was made up word, the last time I heard it was on an episode of Frasier.

From the same source as a "medaler" (used in the Olympic commentaries) I suspect.

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auchonvillerssomme

I phoned Radio Leeds and asked them to stop using the word medaler and the word 'medaling', they did for a while but then I heard another presenter talking about golding, silvering and bronzing.

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centurion

Antiquer used to mean someone who created antiques (a form of forgery) by adding a patina etc, rather like someone who distressed reproduction furniture (sometimes with a shotgun)

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Seadog

Moan moan moan, well here is a genuine "Olympic" medal awarded to me for you all to whinge about!

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auchonvillerssomme

That has brought us back on topic nicely, a token with value only to its owner. Evidently GCSE's have gone the same way.

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ph0ebus

Still don't know the final sale pricel the article's end is for susbcribers only and I really don't feel like shelling out any coin to find out. Trying to find the dompleted auction on eBay now.

Daniel

PS are 'whinging' and 'whining' the same thing?

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auchonvillerssomme

Yes, it is a silent 'G' in whining.

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widavies

Yes, it is a silent 'G' in whining.

Ha ha, medals and winning whinging people.... love it!!

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ackimzey

Daniel, I tried to get the full article, but my cousin had already set the papers for recycling. Sorry,

Ann

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