nimrod1897 Posted 20 February , 2018 Share Posted 20 February , 2018 I have a query about the 1914-15 Star which I’m hoping someone can help me with. When I was a boy in the 1970s I put my best foot forward and traveled up to London and called in at Spinks to look at first world war medals they might have for sale - in those days most campaign medals were only worth a pound or two, and they obviously thought I was a bit of a nuisance but they gave me trayfuls of the things to look through. One tray had about 200 1914-15 Stars, but one immediately caught my eye because it was silver - unfortunately I didn’t buy it. A couple of years later I was looking through a dealer catalogue and it listed a 1914-15 Star which it described as “silvered”. Now, interestingly, both medals were to the Notts & Derby regiment. I made some enquiries at the time, including to the Imperial War Museum, but drew a blank - the IWM accusing me of confusing the issue with the bronze and silver versions of the BWM. Recently I have seen another “silvered" 1914-15 Star offered for sale (on ebay) - again named to the Notts & Derby regiment - some of the silver was wearing off to reveal the bronze underneath, but it was clearly "silvered" - is too much of a coincidence that this is to the same regiment I saw two similar medals to in the 1970s? Have anyone else come across this? Is it possible that some medals to this regiment, or a specific sub-unit of it, were privately silver plated for some reason? Any light anyone can throw on this would be much appreciated after several decades of wondering... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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