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#1 dskjl

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:16 AM

Here is a link to some really nice medal groups on emedals site
https://www.emedals....casualty-awards
A GENTLEMAN'S COLLECTION; A COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION OF 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN GALLANTRY & CASUALTY AWARDS

eMedals presents a Gentleman's Collection; a comprehensive selection of 20th Century American Gallantry and Casualty Awards. The collection as a whole is tribute to American military involvement and sacrifice throughout the course the past century. Purple hearts from all notable American conflicts are to be presented with considerable research and original documentation. Gallantry groups which include Distinguished Service Medals, Navy Crosses, Distinguished Flying Crosses, Bronze and Silver Stars, in addition to multiple significant Medal of Honor groups are to be offered over the course of the release.
https://www.emedals..../1/c18-1799.jpg

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 04:07 AM

I had the opportunity to photograph most of these when Robin had them. Some really nice stuff that he paid a premium for, that's for sure. Just a caveat...I don't know who's middle manning the collection between Robin's widow and eMedals, but the inclusion of an Army DSC with Marine Sergeant Hartley's Purple Heart is questionable at best...and is not the way Robin purchased them or maintained them in his collection. 



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:18 AM

Thank you for sharing, Dwight...looking forward to seeing what else they add, I'm sure it will all be top shelf.

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:35 AM

The DSC and PH were actually found labeled with small strips of paper in the boxes then joined with the paperwork and set in Manila envelopes for photographing, inventorying, and shipping. It took a couple of weeks to put it all together. If they don't belong together they can be separated and reprised accordingly. They are listed as they were found but that doesn't mean they are correct.

If there is an error it wasn't not for a lack of effort and certainly not on purpose. Robin and his wife had recently moved before he took ill and the collection was scattered amongst several boxes. The groups in rikers were only missing the paperwork and boxes for the medals so putting them back together was fairly strait forward. The loose medals, boxes, and paperwork were a different story all together and took up most of two weeks.

It is an amazing collection and the rest will be posted on emedals as appraisals are completed.

A special thank you to Robert Tarbridge for his support and assistance with the appraising of the collection.

Alll of the proceeds less emedals reduced commissions are going to Robin's Widow.

Edited by dskjl, 07 March 2018 - 05:40 AM.


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:21 AM

I have asked them to pull the listing to ensure it isn't misrepresented.

Thanks for pointing out the concern.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:23 AM

The price seem to be very, very, high? Am I missing something?



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Posted 08 March 2018 - 05:48 AM

No, its kind of the nature of the site. Some things sell, some dont at the listed prices. They seem to have a large customer base, and like anywhere else, fairly priced items will eventually sell.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:39 AM

Sorry to hear about Robin...we exchanged some great and fun correspondence in years past...he will be missed. 

 

Don't think I haven't been out to eMedals in a very long, long time.



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 03:36 AM

While some nice groups have been posted to the site and are beautifully photographed and described, some of the listed prices are quite far from what the market dictates at the moment.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:08 AM

While some nice groups have been posted to the site and are beautifully photographed and described, some of the listed prices are quite far from what the market dictates at the moment.


I have been working with another forum member on pricing and had the emedals team make recommendations as well.

I have asked for several adjustments and they have made them, I have been also reminded that their client base is global and not just collectors but also museums and institution. What the US market will bare or current trends here are not always inline with other international markets etc....

We aren't in a hurry to move the pieces and thus far very happy with the results.

I have asked that they take more time on photo graphing the documentation as some of the pieces provenance is really amazing.

Suggestions are always welcome, as many of the forum members are familiar with pieces and may have even owned them at some point.

Respectfully,

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:33 PM

Emedals has never been very good with ricing US medals, not really their forte.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:45 PM

As previously stated, helpful suggestions are appreciated.
This is an expansive estate and all efforts are being made to assist Robins Widow to liquidate the collection.

Please PM me if you are interested in specific pieces and or have any helpful suggestions.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:49 PM

That Navy cross grouping was great, wish I had saw it before.  What is the value of a distinguished service medal?  Would most of that value in the grouping on emedals be all the papers signed?

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:53 PM

Amazing collection indeed! Thanks for posting it! DSKJL are you the middle man who brokered the sale the sale through EMEDALS? Curious how you decided to go with emedals ? They are great company and I have dealt with them on multiple occasions and they were very professional and negotiable! Just curious of the process you went through! Cheers 



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:54 PM

I think there are 3 Roosevelt and two Taft signed docs pluss the original mailing tubes for some and an original photo portrait.

There was just a big price drop on that group too.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:03 PM

Amazing collection indeed! Thanks for posting it! DSKJL are you the middle man who brokered the sale the sale through EMEDALS? Curious how you decided to go with emedals ? They are great company and I have dealt with them on multiple occasions and they were very professional and negotiable! Just curious of the process you went through! Cheers 


Im assisting Robins widow, that sort of makes me the middle man I guess. I promised Robin I would help take care of dissolving the collection. This all happened in the last days of his life and although overwhelmed by the duty im Honored to facilitate the sale.

The family attorney with my input was given a couple of options on how to move the collection and after some serious deliberation it was decided to go with Emedals. It was a tough call as Tarbridge was the 1st choice but because of some of the collections content it sent to Emedals.

Tarbridge has been an amazing help, his knowledge and generosity is greatly appreciated.

If any forum members see something they are interested in or have specific information they would like to share please let me know.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:17 PM

Sorry one more question, are there more pieces to be added to the site, or has it all been added?

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:21 PM

Between medals, medal groups, wings, and edged weapons there will be approximately 200 groups and pieces.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:35 PM

Thanks, Will there be updates here, or just watch the e medal site?  And will they always be in that section?  

 

Appreciate the information 



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Posted 14 April 2018 - 02:38 PM

I will post updates moving forward, great idea thanks.
Most everything will be in the collections section but not all of it.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:25 AM

I purchased one of the groups from eMedals this week. I've never dealt with them before, but I have to say...I bought the group, paid for FedEx express (the value was worth the $) and had the group the next day. Especially coming from Canada...I was darned impressed! 



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:57 AM

I bought one of the groups because I owned it 35 years ago and it was the 2nd medal group I ever owned. It was the USMC group to Dewey McAllister. Had a GCM and. 2nd Nic. The group came directly from Dewey.

Somewhere down the line the scrapbook disappeared as did the WWII campaign medals that were in the group, but I know Robin didn't get them either.

If anyone has Deweys scrapbook, I'd love to get it back,

Kurt


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:39 PM

I purchased one of the groups from eMedals this week. I've never dealt with them before, but I have to say...I bought the group, paid for FedEx express (the value was worth the $) and had the group the next day. Especially coming from Canada...I was darned impressed! 


Dave,

Glad it worked out well and thank you for letting me know about the news clipping.

Cheers,

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 04:40 PM

I bought one of the groups because I owned it 35 years ago and it was the 2nd medal group I ever owned. It was the USMC group to Dewey McAllister. Had a GCM and. 2nd Nic. The group came directly from Dewey.

Somewhere down to he line the scrapbook disappeared as did the WWII campaign medals that were in the group, but I know Robin didn't get them either.

If anyone has Deweys scrapbook, I'd love to get it back,

Kurt


Kurt,

Glad to see they made it home.

Dwight

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 10:22 AM

new items added
https://www.emedals....casualty-awards




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