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GEORGE V MILITARY MEDAL VIMY RIDGE

Started by BEAST , May 14 2018 06:48 AM

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#1 BEAST

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:48 AM

There is a WWI George V Military Medal for sale on eBay right now with a buy it now price of approximately USD2,248. The soldier was a sergeant in the 14th Battalion Montreal Regiment and was awarded the medal for his actions at Vimy Ridge. At the time of his enlistment, he was living in Indiana which is why I am interested. I looked at the sold prices on eBay and can't find any MM that sold anywhere near that price. Is this a reasonable price for this medal because of the unit or action?

Here is a photo of the medal:

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#2 TheMariner

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Certainly cool but not worth anywhere near $2,248, most military medals sell under $600 dollars and you can get them as cheap as $150 at times! If they are in grouping they can bring well over the $600 dollar mark but I see no reason this one would be worth to much over $400! 



#3 Garth Thompson

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

  The Mariner gave a pretty good answer to the question.


Edited by Garth Thompson, 14 May 2018 - 04:21 PM.


#4 JBFloyd

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:35 AM

A Vimy Ridge MM has real attraction in Canada and can bring around $1500 without great difficulty, although that market has declined in the last couple of years.

 

The recipient's citizenship can also play a role.  An American in the Canadian forces will bring a premium; a Canadian living in the US when he enlisted is viewed as just another Canadian, with little premium attached.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:15 AM

Thank you to everyone for your responses and insight! Jeff, after reading what you wrote about Vimy Ridge, I took a look at couple of other websites and now see why the Vimy Ridge connection can go for a premium in Canada. 




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