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    sam steele
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    [attachment=0]Mottram AM cased.jpg[/attachment]Hello Gents,

    I’m on the lookout for an early Victorian-era British Albert Medal, with the Phillips cartouche on the reverse, and number on the tail of the scroll.

    Cheers,

    Bill
    Mottram AM cased.jpg

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    #17178
    sirius
    Keymaster

    One in the next Spink sale (lot 3).

    https://www.spink.com/auction.aspx?id=14002

    Cheers, -Peter

    #17179
    sam steele
    Participant

    Thanks Peter, for your note.

    I had noticed that AM. It seems to have everything that appeals to me, except for the detail of: 20% commission, 3% for using a credit card, 3% for using "the-saleroom", another 1% for insurance, plus shipping. On top of that, the Brit pound is about $1.83 Canadian, and our Canada Customs wants 13% as well.

    Needless to say, I am not a fan of auction houses!

    At best, I could find a fellow collector who wishes to trade or sell privately, or I could find a reputable dealer who would sell or trade. I know of one dealer, but alas, he did a trade with a fellow collector prior to my quest.

    The temptation is there with Spink, but the Scottish in me is holding me back.

    Decisions……….decisions…………..

    Cheers,

    Bill

    #17180
    sirius
    Keymaster

    Hi Bill,
    You do not have to use "The Salesroom". Spink has online-bidding available at no charge. Also as a Canadian you do not have to pay British VAT. No way around the commission I’m afraid, but you could probably wire the money for about US$30-40, cheaper than using a credit card. Just a thought. Good luck with it.

    Cheers, -Peter

    #17181
    sam steele
    Participant

    Hi Peter,

    You’re right about the phone bid. I actually do use that service.

    As for payment by wire, a 30 to 40 pound wire charge sure beats a 250 pound credit card charge! I’ve only wired money once, and it was a bit of a pain at my end (no pun intended :roll: ), but your advice shows how people will pay for convenience, too.

    The auction is two weeks away. Time to consider a bid, or not.

    Thanks again, Peter.

    Cheers,

    Bill

    #17182
    sam steele
    Participant

    Sorry…………..I actually meant "phone bid", and not Spink’s own "online bid". Both are available for free.

    Yawn………..Gotta be up for 5 in the morning for bidding, though. I feel sorry for someone living on the west coast, wanting to bid!

    Cheers again,

    Bill

    #17390
    sam steele
    Participant

    Hello Gents,

    Still patiently awaiting an early Victorian Albert Medal for Sea, please.

    Cheers,

    Bill

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