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Title Divisional whaler's crew medal, RNVR (Sussex Division)
Nationality British
Period 1950
Price £35.00

The medal (diameter 39mm) shows a whaling crew race with a warship in the background and it comes in a small red card box with a paper label attached on which is typed 'CPO Wyatt'. The whaler, normally manned by a crew of 12 oarsmen, was a small sailing boat used for ship's landing parties.

The name 'whaler' derives from the type of boat used in harpoon expeditions against whales principally in the 19th century.

The reverse of the medal shows the badge of the Sussex Divsion of the RNVR struck as part of the main medal.

The medal is struck in silver and is in GVF condition.

All these RND/RNVR medals came together from one source.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Medals : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Parcel arrived safe and secure two days ago. Thanks for quick dispatch and secure packaging. Hope to deal with you again soon.

S L, Australia, 20.11.2012

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