Selling a Falkands medal

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by barneyrnsm, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. A shipmate of mine is after selling his Falklands medal to raise money got to pay for a new water boiler in his house. Long story, was self employed now has a job minimum wage but keeps trying to find a better job,is it worth approaching RBL SSAFA etc for help?Finished with main motors and steering


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  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Yes, get him to call SSAFA.
     
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  3. The RNBT could help too, they list household repairs, energy / fuel on their list of categories of need.

    Grants to Individuals
     
  4. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    RNBT will get SSAFA to do the casework.
     
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  5. As Old Baldy said....get him onto SSAFA and hold onto his medal...if you need a number for his local office PM me.
     
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  6. On a practical note, his South Atlantic Medal is probably worth between £400-600, depending on his ship, rate, etc. If he has an LSGC or something else to go with it, then you can add a bit more.

    However, if sold at auction, he will lose some of that as a Seller's Premium. As a private sale, he will be unlikely to get the amounts I've quoted. Sadly, which ever way you squeeze it, it won't be enough for a new boiler.

    My advice-for what it's worth-is not to sell but swallow his pride a bit and ask for some help.
     
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  7. If you google "Medallas malvinas" there are shit loads for sale!
     
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