23309RE: [WarOf1812] Fw: Victoria Cross
- Nov 2, 2004Dear List
Can anyone shed light on how this particular medal came to be offered for
I have heard one report that it is the "family" who is offering it for sale
at $275,000, and that another family member (presumably one without a stake
or a say) is spurring the move to purchase it for "Canada". If this is
true, then I think careful examination is required to ensure that the facts
are correct and that everyone knows them before they make decisions whether
to donate or not.
While normally, I would be the first to say that any items like this belong
in museums, IN Canada, I would be disparaged if it is indeed the family
themselves that appear to be wanting to sell it "to the highest bidder".
Can anyone shed light on how it is up for sale? Is $275,000 the "market"
price of such an item?
I think I would be interested in hearing some of these details before
sending off my money.
From: Larry Lozon [mailto:lalozon@...]
Sent: November 2, 2004 9:52 AM
To: Onelist WarOf1812
Subject: [WarOf1812] Fw: Victoria Cross
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lyn Downer" <lyn.downer@...>
To: "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 8:26 AM
Subject: Victoria Cross
Perhaps you could let a few people know of the quest to keep Cpl.
Fred Topham's VC here in Canada. It has been reported in the major
dailies, but as reenactors we should pay particular attention to the
potential loss of one of only 19 VC's awarded to Canadians. A challenge
has been issued via letters to the editor in the Toronto Star to send
even just $1. to the 1st. Canadian Parachute Battalion to help save the
VC before Remembrance Day. The address is 1st. Canadian Parachute
Battalion Museum Trust, The Cpl. Fred Topham VC Fundraising Project, c/o
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 130 Queen St. E. Toronto, Ont., M5A 1R9.
Hopefully through the efforts of thousands of Canadians we can keep this
treasure of military history here.
Lest we forget,
The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS of
Unit Contact information for North America:
Crown Forces Unit Listing:
American Forces Unit Lisiting
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