SAS general service medal valued at $6,500 in Plymouth sale


2015-06-26 13:57:14


SAS general service medal valued at $6,500 in Plymouth sale

The SAS general service medal is likely to prove a major draw for collectors

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Tuesday 14October 2014

A general service medal awarded to one of the eight SAS operatives captured in the Flagstaff Hill Incident in 1976 is to auction at Plymouth Auction Rooms, UKon November 5.

It's estimated at 3,000-4,000 ($4,786-6,382).

SAS medal PlymouthSAS medals rarely come up for auction

Theoperation saw SAS soldiers deployed across the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The Gardai and the Irish army later captured them, sparking tension between England and Ireland.

Auctioneer Paul Keen commented:"The market for military medals is very buoyant. There is particular interest in special forces medals as they rarely come onto the market."

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