Sunday, 31 July 2016

Stolen in the night ........... with little concern for the historic and private loss

Now I know I shouldn’t be surprised of the news that a priceless collection of Great War memorabilia has been stolen.

We all at some time have to face just such an event, but the theft in the night of a collection of cap badges from men who served their country with distinction is unforgiveable.

More so because they were part of a collection which had been carefully researched by their owner David Harrop.

There is of course the possibility that they will be recovered, but I doubt it.  They will I expect have made their way to a dealer or collector with few scruples.

More than that the collection runs the risk of being broken up and sold separately.

But either way they will never be displayed with the same sense of history and degree of research that followed their time as part of David’s collection.

Other items were also looted like a pillar box similar to this one carrying the initials VR.

So there you have it, not a very nice story to close a Sunday evening.

Pictures; cap badges similar to those stolen from the collection of David Harrop

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