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Thank you for your swift response.
My great uncle died in 1967 and it is quite possible that he bequeathed these medals to his children but it is unlikely that they would have been bequeathed to distant cousins. Whilst the consignors have understandably asserted their right to anonymity, I have received strong indications that it is these distant cousins who are now selling the medals and I am unclear as to how they have come into their possession. I am attaching 2 pieces of correspondence which should give you more of a background about this proposed sale on 2nd July. One is a letter from me to the Auction House which I had asked to be forwarded to the relevant individuals. The other is their response to me.
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Hi Clare - yes 'Jack' Grant was John Duncan Grant, the man whose medals they were.
Sadly not. Not even close, I'm afraid......what did you have in mind?
Thanks for your honest appraisal of the situation. Just one question. If I get hold of a copy of the will after the auction has finished and it transpires that these medals were not bequeathed to the consignors as they have stated, would I still have any case to pursue?
Many thanks and best wishes,
Thanks for your help.
Sorry if I don't appear more enthusiastic about the whole feedback process. There is something so very reductive about tick boxes and smiley faces, especially when applied to matters of a fairly serious nature.