Still looking for Edward's original medal
I have been told that it was almost certainly officially engraved by the Royal Mint, and the collection of the War Office Letter to his Mother Mrs Dinah Evans dated 1857, the medal, and the Daguerreotype photo of him would be highly desirable to a collector. According to an expert on the British Medals Forum, there is no record of it being sold. I have asked the only family members who would have an inkling about the collection, and they all deny knowing anything. A complete mystery!
I have managed to 'replicate' the collection by purchasing a genuine un-named Crimea Medal with Sebastopol Clasp, and a suitable Daguerreotype photo frame which now contains a 'Photoshop' picture of Edward. Please can anyone tell me/show me an example of the letter from the War Office?
I'm still desperate to find the original collection however, and I just wish my Grandfather was still alive so he could tell me what he did with it!