I have a rare set of OPP Service Medals and I'm testing the waters on a trade for a either a 436HP or a 536HP (Will also consider trade for either a BCD996XT and or BCD396XT).
It would be a trade, plus cash to you, as these medals have a book value well over $1,500.00
There are 4 medals total all sterling silver. OPP medals almost never come on the market as they are kept by the members and their families, making OPP service medals rare...however these are extra rare due to their connection to the OPP museum in Orillia.
Medals in the set:
1. 30 Year – For Long Service and Good Conduct (Full size)
2. 1953 Coronation Medal (Full Size – Both the 30 year and Coronation are on the same bar)
3. 25 Year - For Long Service and Good Conduct (Miniature)
4. 30 Year - For Long Service and Good Conduct (Miniature)
The medals are inscribed: “Sgt R. McKie”.
“R. McKie” is actually a very familiar name at The OPP Museum. His family donated a 1931 Henderson motorcycle to the museum and is the oldest original OPP vehicle in their collection. He purchased it in the 1970s as it had originally belonged to a colleague of his.
Link to the motorcycle on the OPP Museum website:
The OPP Museum > Vintage Vehicles
Robert McKie career details:
Date of Hire: September 23, 1940
Date of Retirement: May 31, 1975
Carleton Place Motorcycle Patrol - 23 Sep 1940 to 30 Apr 1941
Brittania - 01 May 1941 to 31 Jan 1942
Carleton Place Highway Patrol - 01 Feb 1942 to 22 Oct 1943
Simcoe Highway Patrol - 23 Oct 1943 to 08 Nov 1953
#6 District Headquarters (Mount Forest) - 09 Nov 1953 to 14 Mar 1954
#4 District Headquarters (Niagara Falls) - 15 Mar 1954 to 26 Jun 1962
General Headquarters (GHQ) - 27 Jun 1962 to 31 May 1975
To Corporal - 01 Nov 1949
To Sergeant - 01 Jul 1952
To District Inspector - 01 Apr 1962
To Staff Inspector - 08 Apr 1963
To Staff Superintendent - 01 Sep 1964
To Chief Superintendent - 15 Apr 1969
Sergeant McKie received the Ontario Provincial Police Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on September 27, 1960 (at the time, he had 20 years of service).
PM me if you are interested
Pickup in: Caledon, Owen Sound, Meaford or Collingwood