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Boer War / WW1 Vintage Union Flag Printed Patriotic Handkerchief
This came with an 18th Hussars Boer War handkerchief and it looks and feels about right for a pre WW1 item. Printed on cotton, neatly folds to fit the pocket. Some very light foxing to cloth in a few places otherwise in very good condition. Circa 40cm square.
Code: 61827Price: 12.00 GBP
South African Boer War Veterans Enamel and Gilt Lapel Old Comrades (OCA ) Badge
Worn by veterans of the 1899 - 1902, 2nd Boer War with original horse shoe fitting for wearing in the lapel. Enamel undamaged and gilt bright. Maker marked Fenwick (feint stamping) / Birm ( Birmingham ) to rear. Circa 23mm in diameter. Slight wear to gilt otherwise in very good condition.
Code: 61819Price: 28.00 GBP
Boer War Peace Medallion - Tynemouth ( Northumberland ) Friendly Society - Lord Roberts
Scarce finely cast pewter medallion in shape of Maltese cross, 38mm tall included fixed suspension ring, almost mint, never seen one in quite as good condition as this. A lovely item.
Code: 61605Price: 68.00 GBP
A Gentleman in Khaki Vintage Boer War Brass Trivet
A rare item to find, in brass and 22cm long and good used condition, with signs of polishing. Its one defect is a single and small old edge split in the brass near gun butt that has not gone through and the structure is still strong (see photo).
Originally used for standing hot irons on, this would now look good mounted on a wall for display.
Code: 61604Price: 48.00 GBP
1st Battalion Essex Regiment Boer War Made Souvenir Large Silk Handkerchief
In exceptional condition for age, and printed on the finest silk. Made in Maritzburg, South Africa, with dates of engagements up to 26th February 1901. Folded, but clean and in lovey condition with no foxing, damage or repairs. The very slightest blemish on one border, otherwise it is as good as the day it was made. Large at 20 inches square. Some enterprising printer has targeted the soldiers of the regiment with this wonderful souvenir. Please note the odd colour on the edge of the top of the first photo is just the effect of the flash on the silk. It is not there in reality.
Code: 61602Price: 95.00 GBP
Field Marshal Earl Roberts Edwardian Silk Embroidered Edwardian Postcard
Stevenographs are silk-woven pictures which were made popular by a Coventry silk weaver Thomas Stevens (1828-1888). Stevens used his improved version of the Jacquard loom to weave coloured silk pictures and illustrations. His family continued producing them from his factory after his death. Royalty and Boer War subjects were particularly popular. They are very sought after today.
This Stevenograph postcard of Lord Roberts is one such item. The image shows some signs of age but they are still bright and attractive. Some discoloration to mount. Postally unused and scarce. Would look attractive in a frame but remember not to put it in a place of strong sunlight.
Code: 61601Price: 30.00 GBP
Original Boer War Large Photograph of Trichards Boer Commando Middleburg Transvaal South Africa
A large format gloss photograph circa 8.25 inches wide and 6 inches tall, with some corner damage to two corners, minor edge damage and slight creasing. However, it is a stunningly clear photo with much interesting detail. I have not come across this image before, great view of Transvaal flag too. The text at the base of the photo states:
"Comdt Trichard & Son 12 Years of Age 1899"
In the medal roll (copy of relevant page to be provided) there is a Commandant Petrus Frederick Trichardt of the Middleburg Commando. Note throughout sources either give the spelling as 'Trichardt' or 'Trichard'.
These are fine looking fellows. My assumption is that the Commandant is the one seated and wearing the revolver, next his 12 year old son, who also has a rifle cradled in his arm and an ammunition bandolier across his shoulder. It appears that Trichard and his men were bitter enders from an account discovered on-line below.
Newspaper account London, 24th February 1902, reports:
Particulars which have come to hand of the recent capture of 164 Boers at Nooitgedacht on the Delagoa railway, by Colonel Parks' mounted force and a body of National Burgher Scouts, show that the troops under Colonels Parks, Williams, and Urmston, surprised three of Trichardt's laagers, but the members of the Boer Government and the notorious train-wrecker Jack Hindon escaped. Twenty of Trichardt's force surrendered at Middelburg, and Colonel Williams captured more on Saturday.
Included a note of Trichard's grave (died 1925) and his family included. Worthy of further research.
No returns on this item, sold as seen.
Code: 61483Price: 85.00 GBP
1897 Gold Kruger Half Pond of the South African Boer Republic
An 1897 Gold Kruger Half Pond of the South African Boer Republic. This coinage was minted between 1892 and 1897. The Boer Republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State ceased to exist with the defeat by the British in 1902 and formation of the Union of South Africa. As of today (May 2020) the bullion value is circa £160. This coin has the same dimensions and gold content as a British Gold Half Sovereign. In very good condition (see pictures for condition).
Will be sent special delivery. Regrettably I am only able to post this coin to an address in the United Kingdom and to a registered UK Paypal 'residential' address (not to yellow box storage for example).
Code: 61469Price: 230.00 GBP
Boer War - Two Original Stereoscopic Photograph Cards of the City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) in South Africa
Two cards as follows:
'Mounted Infantry at capture of General Cronje at Modder River, South Africa'
Dismounted C.I.V. mounted infantry soldiers in slouch hats (on one you can just make out the brass letters CIV) at the arrival of a captured Boer leader. Image in good condition, very slight lifting to edges of image with usual curve to card. This one is an Underwood and Underwood card.
'City Imperial Volunteers ( CIV ) at Cape Town, South Africa'
CIV soldiers in slouch hats and piled arms having disembarked for the war in South Africa. Image slightly faded but still reasonable. Copyright 1900.
Code: 61459Price: 18.00 GBP
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers (CIV) Boer War Envelope Cover - Perkins 1st Volunteer Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
Envelope (no contents) posted from South Africa in September 1900 to an address in London, one penny Queen Victoria stamp with frank cancellation of British Army Post Office (35?) South Africa, dated 27 Sept 00, and back stamped 19 Oct 00. Envelope in top left corner is annotated as being from W.H. Perkins, No 353, C.I.V., "on active service". Some minor tears and folded, otherwise in good condition.
Sold with a copy page from the CIV roll which confirms that Private W.H. Perkins was from the detachment fielded by the 1st Volunteer Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment ( HQ Hornsey).
Code: 61458Price: 45.00 GBP
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