South Africa 1900 Rowntree Chocolate Gift Tin GPO address label & contents
A scarce original Boer War 1900 period gift tin sent to troops serving for Queen and Country. Gilded red and blue painted tin, bearing embossed portrait medallion of the Queen; to her left the 'Royal Monogram' and to her right 'South Africa 1900' below a handwritten facsimile message 'I wish you a happy New Year'. Upon opening a full array of chocolate bars stamped 'ROWNTREE & Co.' accompanied ... read more
1899 -1900 National Commemorative Medal The Absent Minded Beggar by Spink
A scarce original Boer War period '1899 -1900 The National Commemorative medal'; alloy plated example the obverse depicting a wounded but defiant British soldier, rifle at the ready, a representation of 'A Gentleman in Kharki' by Richard Caton Woodville; the reverse inscribed 'The Queen God Bless Her' 'This Medal Commemorates The Magnificent Response of Britain's Sons To The Empire's Call To Ar... read more
Boer War German Mauser Bullet ink dip pen souvenir
A scarce original Boer War period souvenir, cleverly crafted from a 'German Mauser D.M.1896 K.' brass cartridge, nickel head fitted with nib holder inscribed 'EAGLE PEN PAT. MARC ? NEW YORK' and complete with Victorian slender svelte nib. Very good condition.
Height bullet 77mm.
Height pen approx 109mm. read more
Boer War Lord Roberts Souvenir of South Africa tin plate pin tray
A scarce original 'Souvenir of South Africa 1899 - 1900 round tin plate pin tray' highly decorated to the centre with a printed colour portrait of 'Lord Roberts' in uniform displaying 'Victoria Cross' and other awards, with partial makers details showing 'Stembridge Farringdon Road'. Good condition, some service wear and rust.
Diameter 79mm. read more
Boer War 1900 SPION KOP battle shrapnel souvenir pin badge
A rare original unique artefact from the 'Boer War 1900 Spion Kop battle', in the form of a piece shrapnel from a copper shell head driveband mounted with a gold coloured shieldl inscribed 'SPION KOP'. Very good condition, complete with period pin fittings, actual pin a period replacement.
Width approx 42mm.
Height approx 14mm.
The Battle of SPION KOP was fought between the... read more
Boer War South Africa 1900-1 9ct gold rifle pin badge original period case
A rare original Boer War period British made 'South Africa 1900 to 1901 gold rifle brooch', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'S.Bros' and '9 Carat' gold. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings and housed in South African retailers velvet lined fitted leather case with details to inside lid 'F. Shtein & Co Goldsmiths Bloemfontein O.R.G.' (Orange River Colony). read more
Boer War Gentleman in Khaki silver plated butter knife
A scarce original Boer War period 'Absent-Minded Beggar Fund' silver plated butter knife, depicting the defiant figure of 'A Gentleman in Kharki' Boer War on plinth, the shank and knife with floral decoration with maker's details to reverse 'THBS' (Thomas Henry Blake, Sheffield). Very good condition, toned.
The 'Absent-Minded Beggar' was a poem by 'Rudyard Ki... read more
Boer War Prisoner of War 1902 St.Helena bone artwork napkin ring
A unique original Boer War period piece of hand carved animal bone in the form of a serviette ring, with recessed band inscribed 'ENGRAVED BY P.O.W. St.HELENA 1902'
Transvaal War 1899 -1900 The National Commemorative Medal by Spink
A scarce original Boer War period 'Transvaal War 1899 -1900 National Commemorative gilt medal'; the obverse depicting a wounded but defiant British soldier, rifle at the ready, a representation of 'A Gentleman in Kharki' by Richard Caton Woodville; the reverse inscribed 'The Queen God Bless Her' 'This Medal Commemorates The Magnificent Response of Britain's Sons To The Empire's Call To Arms Tra... read more
Boer War Coat of arms of the Transvaal gold brooch
A very scarce original pre 1902 period 'Boer War South African Republic coat of arms pin badge' in the form of a gold eagle perched on an oval crest, shield with anchor to centre, lion and a man to upper half, ox-wagon below, draped with three flags either side and bearing the motto 'Eendragt maakt magt' (Oneness makes might), this in turn is mounted on an ornate hollow triangular bar with ball... read more
Boer War Baden Powell photographic image badge
A scarce original circa 1899 to 1902 period 'Baden Powell photographic image badge' large black and white photographic image of Robert Baden Powell in Army uniform in gilt metal oval frame, part of a series produced in the Boer War, these seen mounted in a frame with Queen Victoria as the central figure, with all her Generals placed around her. Very good condition, colour remains clear, without... read more
Boer War 1900 Tugela Heights Battle shrapnel souvenir pin badge
A rare original unique artefact from the 'Boer War 1900 Tugela Heights battle', in the form of a piece shrapnel from a copper shell head driveband mounted with a silver coloured scroll inscribed 'TUGELA'. Contained in a period cardboard box with details printed on the lid 'Spink & Son Ltd. 17 & 18 Piccadilly. W. Est 1772.' an address used between 1903 and circa 1930. Very good condition, comple... read more
1898 South African Republic 1 penny Kruger coin POW artwork fob badge
A scarce original Boer War period prisioners of war better than average artwork souvenir, made and sold in the overseas camps, in the form of a 1898 South Africa Republic one penny Kruger bronze coin, cleverly enhanced with applied white metal, to portray President Kruger wearing a top hat and smoking a pipe, with additional ornate ring attachment, to be worn as a very distinctive watch fob.
Boer War City Imperial Volunteers WELCOME HOME flag pin button badge
A scarce original Boer War period 'City Imperial Volunteers Welcome Home celluloid tin button badge' worn to celebrate the returns of troops fighting for Queen and Country out in South Africa, in the form of a newspaper promotional celluloid tin button, bearing the City of London flag with red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter; the reverse retaining the original advertising ca... read more
City of London Imperial Volunteers CIV old comrades association badge
A scarce original post Boer War vintage period 'C.I.V. old comrades association OCA membership lapel badge', small gilt oval bearing blue enamel title surround, the centre with an embossed white enamel Crowned City shield from the Coat of Arms', red cross and 'Wat Tyler's dagger' in the first quarter; the reverse with very faint illegible maker's details. Very good mint condition, complete with... read more
Colonel Plumer Boer War photographic image celluloid tin button badge
A scarce original Boer War celluloid tin button badge with clear black and white photograph image of 'Colonel Plumer' , the reverse with original paper backing with maker's details 'Typographical Union Label' 'The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J. Patented July 17, 1894. April 14, 1896. July 21.1896.' Very good clean condition, complete with original pin fitting.
Boer War South African 1899 1902 War Veterans Association badge
A scarce original 'South African 1899 1902 War Veterans Association gilt and enamel lapel badge', the reverse impressed with maker's details 'Fenwick Birm'. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 23mm. read more
Boer War slouch hat and rifle patriotic badge
A scarce original circa 1900 period 'Boer War patriotic badge', gilt brass miniature rifle mounted on the barrel a soldiers slouch hat, the sling below set with red, white and blue stones; the reverse impressed with 'Rd 352967' a registration design and patent date of 1900. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Height 19mm. read more
Boer War POW work cut out coin of President Kruger
A scarce unique Boer War prisioners of war work souvenir, made and sold in the overseas camps, in the form of a Zar South Africa Republic Kruger silver coin, cleverly cut out to portray President Kruger in a half moon, with additional ring added, so to be worn as a watch fob. Good condition.
Boer War 1900 Baden Powell Relief of Mafeking Union Flag patriotic badge
A very scarce original circa 1900 commemorative pin brooch in the form of a gilt early pattern red, white and blue enamel crossed 'Union Flags' the central circlet with an applied photographic image of national hero 'Baden Powell', with white ribbon scroll above '1900' and 'MAFEKING' below. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains br... read more