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Boer War 1900 Tugela Heights Battle shrapnel souvenir pin badge

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, complete with period pin fittings,

The Battle of Tugela Heights was a series of engagements fought between the 14th February and 27th February 1900. The British Forces under the Command of General Sir Redvers Buller where pushing forward to lift the Boer siege of Ladysmith, Louis Botha’s Boer Army was forced to withdrew allowing British cavalry to enter Ladysmith on the 28th February thus ending the siege.

Code: 63077

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1898 South African Republic 1 penny Kruger coin POW artwork fob badge

1898 South African Republic 1 penny Kruger coin POW artwork fob badge

A scarce unique Boer War 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.
Diameter 31mm.
Height 44mm.

Code: 63076

60.00 GBP


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Boer War City Imperial Volunteers WELCOME HOME flag pin button badge

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 card insert stating 'Buy The Evening News !' Very good condition, complete with original pin fitting, colours remain bright, minimal foxing.
Diameter 23mm.

Code: 62791

35.00 GBP


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City of London Imperial Volunteers CIV old comrades association badge

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 original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Height 25mm.

The 'City Imperial Volunteers' were raised by the Lord Mayor in December 1899 to fight in the Boer War in South Africa. All recruits that enlisted were granted the Freedom of the City of London and embarked for South Africa in January 1900 and were disbanded on their return. The Old Comrades Association survived into the 1950's.

Code: 62701

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Colonel Plumer Boer War photographic image celluloid tin button badge

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.
Diameter 21mm.

'Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer' was promoted to colonel on 29 November 1900.

Code: 62685

25.00 GBP


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Boer War South African 1899 1902 War Veterans Association badge

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.

Code: 62684

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Boer War slouch hat and rifle patriotic badge

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.
Width 46mm.
Height 19mm.

Code: 62683

75.00 GBP


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Boer War POW work cut out coin of President Kruger

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.
Diameter 32mm.

Code: 62577

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Boer War 1900 Baden Powell Relief of Mafeking Union Flag patriotic badge

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 bright.
Width 39mm.
Height 24mm.

Code: 62576

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Transvaal War 1899 -1900 The National Commemorative Medal by Spink

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 Transvaal War 1899-1900' 'Daily Mail Kipling Poem'; suspended from patriotic red, white and blue enamel title bow with maker's details to the reverse 'Spink & Son London'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, minor stress line to right tail, gilt remains bright.
Diameter 22mm.
Height 40mm.

Code: 62539

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Baden Powell Defence of Mafeking commemorative medallion on bullet suspension bar

Baden Powell Defence of Mafeking commemorative medallion on bullet suspension bar

A rare original Boer War commemorative souvenir in the form of a miniature size 'Defence of Mafeking' silver medallion, the obverse depicting a head and shoulder portrait of a uniformed Baden-Powell with binoculars, the reverse with well defined scene of the 'Soldiers of the Queen' with horses and guns in relief inscribed 'JUSTICE & EMPIRE' with maker's details 'S&S' (Spink & Son) in turn mounted on a unique jeweller made suspension bar, made from a single halved bullet head, secured end to end by an unmarked silver backing and central band, originally silver plated (now with rust showing through) engraved 'MAFEKING SIEGE 1899 - 1900'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings.
Medal Diameter 22mm.
Bar Width 62mm.

Code: 62499

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Boer War Defenders of Ladysmith association badge

Boer War Defenders of Ladysmith association badge

A rare original circa 1930's 'Defenders of Ladysmith Association' gilt and enamel lapel badge, the reverse with maker's details 'Fattorini & Sons Bradford House Birmingham' a pattern used between 1931 and 1935. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole fitting, gilt finish remains bright, damage to the enamel in the form of stress marks in the 1 o'clock and 6 o'clock position.
Diameter 30mm.

Code: 62426

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Boer War South Africa 1900 silver rifle badge

Boer War South Africa 1900 silver rifle badge

A scarce original Boer War period antique 'South Africa 1900 silver rifle brooch', the reverse impressed with Birmingham silver hallmarks for 1900 and maker's details 'S.Bros. Good condition, complete with original pin fittings, old replacement hook.

Code: 61811

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City of London Imperial Volunteers CIV old comrades association badge

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. Very good condition, complete with original buttonhole lapel fitting, no damage to the enamel.
Height 25mm.

The 'City Imperial Volunteers' were raised by the Lord Mayor in December 1899 to fight in the Boer War in South Africa. All recruits that enlisted were granted the Freedom of the City of London and embarked for South Africa in January 1900 and were disbanded on their return. The Old Comrades Association survived into the 1950's.

Code: 61496

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Boer War 1900 Baden Powell Relief of Mafeking Union Flag patriotic badge

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'. Very good condition, complete with original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt finish remains bright.
Width 40mm.
Height 22mm.

Code: 61473

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Boer War President Kruger coin novelty cufflinks

Boer War President Kruger coin novelty cufflinks

A scarce original circa Boer War period possibly prisioners of war work, novelty cufflinks in the form two small gilt coins adapted to make a pair of cufflinks. Very good condition, gilt finish remains bright.
Diameter 18mm.

Code: 61456

45.00 GBP


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The Absent Minded Beggar Medal & Box 1899 -1900 by Spink

The Absent Minded Beggar Medal & Box 1899 -1900 by Spink

A scarce original 'The national Commemorative medal 1899 -1900' white metal 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 Arms Transvaal War 1899-1900' 'Daily Mail Kipling Poem'; with maker's details to the reverse 'Spink & Son London'. Good condition, small edge knock in the 2 o'clock position, contained in its original buff coloured cardboard box with partial paper label to the inside lid, otherwise very good condition.
Diameter 46mm.

Code: 60536

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Boer War City Imperial Volunteers London Rifle Brigade cravat pin

Boer War City Imperial Volunteers London Rifle Brigade cravat pin

A scarce original Boer War period 'London Rifle Brigade gentleman's cravat pin in fitted presentation case' in the form of a very fine quality unmarked yellow precious metal small shield displaying the 'City Imperial Volunteers' 'CIV' monogram to the centre, with blue enamel title scroll below, surmounted by a dragon's wing charged with cross from the arms of 'City of London'. Very good condition, complete with original single spiral turned pin fitting, enamel perfect.
Height of badge 19mm.
with pin 64mm.

Code: 60078

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Boer War Z.A.R. ornate enamelled pin badge

Boer War Z.A.R. ornate enamelled pin badge

A good original pre-1902 period 'Boer War ZAR brass and enamel pin badge' possibly made by POW from a coin. Good condition. enamel with service wear.
Diameter 33mm.

Code: 59860

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Boer War 1899 South Africa Light Horse SALH badge

Boer War 1899 South Africa Light Horse SALH badge

A scarce original Boer War period 'South Africa Light Horse nickel badge' in the form of a small cross, engraved with 'SALH' to each arm, 1899 to centre and mounted on a curly ended sprung bar. Good condition.
Height 15mm.
Width 41mm.

Code: 59796

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