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  • #16
    Here is an interesting piece that I have just obtained......

    Thought you might like to see......

    Mike
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    Calgary Military Historical Society
    OMRS 1591
    Boer War Badges
    Want's anything named Clare or Cherer

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    • #17
      Not a common medal, Mike, I would be happy with that.

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      • #18
        ZAR sweethearts

        Since the ZAR was blockaded from Oct 1899 and ceased to exist in June 1900, it seems that this was could not have been made in 1900 for sale in the ZAR. Kruger visited Europe in 1900 to try to rally external intervention into the ABW, so I wonder whether this could have been made for sale to Boer sympathisers e.g. in Holland, France and Germany?

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        • #19
          It is called free enterprise and certainly nothing new, the basic concept is actually very old, for example, a large portion of the Little Corporal's army marched throughout Peninsular wearing boots made in Northampton.


          Originally posted by Alex Rice View Post
          Hi Mike
          That must be fairly unique! A country making a sweetheart brooch for an enemy unit during a war!!
          I've also never seen TSA collars, I didn't even know there was such a thing. Thanks for showing them.
          Cheers,
          Alex

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          • #20
            It is a very handsome piece of Jewellery, although, it is certainly interesting to wonder who commissioned it and how many more pieces were made.
            British manufacturers also made badges and accoutrements for both the ZAR and OFS Governments.

            Originally posted by iaindh View Post
            If then the ZAR was annexed I wonder how the Brooch could be dated 1901

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            • #21
              Westley Richards also made Martini Henry rifles ("Made Specially for ZAR") which proved quite useful for shooting British troops.

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              • #22
                Good Day Everyone...…

                You may all come and visit me in the Cardiac Ward of the Foothills Hospital...… That is after I get up off the floor...…
                I have been watching this on eBay and am floored with what it sold for especially without case...…
                Will have to scroll down a bit......

                Mike

                https://www.ebay.com/itm/A-boer-war-....m43663.l10137
                Calgary Military Historical Society
                OMRS 1591
                Boer War Badges
                Want's anything named Clare or Cherer

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                • #23
                  Wow that is a lot of money....

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Brian Conyngham View Post
                    Wow that is a lot of money....
                    Yes especially when mine cost me less than 50 Pounds...…

                    Mike
                    Calgary Military Historical Society
                    OMRS 1591
                    Boer War Badges
                    Want's anything named Clare or Cherer

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                    • #25
                      Buy low, sell high...

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                      • #26
                        It certainly is, I think rather too much, notwithstanding, both the old Boer republics coat of arms were very attractive.

                        Originally posted by Brian Conyngham View Post
                        Wow that is a lot of money....

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                        • #27
                          Never seen a Stg Silver one before, no doubt a sweetheart badge. I have always wondered why they were made in brass as well as WM, both large and smaller size.

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                          • #28
                            Some time back I did a little study of the TSA and drew this poster in an effort to illustrate the rank system / insignia. It may be of interest.
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                            • #29
                              TSA Regt HQ photos

                              Some photos of the TSA HQ (Green Magazine) Pretoria. These were taken in 2005. The Regt has a small museum at their HQ and the photos show some of the displays.
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                              • #30
                                Here are a few more pictures..... Of a member of the Staatsartellerie…...

                                M.
                                Attached Files
                                Calgary Military Historical Society
                                OMRS 1591
                                Boer War Badges
                                Want's anything named Clare or Cherer

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