QSAs with clasp Talana

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3 years 11 months ago #9313 by coldstream
David,
How the prices have changed, if only I had started collecting in 1975 :ohmy:

Paul :)

"From a billow of the rolling veldt we looked back, and black columns were coming up behind us."

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #9414 by davidh
I included this scan as an adjunct to my recent post in the S.A.S.A. thread but I'll post it in the Talana clasp thread too. I believe only 46 Talana clasps were awarded to the RE. What makes this QSA even more special is that Jackson was Digby Jones's sergeant and was killed beside him in the gun pit at Wagon Hill 6/1/1900.

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3 years 11 months ago #9417 by djb
David,

That QSA is wonderful. I have been looking at the RE Talana QSA on offer from Bill Friar but it is nowhere near as good as your example.

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David

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 2 weeks ago #9629 by djb
It's always nice to see an 8 clasps QSA so this example from the next Spink sale is all the more lovely as it contains the Talana clasp.

Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, eight clasps, Cape Colony, Talana, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between State and date clasps (4921 Cpl. G. Smith, Rl. Dublin Fus.), good very fine.

The top estimate is £280. Really??


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3 years 11 months ago #9631 by Frank Kelley
4921 Sergt G Smith is on the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers KSA roll, WO100/347 page 356, moreover, it appears to have been issued too!

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #10187 by Brianc
I can hear the shells falling and I'm ducking the shrapnel!

Artillerist Andries Stefanus Eloff

Lived in Pretoria, served in the Transvaal Staats Artillerie and claimed on his "B" Form (medal clain form) that he had served at the Battles of Dundee(Talana), Colenso15/12/1899 and Donkerhoek(Diamond Hill)(11-12/6/1900).


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