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WELCOME HOME - THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR 6 years 7 months ago #9585

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Good Evening Everyone……

For your enjoyment…..

Just posting a few pictures of The Absent Minded Beggar Plaque, A Gentleman in Kharki……

A silver plaque sized 11 ½ Inch by 7 ½ Inch, mounted on a 11 ¼ Inch by 15 Inch Oak board…..

High relief figure of the Daily Mail – Absent Minded Beggar…..

Impressed in plague under left foot: “A Gentleman in Kharki”

Bronze Plaque on bottom heavy engraved “PRESENTED BY THE BOROUGH OF REIGATE – IN RECOGNITION OF LOYAL SERVICES – IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN 1900 – 01,” 4 inch by ½ inch…..

Makers name on reverse: D. George Collins, Manufacturing Silversmiths, 116 Newgate Street, London…..

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WELCOME HOME - THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR 6 years 7 months ago #9592

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Where did you find that? :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
Regards and very :sick: with envy, Frank

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WELCOME HOME - THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR 6 years 7 months ago #9594

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Very very nice Mike, I particullary like the ornate scroll at the bottom of the plaque, a quality item.

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

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WELCOME HOME - THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR 6 years 7 months ago #9603

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Good Morning Frank......

Found it at an junk / antique dealer in Angel Archade, London in the early 90's and paid a grand sum of L 50.00.....

Mike

Frank Kelley wrote: Where did you find that? :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:
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WELCOME HOME - THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR 6 years 7 months ago #9604

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Okay then, thats cool, you bought it from a London dealer back then, now I am not so :sick: I would have been, if you found it in Canada, just wish it had been me, but, it is one of the finest examples of it's type that I have ever seen, moreover, I have seen several, I do love that label on the back, superb, really superb, actually I am still really :sick: :sick: :sick: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

QSAMIKE wrote: Good Morning Frank......

Found it at an junk / antique dealer in Angel Archade, London in the early 90's and paid a grand sum of L 50.00.....

Mike

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Good Afternoon Frank.....

I do not know if you have heard of or seen a book called:

BOER WAR MEMORABILIA - The Collectors' Guide, written by Peter Oosthuizen
Published 1987, I.S.B.N. 0-946619-19-0

The author Peter Oosthuizen used to have a store in the Georgian Village, Camden Passage, London called The Boer War Store...... He used to have tons of items there of all different kinds..... I was in the UK in 1998 and visited the store many times, went back in 2000 and was told he had passed away......

My suggestion that if you are a serious Boer War collector his book is a MUST in your library..... Copies do show up on ebay occasionally.......

One thing that he had in his store that I was sick about and he would not tell me where he got it from, and I could not afford, was the artists model for the Mounted Boer War Memorial that was erected here in Calgary.....

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