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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53313

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Hi Gents,

Forgive this post as it's not Boer War related but as I'm neither a hunter or expert of African wildlife - can I ask if this badge depicts a Sable Antelope?

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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53314

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Good gracious, I saw a similar looking beast in Wales only last week!:ohmy:

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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53317

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A long time has passed since I could claim to know a lot about African mammals, but I suspect Frank is right and your animal is more likely to be a Northern Hemisphere goat than a Sable Antelope.
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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53319

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Morning Brett,
It was a shocking experience, there I was, about to enjoy afternoon tea and the wretched thing just appeared, appalling table manners, it had clearly decided it was teatime, joined me and just helped itself!:ohmy:
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A long time has passed since I could claim to know a lot about African mammals, but I suspect Frank is right and your animal is more likely to be a Northern Hemisphere goat than a Sable Antelope.
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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53320

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No. it is certainly not Anglo Boer War, I assume you know what you have there, a die cast example, does it have Firmin on it's reverse.
I think you will find it is more likely to be a Capra family, Ibex, type thing, the beard is the giveaway, not something you would expect on the Hippotragus family, unless perhaps, a particularly scruffy one, who has lost interest in it's career and really let itself go!

RoyS wrote: Hi Gents,

Forgive this post as it's not Boer War related but as I'm neither a hunter or expert of African wildlife - can I ask if this badge depicts a Sable Antelope?

Cheerio,

Roy

Collecting/wanted ABW insignia if anyone has some spares?

My website: www.wilkinsonfscollection.com

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Sable Antelope..? 6 months 2 weeks ago #53322

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Hi Gents,

Many thanks for that. Frank I think you have it..! See a photo of the Capra Ibex attached, sure looks like it.

Yes I do know what I have - Suakin Province Police.

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Roy

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