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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 10 months 3 weeks ago #59684

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Hi David

The suspender on Lund's medal looks to me like it's not the original.

I haven't got any Rifle Association QSAs but was half tempted to bid for the Nottingham Road example in the recent DNW auction for no other reason than I once stopped there to fill up my car on the way from Durban to Ladysmith! In the end, though, I didn't bother.

David

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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 10 months 3 weeks ago #59717

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I think that is a very fair point, well made, I would think anyone who collects medals to members of the Rifle Associations would simply want an example to a member of a particular RA if it was missing from their collection, the numbers involved are so small, that I dare say someone would want Lund's medal, but, not me!




mike rowan wrote: As a collector of Rifle Association QSAs, if I didnt have one to a particular Association, I should be delighted to have an example whatever the condition. With RA QSAs one doesnt really have the luxury of being too choosy - there are so few of them about.
Just to put it out there _ I am still looking for examples to the Weston RA and the Karkloof RA .
Mike

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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 10 months 3 weeks ago #59738

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David,

That's a great new reason for collection to a unit!

From what Mike has been saying over the years, assembling a complete collection of Rifle Association medals is a long term endeavour.

Dr David Biggins

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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 8 months 3 weeks ago #60599

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A range of Rifle Association medals offered of late:

DNW Jul 18, Lot 605
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Leader F. N. Meyer, Camperdown Dist. R.A.) minor edge nick, nearly extremely fine, rare to unit £80-120
Sold for £360

DNW Jul 18, Lot 637
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Tpr. W. Webster. Malton Dist. R.A.) extremely fine and rare to unit £80-120
Sold for £170

DNW Jul 18, Lot 646
Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, no clasp (Tpr. D. Connell. Nottingham Road R.A.) extremely fine, scarce to unit £80-120
Sold for £220

And today this medal


Picture courtesy of DNW

QSA (0) (President G. Ross. Howick R.A.).

Hammered at £280.

Dr David Biggins
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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 1 month 2 weeks ago #63573

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The task of plotting the location of the medal-issuing Rifle Associations in Natal was more difficult than I imagined.

If anyone has more accurate locations for Upper Tugela and Mtshwati (in particular) and the other manually-named towns, please let me know and I will update the map.

[The map has been updated and appears in a later post]

Dr David Biggins

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Medals to the Natal Rifle Associations 1 month 2 weeks ago #63574

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Hello David

Wilgefontein is to the left of Fox Hill about 10 kms down around just above between the M and G in Umgeni

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