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QSA naming styles to South African officers 1 year 5 months ago #56136

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I think it was, simply, rather more to do with the particular individual at the mint who had been tasked to finish the medal concerned, than anything else.

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QSA naming styles to South African officers 1 year 5 months ago #56138

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Frank,

Are you thinking the person at Woolwich chose whether to engrave or impress the officers' medals perhaps based on the work load for the engravers and impressers? This is a very plausible hypothesis.

If that was the case, we should start to see the pattern emerging as more examples are posted.

I will be really interested to see how this thread develops.

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QSA naming styles to South African officers 1 year 5 months ago #56142

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At last count I only have 22 Officers QSA's - they are a mixed bag of Imperial and Colonial; of Fighting Units and Town Guards and many of them have been posted on this forum.

I'll do a bit of analysis to see whether or not I can see a trend but, sadly, I don't have enough examples to prove anything conclusive.

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A very interesting thread-it sort of reminds me of the discussions on Boer War DCM'S whether Trophy of Arms or Edward the seventh. I have sighted several Australian Officer QSA's and they have been engraved and I own at present two Officer QSA'S both Imperial-both engraved.

What always impresses me is the standard of the engraving-I doubt anybody anywhere could replicate the level of craftsmanship. One of my QSA's has some very faint parallel lines on it that has been placed to guide the engraver and even that is skillfully done.

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Rory wrote: At last count I only have 22 Officers QSA's - they are a mixed bag of Imperial and Colonial; of Fighting Units and Town Guards and many of them have been posted on this forum.

I'll do a bit of analysis to see whether or not I can see a trend but, sadly, I don't have enough examples to prove anything conclusive.

Regards

Rory


If everyone posts issue date (not date roll completed) - from the medal roll, along with the example then you will get a bigger, and hopefully useful,. sample.

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