I agree with you and I feel that Paul payed a fair price, but, not an expensive one and got a very good text book example medal.
Now I feel the need to defend myself here, for the record, I do not have very much at all in the way of Brabants Horse, because I have always been an Imperial Light Horse, Steinaeckers Horse, Imperial Light Infantry and Natal kind of guy!
So you see, the Colonial Division, as good as they were, has had to take a back seat!
If you are going to start collecting Brabants Horse, I would first say, yes, do it, they were regarded as being the best of the Colonial Division according to some published sources including Major Tylden's The Armed Forces of South Africa etc, I agree with him!
They held a large portion of the line at Wepener, had they not been there, the resulting casualties would have been higher.
Secondly, just go out and do what Paul has done, buy a good example of a QSA with a Wepener clasp and just as Brett has said on here, before David's book "Wepener" is published! as I said to Paul, Brabants Horse was a large unit, so the medals are around at a price!
Take a look around the internet, you should soon find what you are looking for without to many problems, buying from a dealer at a fixed price is often better than buying at auction in the long term.
Having said that, I did spend a couple of hours the other day looking back through old auction cataloques, in particular City Coins!
Good Luck Stephen.
Stephen Bayley wrote: Wow that seems rich, one suspects you got this one at a discounted price to the DNW hammer price?
True, the motor car/coach has provided employment but Henry Fords mass production has taken the craft from craftmen.
Have not added to my collection of late. Think Frank is still holding onto all the BH QSA's!!