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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 5 months 1 hour ago #61778

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It is a little worrying that this seller appears to believe the Imperial Light Horse was a cavalry regiment in the British Army.

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At Elandslaagte the charge of the 5th Lancers and Imperial Light Horse was perhaps more properly the last British Cavalry charge (being a couple of years after Omdurman).

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 3 weeks ago #63064

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Picture courtesy of Spink

I thought I should include a screenshot to show the estimate as you would surely have thought a mistake had been made had I typed it myself.


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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 3 weeks ago #63067

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I certainly think someone has made a mistake!

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 1 week ago #63170

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Lawley's QSA made £350 (hammer price).

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 1 week ago #63175

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Certainly the estimate did appear perhaps a little conservative.

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QSAs with clasp Elandslaagte 1 month 1 week ago #63176

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Then again, there is commission as well as VAT to be added, notwithstanding, I do think it is important to bare in mind just how that medal was actually earned by it's recipient, a consummate professional, who would have likely to have been stuck out on the wretched "rock" at the Grand Casemate had there actually been no "Teatime" War.

I still like that medal, no matter the awful price!

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