I included this scan as an adjunct to my recent post in the S.A.S.A. thread but I'll post it in the Talana clasp thread too. I believe only 46 Talana clasps were awarded to the RE. What makes this QSA even more special is that Jackson was Digby Jones's sergeant and was killed beside him in the gun pit at Wagon Hill 6/1/1900.
It's always nice to see an 8 clasps QSA so this example from the next Spink sale is all the more lovely as it contains the Talana clasp.
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, eight clasps, Cape Colony, Talana, Tugela Heights, Orange Free State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902, unofficial rivets between State and date clasps (4921 Cpl. G. Smith, Rl. Dublin Fus.), good very fine.
The top estimate is £280. Really??
My thanks to Spink for the permission to reproduce this image.
I can hear the shells falling and I'm ducking the shrapnel!
Artillerist Andries Stefanus Eloff
Lived in Pretoria, served in the Transvaal Staats Artillerie and claimed on his "B" Form (medal clain form) that he had served at the Battles of Dundee(Talana), Colenso15/12/1899 and Donkerhoek(Diamond Hill)(11-12/6/1900).