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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 8 months ago #56056

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KIMBERLY TOWN GUARD

For information only......

There are two up for bids on eBay right now..... Even though it says buy it now they are open for bids......

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 8 months ago #56095

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Thanks Mike-I saw these on ebay and was a bit interested in the naming on the Lieutenants medal-it appeared to be impressed and not engraved. So I searched this topic on our forum, all 14 pages and saw some eye watering groups but no examples of naming style has anybody got any examples they could post?

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 8 months ago #56096

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Mr Wells is on his way to me as I write....

Impressed or engraved its a nice medal to a man who was the Market Master of Kimberley before during and after the Siege.

Not all medals to Colonial Officers were engraved - I have several examples where the naming is impressed as per those issued to the rank and file.

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Hi Rory,

I am pleased this medal is going to a good home-I look forward to reading the article you will eventually write on Wells.

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George

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 2 years 8 months ago #56105

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George,

My experience, based on QSAs that I have seen, is that the colonial officers' medals are predominantly impressed but with a large proportion being engraved.

I will see if I can find some pictures from my DoK archive.
Dr David Biggins

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I am unsure whether you are referring to DofK officers' medals being impressed or engraved - or else Colonial officers generally being one or the other. However, I did a quick check and of the six Colonial officer's medals in my collection, three are engraved and three are impressed. Five QSAs to Imperial officers are in my collection; four are engraved and one is impressed.
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