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Belfast 4 years 6 months ago #11869

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A clasp inscribed "Belfast" will be granted to all troops who, on August 26th or 27th 1900, were east of a north and south line drawn through Wonderfontein (the garrison and troops quarter¬ed at Wonderfontein on those dates will not receive this clasp) and West of a north and south line through Dalmanutha Station, and north of an east and west line through Dalmanutha Station.

This description was subsequently changed to read: A clasp inscribed "Belfast" will be granted to all troops, who, on August, 26th or 27th, 1900, were east of a north and south line drawn through Wonderfontein (the garrison and troops quartered at Wonderfontein on those dates will not receive this clasp), and west of a north and south line through Dalmanutha Station, and north of an east and west line through Carolina, the word Carolina being substituted for Dalmanutha Station in the original text.

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Belfast 4 years 5 months ago #12731

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Some examples from DNW:

DNW Lot 79, 30 March 2011. QSA (1) Belfast (4136 Pte. A. Watson, 1 Leic. Regt.). Sold for £270

DNW Lot 137, 25 June 2008. QSA (1) Belfast (4819 Pte. C. H. Day, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £110

DNW Lot 281, 4 December 2001. QSA (1) Belfast (6172 Pte. T. Brown, Rifle Brigade). Sold for £45

DNW Lot 111, 4 December 1991. QSA (1) Belfast (3364 Pte. A. Griffin, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £50

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Belfast 4 years 2 months ago #14675

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Belfast 4 years 2 months ago #14689

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djb wrote: Some examples from DNW:

DNW Lot 79, 30 March 2011. QSA (1) Belfast (4136 Pte. A. Watson, 1 Leic. Regt.). Sold for £270

DNW Lot 137, 25 June 2008. QSA (1) Belfast (4819 Pte. C. H. Day, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £110

DNW Lot 281, 4 December 2001. QSA (1) Belfast (6172 Pte. T. Brown, Rifle Brigade). Sold for £45

DNW Lot 111, 4 December 1991. QSA (1) Belfast (3364 Pte. A. Griffin, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £50


A good example of caveat emptor, only one of these is a genuine single clasp Belfast QSA; Pte Watson 1 Leicester Rgt. Day and Griffin earned other clasps and Brown wasn't even there.

Mike - nice medal, a difficult single clasp to find, I have recorded 63 examples so far.

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Belfast 4 years 2 months ago #14690

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I would have no problems here, unless of course DNW, or indeed any saleroom or dealer, actually claimed that the said single Befast clasp, was a given recipients sole entitlement, it is just so easy to check anyway.
Moreover, this is very clearly reflected in the prices that these four actually sold for.

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djb wrote: Some examples from DNW:

DNW Lot 79, 30 March 2011. QSA (1) Belfast (4136 Pte. A. Watson, 1 Leic. Regt.). Sold for £270

DNW Lot 137, 25 June 2008. QSA (1) Belfast (4819 Pte. C. H. Day, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £110

DNW Lot 281, 4 December 2001. QSA (1) Belfast (6172 Pte. T. Brown, Rifle Brigade). Sold for £45

DNW Lot 111, 4 December 1991. QSA (1) Belfast (3364 Pte. A. Griffin, 18/Hrs.). Sold for £50


A good example of caveat emptor, only one of these is a genuine single clasp Belfast QSA; Pte Watson 1 Leicester Rgt. Day and Griffin earned other clasps and Brown wasn't even there.

Mike - nice medal, a difficult single clasp to find, I have recorded 63 examples so far.

Regards
Meurig

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Belfast 3 years 6 months ago #20387

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The QSA to 4159 Pte. W. Muckersie, 10th Hussars).


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Private William Muckersie, 10th Hussars, died of disease at Rustenberg, 24 December 1900. The published casualty roll lists him as ‘Mackersie’ in the 9th Lancers. Believed to be just 9 single ‘Belfast’ clasps to the regiment.
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