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A Queen Alexandra Question (Chocolate Box) Rare? 1 year 7 months ago #68101

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Good Evening Everyone...….

Have a question for all the Boer War collectors out there.....

As everyone knows that the Princess of Wales and later Queen Alexandra was very interested in the British Soldier and Sailor especially the wounded.....

Here is a thread on some handkerchiefs that were given to the wounded troops during the Boer War.....

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/13-miscellany...t-to-the-troops#6374

I have heard of rumors that she also commissioned a Chocolate box in the theme of the Victorian box but the war ended before Christmas.....
These boxes had been started to be manufactured with some of the boxes completed but not filled..... A halt was put on the manufacture and the boxes that were made were filled and saved, I understand that later they were distributed to the soldiers that were still in hospital due to wounds rec'd during the war.....

I have never seen one before but have found the following and if true hope that this is one.....

One other piece of information that I have is that this size and shape of box with the same picture ( with the exception of the Christmas 1902) was given to wounded troops in W.W.1..... The WW1 box has a paper label which is often lost or torn off where as this one is painted.....

Hope someone out there has some good news for me.....

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A Queen Alexandra Question (Chocolate Box) Rare? 1 year 7 months ago #68104

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Mike,

What an interesting item. I have not come across this before but will do some research to try to find more.
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A Queen Alexandra Question (Chocolate Box) Rare? 1 year 7 months ago #68105

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I found one that sold in 2018, complete with its chocolate, for £100

www.davidduggleby.com/auctions/19102018/...owntree.aspx?search= ;
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A Queen Alexandra Question (Chocolate Box) Rare? 1 year 7 months ago #68109

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Good Morning David...….

Thankyou for your research it is greatly appreciated.....
The first step towards full conformation, just need something in writing from the period...…

Wish it was in Oosthuizen but then again have a number of items that are not listed there.....

Thanks Again....

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A Queen Alexandra Question (Chocolate Box) Rare? 1 year 7 months ago #68115

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Hi
I have an example (empty) of the box: bought over the Internet more than 8 years ago.
If you Google "Queen Alexandra Christmas 1902" you will find numerous links to the box and the associated dinner: even examples of the menu.
What I also have is an example of Queen Alexandra's Boer War Cross.

This is rare : I have never come across another example
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Thanks Henk..... Will do...… Mike
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