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This is one of the largest sets I have come across.

The series of twenty cards was published by Lacour, Marseilles, to commemorate Kruger's arrival on the "Gelderland" on 22 November 1900.

Another set of six cards can be seen HERE.


Each card with the title: "LE PRÉSIDENT KRUGER A MARSEILLE".

1. Le Gelderland
2. Mme. Eloff & Melle. Guttmann montent a Bord
3. Le Président a la coupée
4. Le Président quitte le Gelderland
5. Descent en canot
6. Les reporteurs
7. L'arrivée de canot présidentiel
8. L'Accostage
9. Le débarcadère vue de la mer
10. Le premiere pas sur la terre de France
11.Premier salut en Europe
12. Vive Krüger
13. Présentation des délégués
14. Le Président Krüger prononçant son discours
15. Le Président Krüger & le Docteur Leyds
16. Vivent les Boers
17. Après les réceptions
18. Le débarcadère vue de la terre
19. Sur le parcours
20. Le Cortège à l'entrée de la Cannebière.









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This postcard carries a photograph of Belgian artist H. Mertens' pro-Boer medallion, which was struck by Paul Fisch in 1900 (see Hern 2008, p. 71, No 282).









The vanquished British Lion, complete with imperial crown, was a motif repeatedly used on the Continent. On 27 November 1900, President Kruger was presented with a gold-hilted sword of honour, which had been subscribed for by the readers of L’Intransigeant as a gift for General Cronje. The artist Pallez depicts Cronje in mortal combat with the crowned British Lion. The design of the hilt was replicated as an ivory handle for a walking-cane.



L'ÉPÉE D’HONNEUR OFFERTE AU GÉNÉRAL CRONJE.

Voici la poignée de l’épée offerte par “les Républicains patriotes français au Républicain patriote le general Cronje”, l’un des héros de la guerre du Transvaal.
Cette œuvre d’art, sortie de la célèbre maison Froment-Meurice, est le produit d’une souscrption ouverte par un journal de Paris, l’Intransigeant.
L’artiste Pallez en a été le sculpteur.
La poignée de cette épée, à lame ciselée, es ten or émaillé. La groupe qui compose symbolise énergiquement la lute supreme que soutiennent depuis de longs mois les Boers pour defender leur indépendance.
Il est question de remettre cette épée d’honneur au Président Kruger, le jour très prochain de son passage Paris.


London Weekly Dispatch, 2nd December 1900

Rising early on Tuesday [27 November 1900], Uncle Paul [Kruger] got through a long programme of visits, receptions, and speeches in the course of the day. ……. In the afternoon he received from the hands of M. Henri Rochefort the sword of honour destined for Cronje, which he promised to deliver when the opportunity arose.






Another take on the vanquished British Lion, this time used as the cover for a German satirical publication, "Der Buren Krieg" (Herrn. Albert Langen, Verlag für Litteratur und Kunst, 4 Schack-Strasse, München). On this occasion the imperial crown is strapped to the backside of the lion.



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Postcards 3 weeks 4 days ago #93937

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I came across this monochrome "Greetings from the South African battlefields"postcard by Joseph Eilau of Johannesburg. It must date form the first months of the war and was meant to convey to the burgers that France, Germany and Holland/Belgium were united behind them. There is also a depiction of the Russian shield of armour, but Eilau obviously forgot to order Cyrillic font.

Holland: United for Freedom and Justice against violence and Tyranny
France: United for Justice and Liberty
Germany: It's not only love that unites us, it's hate.

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An unusual use for a postcard.

An Austrian theatrical costumier produced this "Boer" outfit, complete with Vierkleur ribbons, rifle, bandolier & slouch hat, and incorporating a large postcard sporting the Transvaal arms and "Gruss aus Transvaal", for an unidentified Viennese production.

Below, a card with similar design, the reverse with applied Boer fund-raiser stamp.




Top right (out of shot) with Viennese theatrical costumier's stamp: "ÖSTERR. THEATER-KOSTÜM UND DEKORATIONS-ATELIER / GES. M.B.H. / WIEN, VI./1, CAPISTRANG. 5 UND LIESING".







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Neville, congratulations! You must be in possession of the only Boer War pin-up in existence. If any of the forum members were puzzled about why Austria was so firmly rooting for the Boers, now you know..
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EFV wrote: I have once seen a Hoffman (Muenchen) printed postcard with slight differences to the image but with the same illegible name in the right-hand top corner. I always presumed my card was the original artwork for the printed version but now wonder because the greeting text by M.Lorenz in the right margin seems out of place and so is the fact that it was sent via the post to someone in the same city. If a member has the printed version of the card or any thoughts on the matter, please enlighten us!


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Everhard,

I recently purchased these five cards by Hoffmann, including the one you were inquiring about.
I have no idea if this is the full set, given that postcards were generally sold as editions of six or twelve.


Five German postcards by Anton Hoffmann, München.

1. Vorwärts!
3. Artillerie
3. Sieg!
4. Im Feuer!
5. Verwundet

All signed "Anton HOFFMANN, München", and with the inscription "Aus dem / Buren-Krieg / (Zuidafrika)" in the top right corner.


Printed/published by: "Lith. K. Anst. V. Hub. Köhler, München, Blüthenstr. 13".












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