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Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7965

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This button is from a batch Brett kindly sent me.
I was struggling to identify it and took it along with me to last weeks medal fair and let a button expert look at it.
We made out the letters ZAR which he seemed to think would be worn by a Boer soldier.
I am not too sure, the button is English made.
Anybody have any views on this please.







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Re: Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7967

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Hello Paul....

Z.A.R. is short for, in english, South African Republic......

I will post a picture as soon as I find one.....

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Re: Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7968

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Knew that I could find it......

Posted this earlier in this thread.....

Took some new pictures though.....

TITLE: Z.A.R. (South African Republic) Police Cap Badge (Prior to 1901)

TYPE: HELMET / HAT BADGE

OWENS NUMBER: 2007

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Re: Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7971

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Paul,
It is a ZARP button (Zuid Affickaanshe Republike Politie) and a very good example too, British manufacturing was not subject to foreign policy in the 1890's as I am sure "pushfull" Joseph Chamberlain and his family would be the first to admit! :(
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Re: Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7975

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Hello Mike,
Thank you for the information, that is a superb badge, the eagle reminds me of The Royal Scots Greys.

Paul :)

QSAMIKE wrote: Knew that I could find it......

Posted this earlier in this thread.....

Took some new pictures though.....

TITLE: Z.A.R. (South African Republic) Police Cap Badge (Prior to 1901)

TYPE: HELMET / HAT BADGE

OWENS NUMBER: 2007

Mike




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Re: Your thoughts please 9 years 4 months ago #7976

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Hello Frank,
Thank you for the information and comments.

Paul :)

Frank Kelley wrote: Paul,
It is a ZARP button (Zuid Affickaanshe Republike Politie) and a very good example too, British manufacturing was not subject to foreign policy in the 1890's as I am sure "pushfull" Joseph Chamberlain and his family would be the first to admit! :(
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