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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 2 weeks ago #62641

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A Wepener trio advertised on eBay



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QSA CLASPS WITTEBERGEN-TRANSVAAL-WEPENER-CAPE COLONY, BWM, BI-LINGUAL VICTORY MEDAL.QSA - Named to: 341 PTE R.G,D. FIELDING KAFFRN RIFLESBWM - SJT R.G.D. FIELDING S.A.M.A.VIC - SJT R.G.D. FIELDING 9TH S.A.R.Mounted on card for display, GVF

How usual is it for South African BWM and VM to have different naming?
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 2 weeks ago #62643

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Not unusual at all David. From what i recall the BWM normally reflects the last regiment a man was with as well as his highest rank
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 6 months 2 weeks ago #62646

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Thank you, Rory. I am more accustomed to the BWM and VM being named in the same way. I will look out for this more now.
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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 3 weeks ago #62899

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I was looking today at the QSA to Pte E M Hartigan, Kaffrarian Rifles on ebay. It has been listed for nearly 3 years now and at £770 it is unlikely to move any time soon.

Pte Hartigan received QSA (4) CC Wep Tr Witt. He was discharged 5 August 1900.

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 3 weeks ago #62913

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It is a more pleasing clasp to buy as a pair of medals, certainly for that sort of money, I would want a KSA issued from the roll of a good regiment such as Kitchener's Fighting Scouts.

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QSAs with the clasp Wepener 5 months 3 weeks ago #62936

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My first record for Hartigan's QSA on the market is from 1977 with an auctioneer/dealer called Cocksedge when it sold for GBP168, which according to www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/articl...ey-changed-1900.html is worth £ 1,190.29 in today's money.

The moral of the story - don't invest in medals!
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