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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 3 weeks ago #71927

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QSA (1) Defence of Kimberley (93644 Gnr: E. H. Stenson, 23rd. W.D., R.G.A.);
KSA (2) (93644 Gnr: E. Stenson. R.G.A.);
Kimberley Star, ‘a’, suspension altered and lacking integral top riband bar

Edward Henry Stenson was born in London in 1874 and attested for the Royal Artillery on 19 October 1892. He served with the 23rd (Western Division), Royal Garrison Artillery in South Africa from 8 November 1897 to 18 September 1902, and was discharged on 18 October 1904, after 12 years’ service.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 3 weeks ago #71932

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The RGA is another unit that seldom turns up with the clasp these days, they used to be quite easy to get without having to wait too long.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 3 weeks ago #71935

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With just less than 100 DoKs to the RGA they are certainly seldom seen. I have only noted around a third of this issue.
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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 3 weeks ago #71941

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I will have a couple of recipients somewhere, I seem to remember buying a pair from one of the last Spink Circular's published many years ago now, so I suspect he would have been my last.

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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 2 weeks ago #72136

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The QSA to Transport Officer S P Waldek, KVR has reappeared. It sold in April this year at Noble Numismatics for a hammer price of Au$500 (R6000, £280) and can now be purchased for £995, R21,000). Commission at Noble is 20%.


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QSAs with clasp Defence of Kimberley 9 months 2 weeks ago #72137

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Continuing a theme here.


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Described as:

Q.S.A. Medal, 2 bars, Defence of Kimberley, 54 Trooper A.H. Armstrong, Kimberley Light Horse, Wounded during the siege and Mentioned in Despatches. Although shot through the chest by Boer Snipers he managed to ride back to town.

The lot sold at Noble Numismatics in April 2020 for a hammer price of Au$550 (R6500, £305).

Now available for £745, R16,000, Au$1,350.
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