That is a particularly attractive looking example, untouched and all original since it was parted from it's recipient, I am not sure that I have ever encountered a star engraved on it's obverse like that either, very nice indeed.
djb wrote: Another single Kimberley Star. This one from the next Spink auction.
Picture courtesy of Spink.
It is unusual to see the engraving on the arms of the Star.
Crosbie, 1031 Tpr M P, KLH. Entitled to QSA (5) DoK Paar Tr 01 02. He served 28 Oct 99 to 6 Nov 00. Also served CinCBG (22683) 19 Nov 00 to 13 May 01 and DOEVR (1097)
BSACM rev 1893 (Tpr T D McCaffry Raaf's Column)
QSA (2) DoK OFS (Pte KTG)
KSA (2) 424 Pte CRSS)
Kimberley Star (Pt. Kimberley Town Guard. besieged 15 Oct 1899 to 15 Feb 1900. discharged 10/3/1900)
The 1893 medal is confirmed on the roll complied by C.R. Owen and published by Chimperie Publications. His other details come for a researcher who found him on the 29th August 1894 when he acquired a prospector’s licence from the mining commissioner at Bulawa, he did various ‘deals’ in some of his many claims. Later we find him in No 2 Schmidt’s Breastwork and number 1 Company, B Section Reservoir. Also served KLH (35) 17 Mar.00 to 10 Nov.00. CPD2 (133) 23 Nov 00 to 28 Feb. 01 and 21 Mar. 01 to 31 Jul 01 and CRSS (1424) 17 Oct. 01 to 15 Apr. 02. KSA (2).
On his QSA the ‘E’ in McCaffery has been partly scored (due to a misspelling) presume by the recipient. We have not found an official tie between the 1893 medal which is confirmed on the roll as listed and the Boer War medals, so sold as found but I’m sure the information is out there somewhere.