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QSAMIKE

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About QSAMIKE

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  • Birthday 29/09/48

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    Home of the New West, Calgary, Ab. Can.
  • Interests
    Collector of South African War (1899-1902) in all aspects, Medals, Badges, Books, China all Collectables with regards to the Boer War......

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  1. Hi Tony...... Yes quite busy..... Spend at least an hour or two every day on the collection..... Have been getting ready for a Gun and Militaria show this week end and making a display for a strictly military show in October...... Mike
  2. Good Morning Tony...... Yes found a couple in the QSA auction at City Coins last week....... Mike P.S. did you get the pm from last night?????
  3. Good Evening Tony...... Here is my want list: Does not matter about bars BRITISH CAVALRY: 4TH ROYAL IRISH DRAGOON GUARDS and 4TH QUEEN'S OWN HUSSARS ROYAL NAVY SHIPS: H.M.S. BEAGLE and H.M.S. WIDGEON THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL SPEIFICALLY SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY MEMBERS: 2102 3rd CLASS TROOPER CHARLES WILLIAM RYALL 2072 1st CLASS TROOPER WILLIE HERBERT GIBBONS 3420 3rd CLASS TROOPER HAROLD FALTENHINE 2090 1st CLASS TROOPER RICHARD DOUGLAS MUIR 2120 3rd CLASS TROOPER CLAUDE LESLIE YOUNG Also looking for Canadians who served in South Africa......... and Lastly, anything that strikes my fancy LOL..... Mike
  4. I am sorry to tell you but this is a re-named medal....... You can see the marks under the naming where the original naming has been removed...... Mike
  5. Good Evening Everyone...... I have been able to find a photo of Major Lynn from another forum that I thought you might like to see...... Mike
  6. Hi Tony....... Thanks for the kind comments..... I am down to 2 Cavalry and 2 Naval that I am really looking for...... Mike
  7. If his medal is named 694. TPR JAS. H. Galt S. A. COSTBY, then I am afraid that this medal was not officially awarded to him..... They never used first names (JAS.) and the unit name was always S.A.C. not S.A. COSTBY..... I have a number of medals issued to men from the founding of the unit right up until the end of the Boer War and they are all named S.A.C., including one where the man did not get his medal till 1910 ..... If he had resigned from the Ayrshire Police to join the SAC in 1906 the war had been over for 4 years and the SAC folded in 1908..... A clue to look at is since you have the Ayrshire Police records, when did he join them????? The medal on its edge should have all of the information Impressed and not engraved, is there a chance to see a photo of the edge..... Can you get hold of Census information that may also give you a clue..... Oh yes using that number I also again checked FMP nothing there, maybe if you have Ancestry there may be something there...... Sorry he may have served at the end of the SAC period but from the information that you have provided it seems that he may have given himself the medal...... Mike
  8. I thought that you may be able to see it as a guest but there are a number of threads, questions and answers with regards to the 1897 Police Medals and Bars..... Mike
  9. Hello PistolPat......... First welcome to the forum....... 1. Can you please provide what is written on the edge of the medal, Number - Rank - Name - Unit, It will help in tracking...... 2. I have checked the roll of The Canadians in the South African Constabulary and there is no listing...... 3. I have checked Fink my Past and also there is no listing but that does not mean anything...... 4. The South African Constabulary was disbanded on June 2nd 1908 so therefore he would or should not be wearing uniform in 1913..... He may have enlisted in England for service in South Africa..... Some of these records are available at Kew and some in South Africa..... Researcher in (Audrey Portman) SA I suggest is: rhinoresearch@icon.co.za Mike
  10. Take a look at these threads in British Medals Forum...... http://www.britishmedalforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=100189&hilit=1911 and There are a number of threads on the 1897 medal as well..... Mike
  11. George VI's star

    Looks perfectly good to me...... Official name: The 1939-1945 Star...... Now all you have to do is get the other 8 stars to make a complete set....... 1939-45 Atlantic Arctic (a new one) Air Crew Europe Africa Pacific Burma Italy France and Germany Take a look here: http://www.rogersstudy.co.uk/medals/ww2_stars/stars.html Mike
  12. Hi Tony...... I specifically collect and do research on British Medals for the Boer War and Natal Rebellion along with their badges, uniforms and regimental histories...... Have been collecting in that field for nearly 50 years now...... Specializing in Canadian Units and the Canadian Scouts....... Mike
  13. Hi Tony...... I am not a helmet expert as they did not have them during the Boer War but I suggest you look at this...... http://thebrodiehelmet.weebly.com/military---canada.html Mike
  14. Hi Farkas....... You have to be careful with these early helmets as some of them have found that the padding on the top it is made out of Asbestos...... Otherwise it is a very good helmet.... Mike
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