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John F.

Is this a Boer War Sweetheart Badge/Pin?

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Hello, Can anyone identify this pin? I assume that it is British because of the silver and manufactured markings. I was thinking it it might be one of those sweetheart badges from the Boer War but I couldn’t find this example. The pin measure approx. 4cm in length.

Thanks,

John

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I would say that it is a commemorative badge - perhaps not a sweetheart. It appears to be Welsh in origin -

the animal is a Griffen and the two vegetables are Leeks - the symbol for Wales. I'm not sure what the

lettering might be - perhaps his name ? There may be an association with Freemasonry - however, we

will need a member to make an identification.

Meanwhile, I am having trouble reading the silvermarks on the reverse. Please take a photo with them right way up

and make it a close-up. Mervyn

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The hallmark seems to be from Chester for the year 1900.

The makers mark is difficult. It might be:

E & F.B. - Emil & Frank Bauer, Jewellers, Albion Street, Birmingham

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Cofia Fi is Welsh for remember me, the dragon looks remarkably similar to that on the badge of the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. They sent out several contingents to the Boer War.

Paul

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Gentleman, Thank you for the replies and input. I wonder if that number in the center of the pin on the reverse is a soldier's service number?

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