Auction Highlights 

14 & 15 October and

11 & 12 November 2017

Anglo-Boer War Collection of Mr. Ray Leppan

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(amounts include hammer price, buyer's commission and VAT on the commission)

Lot 0167
Lot 0167

Transvaal Artillerie brass cap badge (pre-1901). This coloured version on "Vierkleur" sash could have been used by President Kruger's special guard in the Eastern Transvaal Sold for R44 498

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Lot 1175
Lot 1175

Cecil Brown (Scottish 1868-1926, himself a Major in the ABW), bronze, a Boer and his horse, signed, 30 x 20cm Sold for R35 130

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Lot 0337
Lot 0337

Miniature chess set, engraved "Capt R J King Pretoria 1899", 12.5cm, Officer's Prison Camp Pretoria (same camp as W. Churchill), one of very few British PoW pieces Sold for R37 472

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Lot 1186
Lot 1186

Very rare "Boer Leaders" complete framed set of 20 Taddy & Co cards, glass back, London 1900, c.58 x 30cm (Ref. OH147) Sold for R32 788

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Lot 0192
Lot 0192

"Majuba Wiped Out 1900" silver medal, red/white/blue enamel. Chester hallmark, issued on Pretoria's occupation, after losing 1881 Battle of Majuba Sold for R12 881

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Lot 0800
Lot 0800

Rare PoW cratewood chest, w/sliding lid, 2 compartments. "M.Nathan Censor Umballa Punjaub B.India" Presented to Max Nathan by PoWs, w/ documents Sold for R35 130

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Lot 1321
Lot 1321

Bermuda PoW-made wooden ink stand with rare Staatsartillerie Boer War officer's button and ZAR 2 Shillings coin and 2 porcelain inkwells Sold for R18 736

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Lot 0772
Lot 0772

Royal Vale 5 x rare side plates, ZAR CoA, borders "Vierkleur". These plates reputedly used on Paul Kruger's East Transvaal train (Provenance: Claude Malan Collection) Sold for R30 270

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Lot 0335
Lot 0335

Excellent & Rare Prisoner of War Wooden Plaque with ZAR Coat of Arms, inscribed: "Eendracht Maakt Macht, Boer Camp Transvaal Ceylon 1900 1901" (c. 25x20cm) Sold for R18 736

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Lot 0352
Lot 0352

Richards Sheffield Boer War Pocket Knife depicting Kruger & De Wet (missing loop). Rare Sold for R3 045

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Lot 0393
Lot 0393

Rare Meerschaum Pipe of General De Wet with Amber stem, dated 1901, Silver Birmingham Collar in Original Velvet Casing (app. 16cm in length) Sold for R8 783

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Lot 0394
Lot 0394

Marshall-Hole card: Rare Matabeleland Stamp Currency 6d (Six Pence) Sold for R2 576

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Lot 0195
Lot 0195

Rare Copeland Spode 3-handled Loving Cup, "Imperial Federation", "Unity is Strength", lists English victories, writing inside, front "Brittania Tower of Justice", c.14cm (Ref:OH1) Sold for R11 125

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Lot 1356
Lot 1356

Boer War, oil on canvas "Stiggins (mounted on toastrack) I prefer trekking" unsigned, c.37 x 26cm (Provenance: S. Welz & Co, Greenwall Collection) Sold for R10 539

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Lot 1500
Lot 1500

PoW cedarwood chest, ebony panels: "Diyatalawa Ceylon 1900-1901 Geskenk van PP Hugo aan AM Hugo" w/ ZAR & OFS CoA, bone keyhole, c.25x15x14cm Sold for R30 446

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Lot 0397
Lot 0397

Good EPNS Scottish Belt Buckle for Buller's Nurses, with General Buller Sold fro R1 522

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Lot 0718
Lot 0718

Rare Boer ammunition box, in Oregon pine, with heavy brass hardware Sold for R7 026

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Lot 0743
Lot 0743

Gouvernements Noot "Vijf Pond", No. 6106, dated 1.3.1902, Te Velde issue, fair condition (small tear) Sold for R2 576

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Lot 0783
Lot 0783

Michael Sutty (England), limited edition "Amajuba 1881", Porcelain Boer War figurine Nr 106 (36cm in height) holding rifle, excellent condition Sold for R8 783

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Lot 0821
Lot 0821

Boer War ceramic French plate "Le President Kruger" c.22cm & French ceramic plate depicting Boers pushing a cannon up "Spionkop" (2) Sold for R4 684

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Lot 1185
Lot 1185

Teak battery box w/ brass fittings, dovetailed, double Lid, Royal Engineers, to power communication Reconnaissance Air Balloons, c.43x32x26cm Sold for R11 710

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Lot 0843
Lot 0843

Silver fob watch chain w/ ZAR 1897 2 shillings. Provenance: Welz & Co 25/10/1999 lot 990, Mervyn Emms Collection (Ref: OH116) Sold for R4 684

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Lot 1390
Lot 1390

Rare PoW bone (possibly whale) hinged box w/ both ZAR & OVS CoA "Geduld, Vryheid, Moed. Eendragt Maakt Magt" St.Helena 1902, c.8,5 x 5 x 1,5cm Sold for R28 104

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Lot 1026
Lot 1026

Supplement to Vanity Fair, colour photolithograph "The General Group", most famous of the Spy caricatures, framed, app. 64cm x 53cm Sold for R2 576

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Lot 0907
Lot 0907

Clock with "Gentleman in Kharki" (Birmingham, England), Boer War era, app. 17,5 cm wide & 14cm in height Sold for R7 026

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Lot 0955
Lot 0955

Siege of Mafeking Two Shilling note, January 1900, No A5528, issued by the Authority of Col R.S.S. Baden-Powell Sold for R2 107

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Lot 1084
Lot 1084

Paul Kruger cast aluminium bust, by SA artist Phil Minnaar app. 19cm in height Sold for R2 810

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Lot 0986
Lot 0986

Rare carved slate/stone tile with ZAR Coat of Arms in colour with wooden frame, inscribed on the back, app. 27cm x 29cm Sold for R8 197

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Lot 1016
Lot 1016

Attributed to the Boer War pipe, EPNS rim and a spy hole with a microscopic picture of President Paul Kruger in the base of the pipe. Sold for R5 152

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Lot 1209
Lot 1209

"Transvaal Money Box" painted cast iron of Paul Kruger "By permission The Proprietors of The Westminister Gazette, Made in England" c.15,5cm Sold for R3 513

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Lot 0123
Lot 0123

Very rare Lord Roberts Pocket Knife "Glory to the Victorious Army" Sold for R2 576

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Lot 1244
Lot 1244

C.R. de Wet, Bust by SA Artist P. Minnaar app. 18cm in height Sold for R2 107

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Lot 1512
Lot 1512

Rare fine walking stick "Gemaakt Door K.G.V. St. Helena 1902", made from bone of beached whale St. Helena, 95cm (Prov. Mervyn Emms Collection) Sold for R12 881

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Lot 1265
Lot 1265

Siege of Mafeking 3 Sh. note, Jan 1900, No.A3665, original nr. crossed, renumbered (Ref: Spink/Ineson pg936b no.142a, only 21-50 known) Sold for R8 782

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Lot 1266
Lot 1266

Rare St. Helena 1902 PoW beef bone napkin rings, w/ both OVS and ZAR CoA, excellent carving (2) Sold for R6 674

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Lot 1462
Lot 1462

Heartshaped wooden box, trick opening "From Fred Velleman to Miss Velleman made by a POW St. Helena 1902". c.12 x 15 x 7cm, w/ bone ring & necklace Sold for R18 150

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Lot 1306
Lot 1306

J. H. Pierneef photolithograph of Paul Kruger. Signed in pencil in margin. c 28,5 x 39 cm. Sold for R5 152

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Lot 1330
Lot 1330

Good Boer War pipe with carved detail of Paul Kruger, engraved, "Boer War 1899-1900 RETIEFSNEK JBEATSON HLI" with Victoria tickey inlaid Sold for R5 855

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Lot 1586
Lot 1586

Edwardian silver christening spoon, to goddaughter of Cpt.Allhusen 9th Lancers, London 1900, w/ 22ct 1896 ZAR 1 Pond embedded, c. 19,5cm, c.80gr Sold for R15 223

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Lot 1337
Lot 1337

Rare Doulton Lambeth jug "In Commemoration of the Hoisting of the Flag at Pretoria", relief Victoria, Flags etc, nr 9964, c.21cm (Ref: actual item OH3) Sold for R5 620

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Lot 1354
Lot 1354

Set of 3 Andy May photolithographs. Set No. 6, no. 1, 2 & 3. "Boer Kommandos-2nd Anglo Boer War 1899-1902" Resigned in pencil. ea c.9 x 21cm Sold for R585

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Lot 1364
Lot 1364

Rare British Staff Officer's piquet sword, VR on hilt w/ sharkskin handgrip, w/ leather acorn knot, blade w/ crown, London, used by officers in administration Sold for R20 493

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Lot 1506
Lot 1506

Officer's / Gentleman's rosewood, ivory and gold walking stick from the Boer War era. Sold for R5 386

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Lot 1398
Lot 1398

Slate frame by PoW PJC de Vos "Oorlog Begon 11 Oct 1899-Januarie 1902, PoW Tuckers Island, Bermuda". "Vergeet Niet Slagen…" c.16 x 23cm Sold for R15 223

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Lot 1428
Lot 1428

A very large job lot of 81 original stereoscopic cards, all Anglo-Boer War related. Sold for R8 197

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Lot 1452
Lot 1452

Rare PoW whale bone walking stick, Vierkleur colour decoration "Gemaakt door JG Reyneke in KGV St Helena, 1902", 91cm (Prov: Mervyn Emms Collection) Sold for R9 368

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Lot 1490
Lot 1490

Extremely rare set of 4 glasses "Gen. Botha, De Wet, Delarey, Pres. Kruger" w/ ZAR Coat of Arms (4) (no chips or cracks) (Ref. OH60) Sold for R3 981

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Lot 1527
Lot 1527

Collection of 38 ZAR 1d stamps as well as 32 stamps and copies of rare stamps (70) Sold for R5 620

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Lot 1559
Lot 1559

Original commisioned drawing Andy May "General Christiaan de Wet, OVS 2nd Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902", signed pen & pencil, w/ certificate, c.25 x 32,5cm Sold for R2 810

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