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BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 15 Mar 2010 14:31

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen....

Please find attached some photos of the Scottish Tobacco Tin complete with mailing packaging which as with the Chocolate Tin looks like it was a piece of uniform.... I am afraid that this tin is empty as I have never seen a full one.... I guess the troops liked to smoke better than they liked to eat chocolate.....

When purchased there was a letter in the tin, transcribed below along with a clip of 4 mauser cartridges live, one casing and one silver peace/memorial medal.

SIZE: 82 mm X 100 mm X 16 mm

Inscription on top of tin "Frae Scots Tae Scots, South Africa 1900, For Auld Lang Syne".....

Yellow in colour with Green and Red Thistle and Red Shiled, Black printing.....

This tin is quite rare as I have only ever seen 3 of them for sale in the many years that I have been collecting Boer War items..... The last one sold for 300 Pounds.....

Mike

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Johannesburg, 13th Dec, 1900
Transvaal

Dear Friend:

Just a few lines to let you know I got your present and I thank you very much for it this Box I am sending you is the one sent out by the people of Scotland to Scottish Regiments serving in South Africa I would have sent you the tobacco also only it was mildewed there is a Kruger Shilling and 6 cartridge cases 4 are still loaded and 2 are pencil cases these were taken from a dead Boer at the battle of Fredrikstad they are loaded in 5s at a time into the Mauser that is the reason of the clip to hold them I conclude wishing you a Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year

Pte. S Ferguson
2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers
E Coy South African Field Force
South Africa
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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 15 Mar 2010 14:33

Second set of Pictures......

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSVC » 16 Mar 2010 06:38

Hello,

Well thats another nice item as well, thanks for sharing as I'd not seen one of those either.

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Postby Mark » 16 Mar 2010 18:54

Great item Mike, thanks for posting! I have never seen one before so a delight to see :)

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 22 Sep 2010 20:44

If someone is looking for one of these there is on on ebay right now......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT

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Postby QSVC » 22 Sep 2010 22:50

Thanks for the heads up, I might have a crack at that....

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby fallschirmjager » 29 Sep 2010 15:25

QSAMIKE wrote:If someone is looking for one of these there is on on ebay right now......

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWAX:IT

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Just waiting for it to arrive! Notice it was described as chocolate tin! I think a good price for the condition?
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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 29 Sep 2010 15:58

Congrat's.......

Yes they are often accidentally called Chocolate thinking of the other Boer War boxes......

Yes you did get it at a very good price...... I have seen them go for as high as $500.00 but that is in perfect condition.......

I have never seen one complete, I guess they liked to smoke rather that eat chocolate..... LOL

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Postby The RQM » 29 Sep 2010 17:19

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 29 Sep 2010 17:42

Fantastic...... With Contents...... I am jealous......

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Postby The RQM » 29 Sep 2010 17:44

QSAMIKE wrote:Fantastic...... With Contents...... I am jealous......

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby fallschirmjager » 18 Aug 2011 22:08

Well I lost out on the Ebay item listed above even though i won it, the seller said he lost it so I guess some scally offered him more for it! :shock:

However here is my first one, and extremely difficult to get hold of so I am very happy with the price and condition etc:

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby QSAMIKE » 04 Nov 2012 02:50

Everyone......

Here is another on ebay.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/a-very-rare-b ... 4d068cf652

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Re: BOER WAR SCOTTISH TROOPS TIN.....

Postby Burgher » 03 Dec 2012 12:38

Those 5-round 7x57mm stripper clips are the reason why Boer numbers were always over estimated at a battle. The rate of fire when using these are remarkably quicker than that of a 303 being loaded with single cartridges from a bandolier or pouch.

Are there any markings on the clip itself?
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Postby Burgher » 30 Aug 2013 10:25

There is another one now (August 2013) on www.bid-or-buy.co.za, but the asking price is way too much... (ZAR8000 = UKP500)
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