Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902
With the recent passing of Harry Birkhead, we lost a wonderful friend and client. The sale of his collection in London by Spink, not unexpectedly emphasised the magic and international interest in this field of Philately.
The wonderful postal history and stamps include the SIEGES, MAFEKING (the Lord Baden Powell interest), VRYBURG, WOLMARANSTAD, KURUMAN and RUSTENBURG. In addition we also offer a special selection of the PRISONER OF WAR mail (including the local camps and those in CEYLON, INDIA, SAINT HELENA and PORTUGAL), mail from the many Contingents active in the war (RHODESIAN, AUSTRALIAN / IMPERIAL BUSHMEN, TASMANIAN and CANADIAN) and elusive mail from the minor REGIMENTS invariably raised specifically for the Boer War (PAGETS HORSE, BRABANTS HORSE, DIAMOND FIELDS HORSE, WARWICKS SCOUTS, COLONIAL SCOUTS, NESBITTS HORSE, SOUTH AFRICAN LIGHT HORSE and SOUTH AFRICAN CONSTABULARY).