1, Siege is spelt "Seige" no. 46 states that reprints of nos. 1, 2 & 3 are ready. In the reprints, the spelling of "seige" was corrected TO "SIEGE".46 has a note that no. The slip explaining the absence of no. 56 is present a ninety-four pounder shell! The Special Edition slip is present between nos. 87 and 88 published on March 8th, 1900 recording Colesberg's capture and that Cronje had been taken prisoner.
One thousand Boers killed; lengthy slip no. 142 containing the full account of the Eloff attack is also present. Accompanied by an old invoice issued by C. Struik, Africana specialist, Wale Street, Cape Town and dated 16 September 1974.
One of the most famous literary results of the South African War, "Issued daily, shells permitting". When shells "visited the printing office", the editor and others suffering severe attacks of "bombobfuscation" which led them, understandably, to number editions incorrectly. The slips were published throughout the Siege, despite the newspaper's offices being hit by shells three times and the assistant editor being killed in an altercation with a British officer. They were produced under the editorship of G. Whales and printed by Mr Townsend of Townsend & Son.Of particular interest are the differing types and sizes of paper used, including cashbook paper complete with lines, etc. "The amount of news from outside was remarkable in quantity and accuracy".
Brian Gardiner, MAFEKING: a Victorian legend, page 84. See also Sidney Mendelssohn, South African Bibliography, volume 1, pages 967. Printed on paper material that was present at Mafeking during the seige. Brevet-Colonel Baden-Powell later Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell O. Was to end the war fêted in the United Kingdom as a national hero and go on to find greater fame as the Founder of the international movement of the Boys' Scouts.The item "MAFEKING MAIL Siege of Mafeking NEWSPAPER Collection COMPLETE Every Newspaper" is in sale since Friday, September 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\Boer War (1899-1902)". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland. This item can be shipped worldwide.