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The Transvaal Campaign, Model Relief Series, #187. Raphael Tuck & Sons.London.1895
 The Transvaal Campaign, Model Relief Series, #187. Raphael Tuck & Sons.London.1895

Price: $400.00

Product Code: 27006100

The Transvaal Campaign, otherwise known as the Second Boer War took place between October 11, 1899 and May 31 1902. The war was fought between the British Empire and two Boer states (descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century.), the South African Republic (aka Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State, over the British Empire's influence in South Africa. While initial Boer had success, soon they were overrun by British reinforcements. The war continued for years however with the Boers using guerrilla warfare until the British employed a variety of harsh counter-measures destroyed any Boer rebellion. This Model Relief Series (also called Gigantic Reliefs) contains six scenes of this war, #1 Baden-Powell’s Armored Train – Mafeking, #2 Bugler Sherlock Distinguishing Himself, #3 General Buller’s Balloon and Guns in Action near Ladysmith, #4 Boers Decoying British into Ambush, #5 New South Wales Lancers Chasing Boer Patrol, and #6 Field Ambulance at Work on the Veldt. Each scene in this set has a small diagram card that depicts how the large set pieces are to be arranged. This item was a part of a larger set called Military Art Novelty Relief Series produced by Raphael Tuck and Sons. This item was compared to the Tuck Database for Ephemera (, and while all of the large set pieces are in this set, at least three of the small pieces are missing. The shell and telescope are missing from the NSW Lancers and the single tent from the Field Ambulance is missing as well. Additionally, there is one piece that while appears to go with the set (see pictures for standalone piece of man with rifle taking cover under a rock) it does not appear in the database. Comes in original envelope with title and scenes printed on one side and other titles in the series printed on the other. Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". To view this item, please click on the following link: . Some pieces are partially or fully detached. The envelope is toned and soiled with moderate cover wear. At least three pieces missing with one extra piece when compared to TuckDB.