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The "Mafeking Mail" SPECIAL SIEGE SLIPS the COMPLETE SET all editions that were ever printed

251 loose-leaf pages EACH the day's newspaper

All old original documents contained in a folder.

Printed on paper of various colours, textures & sizes

An album of Siege Slips compiled just after the relief of Mafeking with some Slips reprinted for this issue, & some of the original printings that remained in the publisher's stock

In issue no. 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"

No. 45 is present (no. 46 has a note that no. 45 was cancelled)

The slip explaining the absence of no. 56 is present (a 94 pounder shell!).

The Special Edition slip is present between nos. 87 & 88 (published on March 8th, 1900 recording Colesberg's capture & that Cronje had been taken prisoner "Glorious Slaughter of Women-slayers. 1000 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 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 & 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 3 times & the assistant editor being killed in an altercation with a British officer

Produced under the editorship of G.H.N. Whales & printed by Mr Townsend of Townsend & Son

Of particular interest are the differing types & sizes of paper used, including cashbook paper complete with lines, etc. "The amount of news from outside was remarkable in quantity & accuracy"

Guaranteed Original 120-years OLD

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