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Quartermaster & Commissariat Department.
 

Welcome to the SoftheQ Commissariat Departmet. The following items offered for sale are by and large original creations and available exclusively from SoftheQ. Clicking on any of the links below will open a new secure window at one of SoftheQ's off-site marketplaces where all aspects of your purcase will take place.

 Isandlwana Commemorative Coffee Mug - this mug feature Charles Fripp's painting the last stand of the 24th Foot at Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 during the opening stages of the Anglo-Zulu War.

Rorke's Drift Commemorative Coffee Mug - this mug features Lady Elizabeth Butler's epic rendition of the action at Rorke's Drift, Natal Colony on 22-23 January 1879.

"All That Was Left of Them" - this amazinging detailed coffee mug reproduces  Richard Caton-Woodville's dramatic depiction of the last stand of "C" Troop of the 17th Lancers at Modderfontien Farm on 17 September 1901, during the Anglo-Boer War.

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A new "signature" edition of Lady Elizabeth Butler's epic 1880 painting The Defense of Rorke's Drift.

 

The original painting depicts determined defense of the mission station at Rorke's Drift, Natal Colony by a handful of British and colonial troops. Arrayed against them were some 4000 equally determined and courageous Zulu warriors looking to follow up on their crushing defeat of some 1,500 of Queen Victoria's troops at Isandlwana earlier that same day.

 

In this edition, Butler's painting is augmented by photographic portraits of the two senior British officers present - Lt. John Chard of the Royal Engineers and Lt. Gonville Bromhead of the 24th Regiment. Each portrait is flanked by a facsimile of their signatures which were scanned from original examples in the SoftheQ collection. Also depicted are the helmet plates of the Royal Engineers and the 24th Regiment and examples of the Victoria Cross and the 1877-79 South Africa Medal.

This print measures 24 by 36 inches overall including margins. Naturally, the SoftheQ watermarks will not appear on purchased prints.

 

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Fully digitally restored and color corrected, this Soldiers of the Queen edition of  All that Was Left of Them would enhance any room in which it is displayed.

Based on a painting by Richard Canton Woodville, the print depicts the last stand of C Squadron, 17th Lancers at Modderfontein during the Anglo-Boer War.

This print measures 27 by 36 inches overall including margins. Naturally, the "SoftheQ" watermarks will not appear on purchased prints.

 

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This poster is a digitally restored and updated facsimile of the famous 1896 chromolithograph Custer's Last Fight that depicts the defeat of the 7th U.S. Cavalry under George Armstrong Custer at Little Bighorn in 1876.

 

Sioux and Cheyenne warriors under Tasunke Witco (Crazy Horse) and Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) won the greatest victory by Native Americas over U.S.forces in history when they overwhelmed Custer and five companies of the 7th Cavalry at a place they called the Greasy Grass.

The print measures 36 inches wide by 28 inches high and is an outstanding alternative to the very expensive, and generally poor conditioned originals. Naturally, the "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased prints.

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A newly digitally restored edition of a little-known 1883 chromolithographic print depicting the agonizing final moments of George Armstrong Custer and the remnants of his command at Little Bighorn, Montana in June 1876.

The original lithograph was based on aa 1883 painting titled Custer's Last Rally by George Mulvaney.

This print measures 26 inches wide by 17 inches high overall. The "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased prints.

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An incredibly beautiful map depicting the British Empire at its greatest extent. The map was part of a special supplement to a 1937 edition of the Christian Science Monitor commemorating the coronation of George VI.

The print  measures 32 inches wide by 24 inches high overall. The "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased items.

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Victorian cartographic splendor at its height, this map of the British Empire as it was in 1886 was produced as a special supplement to The Graphic that same year. The map was part of the upcoming 1887 commemoration of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.  Almost impossible to find today, an original example recently sold at auction for over 1100 GBP.

The print measures 41 inches wide by 33 inches high overall. The "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased items.

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Beautifully realized, this c. 1902 Roll of Honour of the 8th Company, Imperial Yeomanry, 4th Battalion, Derbyshire Contingent, lists the members of the 8th Company prior to the unit's departure to South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War. A superb example Victorian military-themed graphic design, this poster is large, very close in size to the next-to-impossible to find original.

The print measures 41 inches wide by 33 inches high overall. The "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased items.

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A commemoration of the men of the sea services from Soldiers of the Queen is this amazingly detailed cutaway sectional view of the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign. Originally a special supplement to a 1904 edition of The Boys Own Paper, this print shows the inner workings of a late-Victorian Royal Navy warship in all its glorious complexity.

The print measures 36 inches wide by 15 inches high overall. The "SoftheQ" watermark will not appear on purchased items.

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