Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
The Absent Minded Beggar Boer War Souvenir Charity Item On Silk 1899 - Entitled “The Absent Minded Beggar by Rudyard Kipling”. With centre illustration of “A gentleman in kharki” words of the song and poem. On reverse portrait of Rudyard Kipling and text “This souvenir is presented by Manchester Amateur Lryic and Dramatic Society. Christmas Performance of “The Greek Slave” Theatre Royal, Manchester 18th December 1899 for permission to use Mr. Kipling’s poem made to the “Daily Mail” a contribution for the benefit of the wives and children of the reservists fighting in South Africa”. Large printing in green and brown on fine quality Silk, Folds out to size 23” x 12”.