The Keith Holshausen Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £35

Estimate: £30 - £50

A British South Africa Company shooting award to Company Sergeant-Major R. Krienke

British South Africa Company Rifle Competition Medal, silver, obverse, a lion above crossed rifles and title on a scroll background, reverse engraved, ‘March 1905, 2nd Division, Won by R. Krienke’, swivel-loop suspension, good very fine £30-50


The history Sport in Southern Rhodesia refers to Company Sergeant-Major R. Krienke joining a team chosen from Bulawayo and Salisbury who participated in a competition in Cape Bisley in 1922 - ‘many of the team distinguished themselves’.