Countless souvenirs were produced during the War to satisfy people’s enthusiastic patriotism.
Queen Victoria’s chocolate tinTeapot featuring President KrugerThere are silver items, many depicting Caton Woodville’s design ‘A Gentleman in Kharki’. Numerous pieces of china portraying Buller, Roberts, Kitchener, French, White or MacDonald can be found. Baden-Powell, being sought also by Scouting collectors, is even more in demand. Kruger and other Boer leaders are less common. There are Staffordshire figures and other porcelain or bisque figures and busts. There is a range of other militaria. In 1899 the Queen gave a Christmas/New Year gift of a tin of chocolate to all her sailors and soldiers serving in South Africa; many of these tins were preserved as souvenirs, some complete with chocolate!