NEWSPAPER The Mafeking Mail. Special Siege Slips. Editor and manager G.N.H. Whales. Nos 11 (Nov. 15, 1899), 20, 32, 54, 81, 108, 117, 140, 146, 151, 153, 154 & 155 (June 4, 1900). 13 issues. Single sheet. Mafeking: printed and published by Townshend & Son. 1899-1900
Ranging from 33 x 20cm to 37 x 29cm. 'Issued daily, shells permitting.' Price one shilling per week, payable in advance. Nos 11, 54 & 81 have 1 side of text only; printed on the dwindling paper stocks, issues vary from coloured tissue paper, heavy official paper (with blind royal government stamp) to accounting paper with ruled blue lines; no. 140 has a 2 inch tear to lower corner repaired with archival tape; issues are mostly remarkable v.g., bright & clean with some sm. marginal tears & creases. WITH: 'Natal Mercury' Souvenir Special. May 19, 1900. Price 1d. 43 x 27cm. Decorated with hand-coloured red & blue vertical stripes & a portrait of the 'Hero of Mafeking', Col. Baden Powell; 2 tears along central fold, neatly repaired with archival tape; a few sm. marginal tears with 1 inch internal tear to foot of page not affecting text; a little dusted & marked but text & colour are mainly clean & bright. WITH: Mafeking Municipality Notice Nos 217 & 218 Rationing of the civil population. Printed on one side. 30 x 10cm.