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SA Auction #86 begins on 22 Oct 2020

US Auction #4 begins on 08 Oct 2020

Four Portraits of the Bantjes Family.

Two Ambro types and two Daguerrotypes.

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These are said to be portraits of the Bantjes family.

J.G. Bantjes had a prospecting licence on the Farm Vogelstruisfontein owned by Mr. J.G. Steyn from 5 July - 5 August, 1886. (1) Bantjes had some outcrop crushed at Struben's mill which assayed at 10 oz. to the ton. The Bantjes mine was one of the Rand's most famous mines. (2)

Reference sources.

1. Gray, Jas., Payable Gold, p.250, South Africa: Central News Agency, 1937.

2. Leyds, G.A., A History of Johannesburg, p.40, 216, 253.

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