Rare Victorian Figural Silver Bookmark - Lord Baden Powell

JOHN BATSON & SONS, London 1900
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A rare late Victorian silver figural Bookmark with dagger shaped blade, the terminal formed as a bust of Lord Baden Powell. Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell.

By John Batson & Son, London, 1900

Sold - £445.00

In good condition with no damage or repair
84 mm (3.31 inches)
23 mm (0.91 inches)
10.30 Grams (0.33 troy ounces)
Stock Code
Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB, DL; 22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941) was a British Army officer, writer, founder and first Chief Scout of the world-wide Boy Scout Movement, and founder, with his sister Agnes, of the world-wide Girl Guide / Girl Scout Movement. Baden-Powell authored the first editions of the seminal work Scouting for Boys, which was an inspiration for the Scout Movement.

Educated at Charterhouse in Surrey, Baden-Powell served in the British Army from 1876 until 1910 in India and Africa. In 1899, during the Second Boer War in South Africa, Baden-Powell successfully defended the town in the Siege of Mafeking. Several of his military books, written for military reconnaissance and scout training in his African years, were also read by boys. In 1907, he held a demonstration camp, the Brownsea Island Scout camp, which is now seen as the beginning of Scouting. Based on his earlier books, particularly Aids to Scouting, he wrote Scouting for Boys, published in 1908 by Sir Arthur Pearson, for boy readership. In 1910 Baden-Powell retired from the army and formed The Boy Scouts Association.