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Royal Engineers

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Auction 166
English Coins 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 examples believed to exist, making this the scarcest date/die combination in the Melbourne Young Head Shield Series. The overdate is visible over the top of the 2 with the base of the underlying 1 forming part of the base of the 2. This example shows a die crack through the 1 running from the rim, through the date, and ending on the truncation between the W.W. . An example of the type is shown in Marsh 2000 page 64 (scanning electron microscope picture). Cataloguers Note: The mint was opened on 12 June 1872 by the Governor and Viscountess Canterbury. This was somewhat later than pld; it had ordered and paid for dies to strike coins dated 1871. It was initially manned by volunteers from the Royal Engineers who had undertaken special training in London. They were under the command of Colonel Edward Ward who had already great experience with opening a mint in Australia as he had been in charge of the original team at the Sydney Mint in 1855. This variety arose due to the dies sent from London only averaging 8000 impressions, whereas the reverse dies were averaging 14,000 impressions, therefore by September 1872 some of the 1871 obverse dies had to be altered. A local engraver Julius Hogarth was employed and carried out the work.
£630 London Coins : A166 : Lot 2117 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 ex... London Coins : A166 : Lot 2117 : Sovereign 1872M 2 over 1 Shield Reverse, Marsh 59A, Good Fine/VF and rated R4 by Marsh with 15-25 ex...

Auction 165
Medals World War I pair to Pte. A.J.H Phelps 46/47 2/4 Buffs, East , Star, Star, World War II War Medal and General Medal with 1945-1948 clasp, this to 1 489579 Spr.J.S.Phelps R.E, (Son of the aforementioned A.J.H. Phelps) Fire Services Association Long Service and Efficiency Medal GVF to UNC, and insignia s (5) including , along with Five Pound Crown 1990 90th Birthday UNC on the card of issue, Crowns (14) 1951, 1953, 1977 (5), 1980 (2), 1981 (5), Two Pounds 1986 Games (2) GEF to UNC, and Penny worn

Auction 164
General Service Medal with Palestine bar, awarded to 3952993 Pte.G.Carpenter Welch. Regiment. NEF/EF. The First Regiment was deployed to Palestine to suppress the Arab Revolt, then sent on to North Africa and participated in the Western District Campaign, then sent to Crete in 1941 where Pte. Carpenter was taken Prisoner of War in June 1941. Queen's South Africa Medal awarded to 3rd Class Trooper 2867 R.F.Bruce with two bars Orange Free State and Cape Colony. GVF. Enlisted 1/5/1901, Died Boskop 11/11/1901 of enteric fever. Scottish Regiments (3) World War I Medals (2) the first to 10234 Pte.J.Scott 2nd Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, VF. Pte. Scott was killed in action in France 9/3/1915, (also entitled to 1914 Star and bar). He is buried at Ration Farm Military Cemetery, La Chapelle-Darmentieres VI. M.3. The second to 7220 Pte.D.Taylor 1st regiment of Scots Fusiliers, VF. Pte. Taylor was killed in action in France 13/11/1916. (also entitled to 1914 Star and bar). He is buried at Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 3C. 1914-15 Star awarded to 17560 Pte.W.Pilkington, 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers EF. Pte. Pilkington was wounded in Gallipoli on 4/6/1915 and died of his wounds 7/6/1915. Sussex Yeomanry Casualty World War I Medal to 2040 Private R.S.Paterson, SUSS.YEO, EF. Enlisted 7/10/1915 in Egypt, transferred Royal Engineers and died of wounds Royal Sussex Regiment 23/10/1918, with copy of service record, entitled to 1914/1915 Star and Victory Medals £320

Auction 163
Medals World War I group of four to Norman Vivian Saville, 16th Divisional Signals Company R.E.1914-1915 Star, Medal, War Medal and Medal, also Medal, and Medal, and silver rosettes, EF to UNC. Also comes with a host of documents and Letter from King . Norman Saville was involved with the same unit throughout the moving all over the Somme and Ypres area and he would have been involved in s of Guillemont, Ginchy, Messines, Plickem, Langemarck, St. Quentin, Rosiers and the Pursuit to Mons. During these actions he was awarded the Military Medal which was mentioned in the Gazette on 9/12/1916, he received a bar to that medal 29/8/1918. In World War II he joined the 66th battalion of the West Riding Home Guard In the London Gazette of 15/12/1944 he was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorous to the Home Guard

Auction 161
India Medal The 914 Naga Star taking the form of a Silver One Rupee Coin 1940 , with accompanying paperwork to Major A.F.Lockyer - Royal Engineers VF. Plaque 85mm x 15mm Edmund H.Oliver, Killed in France August 19th 1916 Age 20 Yrs., as part of a group of pins, buttons, badges and medals, a USA seal and a 90mm diameter FAO Technical Co-Operation medal 1982 uniface with the years calendar GVF (lot) £100

Auction 150
Royal Engineers Captain Francis Fowke (1825-1865) prize medal 58mm diameter in silver by G.T.Morgan Eimer 1581, the edge engraved with SECOND LIEUTENANT H.MOOR, R.E. 1935, UNC with some hairlines, in the case of issue £100

Auction 142
Medals Group of six to W.O.2 A. Cornish, , General Medal bar (5612621 Cpl. A. Cornish R.E.), 1939-45 Star, Star with 8th bar, & Medals, Regular Army Long Service Medal, G.VI.R. issue (5612621 W.O. Cl. 2 A. Cornish R.E.). Mounted as worn, VF.

Auction 141
Medals Cap s (5) Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 5 types from 1942-1963. GVF.

Auction 131
Medals A DCM & MM group to Sjt. H. Temple . Medal G.V.R. (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ Sig. Co. R.E.), Medal G.V.R (13666 2 Cpl. 1/ D.S.Co. R.E.), 1914 (13666 Sapr R.E.), & Medals with M.I.D. oakleaf 13666 A.Sjt. R.E. Medal, Medal GVIR ( Temple DCM MM). Mounted as worn, First two slightly polished otherwise GVF. The Imperial Service Medal was awarded to Mr Harold Temple DCM MM in recognition of nearly half a century of outstanding service to the Crown. Enlisted in R.E. in 1904, and served in , until early 1914, when he joined the Post Office Telegraph Service at New Cross. He went to and when the war started won the DCM & MM, and was Mentioned in Despatches for Conspicuous during operations - for repairing telephone lines under heavy gunfire, for carrying a wounded colleague to a dressing room under heavy fire and returning to duty. He was wounded twice and after six months at hospital was sent to Signal School at Farnham where he stayed till he was demobilised in 1919. He returned to the Post Office and was promoted to Inspector in 1941. He served as a Captain in the Home Guard in the .
£1,500 London Coins : A131 : Lot 396 : A Great War DCM & MM group to Sjt. H. Temple Royal Engineers. Distinguished Conduct Medal G.V.R....

Auction 129
Medals Training Battalion 35mm diameter in silver EF with loop mount at top, medals in silver (2) B.A.R.S.A Meeting 1927 group B 1st Team and B.A.R.S.A Meeting 1927 Revolver Team Competition 1st team, Royal Tournament Inter-Unit Team Fencing 1961 awarded to Major J.Alvey, Cap plus a Tin Christmas 1914

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