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    New England, USA
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    1] State of Rhode Island related U.S. Medals & Documents.

    2] Asstd U.K. Police / Constabulary Decorations, & Select C.E.F. WW1 Medals.

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  1. Hello Gents, I'm attempting to obtain a copy of this R.N. Petty Officer's Pension, but even though I've looked at the PRO, I can't find where to actually perform a search for it ? If anyone could PLEASE point me in the right direction here, I'll be most appreciative. HE WAS: P.O. 1st Roger Joseph STEELE, R.N. No. 95097. Born Crumlin, Antrim, Ireland on 04 October 1860. Entered R.N. as Boy 2c in 1876, & served with R.N. & HMCG throughout until his being Retired on 27 July 1917, & was awarded Pension No. 16228, along with receiving SWB No. 15703. I would truly love to obtain his Pen
  2. THANK YOU Odin Mk 3, very much !! For some reason, I never received any notice of your replies here, hence my only replying to my now. I just replied a few minutes ago to another of your very kind replies. Hopefully, with everyone's kind assistance I'm making good progress. THANKS AGAIN, Best, Dom P. / dpast32
  3. SORRY Odin Mk 3, I just happened across your reply this minute. I had been advised on an an other Forum regarding my obtaining a copy of Jim Kemp's book, & I attempted to contact him in reference to purchasing a copy. That was now a few days ago, & I still haven't received a reply ? So, after my being advised as to the extremely limited number of copies printed I felt I had better jump on the one copy I found available. ( You don't even want to know what I paid for it !! ) I have always held high regards for Met. Police Medals, but my many other collecting pursuits tended to keep me o
  4. Hi Guys, I'm doing my best to acquaint myself with UK Metropolitan Police Medals, & although I'm moving along, albeit somewhat slowly, I still have a few questions that unless I learn the answers, I remain uncertain as to move forward with some of my potential purchases ? A case in point is; Some medals when researched via the PRO, or Ancestry UK will indicate an middle name in addition to of course the first name. However, the medal is named to just the first initial, with no mention of the middle ? Was this a common, accepted practice, or did it depend upon how the recipient wished his
  5. THANK YOU so very much Danny980, I feel appreciate not very kind assistance !!! I had initially been hesitant to purchase this Group, due primarily to a combination of an incorrect reference to his 1902 issue, along with my not be able to locate information about his being reinstated for the 1911 Coronation event. THANKS to your assistance, I was also to dispel my final issue, & went ahead to purchase the Group. Now, all I need is a copy of Kemp's book, which I do foolishly neglected to purchase when I had the chance !! Sooner or later I'll hopefully. find a copy for sale at a 'fair' price
  6. THANK YOU Danny, So very much, I really appreciate it !! ( I do hope you weren't one of the people I was bidding against ? ) I, as well as yourself, absolutely HATE greedy sellers who knowingly break up groups just to squeeze an extra few dollars / pounds out of them !!! Speaking of 3 pc Groups, I just purchased the following Group. I found one potential match via Ancestry UK, but he doesn't appear to have been entitled to the 1911 Coronation, due to his being Pensioner in early January of 1911 ? I hope I haven't make an mistake on this one ? Again, I can't THANK YOU enough for you information
  7. THANK YOU Danny, So very much, I really appreciate it !! ( I do hope you weren't one of the people I was bidding against ? ) I, as well as yourself, absolutely HATE greedy sellers who knowingly break up groups just to squeeze an extra few dollars / pounds out of them !!! Speaking of 3 pc Groups, I just purchased the following Group. I found one potential match via Ancestry UK, but he doesn't appear to have been entitled to the 1911 Coronation, due to his being Pensioner in early January of 1911 ? I hope I haven't make an mistake on this one ? Again, I can't THANK YOU enough for you information
  8. Hello Gents, I just won the bid on another addition to my Met. Police collection. I 'think' I've narrowed it down to 3 candidates, although it's still speculative at this point. ( I just got it this morning. ) The relevant data is as follows; 'METROPOLITAN POLICE MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE JUBILEE OF QUEEN VICTORIA IN 1887, w/ 1897 BAR. PRESENTED TO: PC. W. WILSON of C. DIVISION IV If anyone would be so kind as to assist me in confirming it's recipient, I will be very much appreciative. This particular example is missing its ribbon drape, but I can't imagine obtaining a r
  9. Hello Again Folks, This is basically an addendum to my previous Post just above. I forgot to include the fact that the recipient had Pensioner off in early January 1911, with his final document being signed by some Superior on 03 February 1911. Please tell me how he would have qualified for the 1911 Coronation Medal, since he was no longer on duty on that date ? ANY assistance here will be very much appreciated. THANKS Dom P. / dpast32
  10. Hello Gents, I'm currently looking at a very nice 3 pc Metropolitan Police Coronation Group, & wish to confirm 2 things. 1st, the seller lists the 1902 example as being named with Rank & Name, which we all know is incorrect. As far as I'm aware, it should be, Rank, Name, Division ? I E-Mailed the owner to ask if this was possibly a simple oversight, & to please check the medal to confirm ? 2nd, the seller is asking around 150 GBP, & as I haven't been keeping track of the market values lately, if that's a fair price for such a Group ? ( All Met. Police Coronation, 1887, w/ 189
  11. THANK YOU Graham & Dave W., as always, I really do appreciate the kind replies. I have observed a few various examples over the years, but unless they were related to a particular group, I wasn't interested in the least. On this one however, I felt that for $12.50 U.S., I shouldn't pass it up. I'll put it away in my junk drawer, just in case I ever do have a need for it ? Not to change the subject too much, but I also noted a nice, 1903 'Visit To Scotland' U.K. Police Medal, at IIRC $90.00 U.S.D.. Now that's much more in my line, but I did vow NOT to buy anything else unless it was an abso
  12. Hello Gents, I thought I might inquire about this particular Medal, as I really don't know very much about it, other than the obvious intention of the award, as indicated on it ? The only reason I purchased it to begin with was the price. I'm into it for the whopping sum of $12.50 USD. ( RE: $5.00 Medal + $7.50 Shipping ) I believe it's from the WW1 era, although I'm not certain. Could anyone please give me an idea as to if it was worth my 'investment', and or anything else about it ? It appears to be officially engraved to someone named: F. Barry. THANK YOU Guys, B
  13. THANK YOU Peter, I really appreciate your reply ! In interim since Posting this Query, I've learned a bit more regarding their recipient. He was Acting Sjt. Benjamin Vincent GLAISTER, who [ if it is indeed 'my' guy ] appears to have served quite a while in H.M.'s Army. His primary assigned unit[s] was in assorted Battalions of the Manchester Regiment, starting from 1914 / WW1 onwards through to service all over the globe. [ WW1 Service w/ 2nd Battalion, while later duty appears to have been in the 7th Battalion. ] I noted him being in France, India NW Frontier, Iraq, & Burma, possibly alon
  14. Hello Gentleman, I recently picked up the following 2 awards, which I believe to be either British or Commonwealth Marksmanship Medals, based upon my very cursory examination. If anyone has ever encountered either of these examples, I would deeply appreciate their input. THANK YOU, Best regards, dpast32
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