Awards to Civilians from the Collection of John Tamplin

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Date of Auction: 19th September 2003

Sold for £300

Estimate: £200 - £250

A scarce Egypt campaign pair to Mr John P. Hoare, Engineer in Charge on board the Indian Government Steamer Amberwitch

Egypt and Sudan 1882-89, dated reverse, no clasp (Mr. J. P. Hoare, I.G.S. “Amberwitch”); Khedive’s Star 1882, mounted as worn, some official corrections after his name on the first, otherwise extremely fine (2) £200-250


Thirteen European officers qualified for the 1882 medal without clasp for services on board the Indian Government Steamer Amberwitch. The roll reveals that Mr John P. Hoare was the Engineer in Charge.