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RECENTLY the Antiques Trade Gazette (ATG) carried a story about Christie’s the auctioneers and their plans for the vendor’s premium at their sales. Apparently the intention is to add a 2 per cent “success fee” on items that reach or exceed the top estimate. Let me...
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Lt Colonel Ashley Tinson. Ashley was a good friend of ours and authored two of our most popular books - "Medals Will be Worn" and Wearing your medals in Civilian clothes" as well as a number of other works. The announcement of...Brother in ArmsMon, 17 November 2014
This month? All about the man
"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
"They shall grow not old, as we...
Missing in the post between the UK and Canada ,
Casualty (WW1) Queens South Africa Medal (no clasp) named to J Clarke, LG.STO.2.CL. HMS Partridge.
John Clarke was born at Field Dalling, Norfolk. Clarke was discharged Dead 22nd September 1914 when HMS...
The personal touch
IT IS with great sadness that we learn of the death of Frank Milward, one of the “old guard” of dealers that we have known for as long as Token Publishing has been running COIN NEWS. A true “Gentleman”, Frank will be very much missed in the trade as of course are the...
Officers investigating a burglary in Plymouth are appealing for information after a number of unique items including military service medals were stolen. Four medals were taken from a property in Taunton Avenue, Whitleigh, sometime between 11pm on Tuesday 23 September and 6am on Wednesday 24...Unique BraveryTues, 2 September 2014
The Medal behind the Man
ONE topic seems to be dominating the medal world at the moment, both on line and at the recent OMSA convention in Santa Ana, California (more on that next month) and that is the subject of biographical research versus numismatic research. I know this is something...
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our friend and colleague Abbey; Production Assistant at Token for nearly a decade. She lost her fight against breast cancer on Sunday November 23 2014. Our thoughts, condolences and love go to her husband Paul and son Oliver.
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In this issue:
- “Aleph” coins
The first silver coinage of the New World
- The Dei Gratia halfpenny
A legend rarity examined
- Numismatic trends
Changing themes in the 21st century