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Christmas CrackersMon, 24 November 2014

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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...

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Lt Col. Ashley TinsonThurs, 20 November 2014

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...

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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...

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Lost in transit?Thurs, 13 November 2014

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...

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US RarityThurs, 30 October 2014

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...

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Stop ThiefMon, 29 September 2014

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...

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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...

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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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Latest Coin News Issue:Christmas Crackers Click here to find out more
Issue #401 / December, 2014

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

Medal News

Latest Medal News Issue:Brother in Arms Click here to find out more
Issue #400 / November, 2014

In this issue:

  • Triumph over adversity
    Private Kenward Mark of the 20th Foot
  • Brothers in arms—I
    A family with an enviable record
  • The Rev. Elijah Cobham
    A gallant chaplain in East Africa