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Battle of Plevna

Battle of Plevna Service recognised FOLLOWING last month’s Editorial “Comment” on the petition being launched to back-date the Officers’ Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to allow those who retired before July 2014 to receive one, a rather upset reader got in touch to point out that we had made something of a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 2 May 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

"Friedberg" is here!

The new edition of the essential Gold Coins of the World by Arthur and Ira Friedberg is now available from Token Publishing Ltd. This renowned catalogue is a must have reference for all gold coin enthusiasts and this , the 9th edition, has been eagerly awaited for some time. With 832 pages and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 28 April 2017 by Phil Mussell
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More childhood favourites

More childhood favourites It’s an ill wind AT THE celebrated Numismata show in Münich in early March there came a turning point in the world of numismatics when, unbeknownst to many at the fair, 30 German law enforcement officers, including three members of the Munich art and antiques squad, raided the event and enforced,… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 25 April 2017 by John Mussell
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The Red Books are now here!

The BRAND NEW 2018 Red Books are now here! the Red Book is like the COIN YEARBOOK but for US coins - so if Americana is your passion order yours today! Now well-established as THE go-to book for US coins the Whitman Red Book is now available for 2018 - yes 2018, for some reason they are a few… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 24 April 2017 by Phil Mussell
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The great Apia Hurricane

The great Apia Hurricane Got to stop somewhere FOLLOWING last month’s new item on George “Johnny” Johnson, DFM, and the on-line petition started by Carol Vorderman and the Sun newspaper to award the Dambuster a knighthood (“News and Views”, March 2017, page 6) our attention was drawn to another medal-related petition, in… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 4 April 2017 by John Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Coins on trial

Coins on trial Buyer Beware THERE is an interesting piece by Glen Stephens in this month’s Philatelic Exporter (I know, stamps, I’m sorry, . . . ) regarding a certain well known on-line auction house and scammers/forgers. We won’t go as far as naming the auction house as presumably Mr Stephens has proof of his… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 29 March 2017 by John Mussell
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Stop Thief

Stolen in a burglary in Willand, Devon on Wednesday March15, a group comprising the UN Kosovo medal, Iraq Medal 2003 (with clasp), Afghanistan Service Medal, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the army Long Service and Good Conduct medal. Named to 25063097 Tpr/LCPL Collingwood RAC 2RTR/SCOTS DG.… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 22 March 2017 by Phil Mussell
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