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October 2008's News

Medal Thief admits his guilt

It's bad enough to know there are low-lifes out there who will steal medals from servicemen - when it's one of their own colleagues it makes it so much the worse. If you've bought any modern medals from eBay or similar recently you might want to check out the full story here Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 24 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Leeds( Wakefield) Show

The Coin News team does its best to get to Eddy Smith's Wakefield show (held at the Cedar Court Hotel just off the M1) at least once or twice a year and we do like coming up in October. Unfortunately we can't make it this year - we'll do our best to be there in November though! Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 17 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Special Forces heroes

Lord Ashcroft is launching a new book in November. The country's most famous medal collector, whose trust owns more than 150 Victoria Crosses, has recently revealed that as well as the VC he also collects medals awarded to men (and presumably women) of the Special Forces. We don't know too much… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 17 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

George Cross Hero

Those responsible for failings that led to the death of a UK soldier in an Afghan minefield should "hang their heads in shame", a coroner has said. Cpl Mark Wright, 27, of Edinburgh, died and six others were injured in the blasts in September 2006. Cpl wright was awarded a Posthumous George… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 17 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

Stratford Time

The excellent fair at Stratford is this weekend! We'll be there, as ever, with the BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK - don't miss out!! The fair is at the Stratford Leisure centre and starts at 9.30am for the early preview, 10.30am for the "main" opening Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 17 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

£1 Million note sold!

On October 1 2008 Spink sold the famous Number Eight 1,000,000 note for 78,300 to a private UK based collector. It is believed that only two notes of this high denomination exist in the world today, the other numbered 000007. The million pound note was issued in connection with the Marshall Aid… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News

Medal Yearbook 2009

Medal Yearbook 2009 Once again the MEDAL YEARBOOK was launched at the OMRS convention - and it's already selling well. It's available to order now by visiting our on-line shop, calling 01404 4166 or by filling in the leaflet you'll find in this month's MEDAL NEWS! Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 2 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Coin Yearbook 2009 out now!

Coin Yearbook 2009 out now! The next COIN YEARBOOK is now availaible! The 2008 edition sold out three months ago and we've had dozens of people clamouring for the new one - well here it is! It was launched at COINEX last week and you can order your copy from our on-line shop today! Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 1 October 2008 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

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