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Roman record

/ Phil Mussell

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Downs and ups AS WE go to press so England is going in to its second Lockdown, Wales is planning to come out of theirs and Scotland has a five tier system in place that, to my mind rather strangely, starts at tier 0 not tier 1! In short it’s all rather confusing and, if we’re honest, nobody...

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Half price postage

/ Phil Mussell

We aren't daft here at Token Publishing (really we're not, honest) and we know that one of the main reasons people don't buy direct from our website and would rather go to a bookshop or see us at a show, is postage. Unfortunately, the cost of sending a book out has been spiralling ever upwards in...

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Shopping in the time of lockdown

/ Phil Mussell

As England enters its second lockdown some of you may be wondering where you can buy your books and magazines - well we have been told that W H Smith's will continue trading as will Waterstones Bookshops on a click and collect basis.   Whilst you probably won't be able to browse for long in WH...

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Britannia Rules!

/ Karen Needs

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Whilst the iron is hot IT SEEMS I was a tad too optimistic with my Editorial comment last month when I spoke about the return of the Bloomsbury Fair that would herald a start to the “new season” and lead on to the other autumn shows. The continuing presence of the Coronavirus, at least in terms...

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Tudor treasures

/ Phil Mussell

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Back at it! IT IS with great gladness, even relief, that we can report that the Bloomsbury Coin Fair is back on! The first show of the new “numismatic season”, usually ushered in by Coinex, will take place at the usual venue, the Royal National Hotel in Bloomsbury, London on October 3. As luck...

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Noble Endeavours

/ Karen Needs

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A bid in the hand THIS MONTH we feature a letter from Michael Naxton, emeritus curator of the Lord Ashcroft medal collection but also well known to many in the coin world too from his time working at various major auction houses. His letter was originally sent to our sister magazine MEDAL NEWS...

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Golden Wonder

/ Phil Mussell

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What’s next? SO it’s month three of “lockdown”? Or is it month four? I’m losing track I’m afraid. I know I need a haircut and know that I’d quite like somebody else to do the cooking and washing up but apart from that my life, and I suspect the lives of many of us, hasn’t changed dramatically....

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Gold Coin for a Celtic King

/ Phil Mussell

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Cashing out ONE of the knock on effects of the Coronavirus pandemic has been the reduction in cash use. Those shops that have stayed open have either discouraged people spending notes and coins or banned them completely. Ostensibly this aversion to cash has been to help “stop the spread” of the...

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2020 Vision

/ Phil Mussell

Today's the day! Yes on 20/02/2020 (see what they did there) the new £20 featuring JMW Turner, the "Painter of Light" and his famous painting " The Fighting Temeraire ". The new polymer note (made of the same material as the Churchill £5 and the Austen £10) has a number of new security features...

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