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Medal News

It's Dublin Time!

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Team is once again looking forward to attending the Irish International Coin and Medal fair (now called the Irish Collectors Fair) to be held at the Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin on the weekend of February 23-24. We love it in the city and are thoroughly looking forward to...

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The First VC

/ Karen Needs

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Falling in love again HAVING just come back from the York Coin Fair (there is generally a good selection of medals there too—always worth attending, the next one is July 19–20) I was struck by the plethora of new people coming in. These weren’t the traditional coin collectors of old but...

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The Red Baron

/ Phil Mussell

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Colouring the past FOR those of you who don’t know the song “Green Fields of France” (originally written by Australian Eric Bogle but made famous by Irish band Davey Arthur and the Fureys), I urge you to listen to it and its lyrics if you can. It is written from the perspective of a traveller...

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100 Years on: We Will Remember Them

/ Phil Mussell

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We will remember them AS WE go to press we learn that Cambridge University Students’ Union has voted down a proposal to promote this year’s Remembrance Day commemorations, believing that to do so would be to somehow glorify war. Apparently some wonderfully right-on student “activist” instead put...

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Royal Award

/ Karen Needs

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The medal not the man? IN last month’s “News and Views” we announced that Worcestershire Medal Services had recently won the contract to produce the UK’s medals. What was particularly interesting about that story was the contract includes the production of historical medals too, not just the...

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Man for the job

/ Phil Mussell

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Convention Call HAVING recently returned from Denver and the annual Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) Convention, I would like to use this month’s comment as an appeal. To be honest OMSA was not a great success this year. It was wonderful to see so many old friends and the social...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

We have been informed of the theft of the medals of a former member of the R.E.M.E. The theft took place in Derby from his home in May 2018, Afghanistan medal medal issued to 30062968 Cpl A. Bloomer R.E.M.E and his UN Cyprus medal and other related items. Any information please contact PC Paul...

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