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Medal News

Fighter Ace

/ Karen Needs

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Of interest? I RECEIVED an interesting letter just before Christmas, it was from a gentleman who told us that it was “depressing to read articles every month of people buying items for hundreds of thousands of pounds with limited or no coverage for other collectors like me”. Now, I have to...

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Into the breach

/ Karen Needs

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KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON WELL we made it, we finally got to the end of a full year without any Covid-related lockdowns! Certainly, things aren’t “back to normal” completely, Covid is still around, and it sometimes feels as if we’re “waiting for the other shoe to drop” and living permanently under...

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BPs miniatures

/ Karen Needs

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Looking forward THE passing of Her Majesty was a sad event, made no less so than it was, to a certain extent, expected given her age. The fact that she hadn’t seemed ill or infirm added, I think, to our sense of shock and loss but few of us were truly surprised. Indeed, after the initial news...

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Elizabeth II

/ Karen Needs

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II 1926–2022 BY the time you read this editorial, millions upon millions of words will have been written about Her Majesty, about her life and her legacy. Newspapers, magazines and websites will have column after column dedicated to her. Television and radio will...

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RIP Your Majesty

/ Phil Mussell

Very little we can say here. We'll publish full tributes to to Her Majesty in both magazines in due course. All we'll say now is RIP ma'am. And thank you. 

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Turning Point

/ Phil Mussell

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Heading north FOLLOWING the editorial in last month’s MEDAL NEWS about the Orders & Medals Research Society (OMRS) Convention and our decision not to attend (mainly because of an unfortunate clash with Coinex), a number of readers have come forward to comment on the event—some favourable, some...

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A record error - a correction

/ Phil Mussell

The most recent MEDAL NEWS features the splendid 1891 Thobal VC group which we state is a "British Auction Record" but, of course, it isn't! It's a record for an army VC but not a record overall.  Apologies must go to Morton & Eden who actually hold the record having sold the "Q ship" VC DSO**...

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Stop Thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen during a burglary in Hertfordshire recently:   Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers’ Renter Warden’s Badge Inscribed on reverse ‘ ‘Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers’ and ‘Renter Warden’ on a shield Waterloo medal issued to John Hamilton of the First Regiment...

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