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Christmas Opening times

/ Phil Mussell

The Token Publishing offices will close on Tuesday December 22 at 1.00pm and will then re-open on Monday January 5 at 9.00am May we wish all of our customers and clients a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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The Charge of the Heavy brigade

/ Phil Mussell

The long awaited sister publication to Roy Dutton's excellent "Charge of the Light Brigade" is now available and priced at just £20 (plus p&p) We only have limited numbers and are shipping now for Christmas - don't miss out click here to buy yours!

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Yearbooks selling fast

/ Phil Mussell

Unbelievably we only have just over 1,000 each of our COIN and MEDAL yearbooks left - now that might seem like a lot but when you consider we printed 10,000 coin Yearbooks and 7,500 Medal Yearbooks and they only came out two months ago you'll realise why actually this figure is quite startling! ...

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Up North

/ Phil Mussell

We'll be at the Leeds show at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield (just off Junction 39 of the M1) this Sunday - why not come along too? It's a great little show with coins, banknotes and medals on offer and it's well worth a visit - see you there!

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Some good news!

/ Phil Mussell

Medals stolen from Marines based at Plymouth have now, thankfully, been recovered - see the full story here!

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The last Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming to what will be the last Britannia medal show organised by Fred Walland and Jeannie Robinson? These stalwarts of the fair circuit have decided it's time to bow out and whilst we hope that Britannia may well live on with someone else (watch this space...) the show on November 23 will...

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Another "Tommy" fades away

/ Phil Mussell

One of the few remaining WWI veterans has died at his home in Sydney, Australia age 108. Born in Leicester in 1900 Sydney Maurice Lucas was drafted into the Sherwood Foresters aged just 17 in August 1918 - only the Armistice of 11/11/18 saved him from a life, and maybe death, in the trenches. He...

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Medal Thief admits his guilt

/ Phil Mussell

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

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Special Forces heroes

/ Phil Mussell

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...

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George Cross Hero

/ Phil Mussell

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...

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Stratford Time

/ Phil Mussell

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

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Medal Yearbook 2009

/ Phil Mussell

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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!

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Lost medals

/ Phil Mussell

Thankfully there's still some respect left for our veterans - how often do you hear of divers being mobilised for other losses in the Thames.....! See here for details

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Medal Yearbook - on its way!

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's coming soon - the MEDAL YEARBOOK 2009 will be with us on Wednesday September 24th ready to be posted out the followning day ready to land on collectors' mats in time for the big launch at the OMRS in London on Saturday 27th! there's still time to pre-order your copy.......

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Little bit late....

/ Phil Mussell

Don't worry - Medal News September is on its way, it was delayed slightly because we've been hard at work on the YEARBOOK but it will be with you soon - I promise!!

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Medal News goes Stateside

/ Phil Mussell

Anyone coming to OMSA? The Orders and Medals Society of America's annual convention is being held in Florida this year - Jacksonville to be precise. The convention takes place this Thursday - Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Waterfront hotel - if you're a n OMSA member you can come along any day - if...

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Fighter Aces Medals at Spink

/ Phil Mussell

The DSO, DFC and Bar Group of Battle of Britain Ace Wing Commander H C Mayers sold for an astonishing £66.800 today at Spink. Myers was credited with shooting down eight enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain and was shot down himself four times, on the last occasion his plane was found,...

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George Cross Awarded

/ Phil Mussell

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher of the Royal Marines has been awarded the George Cross for throwing himself on a grenade triggered by a booby trap in Helmund Province Afghanistan in February of this Year. Upon triggering the trap he immediately dropped to the ground and lay across the grenade...

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Prison service Long Service medal

/ Phil Mussell

It has just been announced in the House of Commons that there is to be a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal for members of the Prison service bringing them in line with other uniformed services like the Police and Fire Brigade. It is believed that the medal will be awarded for 20 Years service ...

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Lord Ashcroft’s Victoria Cross collection - the largest in the world - is to go on public display following his £5 million donation to the Imperial War Museum The world’s largest collection of Victoria Crosses (VCs), belonging to the Michael A Ashcroft Trust, is to be displayed publicly for the...

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It's York time again

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's that time of year again and this weekend sees the second Coin Fair of 2008 at the Knavesmire Stand of York Racecourse The fair is on for two days and yes it is a weekend earlier than normal -it takes place from 11.00am on Friday 18 and from 10.00am on Saturday 19 and there are over 50...

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The Ashcroft Collection

/ Phil Mussell

Important new about the Ashcroft Collection of VCs coming soon - keep your eyes on this news page for details.....!

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News from the National Archives

/ Phil Mussell

We've just heard from William Spencer at the National Archives that the Army medal rolls for remaining clasps of the IGS 08-35, covering NWF 30-31 to NWF 35, the rolls for IGS 36-39 with clasps NWF 36-37 and NWF 37-39 and perhaps more significantly the rolls for the GSM 18-62 for both pre and post...

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Coldstream Guards Medals stolen

/ Phil Mussell

Over a two year period various medal groups have been stolen from Victoria Barracks in Windsor. These medals HAVE been sold into the trade and many were bought by a dealer in good faith - he has since sold them on and the police are trying to trace them. The complete list is a long one but here...

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Eugene Ursual

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Canadian Dealer Eugene Ursual who passed away this morning after a short battle with cancer. We've known Gene for many years and he will be sorely missed both as a friend and as a dealer - our condolences go out to his wife Tanya A full...

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Apparently this hurt more than the injuries Pte Beharry sustained whilst winning his Victoria Cross..... We're not sure about that but we are sure this is some work of art and one thing's for sure - he won't lose it!

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Medals at Birmingham

/ Phil Mussell

Every month the Birmingham Motorcycle museum plays host to a very popular coin and banknote fair - and every three months the organisers try to expand it to incorporate medals too! The next event, taking place on June 8 coincides with a large Militaria fair at the same venue - so why not kill two...

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OMRS North

/ Phil Mussell

Can you believe it was two years since the last medal fair at the Holiday Inn Runcorn? No neither can we but it is which means that very soon (May 17-18) we'll be heading up the M5/M6 again to attend the 2008 show. The main bourse is on Sunday but there's a dinner the night before and of course the...

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Medal tracker

/ Phil Mussell

Following the huge numbers of people attending Who do you think you are? at Olympia over the weekend we know that in the coming weeks there will be dozens of new entries added to medaltracker.com We must have chatted to well over 200 people regarding how they should find out what medals their...

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Who do you think YOU are?

/ Phil Mussell

Are you coming to Olympia this weekend? We're hoping 20,000+ people will be as it's the second WDYTYA Live exhibition - coupled this year with Military History live! The event was huge last year and we're all geared up for the same thing again on Friday through Sunday - so why not come along - you...

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Kiwi Scorpions - the return....

/ Phil Mussell

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It's here, it's ready to ship - the reprinted Kiwi Scorpions (the story of the New Zealanders in the Long Range Desert Group) is available now - it's been updated and amended and is only £29.95 - order your copy today!

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Who do you think YOU are?

/ Phil Mussell

Unbelievably the second WDYTYA show is almost upon us and takes place on May 2-4. Last year the show was aimed primarily at the Family history market however, jumping squarely on the military bandwagon, this year it is billed as "three shows in one" comprising "Military History Live", "Who do you...

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Aldershot this Sunday!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the Aldershot Medal and Militaria fair this Sunday (April 20) at Prince's Hall, Prince's Way. All those of you who missed Britannia because of the Marathon really ought to come along to this fair - one of the most popular of Mark Carter's events! As ever preview is 9.30am and the main...

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Britannia time.....

/ Phil Mussell

It's here again - the second Britannia of the Year Held, as always at the Victory Service Club just off Edgware Road near Marble Arch in West London - the next show is tomorrow, Sunday April 13 starting at 9.30am. Don't be late....!

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According to the BBC the new Operational Honours shows that no fewer than 28 Military Crosses were awarded in the Operational Honours that covers service from April 2007 - September 2007 For the full story click here

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Kiwi Scorpions - back soon!

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's at the printers now - the long awaited return of the revised Kiwi Scorpions Don't miss out pre-order your copy today from our on-line store!

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Army and Navy lists - now available

/ Phil Mussell

We've located a supplier of Army and Navy lists on CD Rom and DVD and we've ordered a number for the more "significant" years. We're offering them through the pages of MEDAL NEWS and in our on-line shop now -so if you've always wanted an Army list from the Crimea or one of the huge ones from the...

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Radio Star...

/ Phil Mussell

Those of you in Devon will be able to hear Token's own Radio "Star" every fortnight when Phil is on the Richard Green afternoon show talking coins, medals, banknotes et al - he's already done two shows and his next appearance is on Monday March 10 at 3.45pm then every second Monday after that until...

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Stratford next

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget Mark Carter's Stratford Upon Avon Show on Sunday March 16! Stratford is one of our favourite towns and with a good base of collectors in the area it is always worthwhile us going - and the other dealers seem to think the same - there's always a waiting list for tables The show is...

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We're revamping.....

/ Phil Mussell

our website soon and we'd like your opinions on what you want to see featured on it. Maybe you'd like to see more products for sale, more links to dealers and auctioneers or more articles/features. Perhaps you'd like to see more information - hints and tips on collecting etc or maybe you'd like...

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Spink to Exhibit 50 Victoria Crosses

/ Phil Mussell

Spink, in association with the Ashcroft V.C. Trust has just announced that they will be hosting an exhibition of fifty Victoria Crosses from the most important collection of these Awards ever formed. Britain’s largest display of the world’s highest and most prestigious Decoration for Gallantry for...

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MEDAL NEWS February!

/ Phil Mussell

Is on it's way - it has been posted out and should be with subscribers on Monday or Tuesday of next week....!

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