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The Midland Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

It's time for the Midland Coin Fair! This Sunday (December 9) sees the larger Midland Coin Fair at the National Motorcycle Museum just by the NEC, Birmingham. The fair is actually a regular one that takes place every second Sunday of the Month but four times a year (March, June, September and...

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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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Henry Stevens GC

/ Phil Mussell

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Henry Stevens, GC on November 17 aged 90. Constable Stevens was awarded his George Cross in 1958 for tackling a gunman in Bromley, Kent. The full citation reads as follows: Constable Stevens was on duty in plain clothes in a police car at...

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Brilliant Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

Thanks to the DNW Team, and Mark Carter, for an excellent Britannia last weekend - already looking forward to the next one in March!

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Stop thief

/ Phil Mussell

MEDALS STOLEN IN SIDMOUTH DEVON OCTOBER 2018 The following medal group was taken from a private residence in Sidmouth Devon in October 2018. MBE (1 st type) DCM (awarded 1901) Kings Police Medal for Gallantry (awarded 1913) Queens South Africa Medal with 3 Clasps Kings South...

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Yate? Yep!

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the Yate (Bristol) medal fair on Sunday November 25 - it's our "local" fair so we will definitely be there at the Yate Leisure Centre, Kennedy Way BS37 4DQ from 9.30am! We will have all the old favourites with us (why not treat yourself to a Medal Yearbook for Christmas?) but if...

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Rule Britannia

/ Carol

Don't forget the Britannia Medal Fair on Sunday, November 18 (9.30 am - 2.00pm). Held at the usual venue of the Victory Services Club, 63/79 Seymour Street, London W2 2HF. This is the first show run by auctioneers DNW (under the experienced direction of Mark Carter) and it is TOTALLY FREE to...

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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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Aldersot Medal Fiar

/ Phil Mussell

Just a quick reminder that the next Aldershot Medal Fair will be held this coming Sunday November 4 at the Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1NX. We will, of course, be stalling out with our BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK 2019 as well as all your old favourites - but get there early...

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Missing Medals.

/ Phil Mussell

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Missing following a house move in the Bristol area: Four Court Mounted medals awaded to James Kirby as follows: GSM (Northern Ireland) - PTE Kirby25035432 / Reg - L1 (Light Infantry) OSM (Afghanistan) RFN Kirby30109478 /Rifle regiment Nato (Former Yugoslavia clasp) UN UNPROFOR Any...

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Stratford on Sunday

/ Phil Mussell

It's the Stratford Medal Show this weekend (October 21) and we are very much looking forward to it! Held as always at the Stratford Leisure Centre in the very heart of the town (with excellent parking) the show is a firm favourite amongst collectors and dealers alike.  It starts at 9.30am for...

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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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OMRS Convention

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's that time of year again - the Orders and Medals Research Society Convention is almost upon us and, once again, we will be there at the Medal Fair on the Sunday to launch the BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK 2019 - which this year comes in two formats: the standard paperback book for British Isles...

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Time for York!

/ Phil Mussell

It's halfway through July already (how did that happen...?) and that means it's time for the York Coin and Medal fair - taking place on Friday July 20 and Saturday July 21 once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. As ever it's free to get in and has two floors packed with dealers,...

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DNW to run Britannia

/ Phil Mussell

Dix Noonan Webb, Britain’s biggest auctioneer of orders, medals and decorations, has just announced that they have bought the Britannia Medal Fair to ensure that it can remain at the Victory Services Club, the central London venue where it has attracted dealers and collectors for more than 30...

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She died for Freedom and Honour

/ Phil Mussell

The memorial Plaque is a fairly common item in the collections of most WWI medal enthusiasts but far less common is a plaque awarded to a woman who lost her life in the service of her country. We aren't sure of the exact number awarded but it is certainly less than 1,000 and they come up for sale...

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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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Derbyshire Police are asking for the public’s help reuniting the family of a decorated war veteran with his medals, after they were stolen from a Long Eaton school. The medals had belonged to Squadron Leader Gerald de Lucie Carver, an ex-pupil of Trent College, who served in bomber command during...

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D-Day memorial

/ Phil Mussell

Next year will see a memorial unveiled near "Gold" Beach in Normandy that will include the 22,500 names of those who lost their lives while serving under British command between June 5 and August 31 1944.. A database of those who are to be included on the memorial is now available and we urge...

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In the Emerald Isle

/ Phil Mussell

Whilst the usual Dublin International Coin show didn't take place in February the April one is scheduled to go ahead as usual - and it's this weekend! Held at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge the show is only on on Sunday ( April 8) but it has been expanded to fit in all of those (like...

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RAF 100

/ Phil Mussell

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Reach for the skies APRIL 1, 2018 marks the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (the Army’s aerial force) and the Royal Naval Air Service (the Naval equivalent)—making the RAF the oldest independent air force in the world. The formation...

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Britannia Time

/ Phil Mussell

Yes it's March and yes it's Britannia - coming soon - on March 18 to be precise! Held once again at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street just off Edgeware Road near Marble Arch this long established show is now the only dedicated medal fair in London and is always well worth a visit....doors...

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Musings on the market

/ Phil Mussell

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A rookie mistake SINCE last year when I announced that I was selling my collection, both in order to finance a big purchase and to start a new theme, I have been inundated with questions about my decision and about the sale itself and now that collection has, mostly, gone under the hammer, I will...

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March madness

/ Phil Mussell

There's a lot on in March for the Token Team For Coins and Medals we are at the Midland Coin Fair (don't be fooled there are medals there too) on March 11 and for the purist medal collectors there is the Britannia Medal Fair on March 18 and the Stratford Upon Avon Medal Fair on March 25 - more...

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Yate? Not for us - but you can still go!

/ Phil Mussell

Because we are at the York Coin and Medal Fair on Friday January 19 and Saturday January 20 we can't quite get to Yate on Sunday 21st but just because we aren't there doesn't mean you can't go! The show starts at 9.30am and even though we can't make it we are pretty sure there will be a fine...

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