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Time for York!

/ Phil Mussell

It's July already,  Summer is well and truly upon us (such as it is) and that means it's time for the York Coin and Medal fair - taking place on Friday July 19 and Saturday July 20 once again at the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse. As ever it's free to get in and has two floors packed with...

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Stop thief

/ Phil Mussell

Stolen in a burglary/scam on June 10 - the bronze Albert Medal for gallantry in saving life at sea awarded to The Rev Christopher Champlain Tanner.  Any information to 101 quoting crime reference number 031270/19. The citation for the medal reads as follows: “ The Reverend Christopher...

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The very last "Honour" book

/ Phil Mussell

  As many of you will know Michael Maton, author of the acclaimed "Honour" series of books that we have had the privilege to publish over the last decade and a half, passed away in April. The very last in the series, Honour the Recipients of the medal of the Order of the British Empire was...

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D-Day

/ Karen Needs

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Look to the future, acknowledge the past IT was my intention to write this month about D-Day and the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord; whilst this magazine goes on sale before the anniversary itself, it is safe to assume that on June 6, across Normandy and beyond, hundreds of thousands of...

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John Hayward RIP

/ Phil Mussell

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of one of the medal hobby's most influential figures - John Hayward - after a long illness. John will be known to many of you through his work as medal consultant for Spink and latterly DNW but he was also one of the most important...

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The Last Honor book

/ Phil Mussell

Sadly Michael Maton didn't live to see the last of the HONOUR series in print. The very last book - HONOUR THE RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1917-2019 - the 16th volume in a project that has spanned 15 years, will be launched this weekend at the Yate Medal fair - come...

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Salisbury Show

/ Phil Mussell

The fourth Salisbury Collector’s Show takes place May 17–18, 2019 at its now established venue of Salisbury City Hall (off Fisherton Street), Salisbury, SP2 7TU. Organised by the Salisbury-based and highly respected stamp dealers Dauwalders, the fair has seen visitor numbers increase year on year...

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Auction Battle

/ Karen Needs

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A homeless pair LIKE many of you, I suspect, I have “alerts” set up on my computer so that I’m told when there are mentions on-line about areas of interest to me and also, through a couple of specialist services, when items of interest come up for auction. Through Invaluable-alerts.com and...

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Yate? We'll be there

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget the Yate (Bristol) medal fair on Sunday May 5 - 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 be using the day to launch are the BRAND NEW Michael Maton book HONOUR THE RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDAL OF THE ORDER...

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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, April 28, at the Princes Hall, Princes Way, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1NX. The Token Team will be stalling out this time (we don't always make the spring one) but get there early (from 9.30pm) as come...

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Michael Maton RIP

/ Phil Mussell

  It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one of our most prolific authors, Michael Maton, who died, aged 85, on April 13 after a short illness.  Michael Maton is known to many of you as the author of a number of books on orders, medals and decorations. His first book THE...

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Medals to Women

/ Karen Needs

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Always a story FORMER curator of the Lord Ashcroft collection, Michael Naxton, one of the people who has handled more Victoria Crosses than you or I could ever dream of, has submitted a very interesting letter for publication this month on the subject of the Victoria Cross featured in the...

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Courage under fire

/ Karen Needs

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Still in the wilderness IT has been over a year since I reluctantly bid farewell to my collection of medals to chaplains and men of the cloth. Financial necessity was the only reason behind the sale: a desire to secure the building in which Token Publishing Ltd now resides (for the next 991...

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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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