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News & Blog

All the latest news and views plus the Token Publishing Blog.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS!!

/ Phil Mussell

We at TOKEN PUBLISHING LTD would like to wish all of our customers, past and present a very happy and prosperous 2004

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AMP Fairs

/ Phil Mussell

Unfortunately Gremlins struck in the "What's On" this month with us giving the date of AMP's next cardiff Fair as December 7 - it isn't the fair takes place at Cardiff City Hall on December 13. Any further queries about this or any other of their fairs contact AMP on 01953 597587

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Email changes

/ Phil Mussell

Please note that the info@coin-news (or sales@, name@ etc) email address will no longer come direct to us - we'll get messages eventually but for a speedier response we recommend using info@tokenpublishing.com

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Email address changes

/ Phil Mussell

Please note that the info@medal-news (or sales@, name@ etc) email address will no longer come direct to us - we'll get messages eventually but for a speedier response we recommend using info@tokenpublishing.com

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Suez medal - here at last

/ Phil Mussell

There were those who never believed it would happen, others who feared that the whole thing would be so bogged down in red tape that they wouldn't live to see it (and many, sadly, didn't) but it is a reality and thousands of veterans have now received their GSM with Clasp CANAL ZONE and thousands...

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Argentum Postponed

/ Phil Mussell

The latest in the series of Baldwins' highly popular Argentum sales has, unfortunately, had to be postponed. The recent unofficial postal strike meant that thousands of catalogues could not be sent out and the auctioneers felt that it was unfair to go ahead with the sale when not everybody had had...

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George Cross awarded

/ Phil Mussell

The following is taken from the Ministry of Defence website regarding teh award of medals, nonours and decorations for the war in Iraq (www.operations.mod.uk/telic/op_honours_31oct.htm) "It was announced on 31 October 2003 that the George Cross, which along with the Victoria Cross is the nation's...

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Honours and awards for Iraq

/ Phil Mussell

The MOD has announced a number of Awards for Operation Telic - the war in Iraq. They include a George Cross for saving life during a "friendly fire" incident, a KBE, 5 CBEs, 7 DSos, 2 CGCs, 2 AFCs, 1 DSC and numerous MCs, DFCs - the full list can be found at the following website: ...

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Auction postponement

/ Phil Mussell

Due to unforeseen circumstances Andrew Hartley Auctioneers have had to postpone their December 3rd sale as advertised in COIN NEWS November. They are hoping to re-shedule early in 2004 and we will let readers know of that new date as soon as possible.

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November in London

/ Phil Mussell

After a one show break the MEDAL NEWS team will once again have a stand at the Brittania Show to be held at the Victory Services Club near Marble Arch on November 30. As well as the magazine we'll also have copies of the MEDAL YEARBOOK 2004 and you'll be able to place an order for one of our...

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Heroes of the Albert Medal

/ Phil Mussell

Created by Royal Warrant in 1866, originally for saving life at sea, the Albert Medal is often thought of as a purely civilian award but of course over the years many from the Army, Navy or Air Force have risked their lives to save others whilst not "in the face of the enemy" and so earned the...

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It's not true!!

/ Phil Mussell

The 2p piece with the NEW PENCE legend on the reverse isn't worth £400 no matter what the man on the "telly" said. It's true that if you get a 2p with that legend AND a date of 1983 or later then it's worth something far more than 2p but any date prior to that and I'm afraid that 2p is all you'll...

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Medal for Iraq?

/ Phil Mussell

It was reported in some newspapers on July 9 that there was indeed to be a medal awarded for service in the War against Saddam/WAr against Iraq/Gulf War II/ call it what you will. At this stage it is unclear whether theaward will be an entirely new medal as it was in 1991 with the first Gulf War...

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Slaney Collection smashes records

/ Phil Mussell

The fabulous Slaney Collection came under the Hammer at Spink in May and records tumbled left, right and centre - with the wonderfaul example of Thomas Simon's Pettion Crown fetching £138,000 a record for an English Silver Coin. See July's COIN NEWS for further details with a full Auction report...

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Medal For Suez Veterans at last

/ Phil Mussell

After half a century it has finally been announced that a clasp to the Naval General Service Medal 1915-62 and General Service Medal 1918-62 is to be issued to those who saw service during the Suez Crisis 1951-54. In what is an undoubted Victory for veterans who have campaigned long and hard for...

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Summer London Coin Fair

/ Phil Mussell

The next time the COIN NEWS team will be in the capital is Saturday June 7 for the London Coin Fair at it's "new" venue of the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury. The shows held there have been a great success and the transition from the Cumberland, which many thought would spell the end for this popular...

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Our man in Ireland

/ Phil Mussell

Don't forget that we have a distributor for all our books and magazines in the Republic of Ireland. Declan O'Kelly of Cathedral Stamps, 8 Cathedral Street, Dublin 1 is only too happy to ensure that all your numismatic requirements are met!

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SOLD OUT

/ Phil Mussell

Kiwi Scorpions - the story of the New Zealanders in the LRDG in WWII is now out of stock and we are afraid no reprint is planned. Apologies to anyone hoping to obtain a copy as we can no longer supply you.

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Coin News at Harrods

/ Phil Mussell

COIN NEWS will soon be available in Britain's best known store. Harrords in Kensington, London have agreed to take the magazine on a trial basis from the Aprl issue- get along there and pick up your copy, on sale March 26 (the next issue the March Issue, is on Sale on February 26 but sadly not from...

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Full of Eastern Promise

/ Phil Mussell

The beginning of March sees the Token Team flying East for the Asia Money Fair to be held at Suntec City, Singapore over the weekend of March 7-9. This show is increasing in popularity every year and attracts visitors from all over South East Asia and Australasia. It's well worth a visit if you are...

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Office opening

/ Phil Mussell

Due to the pressure of our many weekend fairs it has been decided to close the token Publishing office at 3 0'clock on a Friday. this will at least allow us a head start on the traffic and hopefully allow us to get to wherever we are going in good time - Devon is a lovely place to be based but it...

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Fakes and forgeries

/ Phil Mussell

Recently it has come to our attention that unscrupulous individuals within our hobby are producing medals with an intent to defraud collectors. Copy medals have always been around and generally are an accepted part of the hobby (aftter all we all have gaps to fill) unfortunately there are those...

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Where are we next?

/ Phil Mussell

After Yate the MEDAL NEWS team is heading first for Bromley and Ray Brough's Show at the Civic Centre on Sunday February 9 and then to Stratford for Mark Carter's ever popular event held at the Stratford upon Avon Leisure centre on Sunday March 9 In between we'll be in Dublin for the Irish...

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