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Ecclesiastical MoneyersTues, 25 October 2016

Ripped off?

IN late September the BBC One Programme “Rip Off Britain” included a segment on coins and coin collecting. In the piece a gentleman named Paul was told by an “expert auctioneer” (not I hasten to add from a specialist numismatic house but rather one from a general auctioneer...

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Stratford next weekendThurs, 20 October 2016

The last Stratford Medal show of the year is coming next weekend! (Sunday October 30) and we'll be there with all your favourite titles including the BRAND NEW MEDAL YEARBOOK!
Doors open at 9.30am (for preview - 10.30am for regular visitors - all that means is it's a...

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Heroism on the FrontierTues, 11 October 2016

On Display...For Now

It is with sadness but little surprise that we heard that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to sell off no fewer than 13 of its properties to make way for yet more private (civilian) housing. Earmarked for sell-off are sites that include RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire,...

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Woman of NoteSat, 24 September 2016

Symbolic of something

One of the big stories in the numismatic world at the end of the Summer Silly Season was the decision by an on-line auction house to ban the listing of a coin on its German site because it was deemed “hateful or discriminatory”. The reason? Said coin clearly...

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Stop Thief - reward offeredTues, 20 September 2016

STOP THIEF! Stolen in Cardiff in Feb 2012:

1. Q.G.M./B.E.M./3 Clasp C.S.M./U.N./L.S.G.C. group to 23732227 W/O.1. W.R. Caithness, PARA

2. A.F.M./B.E.M./C.S.M. Dhofar/M.S.M./L.S.G.C. & clasp group to B3521881 Flt. Sgt. D.J. Jones, R.A.F. (includes Sir James Martin Flight...

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Fenian fervourMon, 5 September 2016

It’s an honour

IT SEEMS that the “shock” of Brexit has worn off a little, at least as far as the press is concerned, and they are now turning their attention to the political aftermath, indeed bloodbath, that has followed the referendum vote. First there was Cameron’s resignation, then...

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Two Emperors of BritainThurs, 25 August 2016

Seek and ye shall find

HERE’S a quick question for you all: why do you collect? Not why do you collect ancients, hammered, milled or whatever, nor why do you collect coins, but why do you collect? My bet is that as well as coins you also probably collect something else too—postcards...

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