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October 2009's News

Stop Thief - Elizabeth Cross missing

Stolen in the postal system (the envelope was delivered, contents removed) an Elizabeth Cross engraved Captain G. Shaw Ulster Defence Regiment. His widow was returning it as the Captain had been promoted to Major shortly before his death and the rank was incorrect. Any information to the Medal News… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 28 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Gone missing

Would readers please keep an eye out for two RAF log books of Air Vice Marshal Leonard William George GILL, DSO. They have gone missing, in the London area in the past two months and could surface attached to a group at some point in the future - if anyone sees them please do get in touch with us… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Bun penny smashes record

Bun penny smashes record Coinex comes home Last month I wrote about the (then) forthcoming Coinex fair, the British Numismatic Trade Association’s (BNTA) flagship show, and wondered whether the move to its new home of the Millennium Mayfair Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London would be a successful one. Well now, a few… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 23 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Heading North

The Token Team will be at Eddy Smith's Leeds (Wakefield) show on Sunday (October 25) held as always at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield (just by Junction 39 of the M1). This popular show continues to go from strength to strength and we always try and get up there at least once or twice a year. This… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Britannia - the latest

It's only a month now until the next MEDAL NEWS Britannia fair and we are finalising the list of dealers attending - would you believe there are going to be 32! That's individual dealers not tables - the table count is far higher! That means Britannia is officially the biggest medal fair in the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Postal Strike

Whatever your thoughts on the looming industrial action by postal workers are the fact is that a strike will inconvenience most of us - those of us trying to run a mail order business most of all. In order to minimise the impact of the strikes we are looking at alternative means of getting books… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 13 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News, Medal News

"Blue Peter" 50p coin launched

"Blue Peter" 50p coin launched The first UK coin designed by a child (no quips about previous designs thank you) has been unveiled by the Royal Mint. The coin - the first in a series of 29 50pence pieces designed to represent a different Olympic or Paralympic sport in the run up to the London Olympics in 2012 was designed by… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 13 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Reform of the Umayyad coinage

Reform of the Umayyad coinage Getting together AS I write this Editorial the skies are grey, the wind is whipping up and there’s a definite chill in the air—yes, I accept that this description could have been of any given day in our “barbecue summer” of 2009 (overseas readers will just have to bear with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 7 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

From Balaklava to Windsor

From Balaklava to Windsor A bold move, but . . . Don’t miss the next Britannia Medal Fair on November 22 — why not bring a friend with the free entry ticket enclosed? THIS “Comment” is being written at the absolute last minute. The magazine is all ready, it’s on the presses, but I… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 7 October 2009 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

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