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April 2010's News

Thomson Roddick and Medcalf

The advert for TRM Military Auctions in the May issue of MEDAL NEWS erroneously gives their next sale dates as June 24 and 25 (it wasn't our fault - honest guvnor...). The sale actually takes place the week before on June 17 and 18. Don't say we didn't warn you - and don't miss out, they've got… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 29 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Spink Success

The two VC groups that Spink had on display at the last Britannia have just sold for no less than £210,000 (hammer £252,000 including premium) EACH! The first - to Major John Knox of the Rifle Brigade was a very early award being for Valour in action during the Crimean War 1854/55. It… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 22 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Pondering “progress”

Pondering “progress” Comment May 2010 I Was standing behind a gentleman in the queue at my local supermarket last week and was horrified to discover that the reason the simple transaction was taking so long was that he was paying for a £2 lottery scratch card with a debit card. Not a swipe card that requires no… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 19 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Yate? Yep!

Are you coming to Yate this Sunday? As ever the Token team will be at Mark Carter's Medal Fair at the Leisure Centre Yate on Sunday (April 25th) - 9.30am start for "preview" 10.30am for the "normal opening" (but you wouldn't want that now would you - you might miss something). Yes we know that it's… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 19 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Coin Quiz

According to the Payments Council (who? Is this where our Tax goes?) within five years coins and notes will make up less than 50% of transactions. To be honest I'm surprised it isn't lower than that already (see COIN NEWS May...) but the BBC think it's worth a mention, they've even done a quiz-… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Aldershot on Sunday

Don't forget Mark Carter's Aldershot show this Sunday (April 18th) at the Prince's Hall, Prince's Way, Aldershot. We try to get to at least one a year and this weekend we're heading up the A303 and M3 to Hampshire to attend. As with all of Mark's fairs a good selection of medals and militaria is… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

"Youngest MC" since World War II

18 year old Private Alex Kennedy of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment has been hailed as the youngest recipient of the Military Cross since World War II. The Full story can be found here. However no mention is made of young recipients of the Military Medal - we're sure that there must have… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 14 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

The Red Book 2011

For some bizarre reason the Americans like to launch their "annual" price guide some 8 months before the year on the front cover (and we thought we were bad with our Yearbooks launched in September!) which means the 2011 (yes 2011) edition is out now! We have got stocks of both the usual… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 7 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

The role of the RN in NI

The role of the RN in NI Medal Misconceptions The recent news that bomb disposal expert Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmidt, who was killed in Afghanistan in October 2009, is expected to be awarded a posthumous George Cross spawned a raft of inaccurate reports in some of the UK’s most respected newspapers and on radio and… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 1 April 2010 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Medal News

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