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November 2011's News

Desert Hero

Desert Hero A medal conundrum EARLY in November it was announced that at long last the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal has been approved for British servicemen to wear—bringing them on equal terms with their Australian and New Zealand counterparts. This follows a long battle by, and on behalf of, veterans who… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 November 2011 by Alyson Thomas
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Impressive Hoard

Impressive Hoard Worth noting BACK in 2009 the Bank of England announced that the next design of the £50 note would feature the Engineers and business partners Matthew Boulton and James Watt. Following the introduction of the somewhat controversial “Adam Smith” £20 it was assumed that the new £50 would follow soon… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 November 2011 by Alyson Thomas
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Services Rendered Volume V - Yeomanry and Cavalry

The fifth voilume of this incredible series detailing the Silver War Badges of World War I is now available. This latest tome, priced at £20 again, covers all those badges awarded to members of the Cavalry and Yeomanry - it is available from our shop! Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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A big thank you

To all those who made the last Britannia Medal fair of the Year on Sunday November 20 such a success - we had a fantastic turn out of both dealers and collectors and I think everyone enjoyed themselves! The next one is scheduled for March 18 2012 - watch this space....!! Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 21 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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More medals stolen

Please be on the look out for medals stolen in a burglary on November 14 - the group comprises MBE (Military) Iraq Campaign Medal (Engraved Capt AP Nixon RE) Afghanistan OSM (Engraved Mr AP Nixon) NATO Bosnia Medal Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (Engraved Mr AP Nixon) Queens Jubilee Medal Long… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 17 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Britannia time!

This Sunday sees the second and last Britannia Medal show of 2011 and as ever it promises to be quite an event! The show, held at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street, London (just off Marble Arch) is always a popular one being the only purist medal fair in the country. Its starts at 9.30am… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 14 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Pingat Jasa Malaysia

It seems that after 6 years of fighting by UK Veterans for the right to wear the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal victory is theirs. It was announced in the House of Lords on October 26 that as from November 11 all eligible UK veterans will be allowed to wear the Malaysia Governments decorations - see… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 4 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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New £50 - at last

Back in 2009 we were able to preview the "new" £50 featuring Watt and Boulton. The banknote world was very excited about this new design, featuring as it did two of the greats of engineering (not to mention Boulton's contributions to numismatics with the creation of the Soho Mint), but then… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 2 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

Aldershot Medal Fair on Sunday

Don't forget Mark Carter's final Aldershot of the Year this Sunday at the Prince's Hall, Prince's Way, Aldershot GU11 1NX As with all of Mark's Fairs the "preview" starts at 9.30am with main entry at 10.30am - but don't be put off - "preview" is only £1 more than main admission so why not… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Britsh Empire Medal revived

It seems that the British Empire Medal - scrapped by John Major during his 1993 Honours review - is to be reinstated. The award, which was supposed to be replaced by the MBE and awarded by the Monarch herself (as opposed to her representative, the Lord Lieutenant of the recipient's county), was… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 November 2011 by Phil Mussell
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11.11.11

11.11.11 The Hollywood effect? THIS month’s Market Scene shows that the South Africa Medal to Rorke’s Drift defender Lance-Sergeant John Key of the 2/24th Foot sold for a whopping £28,800. In Warwick & Warwick’s December sale there are two Isandhlwana casualty medals on offer and they too will undoubtedly… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 November 2011 by Alyson Thomas
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