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February 2011's News

For Valour

For Valour Medal not metal AS we go to press in the last weeks of February 2011 the “FTSE” is almost back at pre-credit crunch levels, hovering around the 6,000 mark and the commodities market continues to go from strength to strength, particularly for precious metals. Gold is being a little bit “jumpy” but… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 February 2011 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

An impressive group on offer

An impressive group on offer Smiths Newent Auctions are offering the medals of a former Director General of the Army Medical Services at their sale of March 4 The group of 22 to Sir Arthur Sloggett, which includes the KCMG, KCVO, KCB Egypt Medal, Queens South Africa Medal, Kings South Africa Medal, 1914 Star and bar trio (he… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 February 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Balloon AFM at Lockdales

One of the highlights at Lockdales' next auction of collectables (Sunday March 27 2011), is the the medals and ephemera of balloon pilot George Ernest Long. The group comprises the AFM (GV) named 2nd Coxswain G E Long HMA R33, 1914 Star Trio mounted as worn to J.5952 G E Long AM. IGR RNAS, a cased… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 23 February 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Platinum

Platinum Fair comment On Sunday, February 6, the Token Team (well, Phil anyway) took a rather pleasant dawn drive across the New Forest to attend Rick Coleman’s brand new South Coast Coin and Medal show at Wide Lane Sports Centre, Eastleigh. We always like to support new ventures and, as we have known Rick… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 February 2011 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

All that glisters....

For months now we've been saying that the "Cash for Gold" companies aren't giving their customers a fair deal - it seems that the Office of fair Trading (OFT) agrees with us. See the BBC's article. As always we would urge anyone who has gold coins to go to a bona fide coin dealer to sell and not… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 14 February 2011 by Phil Mussell
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Come to Southampton

There's a BRAND NEW show on in Southampton this weekend (Sunday 6 Feb to be precise) - it's the SOUTH COAST COIN AND MEDAL SHOW and is taking place at the Pavilion, Southampton University Wide Lane Sports Ground, Wide Lane in Eastleigh, Hants (SO50 5PE for all you with Sat Navs!) It's a brand new… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 2 February 2011 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News, Medal News

Houghton Militaria Fair

Please not ethe Houghton Militaria Fair is on March 6 not February 6 - the advert in this month's MEDAL NEWS is correct, the diary date isn't Sorry for the confusion! Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 February 2011 by Phil Mussell
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