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May 2012's News

Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee All for a good cause UNDER normal circumstances we wouldn’t necessarily promote one auctioneer over another nor automatically suggest that auctions are a better place to sell than through a dealer or indeed privately. Every auctioneer (indeed every auction) will have their own merits to consider… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 31 May 2012 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

60 Glorious Years

60 Glorious Years In for a penny SOME of you will have seen our very own Phil on the BBC’s “One Show” or “Breakfast” recently, or perhaps heard him on one of the various radio programmes he was invited on to, or perhaps read his comments in one of the ’papers. What was the reason for this flurry of media stardom?… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News

Counterfeit coin ring smashed

What is thought to be the biggest discovery ever of fake coins in the UK has resulted in three men being charged. Some four million blanks and £107,000 of finished coins were discovered in raids in Essex, Herts and North London. For more details see the BBC website Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 25 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Are Punts on their way back..?

Numismatists (and indeed ordinary shoppers) in Ireland may well be bemoaning their country's entry into the Euro and doom mongers are even contemplating what will happen if Greece and maybe other countries decide to opt out - well shopkeepers in Clones, County Monaghan are preempting the problem by… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 16 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News

Stop Thief

The Quay Antiques Centre in Topsham, Exeter, was broken into on May 1. The audacious thieves braved the alarms in a swift operation which targeted the only three stands featuring gold. Unfortunately in addition to two jewellery dealers, local coin dealer Glenn Ogden was one whose stock was taken,… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Medal review

The Prime Minister has announced an independent review of the rules and principles governing the awarding of military campaign medals. According to the MOD's own website the following are areas of particular interest: Awards being considered after a period of five years has elapsed after a… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Hero of R101

Hero of R101 A TECHNICAL hitch at a London sale we attended recently meant that bidding couldn’t take place via their internet bidding system. This, on the surface, would seem a trifle inconvenient but little more, after all the ‘phones were fully manned and anyone wanting to place a bid could simply give the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 9 May 2012 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

Missing from New Zealand

Many will recall the recent conviction of Keith Davies following extensive thefts of medals from New Zealand's National Army Museum in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Many of the medals stolen have been recovered, however many haven't and the Museum has now posted a list of those still missing. They… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 3 May 2012 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

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