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April 2014's News

Posthumous Dickin Medal Awarded

The PDSA's Dickin Medal - the award popularly known as the "Animal VC" is to be awarded posthumously to Sasha a four year old Labrador, trained to detect explosives, who was killed, along with her handler l/Cpl Kenneth Rowe in a Taliban attack in 2008. Sasha was attached to the 2nd Battalion the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 29 April 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Staffordshire Regimental Museum Stolen Medals

As per page 8 of this month's MEDAL NEWS here is the list of Staffordshire Regimental Medals that were stolen some 40 years ago.... John Raynor, 38th, 1 MGS with Corunna, Salamanca; Wm Clarke, 38th, 1 MGS with Busaco, Badajoz, St Sebastian; J Clarke, 38th, 1 Army of India with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 April 2014 by Phil Mussell
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The "old" £50 note to go

The "Houblon" £50 note is to be demonetised this week (Wednesday April 30) but despite what this BBC article says you don't need to take them to the Bank of England to get them changed up - most high street banks will do it for you. Demonetised just means you can't spend them in the shops but… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 28 April 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, General News

Royal Mint Visitor Centre

It seems that the Royal Mint is to have a visitor centre according to a Press Release today (April 24). For the first time in its 1,000 year history, Britain’s oldest manufacturing organisation based now in Llantrisant, South Wales, will officially open its doors to the general public,… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 24 April 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

Valour in Tibet

Valour in Tibet Memories and medals I WATCHED The Great Escape again recently—it really is a fantastic film; along with A Bridge Too Far, The Battle of Britain, The Longest Day, The Wooden Horse, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Escape from Colditz and myriad others, it was a film I would watch with my sons on long… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 24 April 2014 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Medal News

sovereign splendour

sovereign splendour Do what you want… FOLLOWING last month’s article on Nazi Kennel Club medals by Max Everest-Phillips, we were approached by a number of readers who stated that whilst it was of immense interest they didn’t know many people who collected such things—and they are right, few do, and I imagine fewer… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 April 2014 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

Canadian Coin Success

The recent Heritage Auction, held in conjunction with the CICF in Chicago saw some strong prices being paid across the board - of particular note was the Newfoundland 1865 $2 trial piece that fetched a stunning US$102,000. Take a look at the story here. Apparently the coin is already up for sale… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 15 April 2014 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Coin News, General News

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