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March 2016's News

Medal for Deccan

Medal for Deccan Inspirational thinking THE recent decision by Ashby School in Leicestershire to look at selling the Victoria Cross of Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Bent of the 9th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, bequeathed to the then Ashby Boy’s Grammar School by the late Colonel’s mother (see “News & views”)… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 30 March 2016 by Alyson Thomas
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Happy 90th Birthday

Happy 90th Birthday Making new friends OVER the years of writing this “Comment” some subjects have cropped up time and again and, I confess, that there are times when I am concerned that regular readers will get as much of a sense of déjà vu reading this column as I sometimes get writing it. Over the past 30… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 22 March 2016 by Alyson Thomas
Posted in: Coin News

Naval Gold Medal at Bonhams

Naval Gold Medal at Bonhams Auctioneers Bonhams have secured the exceptionally rare Naval Gold Medal of Admiral Lord Graves, Captain of the HMS The Royal Sovereign, struck to commemorate the Victory of the Glorious First of June. The battle, the culmination of months of indecisive skirmishing between the British Navy and the… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 18 March 2016 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News

Britannia time

It's the Britannia Medal Fair this Sunday (March 20)! Held, as ever at the Victory Services Club off Edgware Road, near Marble Arch, London this event has gone from strength to strength in recent years and even though MEDAL NEWS isn't organising it these days we love attending and are looking… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sat, 12 March 2016 by Phil Mussell
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It's Harrogate Time

The Harrogate Spring Coin Fair takes place this Friday (March 18) and Saturday at The Old Swan Hotel. There will be over 40 dealers in attendance and whilst the Token Team can't make it there will be plenty of other people to see! Opening times are 11 am Friday and 9.30 am Saturday so there's… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sat, 12 March 2016 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: Banknote News, Coin News, General News

Battleships at war

Battleships at war Medals will be worn — the law says it’s OK A DECADE ago the medal hobby in America was somewhat concerned about the Stolen Valor Act which, on the surface, seemed to prevent any collector holding medals which they didn’t legitimately earn as part of their service. Those fears were soon proved… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 1 March 2016 by Alyson Thomas
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