Medal News

November 2009's News

Stop thief MC group missing

In the early hours of Thursday 19th November a family collection of 14 medals including an MC group was stolen from a house in Leicester. The medals missing are as follows: Lt Col Edward Cecil Barton: Military Cross (engraved with recipients deatils and "Ypres 1917") 1914/15 Star British War… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 30 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Tony Fitzsimmons 1925-2009

Tony Fitzsimmons 1925-2009 It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Tony Fitzsimmons on November 24 2009. Tony was a regular "helper" of Steve Sewell's across nearly 30 years and anyone who has seen Steve at any medal fair, be it Bromley, Bristol or Britannia, will have known his father in law Tony. A true… Read more or leave comments Posted on Thurs, 26 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Britannia Success

Thank you all - dealers and collectors alike - who made Britannia on Sunday such a success, the weather was against us, the underground was against us but we still managed to get over 500 people through the door! The room was buzzing and on more than one occasion I heard the comments "it's just… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 24 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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The Ultimate VC

According to the Daily Telegraph Lord Aschroft has paid a staggering £1.5million for the magnificent "VC and Bar" to Captain Noel Chavasse - one of only three double Victoria Crosses ever awarded. According to the 'paper's website Lord Ashcroft bought the medals from St Peter's College Oxford… Read more or leave comments Posted on Sun, 22 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Stop Thief

STOLEN during October 2009 from a private house in E Devon 14/15 Trio to S/N M Hankinson TFNS/QAIMNS plus silver Nursing Badge St Pancras Hospital engraved M Hankinson 1 October 1906 in brown box of issue together with BWM and Victory to 9583 Cpl A R Hankinson KRRC. Please contact DC C Campbell… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 20 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Record price for a VC

A new world record auction price for a Victoria Cross to a British recipient (Flight Lieutenant W. 'Bill' Reid).was set at Spink on November 19 2009. The medal group sold for a staggering £348,000 (£290,000 plus 20% premiumn) to an anonymous bidder in the room. According to the Daily… Read more or leave comments Posted on Fri, 20 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Britannia - November 22. IT'S THIS SUNDAY

Britannia - November 22. IT'S THIS SUNDAY Are you coming to Britannia this Sunday? It's now officially (and by some margin) the UK's biggest MEDAL FAIR with over 30 dealers stalling out. They are: Bonhams Philip Burman Andrew Bostock John Cannon Mark Carter Chelsea Military Antiques Chester Militaria Peter Cotrel (unfortunately Peter is… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 18 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Stop Thief - 3 generations of medals stolen.

Again local to us down here in Devon a burglar has left another veteran distrught. We'll post more details about recipients etc.as soon as we know them, we are in touch with the local police, but in the mean time the bare bones of the story can be seen here… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 11 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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A cross to bear.

A cross to bear. FORGIVE me if I split this “Comment” in two but there are a couple of things that need my attention this month and they can’t really be amalgamated into one editorial. The first concerns the latest “medal” to be issued—the Elizabeth Cross. Now, whilst I… Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 2 November 2009 by Phil Mussell
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