Misc

INSIDER FOOD: BANCONE

‘‘Bancone’ means ‘Counter’ in English and when approaching the restaurant it is clear why this name is so fitting.’

OLD SPIRITS

Hot on the heels of our Cask 88 whisky auction last November, the Insider spoke to vintage spirits expert Edgar Harden about his particular interest in this area, and how he turned his love of vintage spirits into a thriving business.

INSIDER TRAVEL: PORTO

‘No visit to Oporto is complete without some detail about the wines for which the region is famous’

FINDING THE HENRY III GOLD PENNY

I suppose this story begins around 45 years back. As a child I was fascinated by our history, tales of King Alfred on the Somerset
levels, stories of the Roman invasion and marauding Vikings.

DISCOVERING KING HENRY III’S GOLD COINAGE

I will always remember the moment when I opened an email from Spink coin specialist Gregory Edmund, and learnt that a gold coin of King Henry III from 1257 or 1258 had been dug up by a metal detector in a field near Hemyock in Devon.

THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ 1D BLACK

When a true collector sees a
stamp, or a cover, that is ‘impossible’ – too good to be true, out of this world – he or she would love to possess it, even if only as a temporary custodian.

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