Misc

MAJOR GENERAL JM COWAN CBE DSO

Major General James Cowan was commissioned into The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1987 and in his early years served in Germany, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Lesotho and the United Kingdom.

FROM THE EVERYDAY TO THE EXTRAORDINARY: ANN CARRINGTON

It was Ann Carrington’s slant on stamps and coins that first caught the attention of Spink, for very obvious reasons. The work and construction of each piece, however, is a tale of Ann’s background, her influences and her ever-evolving creative talent.

A Word From Our Chairman

Even though business is good as existing collectors are adding to their collections at an unprecedented
pace, and new collectors are emerging as never before in my two decades at Spink, giving Spink one of its best first halfs ever, I must say the summer brought me mixed feelings.

The Early Paper Money Of Colonial America

This article takes a look at the often under-appreciated paper money of England’s American colonies and the issues of the Continental Congress in the years up to Independence.

WHEN BRITAIN WENT DECIMAL

Emma Howard interviews Mark Stocker about his forthcoming book, When Britain Went Decimal: The Coinage of 1971, co-published by Spink Books and the Royal Mint.

GENERAL SIR JAMES RUPERT EVERARD KCB CBE

This impressive list of awards and medals gives the reader some idea of the extent of the honours bestowed upon General Sir James Rupert Everard KCB CBE, who served as NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe from 2017-2020.

BRAVERY, HOW IS IT RECOGNISED?

Many of the medals most sought after by collectors are awards for bravery. Not only are these intrinsically scarcer, they invariably provide a direct link to an act of valour which we can respect, as well as a story to research and share. Those of us whose education is based on British military history and the British military system will be very familiar with a particular way to reward bravery.

THE PLYMOUTH BLITZ 1941 AND ONE OF ITS HEROINES; 80 YEARS ON

In recent times, we have all been reminded of the tragic loss of human life and the truly devastating damage which resulted from the bombing campaign of Britain by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War – more commonly referred to as ‘The Blitz’.

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