THE PORTUGUESE BANKNOTE CASE: THE SCAM OF THE CENTURY

This is the story about how a small-time Portuguese fraudster carried out one of the most audacious financial crimes in history and in doing so damaged the
Portuguese economy and almost definitely hastened the arrival of the Salazar dictatorship.

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.

‘CON’ CHERRY OLYMPIC ROWER & WW2 HERO

The Medals and Archive of ‘Con’ Cherry give us a unique insight into the life and times of a participant of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Second World War.

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.

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