I was always shown the masses of military medals as a young child that my Grandad had been awarded but never truly considered the collectability of them. Can these be collectible? Is there a market for military medals? Such a personal award will surely come with a hefty price tag… The nation awards thousands of…

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Perhaps your favourite childhood comic, many Beano readers will now have children of their own! Beano has done something right to still be running to this day…. “I got the comic every week and to this day I still get sent the Beano Annual from my dad as a Christmas present, even at the grand…

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, widely beloved British children’s book by Lewis Carroll, published in 1865, became one of the most popular works of English-language fiction with its fantastical tales and riddles. In fact, the work has never been out of print! And did you know it has been translated into at least 97 languages? Now,…

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Rock bands of the 70s and 80s have inspired generations of music lovers. But head-banging guitar riffs and soaring vocals are not their only legacy. The aura of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, Status Quo, U2, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and dozens more, sprinkles any relics associated with…

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“Inspiring a return to the joy of creating something unique with your own hands…” I first came across Time for Machine back in February (which I’m sure you’ll agree now feels like a lifetime ago) at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. Every year, I seem to make one really memorable connection, usually when I’ve come…

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There are thousands of items of memorabilia and reminders from those critical weeks in the summer of 1940 when our way of life was under threat. These items keep us physically in touch with our history and the RAF’s decisive part in defending our country against a German invasion. Here’s Paul’s selection of the most…

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No matter who I chat to in the coin collecting world, young or old, bearing a healthy collection or just starting out, there is one series in particular on everyone’s lips… the Beatrix Potter 50p coins. Undoubtedly, the ageless appeal of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved creation, Peter Rabbit™, comes from its seemingly endless ability to adapt…

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