Who was who in british india john f riddick jan 1 1998 history 445 pages over 5000 entries on the british men and women who played a significant role in british india. Collecting military medals a beginners guide by colin narbeth a guide to collecting medals covering all the requisite background information the aims to which a new collector should aspire and the pitfalls to avoid trade information lpod available as hardback paperback would you like to be able to buy this title as an ebook click here to let us know share print hardback isbn . The first step in starting to collecting medals is to decide what your approach is rather than haphazardly collecting medals you probably want to consider the types of medals youd like to find this will help you hone your focus coin world suggests that you can adopt one of four approaches to collecting medals build a set collect an artist. This is primarily a book on collecting medals rather than on medals as such it omits individual descriptions as these are readily available elsewhere but it aims to give the collector useful information not usually found in medal books based on his experience of over thirty five years serious collecting it provides notes on naming genuine and false unofficial bars copies and many other points of interest among other matters housing the collection buying and selling building a . The background to collecting military medals is inseparable from a study of history the earliest british medals as befits a nation for so long reliant upon naval strength for its independence were issued to the navy beginning with the defeat of the spanish armada in 1588 the first true campaign medals awarded to the army followed the battle of waterloo although many had been issued privately and unofficially before this as one would expect for a country like britain with
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