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|Posted on 2 July, 2013 at 3:42||comments (259)|
I have just got back from a successful trip to Australia to sort of a temporary stock of medal cases. That has now been resolved and I have a regular supply of quite economical cases made for the Australian jewellery industry but idealy suited to medals.
We have been very busy post ANZAC Day and things are now only beginning to slow down.
|Posted on 14 June, 2012 at 4:25||comments (141)|
SInce the Fair Go episodes there has been a fair bit of talk about medals and also a greater awareness of how vulnerable people are to their medals being mistreated. My comments regarding various people grinding medals were not aired however it is good to know that veterans are certainly aware that some medal mounters are damaging their medals and are acting accordingly.
|Posted on 18 May, 2012 at 20:27||comments (325)|
Well this week and the one before we had TVNZ filming in relation to a general interest story on medals and medal mounting, and also seeking an expert opinion on whether certain medals brought to us were real or not.
I was previously a fraud investigator and have generally shunned media involvement in what I do now as a follow on from my previous occupation but I acknowledge that in the present climate with ANZAC Day becoming very much a family event and a resurgence in crowds and a general interest in our military history that there is an interest in medals.
I take medal mounting and restoration seriously. As I have said before, its not like I am putting new brakes on someones Corolla, but rather I am being entrusted with their treasured irreplaceable heirlooms. And I take that seriously.
I commend TVNZ and Fair Go in raising the issue they have. It is one which those in my industry have been aware of for some time but few have known how to tackle it. The industry needs a clean up, especially concerning the other abhorent practice of grinding medals by mounters who lack the ability to get them to sit flat without damaging them.
On a positive note I was told yesterday by a retired Colonel with service in both the UK and NZ forces that I am the first master craftsman he has encountered since being in New Zealand (14 years).
|Posted on 28 April, 2012 at 1:52||comments (285)|
|Posted on 6 January, 2012 at 5:44||comments (243)|
The 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal is out. I cannot be worn as miniature until February and cannot be awarded in full size until about June, however ribbon and miniatures are now available.
We also now have a new shipment of ribbon including those for the the NZ Police, NZ Fire Service and NZ Prison Service LSCG Medals , as well as the very hard to obtain QSO/QSM and a newer version of the US Antarctic Medal ribbon.
The next order will include a full range of miniature ribbon as well as the NZ Customs Service LSGC Medal ribbon.
We had the lapel pins of the NZOSM and NZDSM produced in conjunction with an Australian associate and these have been a huge success. We give one to clients whose full sized and miniature medals we mount.