Those of you who are interested in collecting medals will be pleased to hear that Mark Carter, a highly experienced event organiser, will be taking over the running of the Britannia Medal Fair in London from 2017 onwards. The current organisers Mike and Lu Veissid of Coin and Medal Fairs Limited have reviewed the growing demands of their work situation and come to the conclusion that the main part of their business – which is very heavily focused on coins – is what they really need to fully concentrate their resources on going forward. They feel that Britannia now needs someone with a strong background in both medals AND fair organising who can dedicate more of their time, resources and knowledge to develop it further and ensure that it continues to thrive for many years. After looking at various options and taking advice from several people Mark’s name was suggested and he was delighted to be the one considered most suitable to continue running this prestigious medal fair.
For those of you that don’t know Mark Carter he has been an organiser of good quality militaria and medal fairs for thirty years now, during which time he has organised literally hundreds of events and therefore has a wealth of experience. He has a very “hands on”, thorough approach so you can be assured that the Britannia Medal Fair will continue to be professionally organised and that a great deal of effort will be put into promoting it widely to his very extensive list of contacts in the medal world. On the other side of the coin he has dealt in medals for not far short of forty years so this will help greatly as he has a great deal of empathy with both medal collectors and medal dealers (and auctioneers of course).
Mark has already been very hard at work preparing for the future. He has produced a smart and informative A5 colour leaflet which he has already started distributing to collectors, dealers and other fair organisers. His new website specifically for this event www.milweb.net/go/britannia is already “live” and further information will be added to it in due course. Other methods of marketing Britannia to boost numbers “through the door” and attract new stallholders are also being introduced and already there has been a great deal of positive support.
As far as the fair itself is concerned there won’t be any major changes so you can rest assured that the Britannia Medal Fair is in a very safe pair of hands. Prices for admission and for stall holder tables will be frozen for 2017 and – in common with Mark Carter’s other events – he will be introducing a £5 discount for early payment for stalls. The next fair will be held on Sunday 19th March 2017 followed by the second fair of the year on Sunday 19th November 2017 and Mark will be happy to answer any queries in the meantime. He can be contacted on 01753 534777 (Mobile 07871 777062) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.