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October 2016

  • 31 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today is Halloween, a fun time of dressing up, lighting lanterns and "trick or treating". Our own ghoul face agate lives all year round on a shelf with the family pictures above our stairs. We bought him back in 2000 when...
  • 28 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Six o'clock tonight was the end of our last full day at Munich 2016. We are back tomorrow but will be leaving early to travel back to the UK. Some great memories of the show this year but only just enough time for meeting...
  • 27 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Today being "set up" day proper the show was generally a bit quieter as people got on with the final preparations before opening tomorrow. George and I have been very busy meeting people and doing a lot of talking - a lot of...
  • 26 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We got up early this morning and traveled to Heathrow, and then on to Munich, arriving at 15:00 local time. Although the show officially opens on Friday and many dealers have not arrived yet, there is already so much to see...
  • 25 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It is that time of year again and I am sure you will have noticed a number of "Munich" themed auctions lining up on the schedule. Suffice to say there have been some tremendous minerals coming through and still more to come...
  • 19 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    We all have them, but in the mineral world the continual exchange of specimens between collections, dealers and other collectors means that provenance and history can play an important part in the interest in a particular...
  • 15 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    It hardly seems a week since Bakewell show last Saturday, where does the time go! We had a great time and despite the intention of not picking up too much stuff, it would be rude not to take part in the now ritual hunt for...
  • 07 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    Here we are back in Bakewell for the 15th consecutive year. By comparison with others a short innings but one of the constants throughout the life and times of TVM.  George and I celebrated with a Chinese meal in the...
  • 05 Oct, 2016
    Mark Wrigley (Admin)
    During September we undertook the appraisal and purchase of Peter Uuerpmann's collection located in Guadamar Del Segura near Alicante, Spain. As the collection was in secure storage there were some challenges in getting...