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Collectors' Corner

Medal tells of Polish valour

May 12 2018

VISIT ANY high street and a Polish voice will seldom be far distant. With over 900,000 now living in the UK, Poles are Britain’s largest foreign-born community. Additionally, there are countless descendants of the over 200,000 Poles who settled here after the Second World War.

Collectors' Corner

Adam Smith letter is something to write home about

January 12 2019

This column has several times featured the sale of Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations, the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought – and also its exponential rise in value. On December 12, for instance, I watched Smith’s personal copy sell in London for £900,000.

Collectors' Corner

Suffragette game has sweet smell of success

December 12 2018

WOMEN voted in parliamentary elections for the first time on this corresponding Saturday a century ago. The General Election of 14 December 1918 was the culmination of a 50-year struggle to win the vote – a campaign remembered today by streets in Perth and Dundee named after the militant suffragette Ethel Moorhead.

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