A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd are proud and delighted to welcome the newest member of our specialist team – the renowned medallist and curator Mark Smith.
A familiar face for many enthusiasts around the UK, Mark can often be seen on the BBC’s Antique Roadshow, where he is one of the Arms and Militaria Specialists.
Although relatively new in his role here at Baldwin’s, Mark has been collecting medals and orders for more than 47 years, and is widely regarded as one of the leading medals specialists in the country, with a comprehensive understanding of the incredible stories that lie beneath the aesthetics of such wonderfully engaging and historic collectables.
As well as appearing on our television screens and meticulously working his way through the Medals’ room in the Baldwin’s vault, Mark is also the curator of The Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich, and holds a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from UCL amongst many other high-profile achievements throughout a glittering career. Mark is also an Associate Member of The Guild of Battlefield Guides, and runs battlefield tours across Europe.
With his unrivalled achievements and qualifications, Mark brings a considerable degree of authority to one of the world’s most important numismatic dealers and auction houses, and has fitted in immediately to our team of world-class specialists.
Mark will be working to ensure that Baldwin’s maintains its position as one of the foremost Medals and Orders Auction houses in the world, covering all aspects of the business from retail to auctions.
Mark is also renowned in Medals and Orders circles for a (we believe) unique collecting quest – for the last few decades he has been endeavouring to acquire WWI Casualty Medals, and is well on the way to his ultimate goal of owning one such medal for every single day of WWI.
A momentous undertaking, we’re sure you’ll agree. Legend has it that there exists a diary that Mark keeps about his person at all times with the dates of medals collected and those that have thus far proved elusive.
Does such a diary really exist? You’ll have to ask him….