Spink has over 100 years of
unrivalled experience of advising Sovereigns and Heads of State on
the design and manufacture of Orders, Decorations and Medals. We
also create bespoke pieces such as commemorative awards and
presentation gifts for special occasions. We are delighted to also
offer a medal mounting service.
Spink provide a service
of mounting regulation medals and miniatures, also supplying sashes
and neck ribands for both ladies and gentleman. We also undertake
the casing of a client's awards, from a single medal to a variety
In 1880 Spink entered the Medal
manufacturing business with the purchase of the Soho Mint and in
1897 produced the commemorative medals for Queen Victoria's Diamond
Jubilee, being awarded its first Royal Warrant in 1900. Today we
hold Warrants as Medallists to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of
Insignia : Orders, Decorations and Medals
Orders - An order is an honour bestowed on an
individual by a head of state in the form of insignia together with
an entitlement for the honour to be included the holder's style of
Decorations - A decoration is a medal awarded
for gallantry or distinguished service, generally in the armed
forces or police. Usually the recipient is entitled to use
the initials of the decoration after his name in his or her style
Medals - An individual is entitled to be
granted a medal, for a military campaign or for service as a
civilian, if he or she fulfils the specific requirements for which
that medal was issued.
Spink publishes a "Guide to the wearing of Orders, Decorations
and Medals" to advise clients on the details of attire and provide
guidelines to generally accepted international usage.
Special Commissions and Gifts
Special Commissions are the wide range of items desinged
and made-to-order for clients. Such pieces are generally in
precious metals and noble materials, supplied as commemorative
awards and presentation gifts for special occasions.
Our Special Commissions service developed out of our
long-establised insignia work for Heads-of-State, Governments and
Defence Ministries with the design and manufacture for them of
commemorative awards and presentation gifts.
How to order
Spink discusses with the client the occasion for which the piece
is required. With this in-put, a drawing is then developed to
incorporated the client's individual style and detail. A
quotation is then prepared to create a piece distintive for being
the cleint's own and one of a kind.
For further information or to discuss your requirements, please
contact Ian Copson or Marcus Budgen, of Special
Commissions. Note that Spink also offers a valuation service
for your collections.