Mark Smith is a military museum curator and specialist in military medals.
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The unique Distinguished Service Medal, Military Medal and Titanic Carpathia Medal Group
Mark started collecting British medals in 1969 and owns an extensive private collection that he has amassed over the years; he started dealing in Militaria in 1983 in Islington, London - a hobby which has become a life-long passion. He is a well-known expert on the Victoria Cross, but flying clothing and RAF log books are also his specialist areas.
He is a member of The Western Front Association, The Orders and Medals Research Society and a member of The Guild of Battlefield Guides.
As well as his “Memorable Find”, Mark’s notable appearances on Antiques Roadshow include valuing a large collection of World War One German memorabilia at Walthamstow town hall and a toy panda mascot that flew on the famous “Dambusters Raid” in 1943 when the Roadshow visited RAF Coningsby.