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St Helena governor Lisa Honan presents the MBE to Edward Baldwin for services to the island.

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He joined in September 1970 and specialised in ‘foreign’ coins including European coins and medals.

In 1994 he founded Baldwin’s Auctions, at that time a separate entity from the retail business.

Since then he has overseen more than 150 sales in London and a similar number overseas, in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and New York. This auction business continues under the banner Baldwin’s of St James’s.

In 2007 Baldwin’s merged with Noble Investments and Edward became chairman of Baldwin’s, a part-time position he held until 2015, when Baldwin’s and Noble were bought by Stanley Gibbons. He became a consultant following the deal.

Since 2007 Edward has focused on his passion of working on heritage and conservation matters with the local museum in St Helena, the British island in the South Atlantic.

He was awarded the MBE for his services to St Helena in this year’s New Year’s Honours list.

In retirement he is working on a history of Baldwin’s to be published to mark its 150th anniversary in 2022.