The late Queen Elizabeth II and Freya Simms, now of chief executive of Lapada.

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In the line-up ahead of me is vintage and collectables expert Katherine Higgins who was my first boss at Christie’s South Kensington (a total coincidence – she was there for her husband).

Freya Simms, LAPADA

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A post on social media from coin specialist Timothy Medhurst.