24, November, 2023

As you may already know the OMRS has a Miniature Medals branch, whose details of you can find under Branches on the top ribbon of the web site.

What you may not know is that on renewal of your first years membership you will automatically receive a copy of "The Collector's Handbook of British Miniature Medals", a pocket sized book to help you catalogue your collection as well as providing information on clasps available etc. Please click on the link below to download a pdf showing you examples of the content available within the handbook.

If anyone would like to purchase a copy of the book without being a member they are available for £9.95 plus p&p, please send an email to stating you would like a copy of the handbook with your name and address and payment details will be sent through to you.

21, November, 2023

Two conventions – one virtual and one physical – will be held by the Orders & Medals Research Society in 2024 with the single aim of making the year a special one for medal collectors around the world.

Please click to download the PDF below for the latest on convention news

19, November, 2023

Dear Presidents of Phaleristic Societies, representatives of chancelleries, museums and related institutions and dear friends,

On behalf of the board of Studiekring Faleristiek, I have the honour of sending you this message containing the program of the XVII European Conference of Phaleristic Societies next year in Brussels, from May 31 to Sunday June 2, 2024. An extensive program with all the needed information and documents will be sent to you in due time. The board of Studiekring Faleristiek is looking forward to welcoming you all to Brussels.

With kind regards, Marc Brans

Vice-president of SKF

27, September, 2023

The Members wants section has had a lot of new entries of late, feel free to have a look and see if you can help anyone out in their searches.

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22, September, 2023

OMRS 2024 Convention – Update – Some great news!

You have hopefully heard that the 2024 Convention will be in Milton Keynes on 14 September 2024 (more on this to follow soon).

We have had such a positive response from our members to the news that we have decided to spoil you: we are adding a VIRTUAL CONVENTION to our 2024 offering & this will be held on 10 February 2024 as a live event, with recordings also available for those who can’t be there on the day.

We are adding a Virtual Convention because not everyone can travel & because we want to reach a wider audience. We are also trying something new (a live event), to see how it works.

This is not an alternative to a physical convention – i.e., there are no plans to bin the latter, but we’ve some great volunteers with bags of energy so we are giving it a go!


Call for Exhibitors

Both conventions will allow members who want to, to exhibit part of their wonderful collection. We are giving six month’s notice for the virtual convention & a full year for the physical, as we know lots of work needs to go into these.

Physical Convention Exhibits: will be in person (i.e., bring it with you), on the day in Milton Keynes.

Virtual Convention Exhibits: will either be static, online display as in previous years or as live presentations - we will tell you how!”


What we need now!

If you are interested in Exhibiting in the first instance please email stating clearly whether you wish to exhibit at the VIRTUAL or the PHYSICAL convention & we will be in touch.

3, July, 2023

2024 OMRS Convention Update – Hold the date! 

The OMRS Committee are pleased to announce that the main convention will be on Saturday 14 September 2024. Planning is ongoing but the intention is to have some events on the evening of Friday 13th.

The convention will be at a venue in Milton Keynes with excellent road & rail links & ample FREE parking. It is in a dedicated conference centre with on-site accommodation for those who want it, (but there are a full range of other accommodation options). We are not giving out more venue details until we finalise some more arrangements.

A Convention sub committee has been formed chaired by Robert Coyle. There is a dedicated email

The convention committee are meeting with key stake holders in July. Further announcements are planned for September. We will also be looking for volunteers – you might have a key skill or you might just be prepared to turn up & help on the day – more details to come.

As we all know there is considerable inflation, particularly in food prices. Suppliers will not currently give firm quotes for a year in September hence why some matters are not yet finalised.

A full communication plan is envisaged including updates by Teams to all our Branch Chairs (including overseas branches), plus wider use of other forums.

Watch out for more updates.

23, June, 2023

Have a look in the "Members Wants" section, there are plenty of new adverts in there to view, you might even be able to help out with missing items.

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15, June, 2023

Here is an update from the Ottawa branch in Canada.

The photograph is of the Ottawa Branch and is a good example of how our members don't just meet once a month. Every Friday about 6-10 members meet at a local restaurant for fellowship and medal talks. Several medals are usually circulated and opinions offered, all for Free! The picture was taken last Friday by Mike Willmets and provides a good overview of The Usual Suspects and it should come as no surprise that there is a hockey game on the TV screen above.

In case you're interested the fellows in the rear row, from Left to Right, are Steve Mackenzie, John Cameron, Jim Goderoy, Mike Willmets and Mark Reid. The closer row, from Left to Right, is Lindsay Drummond, Arnie Kay, Gary Campbell, Glen Hodgins.

22, April, 2023

Some of Northern branch members are hoping to visit North Wales by the end of the year and meet fellow medal collectors, the format will depend on numbers interested. Depending on location of responders the actual venue and site might vary but is most likely to be in the Llandudno area, on a Saturday afternoon out of season to avoid the traffic. Email if interested.

1, April, 2023

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