I thought I would update everyone regarding Tony Edwards Data Base, Web Site, Documents and Collection.
I will start with his data base as this is the easiest. Tony documented all of the 2410 British Military Cartridges in his collection. This is an extremely valuable source of information which, with his wife’s agreement, should be freely shared with other collectors. For those more computer literate than me is there any way that I can post this on the forum so that others can download it?
As far as his Web Site is concerned I am looking for someone who would like to take on the task of running and updating the site. This will of course not be easy as Tony knew more about British Military ammunition than anyone I know. I favour the idea of it going to a younger collector. If anyone is interested in taking on the site please contact me.
I also need to find a home for Tony’s extensive reference collection which incorporates Peter Labbett’s and Freddy Mead’s papers. I already have two people that are keen to take this on but, to be fair to everyone, if anyone else is interested please contact me.
Finally, I need to dispose of Tony’s collection. He was keen that it should be kept together if possible. Equally I have a responsibility to raise as much as I can for Viv. As you will see from the data base (when I find out how to post it) the collection contains some very rare rounds. If anyone would like to purchase it complete please contact me.
At the moment nothing is fixed or firm and I would welcome any comments or alternative views.
You should be aware that I have posted this information on the BOCN web site as well as Tony was a frequent contributor there.