A dramatic customised sheet chronicling the creation of the 'tank' is the second in our World War I series. Starting with Lieutenant-Colonel Swinton's suggestion in 1914 for the construction of an armoured car, through to February 1915, when Winston Churchill created the Landships Committee and appointed Mr Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt as Chairman. After almost a year of unsuccessful trials, the British family had some luck with the 'Little Willie' design in early 1916. Little Willie's offspring, the British Mark I tank, was first used in active combat during the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. The armoured cars became known as 'tanks' during 1915 owing to their reseblence to water tanks, which the British command deliberately encouraged. A fascinating sheet. Limited Edition of just 500.
The Benham TV Presenting Team
Gary 'Gazza' Ashburn
Gary ‘Gazza’ Ashburn is a popular and well-known face in the world of collectables and memorabilia. His down to earth approach, basic advice and tips are eagerly sought after and Gary has become affectionately known
as ‘The Collectibles Guru’.
For the past fifteen years, Gary has appeared
regularly on TV, Radio, Websites, Digital media and in both National and Specialist Press. Gary is a registered expert for several high profile collectables organisations, including BBC’s Cash in the Attic, Antique Roadshow, Flog It etc.
Louise is a presenter and journalist with a love for entertainment and the arts and has just hosted the National Film Awards for the fourth year running.
She can currently be seen reporting events across London for Winkball.com and be heard on BBC Radio London, Love Sport Radio and Talk Radio talking through the papers. She is also the voice of the travel on both LBC London News and BBC Radio Northampton. On top of this she has just finished presenting the latest instalment of health programs for Diabetes.co.uk which is followed by over 300,000 people.
Paul Metcalfe is a TV & Live Events Presenter hosting shows for Sky TV, On line and live events. Paul is very excited to be part of
Benham TV which all came about from a chance meeting while hosting a huge Charity Gala for the Princes’s Trust. It was here Paul was reunited with his good friend former co host collectables Guru Garry Gazza Ashburn. In the past Paul has reviewed Soaps and TV shows on radio & worked behind the scenes on TV shows such as Soap Fever (ITV2) Top of the pops (BBC) Smart (CBBC) Blue Peter (CBBC) & Granada lifestyle channel (Breeze).
Debi has been entertaining us on television and radiofor the past 25 years. She has interviewed a wide range of celebrities on live television and radio, from politicians to pop stars. Her selling skills, approachability and sometimes “naughty” sense of humour gained her something of a cult following! Debi has been a presenter on Ideal World, QVC, The Jewellery Channel, TV Cruise Channel and many other stations!
A great addition to the Benham team, Jade has extensive presenting experience working for a number of broadcasters including Sky and ITV.
Andy Woodward has been in the autograph
business approximately 25 years. His company Mad About Sport Ltd started
trading in a small way to local outlets, however once their name and reputation
for selling high quality, genuine memorabilia was established, the company grew
rapidly, supplying throughout the UK and Europe.
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