About Adrian Forman
Since 1987 Adrian has authored
several guide books on German Decorations and awards which have over the years
become accepted as the International standard works on the subject.
His reputation as a leading International Numismatic
Expert on European Decorations & Awards has been firmly established over
the last 40 odd years; having been consulted many times by both Sotheby's &
Christies of London for his expert opinion on his given subjects.
Opening a West End Shop on Piccadilly London in 1978 and
later a Gallery in Shepherds Market Mayfair London, Adrian has made many trips
to the USA and Europe as well as going as far a field as Japan in 1981. By
1981-2 Adrian had introduced Third Reich Colour Connoisseur catalogues, which
were issued worldwide with a selection of rare pre 1945 Awards & Exotica
Having recently finally retired as a full time Numismatic
Expert Consultant, for health reasons, Adrian now resides & writes in the
Canaries, but visits Devon several times a year, so he is now able to re-focus
on bringing his long term book projects to the fore and is in the process of
designing & with the use of professional Photographic services ready for
publishing several Books during 2020 - 2022.
Among other Book Projects being worked on for publication
between 2020 & 2022 are the long awaited Companion work on Bravery Courage
& Valour, *I noted that 10 years on, VOLUME 1 is still being sold by
dealers on Abe Books, Amazon & Ebay, as well as book stockists in the USA,
UK & Europe.
Books: "Martha Raye & Her Boys in Vietnam", "Gottstein
and the Golden Age of the Zinnfiguren" & "Volume II of German State
Decorations, Awards 1740-1914" will be published well within the proposed
Publishing program for 2020- 2022.
*On a personal note; for me, ALL Wars are history, whether
Ancient Empires or 20th cent States like, the III Reich or Stalin's USSR.
I am In fact non political, a history buff & since
age of 12, when Napoleon was my hero; I studied & researched all aspects of
Empires of the World, at the Birmingham Reference Library.
Today I remain a Humanitarian at Heart.