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Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

Our History & Mission

 

Our History:

 

eMedals INC. was established in 1981 with the objective of connecting collectors on a global scale and providing a sense of integrity to dealership. The company began as a one-man operation but soon expanded. In 1999, the first version of our eCommerce website was created. In 2008, a store-front was opened in Burlington, Ontario so the company could more effectively meet the demand of our international clientele. We now ship items safely all over the world with speed and integrity. We have gone on to improve in every facet from the range of items offered to the quality of the client shopping experience. This, along with our fundamental beliefs have helped us emerge as the largest militaria dealer in North America.

 

Mission Statement:

 
eMedals INC. provides high quality items with a superior degree of expertise in all areas of militaria. We remain true to our underlying passions and strive to offer the global community of collectors, outstanding client care, and first-class selection.

 

 

 
  


Barry Turk – President/Owner

Barry’s education consists of a degree from McMaster University in Political Science. His interest in militaria developed from a love of coin collecting as a child. He began a personal collection of militaria in the late 1970’s which soon turned from a hobby into a passion. Through his time as a collector he saw a need for a global dealer; he filled this gap with the creation of eMedals INC. in 1981. Since then, his passion has only grown, and he has become an expert in European Orders and Decorations. He has a large personal collection as well, consisting mostly of First and Second War aviation groups. Barry has been attending shows and exhibitions throughout Europe and North America for nearly 30 years and is a member of OMSA, OMRS, CSMMI and MCCC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MichaelManaging Director

 

Michael has career background in eCommerce business development and strategy.  His education consists of an undergraduate degree in Military History and Commerce at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. After completing an MBA in International Business at The University of London, UK, Michael has worked with the eMedals INC. team to build a globally recognized brand serving the collecting community and historical institutions alike.  Founded in his undergraduate studies and his work with Veterans Affairs Canada, Michael’s interests pertain largely to Canadian and British involvement in the First World War.  

 

Client Care Representatives 

 

JennClient Care Representative & Shipping Agent

 

Jenn’s education consists of degrees in organizational planning and community development. Jenn has been with eMedals INC. since the opening of the store-front and is an expert in the day to day dealings of the business. She highly enjoys interacting with clients, while taking pride in ensuring that their needs are met in an orderly fashion. Throughout her time with eMedals INC., she has developed a strong interest in 20th Century history.

 

Stephanie – Special Collections & Consignment Manager

 

Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree in History and Religion & Culture in 2010. Following this, she spent a year touring historical sites throughout Europe and Asia. This inspired her to pursue her master’s degree in World History from Wilfrid Laurier University. Stephanie joined eMedals INC. in 2018 as the Special Collections and Consignment Manager.  Stephanie can be reached directly at: stephanie@emedals.com.

 

Erica – Client Care Representative

 

Erica studied English and Art History at McMaster University and holds a certificate in Public Relations from Mohawk College. Following this, she had the opportunity to intern at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. Erica worked in reputation management prior to joining the eMedals INC. team in 2019. Erica is responsible for auction creation and is the lead customer service representative, in charge for telephone communication and initial inquiries.

 

Lina – Financial Administrator & Accounting

 

Originally from China, Lina is responsible for client payment submissions, in-house accounting and consignment payment transactions.

 

Maggie – Bookkeeper & Accountant

 

Originally from China, Maggie’s education consists of bachelor’s degrees in accounting and mathematics for commerce. She joined eMedals INC. in 2019 as a bookkeeper and is responsible for in-house accounting.

 

Rebecca – Online Client Care

 

From London, Ontario, Rebecca studied history at the University of Western Ontario and joined eMedals INC. in 2015. She is responsible for online customer support.

 

Researchers & Specialists 

 

Laurence – British & Commonwealth Specialist

 

With an extensive educational background in 19th Century British History as well as Law, Laurence manages in depth biographical and archival research pertaining to British & Commonwealth medal groupings. His particular fields of interest and study are Napoleonic Campaigns in addition to British North American conflicts.

 

Kelsey Special Projects Manager & Researcher

 

Kelsey completed her bachelor’s degree in History and Museum Studies, prior to acquiring her master’s degree in Public History from Western University in 2017. Afterwards, she spent a year in Tasmania, Australia researching convict history at Port Arthur Historic Site. In 2018, she joined eMedals INC. as a British and American researcher and special projects manager. 

 

Lorenna – Spanish & Latin America Specialist  

 

Lorenna was born in Bogota, Colombia. She graduated with a bachelor’s in philosophy from the National University of Colombia, one among the praised Universities in Latin America regarding social studies, finishing her studies with a major in Contemporary Politics. Lorenna moved to Canada in 2016 and soon after joined eMedals INC. She is the primary researcher for Spanish and Latin American decorations, and international hallmarks.

 

WilliamRussian & German Third Reich Specialist

 

From Hamilton, Ontario, William obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Modern European History from Brock University, before pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science. William joined eMedals INC. in 2018 as a researcher and writer with a focus on Third Reich and Imperial European materials.

 

Moritz  German Specialist

 

Moritz was born and grew up in Germany. He has a master’s degree in history from the RWTH Aachen University, specializing in the early modern European and early 20th century German periods. Moritz emigrated to Canada in the summer of 2016 and has since worked at eMedals INC. as a researcher, translator and content editor.

 

Taylor – German Imperial Researcher

 

Taylor completed her Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies and History at Nipissing University in Spring 2018. Following her graduation, she had the opportunity to participate in the Warpath Study Tour: travelling France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands as the group's social media manager. Returning to school in Fall 2018, she is currently in the process of completing her master's degree in history. Taylor joined eMedals INC. in 2019 as a researcher and writer. 

 

Photography

 

Marilyn  Studio Manager & Photographer 

 

Born and raised in Toronto, Marilyn graduated from Humber College in the creative photography field. When it comes to photography, she specializes in all trades - she photographs anything from portraits to events, while specializing in products. Marilyn manages all of eMedals INC.’s digital media content.

 

Gordon Macro Photographer

 

Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Gordon is a published author, photographer, columnist and film historian. A former Calgary Highlander and Lorne Scot, attaining the rank of Corporal, Gordon was educated at Sheridan College and has graduated in Film, Journalism and Research studies. Gordon’s collection of First World War related literature has been used in displays and exhibits.

 

Chloë – Digital Editor & Photographer

 

Originally from London, England, Chloë moved to Canada in September 2018. After studying Photographic Arts at University of Westminster, she went on to spend four years as a Photo Editor in magazine publishing and joined eMedals INC. to further combine her skills in photography and editing. 

 

 

 

 

 

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