A Collection of Victorian & Edwardian Exhibition Medals

by

Leslie L. Allen

Part 2.

 

Dudley

1898    by ?   Gilt white metal   51 mm.

Obverse            Symbols of Trade & Industry. On a tablet above, Dudley. On a tablet below, 1898. Legend around upon a ribbon, Engineering Trades and Industrial /
                        Exhibition

            Reverse             Legend in laurel wreath, Awarded to / Palethorpes Limited

 

Edinburgh

1884    by H. B. Sale   White metal   33 mm.

Obverse            Conjoined draped busts of Prince & Princess of Wales left. Legend around upon a raised border, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and H.R.H. The                          Princess Alexandra. Signed H. B. Sale.

Reverse             Seven line legend, In / Commemoration / of The / Edinburgh / Forestry / Exhibition / 1884

                                    Bhm 3172.

 

1886    by A. S. & Co.    White metal   35 & 39 mm.

            Obverse            Aerial View of the exhibition buildings. Signed A. S. & Co. Lenzie.

            Reverse            Eight line legend, Commemorative / of / International / Exhibition / Industry, Science / and Art / Edinburgh / 1886

 

1886    by P. Westren.   Bronze, Silvered white metal   45 mm.

Obverse            Exhibition buildings with a balloon above. In exergue, Under the Patronage of / Her Most Gracious Majesty / The Queen. Legend around within an                         ornate border, International Exhibition of Industry Science and Art. / Edinburgh 1886.

Reverse            Views of five different buildings in the City of Edinburgh. Legend around upon a raised border, Peter Westren Manufacturer of Historical Scottish                        Jewellery / “Old Edinburgh” and 27 Frederick Street Edinburgh.

                                   BHM 3215

 

Glasgow

1888    by ?   White metal   35 mm.

            Obverse            View of the exhibition building.

         Reverse            Eight line legend, Commemorative / of the / International / Exhibition / of / Industry. / Science and Art / Glasgow. 1888.

 

1890-1 by R. Scott   Bronze   64 mm.

            Obverse            City Arms in trefoil. Legend around upon a raised border, East End          Exhibition / Glasgow. 1890 - 1891.

Reverse             Scotia seated right, buildings and ships in the background. Signed R. Scott

 

1901    by D. Mc C.   Silver 17 mm.

            Obverse            View of the exhibition buildings. In exergue, D. Mc C.

            Reverse             Four line legend, Glasgow / International / Exhibition. / 1901.

 

1901    Ditto by ?   Bronze   22 mm.

Obverse            Conjoined crowned busts of King Edward VII & Queen Alexandra left. Legend around, Edward VII and  Alexandra. 1901.

Reverse             View of the Exhibition buildings. Legend around upon a raised border, Glasgow International Exhibition. / 1901.

 

1901    Ditto by C. Lauer   Bronze   24 mm.

Obverse            View of the Exhibition buildings. Legend above, Glasgow Exhibition. in exergue 1901.

Reverse             City Arms. Legend around upon a raised border, Let Glasgow Flourish . J. W. L.

 

1901    Ditto by C. Lauer   Bronze   24 mm.   Silvered white metal   27 mm.

Obverse             King Edward VII draped bust half left. Legend around the border, King Edward VII of England and Emperor of India.

Reverse             View of the exhibition buildings. Legend around upon a raised border, Glasgow International Exhibition. / 1901.

 

1901    Ditto by ?   Gilt brass - shield shape 36 x 24 mm.

            Obverse            View of the exhibition buildings. In exergue, Sports section.

            Reverse             City Arms. Legend around, Glasgow / International / Exhibition. / 1901.

1901     Ditto by ?   Aluminium shell   38 mm.

Obverse            View of the exhibition buildings. Legend above, International Exhibition. In exergue, Glasgow. / 1901.

            Reverse             Nine line legend, Souvenir / of the / International / Exhibition / of / Industry / Science / and Art / Glasgow / 1901.

 

1901    Ditto by Napier & Wilks   White metal   38 mm                   

Obverse            City Arms. Legend around upon a raised border, Glasgow International Exhibition. 1901.

Reverse             View of the exhibition buildings & grounds. In exergue, Opened May / 1901. Signed Napier & Wilks Glasgow.

 

1903-4 by C.C. Macdonald   Bronze   64 mm.

Obverse            City Arms. Legend in a cartouche, Awarded to / James Bromfield. Legend around the border, Glasgow. East End Industrial Exhibition / 1903-4.

Reverse             Scotia amid symbols of learning and industry, buildings in the background. In exergue, For / The Glasgow / Royal Infirmary. Signed C. C.                         Macdonald Glasgow.

 

Grantham

1899    by Vaughton & Son.   Silver   39 mm.

Obverse            Borough Arms. Legend around upon a raised border, Grantham Industrial & Fine Art Exhibition

Reverse            Legend in laurel wreath, Awarded to / A. Paterson / Jan 1899. Signed V & S

 

Great Yarmouth

1894    by H.B. Sale   Gilt bronze   45 mm.

            Obverse            Borough Arms. Legend around the border, Trades and Industrial Exhibition / Yarmouth / July, Aug Sept 1894.

Reverse            Industria seated left with distaff amid symbols of trade and industry, buildings in the background. Legend above, Awarded for Excellence. Signed H.                         B. Sale. Birm.

 

Guildford

1907    by ?   Gilt Bronze   45 mm.

Obverse            Six line legend, Awarded to / Shelvey & Co. Ltd / for / Dry Ginger Ale / Guildford / 1907. Legend around upon a raised border, Manufacturers &                         Traders. / Exhibition.

            Reverse             Industria seated amid symbols of trade and industry.

 

Hastings & St Leonards

1864    by Keesey   White metal   38 mm.

Obverse            Twelve line legend, The Hastings / and St Leonards / Working Classes / Industrial / Exhibition / Opened / October 1864. / The earth is the Lords and                          / the fullness thereof, / the world and they / that dwell / therein.

Reverse             Borough Arms above harbour scene within a laurel wreath. Signed Keesey Birm.

 

1867    by Keesey   White metal   38 mm.

Obverse            Nine Line legend in laurel wreath. The / Hastings / and / St Leonards / Industrial / Exhibition / opened / September / 1867

Reverse            Industria seated holding shield of arms etc., ships in background. Legend above, The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof. In Exergue, 1867                        Signed Keesey Birm

 

No date     by J. A. Restall   Bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Borough Arms on a cartouche. Legend around upon a raised border, Hastings and St. Leonards. / Health Exhibition.

            Reverse            Fame seated attended by Industry and Hygiene. Signed J. A. Restall.

 

Huddersfield

1883    by Pearce & Sons.   White metal   38 mm.

Obverse            Eight line legend in floral wreath, Fine Art and / Industrial / Exhibition, / Opened by / His Grace The / Duke of Somerset / K.G. / July 7th 1883

Reverse            View of school. Legend above, Technical School & Mechanics Institution. In exergue, Huddersfield. Signed Pearce & Sons.

                                    BHM 3152

 

1883    Ditto- by Pearce & Sons.   White metal pin back badge   40 mm.

            Obverse            Similar to reverse of BHM 3152.

         Reverse            Ten line legend, Manufactured / in the / Exhibition / by / Pearce & Sons / Huddersfield / Leeds / and / Leicester / 1883

 

Hull

1870    by ?   Bronze   45 mm.

Obverse            Eight line legend, Working Mens / Art / and / General / Exhibition / Hull / 1870

            Reverse            Borough Arms in laurel wreath.

 

Leeds

1858    by J. Moore   Bronze   45 mm.

Obverse            Industry seated with distaff. Legend around border, Exhibition of Local Industry. Leeds. City Arms between 1858. Signed J. Moore Birmm.

Reverse             Nineteen line legend of names of the committee in a beaded circle. Legend around, Visited by H.R.H. The Prince Consort Septr 7th 1858.

                                    BHM 2640.

 

1868    by J. Moore   Silver, Bronze   45 mm.

            Obverse            Three line legend, Leeds Industrial Exhibition / Prize Medal / 1868

         Reverse            Industria seated right with distaff. Legend above, Diligentia Vincit Omnia Signed J. Moore.

 

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