A Collection of Victorian & Edwardian Exhibition Medals

by

Leslie L. Allen

Part 3.

 1875    by ?   Bronze   61 mm.

            Obverse            An owl above symbols of art and manufacture. Legend around upon a raised                                border, Yorkshire Exhibition of Arts / and Manufactures Leeds, 1875. /                              Inaugurated by H.R.H. / The Duke of Edinburgh.

            Reverse            Leeds City Arms surrounded by Arms of 10 Yorkshire towns. On edge Wm.                               Mitchell, Ripley.

            BHM 3023

 

1875    Ditto by ?   Bronze   26 mm.

            Obverse            Conjoined bare heads of Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh left. Legend around                                the border, The Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh

            Reverse                        Eleven line legend, Visit of H.R.H. / The Duke of Edinburgh / to Leeds / on                                 the Opening of the / Yorkshire Exhibition / of Arts / and Manufactures /                               May 13 1875 / H. R. Marsden Esq / Mayor

 

1895    by H. B. Sale   Gilt bronze   45 mm.

            Obverse            Six line legend, The / General Trades / Industrial Exhibition / Leeds /                                   Oct. & Nov. 1895

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

 

1895    Ditto   2 uniface - Obverse & Reverse - medals as above in a fitted case, could be trials ?

 

Leicester

1897    by ?   Gilt silver   38 mm.

            Obverse            City Arms. Legend around the border, Commemorative Exhibition                                          Leicester. / 1897.

            Reverse                        Six line legend, J. Herbert Marshall Esq J.P. / Mayor / Award of merit /                                       Promoter and / Manager / John H. Clarke. Legend around upon a raised                                      border, Victoria Queen and Empress . / 1837 - 1897.

 

Leighton Buzzard

1875    by ?   Gilt bronze,   White metal   33 mm.

            Obverse            1875 within a laurel wreath. Legend above, Leighton Buzzard Legend below,                                Industrial Exhibition

            Reverse                        Town memorial. Legend around, Deus Adest Laborantibus

 

Lichfield

1874    by J. Moore   Bronze   42 mm.

            Obverse            Borough Arms in shield between the date 1874. Legend around upon a raised                               border, Lichfield Industrial / and Loan Exhibition

            Reverse                        Industry standing amid symbols of industry, cathedral in background. Signed                                 J. Moore.

            BHM 2996

 

Liverpool

1886    by Elkington   Bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned head left. Legend around upon a raised border, Opened. by                               Her. Majesty Queen Victoria. / May. 1886. Signed Elkington & Co

            Reverse                        Britannia standing amid maritime symbols. Legend around within a beaded                                   border, International Exhibition of Navigation. Travelling. Commerce.                                & Manufactures. / Liverpool. 1886.

            BHM 3216, E 1727, F 337.4.

 

1886    Ditto   by?   Bronze 8 pointed star   34 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria veiled bust right. Legend around, Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

            Reverse                        Nine line legend, To Commemorate / the / Opening of The / Liverpool /                                     International / Exhibition / by Her Majesty / The Queen / May 1886

 

1886    Ditto   by W. O. Lewis   White metal   34 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned bust left. Legend around upon a raised border, Victoria                                     Queen of England Empress of India. Signed Lewis Bir.

            Reverse                        Eight line legend, To / Commemorate / the Opening of The / Liverpool /                                    Exhibition / by Her / Majesty The Queen / May 11th 1886

 

1907    by ?   Brass   24 mm.

            Obverse            Head of a man left. Legend around the border, St Georges Hall Liverpool. /                                  Daily March 12 to 26. 1907

            Reverse            Six line legend, If this was a real / shilling / it would admit you / to The /                           Colonial / Products Exhibition.

 

London

1876    Alexandra Palace, Costume Exhibition   by J. S. & A. B. Wyon   Silvered bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Princess Alexandra bare head left. Legend around the border, Alexandra                                                 Princess of Wales. Signed J. S. & A. B. Wyon SC.

            Reverse                        Legend in laurel wreath Prize / Medal. Legend around the border, Costume                                Exhibition. Alexandra. Palace. / 1876 Signed J. S. & A. B. Wyon

 

1876    Alexandra Palace, Industrial Exhibition   by J. F.     Silver, Bronze   48 mm.

            Obverse            Legend in centre, Awarded / to / W. M. Graham / 1881 Legend on a ribbon                                 around the border, Alexandra. Palace. Industrial. Exhibition Signed                                        Wright Spencer St London

            Reverse                        View of the Palace. In exergue Alexandra Palace

 

1902    Alexandra Palace, Fruit & Flower Show   by J. A. Restall   Bronze   39 mm.

            Obverse            Legend in floral wreath, Awarded / to / Mr C. H. Martin / Octr 29th 1902 /                                  for 6 dishes of pears. Legend around upon a raised border Highgate &                                               District Chrysanthemum Society

            Reverse                        View of the Palace. Legend above, Alexandra Palace.

 

1887    American Exhibition   by ?   Gilt white metal   35 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned bust left. Legend around, Queen Victoria born May 24th                                   1819 / 1887 / Jubilee

            Reverse                        Eagle upon shield of Arms of the U.S.A. surrounded by stars. Legend                                          around, American Exhibition / 18 London 87

            W & E 2656B.

 

1887    -ditto American Exhibition by ?   White metal   32 mm.

            Obverse            Shield of arms of U.S.A. Legend around, American Exhibition, London /                                 May 9th to Oct. 31st / 1887

            Reverse                        Four line legend, Victoria / 50th / Year of her / Reign

            BHM 3334, W & E 2940A.

 

1888    Anglo-Danish Exhibition   by Baddeley & Reynolds   White metal   57 mm.

            Obverse            Prince of Wales plumes above conjoined crowned arms. Legend below in                                    cartouche, In Aid of the Rebuilding of / the British Home for / Incurables.                                    Legend around the border. Anglo-Danish Exhibition / Opened by T.R.H.                          The Prince and Princess of Wales. May 1888.

            Reverse            Legend in wreath of laurel and oak, Awarded / to / Lizzie Windsor. / for /                                     Kindergarten Toys / 1888 / Joseph Davis / Responsible Manager / Space                                     Department. Signed Baddeley & Reynolds London

 

1865    Anglo-French Working-Classes Exhibition   by E. Weigand   Bronze   42 mm.

            Obverse            Draped bust of Richard Cobden half right. Legend around, Richard Cobden                                  born 1804 died 1865 Signed E. Weigand

            Reverse                        Seven line legend in floral wreath, Peace / Jubilee / Anglo-French /                                            Working-Class / Exhibition / London 1865 / Laus Labori. Signed H.                                      Brown Dir. E. Weigand.

            BHM 2839, E 1576.

 

1906    Austrian Exhibition   by L. Hujer   Bronze   63 mm.

            Obverse            Draped bust of Prince of Wales left. Legend around border, His Royal                                         Highness The Prince of Wales.

            Reverse                        Shields of Austria and Great Britain. Four line legend below, Austrian /                                       Exhibition. London 1906

            BHM 3940, E 1894.

 

1886    Balham, South London Art & Industrial Exhibition   by J. Moore   Bronze   41 mm.

            Obverse            Legend in centre, President / Henry Kimber Esq / M.P. / Sir John R. Heron                                 Maxwell Bart. / President of the Jury Commission / Awarded to / Miss J.                                     Scott-Smith. Legend around the border, South London Art and Industrial                            Exhibition Balham. / 1886.

            Reverse                        Fame attended by Art Industry and Learning. Signed J. Moore F.

 

1901    Brixton Hill International Exhibition   by Grueber & Co.   Gilt bronze   45 mm.

            Obverse            City of London Arms. Legend around the border, The London                                                   International Exhibition. / 1901.

            Reverse                        Britannia seated left with lion and shield. Legend around, United Kingdom                                    of Great Britain. In Exergue, Brixton Hill / London Signrd Greuber & Co                          London.

 

1886    Building Trades Exhibition   by J. Moore   Bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Fame attended by Trade & Industry. Singed J. Moore

            Reverse                        Eight line legend in laurel wreath, Awarded / by The Society / of Architects /                                to Patent Liquid / Fireproof Cyanite Co / for Superiority / in Workmanship /                                  and Material. Stamped on edge, London Exhibition 1886.

 

1891    Chelsea, Royal Naval Exhibition   by A. E. Warner   White metal   38 mm.

            Obverse            Eight line legend in wreath of laurel and oak, In / Commemoration / of The /                                Royal Naval / Exhibition / Patron / H.M. The Queen / 1891

            Reverse                        Lighthouse & two ships. In exergue, H.M.S. Victory / 1805 H.M.S.                                             Camperdown / 1891

            BHM 3419, E 1767, F342.4.

 

1865    Clerkenwell, Juvenile Exhibition by ?   Bronze   54 mm.

            Obverse            A beehive. Legend around, Clerkenwell Juvenile Exhibition / Prize Medal /                            Opened 1st Nov. 1865 / St Paul’s Schools Allen Street               

            Reverse                        Ten line legend, Opened by / Aldn Lusk M.P. / Closed by / Lord Ebury P.C. /                              prizes distributed / by Rt Honble / Earl Shaftsebury. K.G. / C. H. Jarman /                                   Hon Sect / 1865

 

1895    Earls Court, Empire of India Exhibition   by ?   Bronzed white metal   51 mm.

            Obverse            Aerial view of the Queens Court. Legend around upon a raised border,                                        Empire of India Exhibition / Earls Court London 1895

            Reverse                        Eight line legend, Conception & Design of Imre Kiralfy / Opened / by /                                        H.R.H. The Duke / of / Cambridge / K.C. / May 27th 1895

            BHM 3489

 

1891    Earls Court, German Exhibition   by W. Mayer   Bronze 70 mm.

            Obverse            Draped bust of Wilhelm II left. Legend above, Wilhelm II. Deutscher Kaiser.                               Legend above upon a raised border, I feel encouraged in my task when I see                                that wise / and capable men such as are gathered here do / justice to the                                                 earnestness and honesty of / my intentions. Legend below, My aim is above                                  all the maintenance of peace for / peace alone can give the confidence which                                  is necessary / to the healthy development of Science of art

            Reverse                        Exhibition building. Legend above, German Exhibition / London 1891. In                                 exergue, Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat. / John R. Whitley / Grunder &                                              Organisator / Nationaler Ausstellungen in London.

            BHM 3423

 

1888    Earls Court, Italian Exhibition   by Insenga   Bronze   34 mm.

            Obverse            King Umberto bare head right. Legend around the border, Umberto I Re                                      D’italia. Signed Insenga

            Reverse                        Britannia standing with spear & shield. Legend around the border, Souvenir                                  of the Italian Exhibition in London 1888.

 

1888    -ditto   by ?   Enamelled Bronze pin back badge   33 mm.

            Obverse            Crowned shield. Legend around the border, Souvenir of the Italian                                              Exhibition London 1888

            Reverse                        Blank - pin attachment.

 

1904    ditto   by J. Walker   Gilt aluminium (shell)   38 mm.

            Obverse            Conjoined busts of King Victor & Queen Helena right. Legend around the                                    border, Souvenir of The Italian Exhibition. Earls Court London 1904

                                    Signed J. Walker Birm

            Reverse                        View of St Marks Square and Canal. Legend around upon a raised border, St.                              Marks and Campanile Venice

 

1897    Earls Court, Victorian Era Exhibition   by H. Greuber   Gilt aluminium (shell)   38 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned draped bust left. Legend around the border, Victoria.                                        Queen and Empress

            Reverse                        Ferris wheel. Legend around the border, Gigantic Wheel Earls Court. In                                       exergue 1897

            BHM 3626.

 

1897    Ditto   by Spink & Son.   White metal   51 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned draped bust left. Legend around, Victoria D. G. Britt.                                        Regina F. D. Imp. / In commemor. An. Reg. Sexagesimi / MDCCCXCVII,

            Reverse                        Five shields on ribbon below Royal Arms, Legend around the border,                                            Victorian Era Exhibition Opened by / H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge. /                                  May 24th 1897 / Struck in the exhibition. Signed Spink & Son. London

            BHM 3624.

 

1865    East London, Working Classes Industrial Exhibition   by?   Silver   51 mm.

 

            Obverse            Tower of London, ships and symbols of industry. Legend around upon a                                       raised border, East London Working Classes Industrial Exhibition.

            Reverse                        Legend in a laurel wreath, Prize Medal / 1865. Legend around the border, St                                Mary’s School Whitechapel / Joseph Page aged. 12. 1862

 

1865    Greenwich, South Eastern Industrial Exhibition   by Pinches.   Bronze   47 mm.

            Obverse            River scene in front of a view of the National Maritime Museum at                                              Greenwich. Legend above, South Eastern Industrial / Exhibition’ In exergue,                                 MDCCCLXV Signed Pinches London

            Reverse                        Four line legend in laurel wreath, The National / Rifle / Association / 1860.

 

1866    Guildhall, Working Classes Industrial Exhibition   by B. Sulman   Bronze   56 mm.

            Obverse            Legend on scroll within a wreath of oak and laurel, Guildhall / 1866 Legend                                  around upon a raised border, Working Classes Industrial Exhibition.

            Reverse                        City of London Arms and motto. Signed B. Sulman London.

            BHM 2871.

 

ND       Holborn, Industrial Exhibition   by Vaughton   Bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Royal Arms in a beaded circle. Legend around upon a raised border,                                            Holborn Industrial / Exhibition.        

            Reverse                        Legend in laurel wreath, C. Russell. Signed Vaughton / Birm

 

1866    Islington, Metropolitan & Provincial Industrial Exhibition   by J. S. & A. B. Wyon                       Bronze   51 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria diademed head left. Legend around the border, Victoria Regina.                          Signed J. S. & A. B. Wyon S C.

            Reverse                        1866 Above a beehive, four shields of arms around Legend around,                                              Metropolitan & Provincial / Industrial Exhibition / Prize Medal

            BHM 2870.

 

1886    Kensington, Colonial & Indian Exhibition   by L. C. Wyon   Bronze   52 mm.

            Obverse            Prince of Wales bare head left. Legend around the border, Albert Edward                                    Prince of Wales Executive President. Signed L. C. Wyon F.

            Reverse                        Legend in wreath of oak, Colonial / and Indian / Exhibition / London /                                    1886

            BHM 3209, E 1725.

 

1886    Ditto   by L. C. Wyon   Bronze   52 mm.

            Obverse            Prince of Wales bare head left, Legend around the border, Albert Edward                                    Prince of Wales / 1886. Signed L. C. Wyon F.

            Reverse                        Legend in wreath of oak, British / Bee Keepers / Association. Legend around                              the border, Colonial and Indian Exhibition London.

 

1886    Ditto   by ?   Silver, Bronze   40 mm.

            Obverse            Victoria crowned draped bust left. Legend around the border, Victoria. D. G.                                           Queen of England and Colonies and Empress of India

            Reverse                        Legend in laurel wreath, Opened / by The / Queen / May 4th / 1886. Legend                                around the border, Colonial and Indian Exhibition London / H.R.H. Prince                             of Wales President

            BHM 3210

 

1886    Ditto   by ?   Bronze   24 mm.

            Obverse            Arms of Australia

            Reverse                        Six line legend, Struck in / Commemoration / of The / Colonial & Indian /                                  Exhibition / 1886

            BHM 3211

 

1886    Ditto   by ?   Brass, White metal   19 mm.

            Obverse            Bare head of Australian Aborigine left.

            Reverse                        Similar to reverse of BHM 3211

 

1886    Ditto   by ?   Brass   19 mm.

            Obverse            Similar to obverse of BHM 3213

            Reverse                        Similar to reverse of BHM 3211 but the legend reads Indian & Colonial

© Exhibition Study Group 2004

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