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Fair, Art and Commemorating Medals

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Anyone more than me that love these little gems that brighten our lives?

Like this one from the Art industry exhibition in Stockholm 1909.
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The one that got me started.

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Or this one commemorating
Carl Gustav Mannerheim sixth president of Finland.
Also General and field marshal of Finland
an honorary rank bestowed upon especially distinguished generals. Made by world renowned Finnish artist Kauko Räsenen 1976.
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Here’s a beautiful exposition medal from France.

Exposition Universelle 1878.
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Robustian wrote:
15 Sep 2021 18:39
Or this one commemorating
Carl Gustav Mannerheim sixth president of Finland.
Also General and field marshal of Finland
an honorary rank bestowed upon especially distinguished generals. Made by world renowned Finnish artist Kauko Räsenen 1976.
Very nice medal, this one

Mannerheim was a lot more than a country president and a General. He gave the USSR army a run for their money in the Winter War.


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Number-O-Ne wrote:
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Robustian wrote:
15 Sep 2021 18:39
Or this one commemorating
Carl Gustav Mannerheim sixth president of Finland.
Also General and field marshal of Finland
an honorary rank bestowed upon especially distinguished generals. Made by world renowned Finnish artist Kauko Räsenen 1976.
Very nice medal, this one

Mannerheim was a lot more than a country president and a General. He gave the USSR army a run for their money in the Winter War.

That’s very true.
I just thought that putting to much info may take the focus of the medals.
I had family on my mother’s side that fought in both the civil war and winter war, and been told some horrific stories.

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Here’s one i found in a mixed lot i bought.

Not really a medal but it intrigued me so i kept it.
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Maybe we have an American friend that can shed some light of the origins.

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This is another that came in the same lot.
Also a kind of wearable souvenir.
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Doesn’t say where this State Fair took place or when.
The only markings on the backside is the manufacturer.
Schwaabs & S Co. Milwaukee.
Schwaabs & S Co. Milwaukee.
Info is always appreciated.

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This is a quite rare one.
Made 1876 for a gala dinner celebrating the bicentennial of the battle of Lund 1678-

Made by Lea Ahlborn(1826-1897) an excellent engraver that was the first woman to work in the states service.
Also the only woman in the world to be the royal engraver for coins and medals.

The writing says: Memory of the glorious victory at Lund 4 December 1676.

On the reverse King Oscar II.
It’s a bit dirty but would never clean it
It’s a bit dirty but would never clean it
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Please if you have any interesting medals from wherever feel free to post them here.

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Official Medal for the Investiture of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales, 1911.
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21.41 gm of .925 Sterling silver, 35 mm.

Edward was created Prince of Wales on his 16th birthday, June 23, 1910. The Investiture came a year later on July 13, 1911, three weeks after the coronation of his father as King George V (June 22, 1911). This medal was designed by Sir William Goscombe John, who also designed the vestments worn by Prince Edward during the ceremony.

There were 5411 silver, and 129 gold medals issued by the Royal Mint.

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AdmiralCollector wrote:
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Official Medal for the Investiture of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales, 1911.
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21.41 gm of .925 Sterling silver, 35 mm.

Edward was created Prince of Wales on his 16th birthday, June 23, 1910. The Investiture came a year later on July 13, 1911, three weeks after the coronation of his father as King George V (June 22, 1911). This medal was designed by Sir William Goscombe John, who also designed the vestments worn by Prince Edward during the ceremony.

There were 5411 silver, and 129 gold medals issued by the Royal Mint.
Beautiful Medal, thank you for sharing.

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This is I think the only British medal i have.

Commemorative Medal
in honour of the Silver Jubilee of
Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II 1977.

57mm and 76grams of Sterling silver.
Number 3554 of 5000.

Unfortunately it has some ugly black spots.
Otherwise it’s a beautiful medal.

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This is an interesting, if somewhat bewildering, medal I have in my collection. It recognizes two hundred years of relations between the Netherlands and the United States, and also three hundred years since the founding of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I'm not exactly sure what one has to do with the other (Philadelphia had some Dutch settlement, but it was on the opposite side of the Delaware river from the modern city), but I can only assume that it was part of a series celebrating events that occurred since Philadelphia was founded?

Either way, I picked it up for a song to add to my collection of Dutch stamps as I try to have something "else" to go with them, usually connected to one or more of the monarchs of the country I collect.

Obverse depicting Queen Beatrix
Obverse depicting Queen Beatrix

Reverse depicting the Seal of the city of Philadelphia
Reverse depicting the Seal of the city of Philadelphia
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That’s a nice one.

Thanks for sharing.

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Here’s a weird French one that I found.
Too cheap to turn down.
Is it a landfill? Shooting range?
A pile of thrash?

Tried to search the text and came up with nothing.
Still a nice medal though.

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I think you have it right with the shooting range idea, because "Sociétés de Tir" does mean "shooting societies" or "shooting clubs." Looks like it might have been a medal for safety or something, since "La Prudente" means "prudence" or "cautiousness" in English.

Not sure why there are a bunch of unrelated sports equipment in the foreground, but maybe it was issued by a club or sports center that offered multiple activities?
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This is another by Kauko Räsenen made to commemorate King Gustaf VI Adolf
as the Highest Protector of the Swedish Archaeologist society 1973.

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polisciguy2011 wrote:
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I think you have it right with the shooting range idea, because "Sociétés de Tir" does mean "shooting societies" or "shooting clubs." Looks like it might have been a medal for safety or something, since "La Prudente" means "prudence" or "cautiousness" in English.

Not sure why there are a bunch of unrelated sports equipment in the foreground, but maybe it was issued by a club or sports center that offered multiple activities?
That’s what threw me off as well.
And what’s the anchor doing there?

Maybe it is.

The only other inscription says Bronze and i think i don’t need to research that.

I do like the amount of detail they managed to put in.


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Here is an older Swedish medal, made in sterling silver.
Commemorating Gefle-Dala Railway 50 years 15 July 1909.
Made by Sven Kulle.

Really love this one with the amount of detail they managed to put into it.

The back roughly translated.
Making roads was before Swedish mans greatest honor.
Old Swedish so it’s a bit difficult to find an equivalent English words for af forno.

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