20th Century Large Size

 
 

SOLD CA - Santa Barbara $12. AU. A large blue enamel badge (45 x 50mm) for the Native Sons of the Golden West. Nice image of Mission Santa Barbara.

FL - Orlando $18. AU (47 x 54mm) watch fob for the “State Tractor / & Equipment Co. Inc. / Orlando. Fla. / Jacksonville. Fla. / Tallahassee. Fla. / Ocala, Fla.” signed in small letters “M.A.Co. Roch. N.Y.” for the Metal Arts Company. Nice image of Industrial Harvester bulldozer at work.

IL-Chicago $13. AU (76mm dia) Medal celebrating the Centennial of Barrett Industries. Company was instrumental in paving rural roads leading to the success of the automobile. See history here.

IN-Indianapolis $19. EF (59 x 33mm) Toned pot metal watch fob commemorating the “Indiana World War Memorial” conceived in 1919 as a location for the national headquarters of the American Legion and a memorial to veterans. Struck by Bastian Bros of Rochester. See history here.

MA-Worcester $12. Unc, gilt with some stains, possibly removable (51mm dia.) Full gilding over probably brass (medal has a sonorous ring). Celebrates Worcester centennial in 1948.

NH-Franconia Notch $14. Unc, pot metal (72.5mm dia.) medal picturing the Aerial tramway and the associated valley station. Built in 1938, it was the first aerial tramway in North America. Replaced in 1980 with the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway II. See history here.

NJ-Newark $13. AU, bronze (76mm dia.) medal picturing the Rock of Gibraltar “The / PRUDENTIAL / has the / STRENGTH OF / GIBRALTAR”. Reverse is darkly toned and shows an ornate building with Oak leaves and acorns “Commemorating / the / Fiftieth Anniversary / of / The Prudential / Insurance Company / of America / 1875   1925” signed “C Petersen Sc.”

NY-Fredonia $18. AU (59mm x 50mm) badge with celluloid picture of the emblem of the National Grange “a fraternal organization in the United States that encourages families to band together to promote the economic and political well-being of the community and agriculture.” Possibly 19th century. For more on the National Grange see here.

SOLD NY-Brooklyn $18. Unc Tin or Aluminum medal (67mm dia.) showing the bust of founder Eliphalet W. Bliss on the obverse and coining equipment and products on the reverse “from ingot to finished product.” Nice large medal.