World's Fair Auction

Auction # 39

Auction Ended: Tuesday - September 21st, 2021 at 10:00 PM EST

Auction Local Time: Dec 9, 2023 11:05:30 EST

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Category: 1851 Exhibition of All Nations (1 to 2)

The London Crystal Palace - the First World's Fair
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 Large Chocolate Medal in high relief. Obverse of the medal pictures the bust of Victoria and Albert with "Victoria D:G: Brit. Reg F:D: Albertus Princeps Conjux." Around the edge and "MDCCCLI" at the bottom. In small letters next to the year is "W. Wyon R.A." on the left and "Royal Mint." on the right. This is the same image as the obverse of the award medal. Reverse pictures a woman wearing a crown in the center with her hands extended over the heads of a nude man on the left and a woman in a flowing dress on the right. Behind them are industrial symbols like an anchor, a gear, etc. Above the central figure are the top of 8 flagpoles. Around the edge is "Est Etiam in Magno Quaedam Respublica Mundo" (It is of Great Importance in the Democratic Republic of the World), with "MDCCCLI" at the bottom. In tiny letters at the bottom "H. Bonnardel Inv." To the left and "Domard Sculp." To the right. Size: 3 1/2" diameter by 5/16" thick. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 700
 Puzzle made of curved wood pieces. Marked "Registered Industrial Exhibition", "Puzzle.", "Sole Agents C. B. & Co. London". The printer of the cover is "J. Lavars, 18 Broad St." J Lavars was located in Bristol from 1848 to 1870. This puzzle is very rare. Size: 5 1/8" square by 1/2 thick. Condition: Very Good, there is a little paper loss from the cover and the puzzle is missing one piece. Still a wonderful and rare addition to any collection.  
$ 40
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