World's Fair Auction

Auction # 37

Auction Ended: Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 10 PM Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Sept 30, 2020 11:28:14 EDT


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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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 White Medal with Embossed bust of "Price Albert consort of Queen Victoria" looking to the right on the obverse. The reverse pictures the Crystal Palace and has written above "The International Industrial Exhibition London, 1851". Below the building is "Proposed by H.R.H. Prince Albert, Designed by Joseph Paxton Esq. F.L.S., Erected by Fox Henderson & Co., Length 1848 Feet, Width 456 Feet, Height of Principal Roof 66 feet, Height of Transept 108 feet, Glazed Surface 900,000 Sup Feet, Occupies 18 Acres of Ground. Estimated Value 150,000". Marked in tiny letters "Allen & Moore", "Birm". Size: 2" diameter by 3/16" thick. Condition: Extremely Fine with a few small dark spots.  
$ 76
 Bronze medal with a picture of "The Crystal Palace" with "For the Great Exhibition in London of 1851" below. On the reverse is "Dimensions - Length 1848 Feet, Width 456 Feet, Height of Roof 66 feet, Height of Transept 108 feet, Glazed Surface 900,000 Sup. Feet. Occupies 18 Acres. Usually these medals are much larger. Size: 7/8" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, light overall toning.  
$ 45
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