MEDALLIC ARTS "RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD" MEDAL SERIES SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH
Dick Johnson writes: "For a research project on the patinas
of art medals, the former foreman of the finishing department
at Medallic Art Company for nearly two decades has agreed
to be interviewed. He was the one who created the many
patinas to be put on selected art medals, including The Society
of Medalists issues, for art medals made by this firm in the
1950s thru 1970s. He is going to reveal how these patinas,
and previous Society issues, were created. We have a
complete set to show him to ascertain these patinas.
In addition, he created all the patinas for the Presidential Art
Medal series, The Great Religions of the World, issued
1971-1973 all by sculptor Ralph J. Menconi and struck by
Medallic Art Company. Each of the 25 medals in the series
had a different color patina. But it appears most people
ordered only their own religion; we have been unable to
locate a complete 25-medal set.
We need to borrow (or purchase, if necessary) a complete
set of these 25 medals. Or if the owner would like to bring
these to the interview (in southern Connecticut) they would
never be out of sight (and he or she could learn of this
important information). The interview is scheduled to take
place Friday afternoon, October 25, 2002.
E-Sylum readers often perform miracles in locating unusual
numismatic items. I hope someone can help in this very
important research project. Please contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 567-0431 day or night."
Wayne Homren, Editor
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