Ralf Boepple writes:
I found this in a German coin and medal auction. I have no idea of the background of this item, but in my experience as a long time reader of the E-Sylum, I figured it could be of interest to the audience.
Indeed - this is an interesting item. I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the Eagle Engraving & Stamping Company. Can anyone tell us more about the firm or this medal?
To read the original lot description, see:
A web search turned up a clue on Bill Shamhart's web site. Another example of the medal is described as "One of Mr. Brenner’s first medallic efforts."
To read the complete article, see:
EAGLE ENGRAVING AND STAMPING CO. PROMOTIONAL MEDAL
Further search turned up an unillustrated listing at the American Numismatic Society which seems to match this medal.
Obverse Legend: COMPLIMENTS OF EAGLE ENGRAVING and STAMPING CO./ OFFICE ROBT. STOLL 19 JOHN ST. NEW YORK; on lower margin, in small caps., D.BRENNER FECIT N.Y.
Obverse Type: Cavalier standing before panoply of arms atop column; below, spread eagle l., hd. r.
Reverse Legend: MANUFACTURERS OF/ COINS,/ MEDALS,/ BADGES, ETC./ ALL KINDS OF STAMPING IN/ GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, BRASS, ETC./ INGENERAL FOR THE TRADE/ PRESS and DROP HAMMER WORK/ A SPECIALTY/ 92 FULTON ST. and/ 132 WILLIAM ST./ NEW YORK./ ESTIMATES FURNISHED WITH OR WITHOUT DIES
Object Type: Medal
Date on Object: nd
Measurements: 44.8 mm
So this is an early Victor David Brenner medal. I found another unillustrated listing from the Stack's Philadelphia Americana Sale - 9/30/2010, Lot 5668. The medal sold for $690.00.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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