John Sallay submitted these notes in response to Harry Waterson and Steve Bishop's items on engraved Charles Lindberg medals. Thanks!
I have two different varieties of the Lone Eagle medal which were used for awards in Bronxville, New York, just outside of New York City. At first, a regular issue medal was simply hand engraved with the recipient's name and year of issue, along with the name of the school and the reason for the award. Then apparently, after a few years of all that hand engraving, the school had the Medallic Art Company create a new reverse die with all of the repetitive verbiage struck, so that only the name and date needed to be engraved.
Lindberg Medal Type I: Fully Hand Engraved (Image courtesy John Sallay)
Lindberg Medal Type II: Partly Hand Engraved (Image courtesy John Sallay)
Although I haven't seen other examples of either of these varieties, except for your piece shown in the E-Sylum query, there should be others kicking around as there were 35 awarded in 1935 alone. Here's a snippet with some background on the medal from the Bronxville Press of June 14, 1935:
"Chambers Presents Lindbergh Medals Award For Outstanding Achievement And Citizenship; Given 35 Pupils. At an assembly of the junior and senior high schools last Wednesday morning, Jackson Chambers, president of the Gramatan National Bank, awarded Lindbergh Medals to twelve members of the junior high school and to twenty-three members of the senior high. Mr. Chambers has donated the medals to the school annually since 1927. Established eight years ago by Mr. Chambers, the Lindbergh Medals represent one of the highest recognitions of merit which the school offers. They are awarded on the basis of student and faculty judgment, and represent outstanding achievement in the fields of scholarship, self-reliance and citizenship. The twelve junior high awards went, this year, to the following: Margaret Eleanor Anning...(etc.) The 23 Senior High School students to receive the Lindbergh Medal from Mr. Chambers were Richard Bradshaw Angell...(etc.)"
I'll look forward to hearing the results of the broader research!
Lindbergh/Bowes Medal Struck by Whitehead & Hoag
Regarding the Lindbergh medallion by Julio Kilenyi engraved to Major Bowes,
Dick Johnson writes:
"The medal was made by Whitehead & Hoag."
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
ENGRAVED CHARLES LINDBERGH MAJOR BOWES MEDAL
Wayne Homren, Editor
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