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July 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm #12746
I bought my first Canadian medal back in the 1970’s from a dealer friend who told me that he had a Wisconsin medal with a badger on top. What he thought was a badger was really a beaver. Since then my interest in Canadian “Welcome Home Medals” has been constant. Several years ago out of curiosity I sent a full color scan of my Canadian medals to a “well known” medals dealer in Canada to see if there was any interest in such medals. His offer was only a fraction of the gold value and an insult to my intelligence. As a result I concluded that there was no Canadian market for these medals. Recently while in Canada I visited several antique and collectible stores and asked about this type of medals. Every one knew about these medals but rarely ever sees any. All think they are scarce to rare and none were in stock when I was there.
Therefore I will start a Canadian Welcome Home Medals thread here and invite any and all to join in. I realize that not all of these are Welcome Home types but what the heck they are related to the topic.July 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm #17166July 4, 2014 at 5:36 pm #17167July 4, 2014 at 5:38 pm #17168
Tignish, P.E.I. WWI bronze. This medal in bronze is not listed in Brown. He does list this type in gold without a karat weight and the photo he uses does not show a karat stamp on the medal so it is possible that Brown thought the medal was gold based on the color of the picture.
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Canada Tignish 413.jpgJuly 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm #17169
Toronto, Eaton’s Battery, WWI issued by Sir John C. Eaton to his employees returning from active duty military service. Issued medals are named. Gold 14k, 13.16 grams, 21.5 x 33.4 mm including loop.
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Canada Eatons Battery 419.jpgJuly 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm #17170July 4, 2014 at 5:50 pm #17171July 4, 2014 at 5:54 pm #17172July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm #17198
The Brown book referred to through out this thread is by George A. Brown Mr. Brown’s book is a very impressive work which will always be "The Book" for collectors of Canadian local issue "Welcome Home Medals".
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