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1882 High-Wheel Bicycle Medal for New England Fair Bicycle Tournament at Boston

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1882 High-Wheel Bicycle Medal for New England Fair Bicycle Tournament at Boston Quantity in Basket: None
Code: mcyb00002b
Shipping Weight: 13.00 ounces
 
 
 
 

ARTIFACT: This is a 2nd prize high-wheel bicycle medal for the 1882 New England Fair Bicycle Tournament held at Boston. The medal is by T.D. Carl of Worcester, Massachusetts, and comes in its original silk-lined box. The medal shows a whimsical Mercuryesque figure astride a high-wheeler.

VINTAGE: Circa 1882.

SIZE: Medal: approximately 3-1/8 height and 1-9/16 width; box: 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 x 7/8.

CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Gilt brass; silk, cardboard.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal T-style pin with C catch, chains; hinged box with locking clasp.

MARKINGS: T.D. GARD WORCESTER.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a sports collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. Ebay VGEX12 LBHEX3/12 SBHEX39/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The medal shows some light wear and tarnish; the box shows some areas of moderate to heavy exterior wear with peeling along the edges.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.


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