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Dix Noonan & Webb, 16 Bolton Street Piccadilly London W1J 8BQ UK, have an auction of medals on 13 July 2011 which includes several groups of photographic medals from various photographic societies. As this is something that might not normally be found by BPH readers a summary of the relevant lots is included below. The auctioneer's website and catalogue, which includes a search feature, can be found here: http://www.dnw.co.uk/coins/auctions/rostrumauctions/auctioncatalogu... 


1102 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography CHESHIRE, Birkenhead Photographic Association, a silver award medal by Fattorini, arms and crest, rev. sun above wreath, named (1929, Harold Brown, J.T. Peters Memorial), 44mm (Edge S6; cf. Simmons FPL 13, 31); Widnes Photographic Society, a silver award medal by Fattorini, named (J.W. Towers, Class A, 1906), hallmarked Birmingham 1905, 38mm (Edge -) [2]. About extremely fine and better, first toned 40-60 E40-60

1105 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography Co DURHAM, Sunderland Photographic Association (Founded 1888), a uniface silver award medal by Vaughton, arms, back named (1911, Mr J.B. Martin), hallmarked Birmingham 1910, 44mm; NORTHUMBERLAND, Newcastle-on-Tyne and Northern Counties Photographic Association, a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, named (G.E. Thompson, 1891), 45mm [2]. First very fine and in red fitted case of issue, second mint state and toned 60-80 E60-80

1110 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography LANCASHIRE, Lancaster Photographic Society, a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, arms above tablet, named (R.T. Simpson, 1904), rev. shield in wreath, engraved (Class I, Members Landscape), hallmarked Birmingham 1904, 45mm; Longton and District Photographic Society, a silver award medal by A.H. Darby, named (Awarded to Rev. C.F.L. Barnwell, 1st Prize, for Landscape, Members Class, 1904), hallmarked Birmingham 1903, 45mm; Southport Photographic Society (Founded 1890), a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, named (President's Medal, Print Competition, 1st, E.W. Johnson, 1911), 45mm [3]. Last virtually as struck, others about extremely fine, but first cleaned in the past and second with rim nicks 60-80 E60-80

1111 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography LANCASHIRE, Liverpool Amateur Photographic Association, a silver award medal by Brookes & Adams for Schierwater & Lloyd, Liverpool, arms and supporters, rev. sun above tablet, wreath below, named (International Exhibition, 1888, T.G. Hibbert), 44mm; Liverpool International Photographic Exhibition, 1891, a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, named (Awarded to C.E. Thompson), 45mm; Sefton Park Photographic Society, a silver award medal by Vaughton, named (J.W. Towers, 1904), hallmarked Birmingham 1902, 44mm (cf. Simmons FPL 13, 63) [3]. Extremely fine; first and last in cases of issue 70-90 E70-90

1119 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography YORKSHIRE, International Photographic Exhibition, Leeds, a silver award medal, unsigned [by J.A. Restall], classical male head right, sun behind, rev. city arms, edge named (Photo Mechanical Processes, Waterlow & Sons Ltd, 1895), 45mm. Brilliant mint state, attractive grey tone; in red and gilt case of issue 60-80 E60-80

1121 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography ANGUS, Dundee and East of Scotland Photographic Association, a silver award medal, unsigned [by Whytock & Sons, Dundee], shield and supporters, rev. wreath, named (Mrs T.P. Threlkeld, 1934-35), 41mm (cf. Simmons FPL 13, 55; cf. DNW 49, 784); AYRSHIRE, The Beith and District Arts and Crafts Club, a silver award medal by Vaughton, named (Awarded to H.W. Wilson for Photography), hallmarked Birmingham 1912, 32mm; MIDLOTHIAN, Edinburgh Photographic Society (Inst. 1861), a silver award medal by E.W. Thomson, edge impressed (John M. Turnbull, 1890), 48mm (cf. DNW M8, 2087); Waverley Photo Exhibition, 1900, a silver award medal by Fattorini, named (Awarded to Mr J.R. Clark), hallmarked Birmingham 1900, 45mm; PERTHSHIRE, The Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences, a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, named (Photo Exhibition, 1899, Class I B, Awarded to C.W. Primrose), hallmarked Birmingham 1898, 51mm [5]. Fourth mint state, othe rs very fine and better; first and fourth in cases of issue 90-120 E90-120

1124 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Photography Photographic Society of Great Britain, 1875, a copper award medal by W.J. Taylor, bust of Prince Albert left, rev. female driving quadriga left, edge named (Autotype Company, Exhibition 1885), 63mm (E 1478, note); Royal Photographic Society of Gt Britain, a silver award medal by Vaughton after W.J. Taylor, named (Leopold Mannes, 1963), hallmarked Birmingham 1960, 63mm (E 1478, note) [2]. Very fine and better, but second with edge knock 80-100 E80-100


1301 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Amateur Photographic Society, Ulster, a silver award medal by J.A. Restall, classical radiate head right, rev. wreath, named (Lantern Slides, J.J. Andrew, 1889), 52mm. Extremely fine or better; in original fitted case, the lid inscribed Wyon, 287 Regent Street, London 60-80 E60-80

1451 BRITISH HISTORICAL MEDALS Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (Inst. 1833), a silver Second Class award medal by W. Wyon, bust of James Watt left, rev. legend, edge named (Captain Paget & Lieut. Abney, for Photographs, 1870), 45mm (E 1272). Test scratch in obverse field and has been cleaned, otherwise about extremely fine; in maroon fitted case by R.S. Rowell, Watchmaker & Jeweller, Oxford 30-50 E30-50

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