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Offline redwine

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Albert
« on: August 23, 2011, 12:08:04 PM »
Found this in one of my token boxes.
I know we're not supposed to post family material  ;)


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Re: Albert
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 12:48:08 PM »
I´m still looking for a reference of these beauties from the Victorian era.

Here is my one:



Great Britain, medal on Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, 1872 AD.,
Brass Medal (24 mm / 4,00 g),
Obv.: ALBERT EDWARD PRINCE OF WALES / • BORN NOV. 9 1841 • , bare head of Albert Edward left.
Rev.: ST. PAULS - CATHEDRAL / LONDON / 1872 , St. Pauls Cathedral.
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Re: Albert
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 01:10:55 PM »
From this site:

  By the end of the year (1871) Bertie fell ill with typhoid fever and during several days he was at the doors of death. On December 13th, on the eve of the anniversary of Prince Albert's death, everybody feared the worse, but on the contrary to what everyone expected,  on the 14th Bertie showed a light improvement  and 24 hours later he showed clear signs of having overcome the illness.
   On February 27 1872 a Thanksgiving service was held in St. Paul's Cathedral for Bertie's recovery. It was the first time for ten years that Queen Victoria appeared in public since Prince Albert's death.


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Re: Albert
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 12:41:23 PM »
Another one of Albi 31mm
THE PRINCE OF WALES
BORN NOV 9TH 1841

MARRIED .....

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Re: Albert
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 01:08:07 PM »
Two Alberts, but not the same guy. Albert (naked chin), was Victoria's hubby, Albert Edward (hairy chin) was their eldest son.

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Re: Albert
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 01:14:10 PM »
And redwine's medal in post no. 3 commemorates both of them.

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Re: Albert
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 02:01:15 PM »
Here is Albert from a set of silver whist markers, circa 1898, RNP Hawkins in his dictionary of makers places this signature to William Comyns & Sons Ltd. whose address from 1880 onwards was 41 Beak St, Regent St W1

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Re: Albert
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 02:45:43 PM »
Good stuff, Malcolm! Just add the thought that whist was an aristocrat's game and that Bertie was a notorious playboy and he might have handled this piece himself...

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Re: Albert
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 12:35:08 PM »
Some more views of Albert; part of a set of teaching toy coins by S G Onions, thought to have been made made about 1843 before the issue of a threepence in 1845 and the florin in 1848.



I am missing the groat, half-crown, crown and half-sovereign. [apart from varieties]


edited to replace the image which is now complete. [my imageshack acct was closed]
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Re: Albert
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 12:46:06 PM »
Wow!  Those are nice!!
And I must have played Whist with the wrong people ;)
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Re: Albert
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 02:45:19 PM »
A seriously mouth-watering set, Malcolm. This is such fun...

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Re: Albert
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 12:03:35 AM »
S.G.O. - I have the "12 Pence make 1 Shilling" - perhaps not quite so nice as Malcolm's and also the "8 halfcrowns make 1 Pound" - all seldom seen......

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Re: Albert
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 12:48:49 AM »
Another image of Albert, Prince of Wales, from a set of miniature medalets by Joseph Moore, from the Windsor Castle box, showing Victoria, Albert and each of their children.

 This measures 8.5 mm
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Re: Albert
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 02:48:45 AM »
Another of Albert commemorating the Silver Jubilee of his marriage to Alexandra in 1863. A very scruffy tiny 13mm iron medalet with just traces of silvering and patches of rust. The legend reads The Future King and Queen of Great Britain and Ireland 1888.
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Re: Albert
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 12:19:05 PM »
I think the other side reads IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SILVER WEDDING. Just wondering what people would do with these medalets. They couldn't wear them...

The clumsy way they handled the Prince of Wales' crown, making the heads smaller made me smile. I can see boys going through the milling public at strategic points, trying to sell them, crying out "cheap" and "real silver".

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