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Offline Medalstrike

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Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« on: February 27, 2010, 03:07:21 PM »
Calendar Medal 1904 to 1925

Obv.: Instruction,
left: TO SET THE CALENDAR BRING REQUIRED MONTH IN LINE WITH YEAR
right: THE UNDERLINED JAN. & FEB. TO BE USED ONLY IN LEAP YEARS

Rev.: WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Aluminum, 39.0mm, 7.2g

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 01:28:32 AM »
Be very very wary!  Collecting Calendars is well known to be addicting!  That is a magnificent specimen!  Much more intricate than the specimens I  collect and in excellent preservation.  Congratulations on a nice find.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 01:33:04 AM »
That's a very nice (and very unusual) medal! Coin/medals with 'moving parts' aren't all that common, and are usually kind of tacky when you do see them, but that's not the case with this one. If I ever complete my classic shooting taler collection, I will begin collecting calendar medals! Of course, by that time, calendar medals will probably be beyond my price range.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 01:35:57 AM »
From 2016 the months and days will match up again, just add 112 to the year.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 10:24:50 AM »
Thank you all for your interest.

Be very very wary!  Collecting Calendars is well known to be addicting! 

 :D Of this I am aware, have a few that I would imagine at times.

I will begin collecting calendar medals! Of course, by that time, calendar medals will probably be beyond my price range.

Porsche Austria calendar medals you get even the small price range.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 01:24:16 PM »
Most of the Austrian Calendar medals 1933-2010 are often inexpensive.
The 1933-1945 can cost $40-$100 USD each and the new ones if bought from a dealer
about $50.  However many in the 1945-1995 period can be had for $20 USD or less.  And if you avoid the near naked goddess ones  ;D  usually there are not many bidders on eBay.  Near naked goddesses attract more bids  :o  and it seems collectors will pay more for those.  Go figure!

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Thank you all for your interest.

 :D Of this I am aware, have a few that I would imagine at times.

Porsche Austria calendar medals you get even the small price range.

Dietmar

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 03:02:02 PM »
The Christmas Calendar made by Grueber was most likely made for general sale as a novelty; most of this type feature commercial advertising on the obverse (non-calendar side).  It obviously sold well because I have just acquired a specimen that is paired with the 1907 to 1927 calendar that came in a couple of years later.  It now say PATENT in the centre rather than PATENT APPL. FOR.  I'm still seeking the 1904 to 1925 one.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2018, 03:24:14 PM »
Excellent addition, tokenscot. Do you have more information on "Grueber"? The name originates in Germany, but it also occurs in France and Great Britain.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2018, 04:04:01 PM »
Henry Grueber was indeed German but worked in London.

He was the man behind the padded medals of the mid 1890s as well as the one year medals of the "Matchless" Metal Polish that often turn up.

The patent for this type of rotating calendar medal was no.9526 of 1894.  While the original date of application was 26/04/1904, the complete specification was not left till 21/01/1905 and the application was accepted on 23/02/1905.  Only after the accepted date could he use the word PATENT on his "medals".

I cannot attach the patent as the file size is just too large but it is easy to find using the Espacenet Patent search (part of the European Patent Office) web site.

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Re: Rotating Calendar Medal 1904 - 1925
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2018, 05:54:53 PM »
Here is Forrer's entry on Grueber:

GRUEBER, HENRY (Germ.). Contemporary Die-sinker or Publisher of medals residing in London. Most of his productions are cheap medalets, sold in the streets at a penny apiece. I have
seen by him : Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887; -- Silver Wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, 1888; Visit of the German Emperor to London, 1891 ; Marriage of the Duke and Duchess
of York, 1893; Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897; "Imitation Pond of President Kruger; Death of Queen Victoria; - Accession of King Edward VII. ; Coronation of King Edward VII. ; Lactopeptine token (" Patent ") ; &c.
These medalets are made in papier mache covered over with a shell struck in thin metal.
Some of the medalets are signed H. G. & C.


Note how Forrer maintains Grueber is German.

And here is a link to the patent.

Peter
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