1936 Queen Mary Maiden Voyage Commemorative Medal.

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay UK
  • Sold Date: Feb 20, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House
RARE R.M.S. QUEEN MARY, SOLID BRONZE ART DECO BOXED ROYAL MINT PRODUCED MAIDEN VOYAGE MEDALLION. DESIGNED BY THE FAMOUS ENGLISH ART DECO ARTIST GILBERT BAYES, WHO WAS ALSO COMMMISIONED BY CUNARD TO CO-DESIGN THE GIANT GUESSO PANEL 'UNICORNS IN BATTLE' IN THE SHIPS 1ST CLASS LOUNGE. FANTASTIC SOLID BRONZE ART DECO MAIDEN VOAYGE MEDALLION, ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN A SMALL NUMBER AS GIFTS FOR 1ST CLASS PASSENGERS ON THE MAIDEN CROSSINGS OF THE R.M.S. QUEEN MARY, MAY 1936. THE MEDAL SHOWS A HIGHLY STYLIZIED IMAGE OF THE SHIP AT SPEED AT SEA VERY REMINISCENT OF THE PANEL HE COMPLETED ON THE SHIP, WITH LATIN INSCRPTION ROUGHLY TRANSLATED TO 'MARY QUEEN OF SEA'. ON THE REVERSE SIDE ARE THE CITY SHELDS OF BOTH NEW YORK AND SOUTHAMPTON, THE SHIPS HOME PORTS, HER COMMISSION DATE, 1936, HER NAME, THE CUNARD AND WHITE STAR EMBLEMS, ALL VIEWED THROUGH THE TOWN ARCH OF SOUTHAMPTON'S 'BARGATE' ACROSS THE SEA TO THE SKYLINE OF NEW YORK CITY. CONTAINED WITHIN THE ORIGINAL VELVET AND SILK LINED PRESENTATION BOX BY ROYAL MINT. . VERY RARE IN GOOD COMPLETE CONDITION.
There is a tiny dent on the lower left hand obverse side not visible in the photographs.
I'm sorry for the high starting price, but i've had an offer for this amount and this is where i have to start it.
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