Charlton Press, Toronto, 2001, 2008. Set of 2 volumes. Hardcover, large format, 560 & 720 pages, well illustrated, valuations. A must set for any serious collector of Canadian medals. New copies. Very Rare Limited Edition.
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The valuations 21 and 12 years respectively after the catalogues were originally produced serve only as a guideline, but the information is priceless. The only regrettable thing that can be said regarding these catalogues is that the third volume - Canadian Scholastic Medals - was never produced. These books were originally published at $175. Each Volume
Volume One: Canadian Exhibition Fair Carnival Medals
Volume One of the Canadian Historical Medal Series was released October 1st, 2001. Canadian Exhibition Fair Carnival Medals is a 560 page, 8 " x 11", hard case book published in a limited edition of 250 copies.
Volume One consists of eleven chapters listing medals under: (1) Foreign Exhibition Medals Relating to Canada; (2) Dominion of Canada Exhibition Medals; (3) Prince Edward Island Provincial Medals; (4) Nova Scotia Provincial Medals; (5) New Brunswick Provincial Medals; (6) Lower Canada / Quebec) Provincial Medals; (7) Upper Canada / Ontario) Provincial Medals; (8) Manitoba Provincial Medals; (9) Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan Provincial Medals; (10) Alberta Provincial Medals; (11) British Columbia Provincial Medals. Each chapter begins with its own index of medals.
The listings: Each medal, souvenir or badge may have the following information: The Title, Medal Number, Obverse Description, Reverse Description, Suspension, Case of Issue (when known), Engraver/Maker; Reference Numbers, Composition, Weight, Diameter, Thickness, Die Axis, and last but not least the Price in two grades (Very Fine and Extremely Fine).
In most cases, the description of the obverse and reverse of the medal is accompanied by an illustration of the medal. Varieties are detailed, where known, and often are accompanied by illustrations.
From the Agricultural Society of Lower Canada to the Dominion Exhibition of Canada, which was held in various Canadian cities, to the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, later the Canadian National Exhibition, to the British Columbia Agricultural Association, Volume One Canadian Exhibition Fair Carnival Medals opens the doors to the awards and souvenirs issued in Canada between 1785 and 1980. Emphasis is placed on the 19th-century medals, with a cross-section of those of the 20th century, giving the collector an insight into the history of Canada as seen through historical medals. The gold, silver, and bronze medals of various exhibitions are illustrated and priced
Volume Two: Canadian Association Society Commercial Transportation Medals
Volume Two of the Canadian Historical Medal Series was released in Ottawa at the Canadian Numismatic Association Convention which was held July 17th to 20th, 2008.
Canadian Association Society Commercial Transportation Medals is a 720-page, 8 " x 11", hard bound book published in a limited edition of 250 copies.
Volume Two is organized simply: It is divided into three sections according to the nature of the issuer Associations and Societies, Commercial, and Transportation. Within each section, medals are listed alphabetically by issuer. In the Associations and Societies section, for example, the listings begin with A.A.C. of W. and end with Young Mens Hebrew Association. The sections on commercial and transportation medals use the same style of listing, alphabetical by issuing company, or method of transportation. The subdivisions are slightly more complicated but they also run alphabetically by area in national organization and within the area by city or town.
The listing for each medal includes: The Title, the Medal Number, the Obverse Description, the Reverse Description, the Suspension (if appropriate), the Case of Issue (if known), the Engraver/Maker; Reference Numbers, Composition, Weight, Diameter, Thickness, Die Axis, and last but not least the Price in two grades (Very Fine and Extremely Fine).