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1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal

$850.00

1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal

$850.00


Description

DATE: Art Deco, 1926

A weird and wonderful antique medal/pendant dating from the 1920s. The front features an enamel portrait of a fine racing pigeon, with engraving to the back that reads: “B.S.D.F.C. M Bourn CM” which relates to the Birmingham South District Flying Club. M Bourn is presumably the winning bird’s owner, but what is somewhat more mysterious is the box, which has “The Football League” emblazoned on the top of the lid…

It’s modelled in 9k rose gold with a lovely winged top, and features clear Birmingham hallmarks to the reverse dating it to the year 1926.

MEASUREMENTS

3.5 x 2.6cm

WEIGHT

9.1g

MARKS

English hallmarks for 9k gold, Birmingham 1926

CONDITION

Very good

1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal 1920s Gold & Enamel Pigeon Racing Medal