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Medal - E. Way & Co, Millinery, General Drapery, Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, post 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20342

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
(AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. This medals advertises that the company sold goods including ladies' and children's underclothing, mantles, costumes, millinery and general drapery. It claimed to be the 'cheapest draper in Sydney'. E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891 and, together with David Jones, became a focus of early twentieth century retail trade in central Sydney. It featured an elaborate facade, entertaining window display and a wide range of merchandise.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A small silver plated promotional medal (20 mm diameter) giving details of the issuing firm.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.65 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: drapers, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: E. Way & Company, Drapers, Sydney, New South Wales, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Australian Promotional Medals
DateEra: post 1890 AD
Obverse Description: E.WAY / DRAPER / PITT ST / SYDNEY Within a laurel wreath
Reverse Description: LADIES & CHILDRENS UNDERCLOTHING, MANTLES, COSTUMES / E.WAY / SYDNEY / MILLINERY GENERAL DRAPERY & C.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: E.WAY DRAPER PITT ST SYDNEY
Reverse: LADIES & CHILDRENS UNDERCLOTHING, MANTLES, COSTUMES E.WAY SYDNEY MILLINERY, GENERAL DRAPERY, &c.
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze silvered
Issued By: E. Way & Co, Drapers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, post 1890
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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