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Medal - E. Way, Draper, Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, post 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20343

Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - E. Way & Company c. 1900 (AD)
Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. The company sold goods including ladies' and children's underclothing, mantles, costumes, millinery and general drapery. This medal claims that it was '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
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: 20.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.14 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: drapers, retailing, shops, medal - e. way, draper, pitt st, sydney, new south wales, australia, post 1890
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: Text; 'THE CHEAPEST / DRAPER IN SYDNEY / E.WAY'.
Reverse Description: Text 'PITT [S]TREET / SYDNEY / E.WAY / DRAPER'.
Edge Description: Plain.
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze silvered
Issued By: E. Way, Draper, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, post 1890
Previous Collection: George McArthur
  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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