Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Medal - Commemorative, E. Way & Co, Drapers, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1900 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20341

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Medal - E. Way & Company c.1900? (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued for E. Way and Company, Drapers in Pitt Street, Sydney. The medal suggests that customers 'kindly drop us a card or inspect our counters for what you require'. 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.
Description:
A small brass 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: 2.41 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: drapers, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: E. Way & Company, Drapers, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
Series: Australian Promotional Medals
DateEra: circa 1900 AD
Obverse Description: E.WAY & COMPANY / SYDNEY / DRAPERS / PITT ST
Reverse Description: KINDLY DROP US / A / CARD / OR INSPECT / OUR / COUNTERS / FOR WHAT / YOU REQUIRE
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: E.WAY & COMPANY SYDNEY DRAPERS PITT ST
Reverse: KINDLY DROP US A CARD OR INSPECT OUR COUNTERS FOR WHAT YOU REQUIRE
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: E. Way & Co, Drapers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No