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Medal - War Funds Appeal Prize, Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1941 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32503

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
War Funds Appeal Prize Medal 1941 (AD) by Alan McCulloch
Mint: Stokes
Awarded to: Not issued

Other Details: This War Funds Appeal tennis prize medal reflects the use of sport as a fundraising activity in Melbourne during World War II. It was issued by the Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria in 1941. The Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria was established in 1904, and in 1920 took possession of the Kooyong stadium, where international tennis contests were held until the opening of the sports and entertainment centre in Flinders Park, Melbourne. The medal was designed by Melbourne artist and critic Alan McCulloch (1907-1992).
Description:
Bronze medal by Alan McCulloch
Male tennis player moving right playing a backhand; below, ALAN McCULLOCH '41 (obverse)
Rifle, helmet and garment above plaque; below, WORLD WAR II ; around, THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA.WAR FUNDS APPEAL.(reverse)
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 70 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 148.077 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: art, art medals, fundraising, sports, tennis, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Alan McCulloch, Painter, Art Critic & Writer (1907-1992), Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Prize Medals, Sport
DateEra: 1941 AD
Obverse Description: Male tennis player moving right playing a backhand; below, ALAN McCULLOCH '41
Reverse Description: Rifle, helmet and garment above plaque; below, WORLD WAR II ; around, THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA.WAR FUNDS APPEAL.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Male tennis player moving right playing a backhand; below, ALAN McCULLOCH '41 (obverse)
Rifle, helmet and garment above plaque; below, WORLD WAR II ; around, THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA.WAR FUNDS APPEAL.(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, 1941
Artist: Alan McCulloch, Victoria, Australia, 1941

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