VERY SCARCE-NY CRYSTAL PALACE 1853 #ON926

$75.00
On sale
VERY SCARCE-NY CRYSTAL PALACE 1853 #ON926

Mr. H.B. West’s “famous trained dogs” Tray and Troy were a popular circus-type act at New York’s Crystal Palace. It is very difficult to find ANY souvenirs or medals/tokens from the fair. If you are a serious collector of the 1853 world’s fair you must have an example of this scarce medal. Higher grades can be found if you are patient—and if you are prepared to pay several hundred dollars.

Most West medals that find their way to the marketplace are substantially more worn than this one. Some quite poor examples show up on Ebay perhaps 2 or 3 times every year or so and generally fetch anywhere from $50 to $75; high grade (AU or better) examples are difficult to find and sell in the $200 range.

We are offering this and other quite rare Crystal Palace medals from the 1853 fair in New York and also from the 1851 Crystal Palace in London in this sale.