Gem BU 50MM Bronze 1931 Paris World's Fair Lafayette & Washington #SON0832
This is one of several beautiful deco style medals from the 1931 Paris Exposition that we are offering in this sale. This medal and a small bronze one featuring just Lafayette on the obverse have the same very stylized view of the fairgrounds on the reverse. Both of these medals are very rare and seldom seen in the United States. When I found it almost impossible to find the rarer 1931 Paris medals and other ephemera from the fair I turned to European dealers last year. Because of those overseas relationships I have begun to offer more outstanding medals from world's fairs in Brussells, Paris and London, among others. U.S. collectors are just beginning to discover how these European medals are incredibly beautiful, often quite rare and still dramatically underpriced compared to expo medals in the United States.