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City of Ottawa, Welcome Home Tribute Locket 1900 8 years 1 month ago #4056

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TITLE: CITY OF OTTAWA, WELCOME HOME TRIBUTE LOCKET 1900

METAL: GOLD (18k) AND ENAMEL

NAMED: 669 PRIVATE H. V. MACDOUGALL, 2nd C.M.R.

SIZE: 28.87mm X 56.25 mm

HERN'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: NOT APPLICABLE
HIBBARD'S CATALOGUE NUMBER: NOT APPLICABLE
GEORGE A. BROWN PAGE: NOT APPLICABLE

CASED: NO

CLASSIFICATION: WELCOME HOME TRIBUTE LOCKET (to be worn on watch chain)

DESIGNER: UNKNOWN

OBVERSE: CREST WITH UNION FLAG IN CENTER, SURROUNDED BY MOTTO, FOR DUTY TO QUEEN AND EMPIRE, BEAVER AT TOP, MAPLE LEAFS AT BOTTOM

REVERSE: ARM RAISED WITH BATTLE AXE OVER THE MOTTO ADVANCE, ENGRAVED BELOW - FROM / CITIZENS OF OTTAWA / TO / H.V. MACDOUGALL / FOR SERVICES IN / SOUTH AFRICA / 1900


Note: The City of Ottawa also gave a certificate from the Mayor and City Council, will show one later. Maker and when awarded unknown. I have never seen one of these before and they do not have any at the Canadian War Museum so therefore I think that it is the only one in existance......




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City of Ottawa, Welcome Home Tribute Locket 1900 8 months 1 week ago #67008

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Hi Mike, I have the same locket, given to a Corpl. Robert Burns of the RCR's. It is exactly the same as yours. I know of one other, to a Canadian Nurse which is now in the Canadian War Museum. Mine is in a frame so I have been unable to see if there is any hall marks re: gold content. The one in the War Museum is supposedly good filled. Anyway a beautiful locket, and still rare.
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City of Ottawa, Welcome Home Tribute Locket 1900 8 months 1 week ago #67010

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Thanks Dale... At least you have the medal that goes with yours.... Mine is missing and has not shown up yet..... I have enlarged your pictures..... Mike
P.S. Do you have the certificate that goes with the locket from the City of Ottawa.....



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City of Ottawa, Welcome Home Tribute Locket 1900 8 months 1 week ago #67025

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Hi Mike, sadly I do not have the certificate, until yesterday I did not know they existed. As you can see I can't easily get at my locked, is there a gold karat stamp in the locket?
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Hi Dale...…

Good morning..... I got your PM's...… I went and had a look again at my locket and inside there is a ring that would hold a picture in place..... I have never taken the ring out though I should have and on the ring I found the name of the maker on the back of the ring ???? "ROSENTHAL" Maybe you can find some city directories from the turn of the century and see where they were located and how long they were in business..... Thinking about it maybe it was folded into the Birk's and Sons empire.....

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City of Ottawa, Welcome Home Tribute Locket 1900 4 weeks 1 day ago #70387

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Good morning all. The presentation of these lockets was reported in the Winnipeg Free Press of 7 Nov 1900. They were presented during a ceremony in the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, on 5 Nov 1900.

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