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.
A small brass promotional medal (20 mm diameter) giving details of the issuing firm.
E.WAY & COMPANY / SYDNEY / DRAPERS / PITT ST
KINDLY DROP US / A / CARD / OR INSPECT / OUR / COUNTERS / FOR WHAT / YOU REQUIRE
E. Way was established as a department store in Pitt Street in 1891and, 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. . -NSW Heritage Office web site http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/docs/A_Lot_In_Store_ch2.pdf. -D. Tout-Smith 9/1/2004.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Dr William Howat, 15 Mar 1976
circa 1900 AD
Obverse: E.WAY & COMPANY SYDNEY DRAPERS PITT ST Reverse: KINDLY DROP US A CARD OR INSPECT OUR COUNTERS FOR WHAT YOU REQUIRE
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.41 g (Weight)