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MONTREAL 1903. BIRKS MEDAL


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TO COMMEMORATE THE 5th CONGRESS OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE EMPIRE. MONTREAL AUG.17th to 20th 1903

Rev: BOARD of TRADE BUILDING INAUGURATED AUG. 1903. BIRKS. Bronze 57mm.

 

The congress had its Ist ever meeting in London in 1886, the 2nd (1892), 3rd (1896) & 4th (1900) were also held in London.

This medal commemorates the 5th (1903) held in Montreal, Canada. A first for the Empire & Canada.

 

Nowadays Britain is in the EU. Canada is in NAFTA, Australia & New Zealand trade with the Asian countries. Back at the turn of the century things were so different. The congress of the chambers of commerce of the Empire obviously supported free trade with each other to the Empires benefit & of course Great Britains. More than this though they supported joint defence for the Empire, uniform labour practices & training, bankruptcy laws (enforceable across the Empire) and advised their respective governments as to laws & policies. This was a very powerful group.

 

The 6th (1906) back in London, 7th (1909) Sydney, Australia, 8th (1912) London, 9th (1920)Toronto.

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TO COMMEMORATE THE 5th CONGRESS OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE EMPIRE. MONTREAL AUG.17th to 20th 1903

Rev: BOARD of TRADE BUILDING INAUGURATED AUG. 1903. BIRKS. Bronze 57mm.

 

The congress had its Ist ever meeting in London in 1886, the 2nd (1892), 3rd (1896) & 4th (1900) were also held in London.

This medal commemorates the 5th (1903) held in Montreal, Canada. A first for the Empire & Canada.

 

Nowadays Britain is in the EU. Canada is in NAFTA, Australia & New Zealand trade with the Asian countries. Back at the turn of the century things were so different. The congress of the chambers of commerce of the Empire obviously supported free trade with each other to the Empires benefit & of course Great Britains. More than this though they supported joint defence for the Empire, uniform labour practices & training, bankruptcy laws (enforceable across the Empire) and advised their respective governments as to laws & policies. This was a very powerful group.

 

The 6th (1906) back in London, 7th (1909) Sydney, Australia, 8th (1912) London, 9th (1920)Toronto.

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Do you have any other information on this medal? This is the only place I have found anything at all. I have one here before me. It belongs to a friend that ask me to research it. Is it valueable?Let me know if I can look somewhere else.

Thanks very much.

 

I have no more actual info on the medal, sorry.

 

As to value, I paid $60 Canadian in Sept. 2008 at a coin show, which I felt was a reasonable price but had no way of knowing for sure.

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