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    Large World War Belgium Medal to Herbert Hoover

    Large Circa-1918 Herbert Hoover Medal. Bronze, 75 mm, 140 gm. High-relief portrait of a young-looking Hoover facing left, G. (for Godefroy) DEVREESE in left lower field. Rev. floral wreath with HERBERT C. HOOVER / FROM HIS FRIENDS / OF THE / C.R.B. (Commission for Relief in Belgium).
    This lovely and appealing medal has choice olive-brown coloration and fully lustrous surfaces, with just a hint of rub on the high points of Hoover's cheek. Designer Godefroy (or Godefroid)Devreese (1861-1941) is a favorite sculptor among medallic artists, for many on a par with Laura Gardin Fraser and Oscar Roty. Comes with original fabric-lined box of issue, marked inside "LONDON & Cie. MÉDAILLES d'ART."
    Hoover founded the CRB in October 1914, during World War I, which later became the Belgian American Educational Foundation, an independent philanthropy that supports the exchange of university students, scientists, and scholars between the United States and Belgium. Hoover became U.S. president in 1929.


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    September, 2008
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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