Regarding the earlier article about the 1889 Mayoralty of London medal by A. Kirkwood & Son, Philip Mernick writes:
I was amazed to find that Alexander Kirkwood & Co, founded in 1826, are still active as medallists. I asked them if they knew the
engraver and got this reply almost instantly. Their longevity might be a useful start of another E-Sylum string about the earliest
established but still operating, medallists.
Amazing. Here's is the reply to Philip from David Kirkwood. The firm is located in Edinburgh. Below are examples of their work as
shown on their web site. -Editor
Thank you for your enquiry
We produced the dies and struck the medals for the 700th Anniversary. According to my father, we took part in a supply and design
competition and won the order. I think the dies and medals, not to mention the medal cases are the finest example of all the medals we
have ever produced.
Is anyone aware of an older medal firm still in existence? As a numismatic organization NBS sometimes gets inquiries about medal makers.
Perhaps we could compile a listing for our web site. Can anyone help with that? Thanks. -Editor
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Wayne Homren, Editor
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