1973 Past Master Masonic Medal Ribbon Enamel & Sterling Silver Boyertown PA Lodge No. 741 F&AM In Leather Holder William Lehmberg & Sons Philadelphia
Description: A nice sterling silver and enamel Masonic or Free Mason medal with a light blue ribbon. The ribbon medal was presented to Past Master Mason Director R. Driscoll by the Boyertown (Pennsylvania) Lodge No. 471 F&AM on December 27, 1973. The medal is in the form of a right angle tool with the Masonic emblem in its top corner consisting of the letter "G" within a compass and an upside right angel with cobalt blue enameling. There is several Masonic symbols with blue and white enameling on the medal. There is also a squared flamed image of a triangle with squares on its sides framed in a scroll decorated edge with the number 741 above it. The entire metal portion is hanging from a light blue colored wide ribbon having 3 silver colored metal bars with the top one having Masonic symbols, the middle one having the date 1973 and the bottom one having the letters DRD which we believe stands for Director R. Driscoll. enameled i triangle with a star in its center. The back of the medal has the words "Presented to P.M. D. Robert Driscoll; By Boyertown Lodge No. 741 F&A.M.; December 27, 1973. Although the entire medal maybe made of sterling silver only the small hanging square is marked as such. The top bar on the ribbon also has a metal pinback and is attached to a leather strip attached to a stiff leather backing marked Kettell, Blake & Read; 387 Washington St. Boston, Mass 02108. We did not attempt to disconnect the medal from the leather strip. The medal ribbon and its leather backing are enclosed in a black leather wallet with the markings Wm. Lehmberg & Sons -Lodge- Regalia, Philadelphia. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Weight and Size: The ribbon measures ~5 1/4" and the entire piece including the leather wallet weigh ~5 ounces.
Maker: Kettell, Blake & Read of Boston Massachusetts and William Lehmberg & Sons of Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Marks: Marked in golden lettering on a leather backing "Kettell, Blake & Read; 387 Washington St. Boston, Mass 02108." Marked in gold lettering on the flap within the leather wallet "Wm. Lehmberg 7 Sons-Lodge-Regalia, Philadelphia." and the medal itself has the mark "Sterling Wm. Lehmberg Philadelphia" on the bottom of the hanging square.
Condition: The medal and the ribbon are in very good condition. The medal has tarnish especially on the back while the ribbon is lightly soiled but intact. The entire piece appears never to have been used and was probably put in a drawer after being received by Mr. Driscoll. The leather is intact, the ribbon is intact and the medal is in excellent condition except for some tarnish signs on the back. The enameling is intact and shows no losses. The leather wallet shows some signs of handling with light soiling and minor scuff marks. A great piece to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this great medal.