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422, Lot: 698. Estimate $100.
Sold for $127. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Kaiserreich. temp. Wilhelm II. 1888-1918. Cast FE Medal (55mm, 58.89 g, 12h). The Sinking of the R.M.S. Lusitania. British copy issued by Gordon Selfridge after an Æ original by Karl Goetz. Dated 5 May 1915. KEINE BANN WARE!, the Lusitania sinking in heavy seas; DER GROSSDAMPFER/=LUSITANIA=/DURCH EIN DEUTSCHES/TAUCHBOOT VERSENKT/5 MAY 1915 in five lines in exergue / GESCHAFT UBER ALLES, skeleton standing left within ticket booth marked CUNA[RD]/LINIE and CUNARD above and to right, and FAHRKARTEN/AUSGABE below; to left, queue of passengers, one of whom reads a newspaper with the headline U/BOO[T]/GEFAH[R]; K • G in exergue. Burns, Commemoration 2a1; BHM –; Eimer 1941Ab; cf. Kienast 156 (for prototype). EF.