||Alan V. Weinberg comments: Chicago, Illinois. Struck by Gorham (signed edge). Chicago World' Columbian Exposition gold presentation medal with related items. Initially acquired privately from the direct family descendants of the recipient Edmonds family on Feb 24, 2010 & acquired by me from that collector source at the Jan, 2011 Tampa FUN show. The reverse hand-engraved inscription says it all. The large medal is 63 mm, 6.2 ozs of 22 carat gold & was struck by Gorham , so marked on the rim. Elias Vedder, noted sculptor and painter engraved the obv die, the Vedder last name minutely signed on the wagon. The same WCE medal - obv only w/diff rev dies - was issued in silver & brz & both are themselves quite rare. This unique gold 6.2 oz gold medal comes with a 22 ct gold eagle badge w/ribbon, 22.9 grms 37 mm x 35 mm x 110 mm, rev. Inscribed to Howard O. Edmonds (stamped Spaulding & Co.) , a rare brz WCE badge 89 mm x 42 mm & hand-engraved Secretary on hanger & a 22 ct gold 6.5 grms 23 mm blue enameled beaded border concavepin inscribed H. O. Edmonds. All housed in a magnificent custom-made plastic display case (not shown) , the large goldmedal original presentation case being intact but tattered..