19th March 2020

Stokes & Sons

Australian Bicentennial Trade Fair  (Brisbane Expo) memorial medallion:


















The front of the medallion proudly proclaims that Stokes exhibited at the 1880, 1888, 1980 and 1988 International Trade Fairs. The back shows the Royal Exhibition Buildings as depicted on a 1888 medal, and the name at that time of ‘Stokes & Martin’.

Also from Stokes, a Government of Tasmania uniform button with a King’s Crown:

Speaking of Stokes & Martin, here is one that got away …






First Australian Horse 1897-1903. I wonder if there was an error in the advert, as Stokes and Martin dissolved their partnership in 1893.

The design has a kangaroo and emu supporting a shield emblazoned with the cross of St George and the Southern Cross, with a carbine and sword crossed in front secured by a boomerang.

Carol’s new finds: One of the ducks still has a remnant of wool from the time it was attached on a knitted garment.


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