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102076 | GERMANY. Alfred, Lord Northcliffe cast iron Medal.

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    102076  |  GERMANY & GREAT BRITAIN. Alfred, Lord Northcliffe cast iron Medal. Dated 1914. "Englische Hetzpresse"—on the hateful English press (57mm, 53.39 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.


    NORTHCLIFFE, half-length figure of Northcliffe facing slightly right, sharpening his quill upon whetstone; frog below right hand, inkwell to lower right / DER BEARBEITER DER ENGLISCH•VOLKS SEELE (the editor of the minds of the English), the devil, holding torch and newspapers, seated upon the globe which he sets ablaze. Edge: Some filing marks as made.


    Kienast 150; Klose –; Art of Devastation –. Choice Mint State. Deep charcoal-gray surfaces, with some lighter hues around the devices.


    Ex Leigh Park Collection.


    Northcliffe at the time owned the world's largest newspaper chain, and here Goetz alludes to him molding English public opinion, fanning the flames against Germany, and using his pen (archaically represented by a quill) as a sharpened blade. In addition to acquiring the Evening News in 1894, he founded the Daily Mail in 1896 and the Daily Mirror in 1903, and also acquired the Weekly Dispatch in the same year. He owned The Observer from 1905-1911 as well as The Times from 1908-1922.


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