Featured US Treasury Medal, Engraved Grace Kelly, 1956 - A Mystery

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  1. robinjojo

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    Thanks

    I did try a search, but so far there seems to be only that one publicity photo from the AP. I'm not terribly surprised. This occasion was a fairly minor one, with her immanent departure for Monaco to marry Rainier III. A photo of the reverse or dedication side of the medal would have been very helpful.
     
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  3. TexasTwister

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    I just stumbled upon this post and was intrigued by it. So, I went to the National Archives and did a search. I came across this link: https://www.archives.gov/files/reco...-the-treasury/rg-0056/nc1-056-83-02_sf115.pdf which goes to a PDF concerning the retention or destruction of short films featuring celebrities promoting U.S. Savings bonds.

    In addition to Grace Kelly, other celebrities promoting Savings Bonds around that time period included Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Walter Brennan, Rock Hudson, June Allyson, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Webb, Elizabeth Montgomery, Marlon Brando, Gene Autry, etc.

    So my thinking is that perhaps some, if not all, of these folks received their own engraved medal similar to the OP's. If so, expanding the search to include these celebs might yield additional info to help with the provenance.
     
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  4. LakeEffect

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    Maybe contact the major auction sites, to see if they've ever come across any? Most, if not all, of these celebs have passed on, so at least a few estates have been liquidated. May be worth the price of a stamp or an e-mail.
     
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  6. robinjojo

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    Thank for the link.

    I will see what documentation they may have.
     
  7. robinjojo

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    Several years ago there was an auction or sale in the US of some of Grace Kelly's possessions from her estate, mostly clothing as I recall, but I don't recall seeing anything referring to a medal.
     
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