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Old c1920s DEY BROTHERS Department Store Medal SyracuseOld c1920s DEY BROTHERS Department Store Medal SyracuseOld c1920s DEY BROTHERS Department Store Medal Syracuse

Dey Brothers Department Store was founded in 1877. It was the high-end department store in Syracuse, N.Y. After 50 years, circa 1927, the company celebrated with this GOLDEN JUBILEE DEY BROTHERS copper-on-bronze tone medal.

The medal hangs from a satin ribbon with a secure ~C~ pin closure. These special medals were probably worn by employees and/or given to customers as a promotional gift.

The medal measures just over 1 inch across by 2 5/8 inches long with the ribbon. The back is marked by the maker...The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N.J.

The medal is in excellent vintage condition. It's a nice original piece of Syracuse department store history. As customers left the store, did they hear...'We hope you had a good Dey'.

(Epilogue - Dey merged with its competitor the Addis Company in the late 1980s. It then merged with Sage-Allen, another small department store chain out of Connecticut. This store closed in 1992 and the entire chain ceased operation in 1994.)

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