Property of various owners
[COOK, JAMES. 1728-1779.]
A group of limited issue commemorative items relating to the Bicentennials of Cook's voyages, including:
1. Wedgwood silhouette portrait medallion of Cook, July 21, 1968, 109 x 81 mm, in high relief, white on a blue ground within white oval border, original velvet display box. One of 200 copies made for Maggs Bros. Ltd, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Cook's departure from London on his first voyage. The medallion was modeled by John Flaxman in 1784, based on the Royal Society's Cook medal engraved by Pingo in 1780.
2. Bronze medallion, 1969, diameter 49 mm, obverse with portrait of Cook backgrounded by navigational objects, reverse with ship and coastlines, high relief, commemorating the bicentennial of Cook's voyage to New Zealand.
3. Bronze medallion by Helene Guastella, 1973, diameter 70 mm, obverse with portrait of Cook, reverse showing a ship navigating ice bergs with a crew on a smaller boat breaking up blocks of ice, low relief, velvet box, commemorating the bicentennial of Cook's Antarctic exploration.
4. Commemorative tile, 150 x 150 mm, 1978, portrait of Cook within oval, surrounding text reading "Captain Cook Bicentennial, British Columbia Canada, 1778 [-] 1978."
5. Engraved commemorative plate by Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, 1978, diameter 183 mm, blue on white glaze, in original decorative box, being the last in a series of 4 plates issued by Royal Copenhagen, this one marking the bicentennial of Cook's landing at Hawaii.