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A Remarkable Group of Medals to a Canadian Boxer, including Gold

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A Remarkable Group of Medals to a Canadian Boxer, including Gold
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A fantastic grouping of nine early Canadian boxing medals all awarded to Robert Martin of Montreal in the featherweight (112 lbs) class. Martin attended Strathcona Academy in Montreal, Quebec (Outremont neighbourhood).

1.) Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, Province of Quebec Championships. 10k gold. 23 grams. AGW 0.308 troy ounces. Struck by Birks of Montreal. BOXING / 112 LBS / APRIL 3RD & 8TH / 1929 / ROBT. MARTIN. Unlisted in gold in the Charlton catalog.
2.) Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, Province of Quebec Championships. Sterling silver. 24.5 grams. Struck by Birks of Montreal. BOXING / 1930 / 112 LBS / RUNNER UP / ROBT MARTIN. Listed as Charlton 1070-50-1.
3.) Amateur Athletic Union of Canada Championships. Bronze. 30.9 grams. Struck by Birks of Montreal. 1930 / 112 LB. CLASS / ROBT MARTIN. Listed as Charlton 1070-25-1.
4.) Unidentified. ST. BAAA on reverse. Possibly St. Bruno Amateur Athletic Association. Sterling silver. 13.7 grams. Struck by P.W. Ellis of Toronto. Named to ROBT. MARTIN. 112 LBS. 1930.
5.) Stock medal. Unidentified location. Simply inscribed 1930 / CITY BOXING CHAMP / RUNNER UP / ROBT. MARTIN. 112 LBS CLASS engraved in exergue on obverse. Marked sterling silver. 18.4 grams. Other hallmarks include letter R. Stock medal created in 1927.
6.) The same stock medal as #5 above. Presented for Ottawa, Ontario YMCA Boxing. Sterling silver. 17.2 grams. OTTAWA "Y" BOXING / 112 LB / B. MARTIN / 1931.
7.) Stock medal presented by the Verdun 500 Club. Sterling silver. 13.9 grams. Struck by P.W. Ellis of Toronto with their hallmarks at the lower reverse. Inscribed VERDUN 500 CLUB / 1928 / ROBT MARTIN / 112 LB. The Verdun 500 Club was an important social club in the Montreal suburb of Verdun, Quebec. This piece alone is an important piece of Montreal and Verdun history.
8.) Stock medal with boxer in the ring on the obverse and BE PREPARED within a scroll at the lower reverse. Presented by Gananoque, Ontario Boxing. Bronze. 16.1 grams. Inscribed GANANOQUE / BOXING / 112 LBS. / ROBT. MARTIN / 1929.
9.) Canadian Pacific Railway Amateur Athletic Association. Sterling silver. Stamped H.P. Upper bar with beaver inscribed BOXING. Red and white ribbon intact. Obverse composed of three tiers. Lower tier is hand engraved. Second tier is struck with C.P.R. A.A.A. in red enamel. Upper tier is struck with two boxers and an olive branch below. Reverse is inscribed R. MARTIN / 112 LB / MAR. 25. 29. An important piece of Canadian boxing and railroad history.
The group tells the story of a high school student who traveled to various boxing tournaments in Montreal and Eastern Ontario, participating in the featherweight class from 1928 to 1931. The Ottawa YMCA, Verdun 500 Club, and CPR AAA stand out as notable social clubs and associations during the early 20th century, while the gold AAUC Province of Quebec medal is certainly a rare and desirable piece for medal collectors.