National Cat Show Medal (1924)
While the GCCF registration record for Buffalo of Silverleigh says "particulars unknown", he is listed in the Stud Book under the section for "Silver Tabby, Long-hair, MALES". We do know that Miss Bracey, of Silverleigh Cattery, was a breeder of Silver Tabbies, both Longhair and Shorthair, and also of Chinchilla and Blue Chinchilla cats2.
The medal, donated in 2009 by former CFA President Richard H. Gebhardt, comes in its original box from RB Bennett, Oxford. It was accompanied by a handwritten note from Mr. Gebhardt that reads,
"Silver Medal, 1924. Awarded at the Crystal Palace for the National Cat Show. Won by Blanche Bracey, Silverleigh Cattery, Silver tabbies LH & SH, Chinchilla & Blue Chinchilla. Given to Richard Gebhardt on a visit to Blanche Bracey. Medal in its original box, RB Bennett, Oxford, England2. "
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