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    1943 U.S.S. Lou Gehrig Silver Make-Up Compact Gifted to Lou's Mother.

    UPDATE: This lot includes a letter of provenance from the consignor.

    What better name for a battleship than that of our national pastime's most durable employee? This sterling silver compact was gifted to Lou's mother on the occasion of the christening of the USS Lou Gehrig. Lid bears "C.G" monogram, while base is engraved with text reading, "Presented to Mrs. Christine (sic) Gehrig, Mother of the late Lou Gehrig, Sponsor S.S. Lou Gehrig, Launched January 17, 1943, South Portland Shipbuilding Corp., West Yard, South Portland, Maine." An image of the ship appears just below. Dimensions are 2x3x0.5". Fine condition, with make-up still unused and intact inside. This ship would participate in the D-Day landings the year after its christening. Letter of provenance from consignor.


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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