A GORHAM SILVER CUP AND GOLD COIN WITH NOTE: HOWARD HEINZ, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1932
    Marks to cup: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, IIS, GORHAM, INC.
    2-7/8 inches high (cup) (7.5 cm)
    5.30 troy ounces (cup)

    The double handle cup engraved PRESENTED TO FREDERICK LEWIS PLAHTE JR , BY HOWARD HEINZ, APRIL 11, 1932 to front and applied medallion portrait to verso; the coin reading H.J. HEINZ COMPANY, ESTABLISHED 1869 to front and FAITHFUL SERVICE, FREDERICK PLAHTE 1926-1936 verso; congratulatory letter from Howard Heinz to F.L. Plahte on the arrival of his son Frederick Lewis, Jr., which includes a quote from an announcement of the birth of Oliver Wendell Holmes: "Last night there appeared at our home a little individual who hereafter may be famous, but for the present he is content with scratching his face and sucking his right forefinger."

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    The silver cup with slight scratches commensurate with age, the letter having fold marks and edge wear.

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