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Sterling Silver presentation cup: Last Spike of the Seaboard Air Line Railway, ca 1900

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    Posted 7 years ago

    lindaween
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    We just bought a presentation cup about 5" high. It states "Last Spike Completing the Seaboard Air Line Railway Driven June 2, 1900".
    On the opposite side it has the name of Director George W. Williams Jr.
    We are very excited about our find and we are presently researching more information.

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    1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous!
    2. Bootson Bootson, 7 years ago
      Here is a fun item to research!

      Are there any other markings "hallmarks" stamped on it anywhere? they could be in an inconspicuous spot.
    3. Bootson Bootson, 7 years ago
      Some links

      http://railga.com/sal.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seaboard_Air_Line_Railroad
    4. Golden1014, 6 years ago
      This is one of 100 silver loving cups presented by the SAL RR on June 2,1900 when the mainline was completed from Richmond to Tampa. There are only four other known examples. John Skelton Williams of Baltimore assembled the line and was a very popular president of the railroad. The SAL was a very beloved railroad and still has a lot of followers. If you ever want to sell it let me know!

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