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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    A pair of late 19th Century presentation binoculars

    SIGNED LEMAIRE FAB, PARIS

    Price Realised  

    A pair of late 19th Century presentation binoculars
    SIGNED LEMAIRE FAB, PARIS
    from President Cleveland given to a captain, with alligator skin covering, lignum vitae focus knob, signed on the left and right eye cup, and inscribed 'FROM/THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES/TO/Captain W. Thompson/OF THE/BRITISH SS DURHAM CITY/FOR HIS HUMANE SERVICES/IN EFFECTING THE RESCUE/OF THE OFFICERS AND CREW/OF THE AMERICAN SCHOONER ALICE T. BOARDMAN/OCTOBER 6 1894'.
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) extended.


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