Bonhams : A U.S. rare silver Coroner’s ‘Services Rendered’ six point star
A U.S. rare silver Coroner’s ‘Services Rendered’ six point star

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Lot 236
A U.S. rare silver Coroner’s ‘Services Rendered’ six point star

Sold for £ 108 (US$ 139) inc. premium
A U.S. rare silver Coroner’s ‘Services Rendered’ six point star
The centre with oval panel of partly submerged ship and inscribed to the border ‘For Valued Services Rendered To The Coroner, Eastlands Disaster, 1915’, the reverse engraved ‘Presented to J. R. Wilson By P. F. Hoffman, Coroner Cook Co., Chicago, Ills.’, the centre with maker’s mark for ‘Cr. Hanson, Chicago’, pin fixing.

Footnotes

  • On Saturday 24th July 1915 the S.S. Eastland, known as the 'Speed Queen of the Great Lakes' set sail as part of a fleet of excursion boats assigned to take the employees of Western Electric, together with families and friends, across Lake Michigan to Michigan City, Indiana, for the Company's fifth annual employee picnic. The vessel never left the docks as it rolled into the water with over 2,500 passengers and crew on board, of which 800 people perished, including 22 families.

    Twenty two of these stars are record as being awarded by the Coroner, however, J. R. Wilson's name does not appear on the known list of recipients.
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