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1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer
  • 1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer

1942 Sterling Silver Silent Butler to D-Day US Airborne Officer

Price:

£290.00


Product Description

A rare and very nice quality WWII period Sterling Silver Silent Butler Ashtray, with a turned wooden handle.

It is rectangular in shape, with a hinged lid. The inside and underside are stamped with the Sterling (925) Assay marks for the Birmingham Office and has the date stamp for 1941. The maker's mark is that of William Suckling Ltd of Albion Street & Vyse Street, Birmingham. There is an interesting engraved presentation on the front side of the box. It says ' IN GRATEFUL APPRECIATION WILLIAM M. STREMLAU - WARREN S. EARHART - U.S. ARMY 1942.

The condition is extremely good with little wear.

William M. Stremlau (1912 - 2009) was born in Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA. Son of Julius C. Stremlau and Hulda (Mielke) Stremlau. He attended local Meriden schools, The University of Connecticut, and UCONN Law School. He led a very distinguished life. Early in his career, he served in the Connecticut Legislature. Following this, he was elected city court judge in Meriden. It was during this time that World War II broke out, and he was called to active duty. His highly decorated Army Intelligence war service in Europe included an airborne landing as part of the Normandy invasion, as well as time in Japan. He maintained his status in the active reserves for many years, retiring from the Army as a full Colonel.

Warren S. Earhart (1918 - 2008) was born in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest child of Robert & Darlene (Scofield) Earhart. A graduate of Ohio State University School of Law, Class of 1939, he went into the FBI and was stationed in North Carolina and New York City. Later he served in the U.S. Army JAG Corps during World War II and was in the European Theatre of Operations. After his tour of duty, he married Lois (Johnson) Earhart, shortly thereafter, they moved to Ironton, Ohio, where he served as Common Pleas Judge of Lawrence County for 20 years. From his experiences on the bench, he amassed a vast store of funny stories about human nature that he loved to share with others. Judge Earhart continued in public service to the people of Ohio after finishing his time as judge, and he received recognition from the Ohio legislature for his over 50 years of service to the state. Among his many awards, he was proud to have been appointed a Kentucky Colonel.

Size: 9 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm (3 ½ x 6 1/8 x 2 1/8 inches)
Weight: 193 g

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