Lot #352
USS Constitution 1927 Restoration Bookends

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Appealing pair of foundry cast bronze bookends made from metal reclaimed during the 1927 restoration of the USS Constitution. Each bookend measures 5.75 x 6.5 and features a ship's wheel on a lead-weighted base, which reads: "This material was taken from US Frigate Constitution 1927." In overall fine condition. The metal rigging items for the USS Constitution were originally supplied by Paul Revere’s shop, making these metal relics highly desirable. When the ship was restored in 1927, official souvenir items including bookends, ashtrays, and pin trays were created from the salvaged material. The souvenirs were sold to the public to assist with funding of the restoration.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021