Lot #174
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Churchill Toby Mug

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Churchill Toby Mug

Estimate: $0+


Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Churchill Toby Mug

President Eisenhower’s personally-owned Royal Doulton ‘Toby mug’ in the form of Winston Churchill, measuring 5.5″ tall with a 2.5″ diameter at the base, depicting the prime minister as he is best remembered, fully outfitted with his overcoat, cane, bow tie, top hat, and cigar clenched between his teeth. The three-dimensional mug is beautifully detailed, and bears Churchill’s name and Royal Doulton maker’s stamp on the bottom. Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from Delores Moaney, the Eisenhower family’s cook and wife of Sgt. John Moaney, who served as President Eisenhower’s valet beginning in 1942. In part: “The small Royal Doulton Churchill Toby mug was owned and displayed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. My husband, Sgt. John Money was the President’s valet from 1942 until his death in 1969. And I was their cook, maid and friend until Mamie Eisenhower died.” Condition is excellent.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Auction
  • Dates: #437 - Ended September 16, 2014