Lot #173
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Four-Star Glass

Etched with General Eisenhower’s four stars
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Description

Etched with General Eisenhower’s four stars

President Eisenhower’s personally-owned drinking glass, measuring 4.5″ tall and 2.5″ in diameter, elegantly etched on the side with four stars (Ike’s rank for a period of 17 months during the war) and the general’s initials, “DDE.” The glass is quite appealing and elegant in appearance, with a tiny chip to the rim (chipped piece is included with the glass). Includes a letter of provenance on a White House card from Delores Moaney, wife of Sgt. John Moaney, who served as President Eisenhower’s valet beginning in 1942. In part: “The handsome ‘four star’ glass monogrammed ‘DDE’ was owned by President Eisenhower. The President gave this glass to my husband, Sgt. John Moaney, Ike’s valet. They traveled together from 1942–1969.” Eisenhower was promoted to the rank of four-star general on February 11, 1943, before being elevated to five stars on December 20, 1944. It was during this period that General Eisenhower made his greatest military accomplishments, including the Allied invasion of Sicily and the D-Day assault on the beaches of Normandy. An exceptional piece with direct relation to Dwight D. Eisenhower’s finest hours as a military hero, owned by the general-turned-president himself.

Auction Info

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