February 2013 Auction Ends Wednesday, February 6th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 2/6/2013 8:08:00 PM

Lot #2: Silver Plate Issued to Arthur Ashe by a Black Newspaper in Missouri Where He Attended High School -- ''The St. Louis Argus''


Arthur Ashe's silver plate from Missouri newspaper ''The St. Louis Argus.'' Ashe transferred to Sumner High in St. Louis for greater opportunities in tennis. ''The St. Louis Argus'' publication was founded by an African American family in 1912 for a black audience and remains the city's oldest black business. Beautiful silver plate features a gadrooned rim and openwork band, with intricate floriated design surrounding the engraving at the center: ''Arthur Ashe / 1960 / St. Louis Argus''. Measures 12.25'' in diameter and weighs 15 ounces. Rubbing, tarnishing and discoloration, else near fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,200
Minimum Bid:$1,000
Number of Bids:1