The auction you are bidding on is for a vintage, 100th Anniversary Commemorative Box, issued by the Schaefer Brewery in 1942. The Box is wood with dual sterling silver medallion laid into the top. Box measures 9" x 2.5" x 4" and has rounded corners. Medallion has a hand holding a glass of beer on the left, with a rendering of the original 1842 brewery and the 1942 brewery, alog with the slogan "Our Hand Has Never Lost Its Skill." Below 1942 date is stamped the word sterling. The right hand circle says "To Commemorate our 100th year. The F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Co. America's Oldest Lager Beer" with hops plants along the top and wheat along the bottom.
The wooden box has a place where a name plate presumably once was. It was likely a desktop cigarette box. The inside top has a large chip missing, but it does not affect the look of the box from the outside. The back left corner has a small separation and there is a nick out of one of the sides (See pics.) The hinge on the box is clean, straight and tight. It moves easily but is not loose, just as it should be.
This is an extremely rare and beautiful piece of breweriana and would make a great addition to your collection!
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