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Antique 1923 Solid Sterling SILVER Membership case with documents - Elks lodge BPOE Colorado

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This heavy Sterling silver case was used to hold membership cards for members of the fraternal order the Elks Lodge in the early 1920’s. This silver case still contains two separate membership certificates entitling honorary life membership for 41 years and 44 years of membership respectively. The certificates are both dated, signed by the lodge’s secretary, and stamped with the seal of the Elks. The recipient, John M. James was a respected Pharmacist in Pueblo, Colorado.

Hand engraved into the front of the case is an ornate bull elk, with the symbolical “11th hour” clock from the fellowship. Engraving above the elk reads NO.90. And below the elk it reads “Pueblo Colorado” in beautiful cursive. Ornate text hand engraved onto the backside of the case reads:

“Presented to John M. James
by
Officers No. 90.
1923 – 24.”

The Sterling membership case measures 3” tall by 1 1/8” wide. The lining if the inner case is decorated with brushed swirl patterns etched into the Sterling, ans stamped "STERLING". A built in bale at the top of the case has a segment of silver chain running through it, allowing the case to be turned into a pendant. This rare membership case is still opens and securely closes smoothly, and is beautiful vintage condition. The case has never been cleaned, and the gorgeous patina is all original.


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Antique 1923 Solid Sterling SILVER Membership case with documents - Elks lodge BPOE Colorado

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
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