A very nice metal ashtray with a picture in relief of the USS Edisto. Measures 5" x 4". The USS EDISTO was commission in 1947 as AG89 and re-classified in March 1949 as Icebreaker AGB 2. In October 1965 she was moved to the US Coastguard. Sold to the breakers in 1977. This ashtray carries the AGB 2 insignia so dates to the period 1949 -1965...no doubt given away as a souvenir here in New Zealand when the Edisto was on Antarctic duties.
Item ID: 3154
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Specialists in Pacific Islands Items, Victoriana, And a Fascinating Range of General Collectibles
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