Coach George Foster must have been quite a guy to deserve this fine gift. It's a Mid-century silver-plated box by the Poole Silver Co.
The box top is decorated with an engraved round bulldog plaque. It's signed by the engraver (looks like G.L. MED) and is also marked ITALY (backwards). We assume the bulldog may have been the team's mascot.
The box measures 6 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches. It's 1 1/2 inches high. Originally intended for use as a cigarette box, this now holds jewelry, trinkets, keys, etc.
The inside lid inscription reads...TO COACH GEORGE FOSTER - WITH SINCERE APPRECIATION AND DEEP AFFECTION FOR A COACH WHOSE ATTITUDE AND PRINCIPLES WERE AN INSPIRATION FOR ALL OF US - FROM YONKERS HIGH SCHOOL (New York).
The box is in very good vintage condition...could be polished to buff out light signs of wear/use. This Poole box became a popular gift for giving and inscribing to V.I.P.s. of all kinds.
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