Sunday, February 15, 2015

New York Mets Shea Stadium Ashtray on Antiques Roadshow

During a recent Antiques Roadshow episode, a bobble-head collector brought in some N.Y. Mets souvenirs to be appraised. Included with the bobbles was a metal ashtray replica of Shea Stadium from it's 1964 dedication on April 17, 1964. The detailed metal replica of Shea Stadium set atop a solid wooden base with an engraved plaque that is written, "1964 / Dedication Shea Stadium / Presented To / From The Mets." A sticker on the bottom of the base reads, "L.G. Balfour Company" along with the firm's logo. These were not sold in the gift shop, but a very limited number of these commemorative ashtrays were created for VIP's and dignitaries. Check out the other stadium replicas I've written about previously.

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