Henry D PerkeyNEW!
My wife’s family are descendants of Henry D. Perky. They have always referred to him as “Uncle Henry” and growing up, they loved seeing his picture on the Nabisco Shredded wheat cereal box. The family is in possession of H.D. Perky’s gold cane from the St. Joseph MO worlds fair from 1893. This cane was presented to Henry Perky for his work on establishing the fair in 1889. We are not sure who presented this cane. We do know that there was a fire, less than two weeks later, that destroyed a building on the fair grounds. The cane is a black wood cane with a 3 – 4 oz gold head. An inscription on the cane’s head is: H. D. PERKY PRESIDENT New Era Exposition St. Joseph MO Sept 3, ‘89 Looking for history and value.
Published on January 31 2018 at 23:45 by Warren Woodcox
Hello, I recently acquired a statue of a man on a marble base. He measures about 6 inches (about 7 on the marble base). He is heavy (maybe brass?...17 ounces); he is wearing a cap and has a shawl over his left shoulder. It make me think he might be a religious figure. His posture tilts to the back. Lastly, there is a screw mounting him to the base. I would appreciate any help as to what the figure is as well as what it might be worth. Thank you acb
Published on September 06 2017 at 0:34 by Adam Brown