Missed Opportunity …


For the true Hawaiian historian, a piece of Hawaiiana slipped passed for only $405.

From the auction listing:

“Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society silver cup awarded to L.L. Torbert for the most productive acre of sugar cane, August 1851.  His name is not engraved on the cup, but the cup was out of his estate.  The engraving on the cup reads: Awarded/By The/ Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society / August MDCCCLI.  The cup is in nice condition, with slight wear from age, showing natural patina. The cup measures 4 3/4 inches in height and is approx. 3½ inches across the top.”

Turn to page 14 of Medcalf & Russell. Linton Torbert is listed.