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1940 Kentucky Derby Glass - Rarest of All

1940 Kentucky Derby Glass - Rarest of All

A marketing idea ahead of its time, it's hard to imagine that whoever joined the Mint Julep with the Kentucky Derby could have conceived the industry that would spring from the iconic pairing. Yet, starting in 1938, the syrupy mint-and-bourbon libation would become synonymous with the Run for the Roses, and the souvenir glasses that were offered starting in 1939 would become a hot collectible. But it was the 1940 glass that has become the rarest of all, the Crown Jewel of Julep glasses, and offered here is one of those very examples. Unmistakable in its red-and-blue design, this glass was part of a production run of just 800 - by far the fewest ever manufactured in any one year - immediately creating the scarcity that makes it so prized by collectors today. From a prominent Lexington, KY, horse farm owner, this lot offers a very rare opportunity.&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">G</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; color: #222222;">lass is in Mint condition.</span>

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