1941-44 Kentucky Derby Glasses (4)
From the earliest years of what is now an ever-expanding hobby, these collectible "glasses" were used to serve the traditional Mint Juleps to customers at the Kentucky Derby. These particular issues were a variety that were created spanning the 1941-44 period - due to the ravages of World War II, these were made of Bakelite and aluminum because of the shortage of glass. Bakelite variations of red, pink, and gray are here, as well as an aluminum sample. The Mint Julep was associated with the Run for the Roses starting in 1938, with glasses that were to become collectibles offered to patrons starting in 1939. There is a small chip on the rim of the red cup, otherwise these are all in NRMT condition, originating from a prominent Lexington, KY, horse farm owner.
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