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27218. [commemorative butter pat] “Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Mass.” c.1900

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27218. [commemorative butter pat] “Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Mass.” c.1900

27218a,b. [commemorative butter pat] Striking bright white butter pat, featuring a close b/w image of “Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Mass.” Prominent Nobska Point was an ideal place for a lighthouse and in 1828 the first lighthouse was built. Butter pat features a large b/w image of the later iron light tower with keeper’s dwelling behind. Today, the charming Victorian dwelling is home to Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Group Woods Hole. Marked “Made in Germany for S. I. Snow, Woods Hole, Mass.” Dish measures 3 ½” in diameter and is enhanced by a decorative gilded rim. This is a wonderful, early commemorative piece and is one of the few Nobska lighthouse pieces that I have found. Clean, bright, a striking piece. (VG+). $78.

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