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    Sinclair Oil Company: 1917 Tour Memento/Souvenir Cast by Gorham. Extremely rare silver model of an oil derrick issued in conjunction with a January 1917 tour conducted by Harry Sinclair for nervous investors, concerned over Sinclair's recent acquisition of two oil companies. It is engraved "In Pleasant Recollection of the Trip Over The Sinclair Properties January, 1917". It measures 4" x 2.5" x 4" and is mounted on a rosewood base. It was produced by Gorham and is hallmarked with the reference number "6865". The tour lasted two weeks and included a chartered train. This exact piece was part of the "Dino Tracks Exhibit" hosted by the Sinclair Oil Company in 2016, a program of which accompanies the lot. The Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation was established in 1916. In September 1919, all of the Sinclair holdings were consolidated together and renamed the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Companies.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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