50,000.00 Centennial Key

50,000.00 Centennial Key Dallas Texas

Stock #: 130823
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Dallas
State: Texas (TX)
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Postmark: 1937 Jul-31
PM City: Dallas
PM State: Tx
Stamp: 1C
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The world's most gorgeous and expensive key, designed and made by Arthur A. Everts Co., Dallas, Jewelers. - where it is on exhibition - and used by Gov. James V. Alfred to officially open the gates of the Texas centennial Exposition on June 6. 1936. The center diamond, the Queen Maria Luisa vergils nearly 14 carats; there are over 200 other diamonds in the key as well as rubies, emeralds, sapphires, zircons, amethysts, tourmalines, a Texas azure topaz. Texas pearls, 18 carat star sapphire, onyx from Davy Crockett's birthplace, and a $35,000 festoon of Oriental pearls. Applied in four colors of gold are a prairie schooner, stalks of corn, cotton boll, oil derrick, longhorn steer's head, the Alamo, state seal, la sale's ship and general Huston's sword. The six Texas flags are in colors. The key is nine inches long; one pound gold weight. Everts Co., showplace of the South, and one of America's largest and most beautiful jewelry stores, was established 39 years ago and has customers from coast to coast Selection packages are sent anywhere on approval without obligation.