January 15, 2020 Collectors' Passion
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/15/2020
Engraved, "Sanford Rich, Ft Wayne" and "L.E. Murphy Oil City, PA" and the third with a monogram. 35"l. Sanford Rich was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1940. He started a small meat business in Ft Wayne, sold it and moved to Chicago where he again opened a butcher shop. In 1878 he returned to Ft. Wayne and built The Rich Hotel and managed the retail store of the Swift Packaging Company. In 1900 he retired and settled in Los Angeles. Rich was part of the successful effort to incorporate Hollywood as a city on November 14, 1903, and was elected to be Hollywood's first mayor. He was reelected by a unanimous vote. Rich presided over approximately 1,000 residents during his term as mayor. Hollywood had only one other mayor before the community was annexed to the city of Los Angeles in 1910.
Three Gold Mounted and Wood Canes
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,216.00
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
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