A Kerry-Edwards 2004 Commemorative Mint Julep Cup

The Embassy Scroll by Lunt Silversmiths was the official silver pattern for U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

A Kerry Edwards 2004 Commemorative Mint Julep Cup in silver by Lunt Silversmiths, 3 3/8 in. tall

Lunt also made commemorative mint julep cups, a form of gift that evolved in Kentuckian horse racing society.

This sterling silver commemorative mint julep cup was made by the Kerry Edwards 2004 campaign for the U.S. Presidency. “Together we made a difference/ With Appreciation/ John Kerry” is engraved on the verso.

If there was a difference made in the 2004 presidential election, it was the failure of a decorated war hero turned opponent to fend off the attacks of a draft dodger turned war criminal in the middle of an historically unpopular and unjust war.

The commemorative mint julep cup belonged to former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and will be sold at the auction of her estate on May 7th, 2024, right after this monogrammed American Silver Covered Vegetable Dish.

John Edwards’ 2008 campaign for president was derailed by the revelation that he had a child with a webvideo documentarian after his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Edwards also seduced Bunny Mellon to give him over seven hundred thousand dollars during his presidential race, but not as a campaign contribution. He used the money to cover up his affair. Lunt Silversmiths, a family business founded in 1902, sold its trademark to Reed & Barton in 2009 and was dissolved in bankruptcy. John Kerry became Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s second term. Albright died in 2022.

7 May 2024, Lot 138: A Kerry-Edwards 2004 Commemorative Mint Julep Cup, est. $300-500 [hindmanauctions]
Previously, related: George Washington’s Lace (and RBG’s silver collar)
Untitled (Love, Henry), 2018 –