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Antique? Information?

My father found a trophy cup and it has these words engraved on the side of it:

S S Basket Ball League
Miami Chapel Champs

and on the bottom of the trophy cup is engraved:

Poole Silver Co.
Taunton Mass.
Guarenteed 100%

Could this be an antique and could the S S stand for Springfield Storrs and do you know I might can find some information on the Miami Chapel Champs?

Thank You very much

Re: Antique? Information?

Your trophy gives you most of the information you need to evaluate the piece historically. It was made by the Poole Silver Company of Taunton, Massachusetts, probably just prior to the date the that the trophy was won in the early 20's. 1835 dates to when the Company was founded. The internet search engines may be able to help you on the team that won the trophy. I suspect it was a minor team and must admit my ignorance of sports and the time period. Good luck on your search.


Re: Re: Antique? Information?

Thank You Very Much.