Kelly: Loving cup honoring battleship USS Nebraska surfaces after 91 years

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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:00 am

A sterling silver loving cup stolen 91 years ago has made its way back to Nebraska. It “went missing,” as the modern expression goes, in 1922, and showed up last year in a New York City antique store. Nearly a century later, a mystery about the cup remains — where the heck it went. But at least we now know where it goes — reunited at the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln with a serving set that the Nebraska State Historical Society said in a 1956 World-Herald article was “one of Nebraska's most ornate treasures.”

“I can't say exactly when the cup got stolen,” said Larry Ruth, president of the Nebraskaland Foundation. “It's kind of remarkable that we now got it delivered to us. We'll make it a significant part of the Statehood Day dinner.”

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