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Back Lot Number: 33  
     

Lot 33
 
Description: Scarce Hans Wagner "King of the Diamond" baseball decorative cigar box c.1905-10. Large lidded wooden box has "King of the Diamond" engraved onto the top of the lid along with images of various baseball equipment. Interior lid features an ornate photographic label picturing Honus Wagner in Pittsburgh uniform surrounded by floral garniture. Wagner label is also repeated on a side apron. The interior label remains very clean with strong imagery despite a small stain and a few light surface wrinkles. Exterior has some typical age wear incl. a small repair to a 1/2" edge chip and some light surface abrasions to the side panel label. Hinge to the lid has been reinforced. This is the first example of this particular Wagner cigar box style that we have encountered: EX
Sold For: $2,700.00

 
Estimated Price: ($4,000.00-$5,000.00)  
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