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Back Items For The Auction of May 14, 2011  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 301 Lot of (20) Willie Mosconi promotional photographs c.1970. 4"x5.5" Promotional photo card as used by Mosconi in obliging requests. Minor yellowing throughout, slight wear to several pieces. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range EX-NM (Avg. EX/MT) ($200-$400) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 302 Large lot of (500+) Willie Mosconi Brunswick Advisory Staff postcards c.1960s. 3.5"x5.5" Postcard sized promotional images used by Mosconi in obliging requests and promoting Brunswick. Mostly minor scattered wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-NM ($500-$750) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 303 1988 Willie Mosconi signed promotional contract. Lengthy (7) page agreement in which Mosconi consents to becoming a spokesman for Port St. Lucie, Florida resort, Savanna Club. Signed on the last page, "Willie Mosconi" in blue ink rating 9 out of 10 and dated October 25, 1988. Light wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 304 Lot of (15) Willie Mosconi "World Pocket Billiard Champion" exhibition advertising posters c.1947. 18.5"x24" Poster announcing an appearance with Brunswick endorsement along the lower edge. "Date" and "Time" spaces left blank and the broadsides would be used as he traveled from city to city. All had been stored folded and bear a horizontal and vertical crease; they were later rolled. Varying degrees of edge wear including mostly minute nicks, tears, and corner creasing. Several show more intrusive wear however it generally does not encroach more than (1) inch from the edge. A few bear red paint catchphrase notations which were added in the period. Most all would display at a greater level than technical condition assessment if framed. These represent one of the most visually appealing period display pieces of the genre and despite the quantity in this sale, they should be regarded as scarce and seldom offered. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall range VG-EX with note to condition description ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 305 1977 Willie Mosconi signed AFTRA contract. Standard (2) page fold over Network Television agreement dated June 21, 1977 and signed "William J. Mosconi" in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Mosconi was to play various roles for NBC. Typical fold lines and light wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 306 Lot of (10) Willie Mosconi "World Pocket Billiard Champion" exhibition advertising posters c.1947. 18.5"x24" Poster announcing an appearance with Brunswick endorsement along the lower edge. "Date" and "Time" spaces left blank and the broadsides would be used as he traveled from city to city. All had been stored folded and bear a horizontal and vertical crease; they were later rolled. Varying degrees of edge wear including mostly minute nicks, tears, and corner creasing. Several show more intrusive wear however generally it does not encroach more than (1) inch from the edge. Most bear red paint catchphrase notations which were added in the period. Most all would display at a greater level than technical condition assessment if framed. These represent one of the most visually appealing period display pieces of the genre and despite the quantity in this sale should be regarded as scarce and seldom offered. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall range VG-EX with note to condition description ($1,000-$2,000) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 307 Willie Mosconi caricature artwork by Bob Dunn c.1980s. Colorful original marker on paper sketch by noted cartoonist Bob Dunn showing Willie chalking up his cue. Captioned along the top "Lambs Hustle Willie", the piece was presumably created for an event at which he was the honored guest. Those in attendance have signed throughout. Measures 24"x30" overall, framed. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($250-$500) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 308 Lot of approximately (125) unused cue tips and promotional postcards from the collection of Willie Mosconi. Reserve stash of tips not used but previously owned by Mosconi along with similar number of promotional postcards (2 different poses). "Break" value could be substantial with "From the collection of" marketing opportunity. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 309 Willie Mosconi's personal ferrule and ivory cue ball. Slightly yellowed cue ball displaying usage wear in the form of surface crazing and a series of colored lines throughout. Includes used ferrule, 8"x10" promotional photograph, and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 310 Lot of (10) Willie Mosconi "World Pocket Billiard Champion" exhibition advertising posters c.1947. 18.5"x24" Poster announcing an appearance with Brunswick endorsement along the lower edge. "Date" and "Time" spaces left blank and the broadsides would be used as he traveled from city to city. All had been stored folded and bear a horizontal and vertical crease; they were later rolled. Varying degrees of edge wear including mostly minute nicks, tears, and corner creasing. Most all would display at a greater level than technical condition assessment if framed. These represent one of the most visually appealing period display pieces of the genre and despite the quantity in this sale should be regarded as scarce and seldom offered. This lot represents the strongest condition examples. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall range VG/EX-EX/MT with note to condition description ($1,000-$2,000) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 311 Willie Mosconi used ferrule, cue tips, and chalk square (6 pieces). Includes clear plastic ferrule retaining used tip, (4) used tips, and used chalk square. Includes 8"x10" promotional photograph and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($150-$300) $65.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 312 1989 Willie Mosconi autographed representation contract. Lengthy (8) page agreement dated February 28, 1989 between Mosconi and those who would represent his interests. Signed on final page, "William J. Mosconi" in black ink rating 9 out of 10. Light wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 313 Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats endorsed products. Includes (3) unopened packages of "Willie Mosconi Tournament Quality French Style Cue Tips" (light edge and front plastic bubble wear), (5) unused squares of Mosconi endorsed chalk, unopened package of "Minnesota Fats Cue Tip Chalk, and unopened "Minnesota Fats Table Repair Kit" (creased upper cardboard portion - additional edge wear/wrinkling). Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range GD/VG-EX/MT ($100-$200) $110.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 314 Lot of (10) Willie Mosconi "World Pocket Billiard Champion" exhibition advertising posters c.1947. 18.5"x24" Poster announcing an appearance with Brunswick endorsement along the lower edge. "Date" and "Time" spaces left blank and the broadsides would be used as he traveled from city to city. All had been stored folded and bear a horizontal and vertical crease; they were later rolled. Varying degrees of edge wear including mostly minute nicks, tears, and corner creasing. Several show more intrusive wear however it generally does not encroach more than (1) inch from the edge. Most bear red paint catchphrase notations which were added in the period. Most all would display at a greater level than technical condition assessment if framed. These represent one of the most visually appealing period display pieces of the genre and despite the quantity in this sale should be regarded as scarce and seldom offered. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall range VG-EX with note to condition description ($1,000-$2,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 315 1992 Willie Mosconi signed letter related to "Willie's Game." One page typed letter dated September 10, 1992 with reference to film rights for the book. Signed at the close, "Willie Mosconi" in black ink rating 9 out of 10. Typical fold lines and very light general wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 316 Assorted billiards/pool accessories from the collection of Willie Mosconi. Variety of material owned and in some cases used includes "Rapid Cue Top Sander" in original box (lightly used), Que Products plastic shaper/scuffer (appears unused), unopened package of (3) ferrules & (5) tips, small container of glue, package of (15) unused cue tips, (3) plastic finger devices designed to center the cue, numerous pieces of sandpaper, and approximately (30) promotional picture postcards. Varying degrees of mostly minor wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-NM ($200-$400) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 317 Willie Mosconi used ferrules (2) and cue tip with related material. Includes pair of ferrules retaining used tips (1 rubberized), well worn tip, small plastic tip sander, tip scuffer in fold over leather holder, numerous pieces of sand paper, and pink felt cloth presumably used to polish cues. Includes 8"x10" promotional photograph and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 318 Willie Mosconi's ivory Billiards cue ball. Slightly yellowed ivory cue ball appears well used with strike marks about the surface. Housed within Brunswick box. Includes 8"x10" promotional photograph and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($300-$500) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 319 Lot of approximately (125) unused cue tips and promotional postcards from the collection of Willie Mosconi. Reserve stash of tips not used but previously owned by Mosconi along with similar number of promotional postcards (2 different poses). Includes pair of c.1950s "Champion" manufacturing boxes. "Break" value could be substantial with "From the collection of" marketing opportunity. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT-NM ($200-$400) $80.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 320 Assorted billiards/pool accessories from the collection of Willie Mosconi. Variety of material to include (5) unused cue tips in original mailing envelope addressed to Mosconi (postmarked 1961), unused "Poynter's Cue Tip Shaper" in original mailer addressed to Mosconi (correspondence inside dated 1969), (40) unused cue tips in original c.1950s "Champion" box, additional unopened box by Champion notated on bottom as containing (50) cue tips, (3) unused chalk squares, and approximately (50) promotional postcards. Includes 8"x10" promotional photograph and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-NM ($200-$400) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 321 Willie Mosconi's personal golf bag and related material. Leather golf bag lettered "Willie Mosconi" across the front retains (2) plastic identification tags bearing his name (partial loss to name on one) including 1976 Jackie Gleason Pro-Am. Well used and has soiling to surface throughout with some over printed name. Related material includes golf ball, several unused tees, club cover, Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic participants ID and (4) photographs. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Bag VG/EX, Balance EX-EX/MT ($250-$500) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 322 Willie Mosconi's set of British Style (blackball) pool balls. Complete set of (15) balls (7 red, 7 yellow, and 8 ball) and additional cue ball housed within handled faux-leather case. Marked "Albany Hyatt Billiard Ball Co." on inside lid. Light exterior case wear, little to no use evident on contents. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Balls EX/MT-NM, Case EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 323 Willie Mosconi handwritten trick shot show list with personal ivory cue ball. 8.5"x11" Fax paper sheet with travel itinerary printed on front has (2) different trick shot lists written on the back. Well traveled with deep fold lines and wear/creasing throughout. Includes one of his personal ivory Billiards cue balls which is slightly yellow from age. Includes used chalk square to complete display and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 324 Willie Mosconi's set of modern-style pool balls. Complete set of (15) balls (7 striped, 8 solid) and additional cue ball housed within what is presumably their original box. Consistent age toning and usage wear throughout inclusive of surface indentations/strike marks. Box marked, "Standard, Made in Belgium" on lid (age spotting on box, cardboard separated at seams at right side). Level of wear suggests that these were a favored set. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) $400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 325 Willie Mosconi's near set of classic-style pool balls. Near complete set of (14) balls (7 striped, 7 solid) missing the number 7. Consistent age toning and light usage wear throughout. Includes additional brown solid color ball (no number) as was stored by the family. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 326 Willie Mosconi's set of modern-style pool balls. Complete set of (15) balls (7 striped, 8 solid) and additional cue ball housed within what is presumably their original box. Consistent age toning throughout with little to no usage wear evident. Box marked, "Vitalite Snooker & Pool Balls" on lid with size "2 1/4" on side. Tape (both from the period and recent) on top and bottom of box, top has (1) seam split. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Box EX, Balls EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 327 Willie Mosconi's set of snooker balls. Complete set of (21) balls (15 red, 6 colored/numbered scoring) and additional cue ball housed within what is presumably their original box. Consistent age toning to white portions throughout with little to no usage wear evident. Box retains, "Hyatt Vitalite Snooker Balls, Albany Billiard Ball Co." manufacturing label on end. Split at back corner seam. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Box EX, Balls EX/MT-NM ($500-$1,000) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 328 Large assortment of balls from the Mosconi collection (49) pieces. Variety of pieces which are either unidentified, constitute partial sets, or are one-offs. Includes (14) red snooker balls, (18) white balls with numbers on side (many have clear tape over number), (10) white balls which have adhered tape likely covering a printed on number, (3) orange balls, (1) red ball (likely carom), (2) number "9" balls, and one white ball with small circular blue dot (presumably a cue ball). Consistent age toning throughout with varying degrees of usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range VG-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 329 Willie Mosconi's set of classic-style pool balls. Complete set of (15) balls (7 striped, 8 solid) and additional cue ball. Consistent age toning and usage wear throughout inclusive of surface identations/strike marks. Level of wear suggests that these were a favored set. Balls come housed in milky-white plastic tray marked, "Pearce Simpson Tru Line" however it is unclear if it is original to the set. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) $393.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 330 Willie Mosconi's ivory Billiards cue ball. Slightly yellowed ivory cue ball appears to have been a favorite of Mosconi. Well used with strike and chalk transfer marks about the surface. Housed within bottom portion of Brunswick box (top is missing). Includes 8"x10" promotional photograph and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($300-$500) $150.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 331 Lot of (9) Willie Mosconi "Pocket Billiard Champion" exhibition advertising posters c.1947-1957. 17"x21.75" to 18.5"x24" Posters, each announcing an appearance with Brunswick endorsement along the lower edge. "Date" and "Time" spaces left blank and the broadsides would be used as he traveled from city to city. All had been stored folded and bear a horizontal and vertical crease; they were later rolled. Varying degrees of wear throughout including nicks, tears, and corner creasing. Most all would display at a greater level than technical condition assessment if framed. There are (3) different variations represented including (2) c.1947, (3) c.1957, and (2) with no date printed on which are presumed c.1950s. These represent some of the most visually appealing period display pieces of the genre and despite the quantity in this sale should be regarded as scarce and seldom offered. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range VG/EX-EX/MT (1 lesser) ($750-$1,250) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 332 Willie Mosconi's personal "Lou Butera" pool cue tip tapper. Gold colored metal tip tapper engraved "Willie Mosconi" on non-abrasive side. Very lightly used and housed with leather case. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 333 Willie Mosconi autographed limited edition art print with original artwork. 21.25"x26.25" Print on art quality paper has been signed within the lower border, "Willie Mosconi." Also signed by the artist, Harrington, and numbered "P/P" (denoting Printer's Proof). Pencil signatures rate 9 out of 10. Light wear largely confined to edges can be matted out when framed. Minor age toning/spotting. Included is the original 8.5"x11" artwork on which the print was based. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 334 Large lot of (1,000+) Willie Mosconi Brunswick Advisory Staff promotional photos c.1960s. 8"x10" Black and white image used by Mosconi in obliging requests and promoting Brunswick. Light age toning and mostly minute wear throughout with the bulk remaining in their original brown paper wrapper (2 bundles). Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-NM ($200-$400) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 335 Willie Mosconi's personal monogrammed chalk holder. Clear plastic holder with affixed "W M" initials in stylized gold font. Retains large portion of interior chalk (advanced by twisting head) and exhibits light general use. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 336 Willie Mosconi's personal pool/billiards accessories (3 pieces). Includes wooden ball rack, wooden handled horse-hair brush, and plastic chalk holder (retains lightly used chalk). General expected use and wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 337 Assortment of Willie Mosconi's cue chalk (20 pieces). Assorted brands of chalk squares as owned and used by Mosconi. Range from like new to well worn. Includes 8"x10" promotional photo and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG-EX/MT ($200-$400) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 338 Willie Mosconi endorsed National Tournament brand cue chalk (complete box). Lidded plastic box with gold lettered company name on front has affixed "Willie Mosconi Ebonite Billiards" decal. Contains (12) unused chalk squares, each bearing similar applied "Willie Mosconi" name label on side. Unused and shows light handling/storage wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT-NM ($100-$200) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 339 1980 Willie Mosconi signed agreement with CBS Sports. Lengthy (12) page agreement for broadcast coverage of several televised events. Signed on page (11) in blue ink rating 9 out of 10. Not fully executed as many blank information and signature spaces have been filled in. Light wear and age toning throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 340 Assortment of Willie Mosconi's personal pool/billiard material (4 pieces and photo) with ivory cue ball. Includes (3) different cue chalks - "Willie Mosconi Ebonite Billiards" National Tournament Chalk Co.; signature model endorsed "professional quality" chalk; and Brunswick Billiards chalk. Also includes ivory Brunswick Billiard cue ball in box (appears unused with slight yellowing) and 8"x10" advisory staff photograph. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $225.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 341 Willie Mosconi's Brunswick cue repair kit. Original boxed kit containing variety of materials which likely include a portion which are original to the kit and additional items added in by Mosconi himself. Box exhibits corner and edge wear and has surface discoloration (rust color) throughout. With consideration to Mosconi's place in the history of both the sport and popular culture, the offered lot can be considered highly significant. Literally, these are the tools with which he readied the "tools of his trade." Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX ($500-$1,000) $120.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 342 Lot of (50) early Willie Mosconi premium/promotional images c.1950s. 6"x9" Paper stock with printed on black and white image, caption, and "Billiard Association of America" designation. (2) Different varieties. Age toning throughout with varying degrees of soiling and mostly minor wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range VG-EX/MT ($150-$300) $25.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 343 Willie Mosconi endorsed National Tournament brand cue chalk (complete box). Lidded plastic box with gold lettered company name on front has affixed "Willie Mosconi Ebonite Billiards" decal. Contains (12) unused chalk squares, each bearing similar applied "Willie Mosconi" name label on side. Box show light wear with scattered cracking/chipping. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Box VG/EX, Chalk EX/MT-NM ($100-$200) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 344 "Willie's Game" autographed book by Willie Mosconi. Hardcover book signed on the title page, "Willie Mosconi" in black ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10. Light wear to upper edge of dust jacket. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT-NM ($100-$200) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 345 Willie Mosconi "Trick Shot Show" list with personal ivory cue ball. 8.5"x11" White paper sheet with typed listing of (18) shots that comprised a Mosconi trick shot show. Appears to have been well traveled with deep fold lines that would compact it to wallet size and handwritten check mark notations. Includes one of his personal ivory Billiards cue balls housed within Brunswick box. Ball has is slightly yellow from age and appears to have picked up a good amount of blue chalk residue and strike marks as a result of use. Includes used chalk square to complete display and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: List VG/EX, Ball EX ($500-$1,000) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 346 Willie Mosconi "Trick Shot Show" list with personal ivory cue ball. 8.5"x11" White paper sheet with typed listing of (18) shots that comprised a Mosconi trick shot show. Appears to have been well used with deep fold lines. Includes one of his personal ivory Billiards cue balls housed within Brunswick box. Ball is slightly yellow from age and appears to have been used. Includes used chalk square to complete display and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall EX ($500-$1,000) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 347 Lot of (3) framed displays as hung in the Mosconi home. Includes 8.75"x10.75" (framed) sepia tone photograph of the 1941 World Pocket Billiard Championship scoreboard, 11.5"x13.5" black and white photograph of Mosconi (small area of damage to photo), 9.5"x24.75" (framed) print of Bill Coyne illustration artwork (appears to have suffered water damage while in frame to upper third). Varying degrees of wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall VG-EX ($250-$500) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 348 Lot of (17) vintage photographs from the Mosconi collection c.1940s-60s. Series of 8"x10" sepia tone photographs generally dating to the 1940s and 1950s covering a variety of subjects. Good number of them depict Mosconi himself (including a stunning portrait) as well as Irving Crane, Jack Dempsey, Willie Hoppe, and others. Several lettered in photographer's mask on front and (3) have had the masking colored over. Moderate age toning and wear throughout. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX/MT ($200-$400) $375.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 349 "Willie's Game" agreement and contract amendment both signed by Willie Mosconi. Agreement between Mosconi and author Stan Cohen detailing the working arrangement for his book "Willie's Story." Signed by both Cohen and Mosconi with Willie signing on the final page and on the first page agreeing to a change in terms. Additional (1) page amendment has been signed in similar fashion. Ink signatures rate 9 out of 10. Includes related correspondence (none signed) with several pieces related to a video cassette which was to have come from the project and a copy of the book. Light wear throughout. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 350 Assortment of Willie Mosconi's personal cue chalk. (9) Total pieces representing a variety of manufacturers or manufacturer packaging/model variations. Typical wear throughout, several have been used. Housed within "Imperial Billiard Chalk" box. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 351 Willie Mosconi's personal pool/billiards accessories (3 pieces). Includes wooden ball rack, wooden handled brush, and plastic chalk holder (retains lightly used chalk). Very light usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($250-$500) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 352 Willie Mosconi's favored cue - a magnificent George Balabushka original. An exquisite original produced by the Russian master expressly for Willie Mosconi. Burton Spain forearm with four Ebony colored points and five colored veneers, each having notched diamond mother-of-pearl inlays with four dots above. Ebony butt sleeve with pair of gold colored rings has three rows of mother-of -pearl inlayed dots with four notched diamonds interspersed. Green and white Irish linen wrapped handle with black and white striped series of rings above caped by silver color metal ring on either side. Stainless steel joint with black collar and silver colored ring. Includes a total of (8) shafts made specifically for this cue. As presented to us by the family, it is believed that approximately three were made by Balabushka himself, (3) by Joss, and (2) by Mike Fusco. Noted by the family as one of Mosconi's favored cues, it shows expected usage wear with scattered light scuffing to the wrap, a few very small nicks/scratches, and blue chalk residue. He is pictured using it at many times throughout his career and several of the images will be included. Housed within a pair of box-style carrying cases (1 marked "Palmer De Luxe"). Incredibly significant cue which may well be the most significant offering of its type at public auction presenting a specifically unique opportunity to the collecting public. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($50,000-$100,000) $80,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 353 Willie Mosconi's personal Brunswick pool table c.1960s. It is well documented that great athletes in all manner of sports tend to perform well no matter where the location, field, court, or arena. It is also equally clear that many of the great athletes enjoyed a favorite place to play to better their individual game. It may be the familiarity of a certain batting cage or the type of turf on a given football field. No matter what the reasoning they tend to always come back to that one special place especially when an element of their game may need improvement or fine tuning. That is the essence of a great athlete in that they always want to be better. In that fashion, we are proud to present the personal Brunswick pool table of Willie Mosconi. The table was used for years by Mosconi within his home and remains in very fine original condition. Brunswick model retains its original logo marquis on the end panel and one bumper surface with playing surface exhibiting evident use. Condition and originality is exemplary with evident care having been taken throughout the years as deserving of such given its preference of use by Mosconi. Very fine vintage table which would provide the most advanced billiards student an incredible and unique opportunity to play and practice on the table used by the game+s greatest legend. (**PLEASE NOTE: Shipping and delivery of the table could be costly. It will be on display at the live auction in Chicago and may be picked up at that location, in Philadelphia, or arranged to be shipped from either location. Please call BEFORE bidding for specific delivery questions as any related costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder.): EX ($10,000-$15,000) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 354 Willie Mosconi's personal Brunswick pool table c.1960s. Vintage Brunswick pool table which was Mosconi's secondary practice table. Brunswick model retains its original logo marquis on the end panel and one bumper surface with playing surface exhibiting evident use. The table appears to be in fine general condition but it should be noted that at the time of this catalogue printing has not been inspected fully assembled. The table will be assembled at the live auction in Chicago and at that time photos will be posted online. Pictured in the catalogue is the emblem from the one end panel of the table. Please call for more details: (**PLEASE NOTE: Shipping and delivery of the table could be costly. It will be on display at the live auction in Chicago and may be picked up at that location, in Philadelphia, or arranged to be shipped from either location. Please call BEFORE bidding for specific delivery questions as any related costs are the responsibility of the winning bidder.) ($3,000-$5,000) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 355 Willie Mosconi's pool table light. Decorative hanging glass fixture as used within the Mosconi household. Measures approximately 43"x22". Professionally removed, it is presumed to be in working order. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 356 Willie Mosconi signed 1985 Trump Casino "Ambassador At Large" agreement. (4) Page document notated "Willie's Copy" at upper right corner has been signed on the final page, "Willie Mosconi" in black ink rating 9 out of 10. Moderate age toning and light wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Document EX-EX/MT, Sig. NM ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 357 1966 Willie Mosconi "A Champ is a Champ" presentation plaque. 10"x14" Wooden backing with affixed metal placard engraved, "To Willie Mosconi, A Champ is a Champ+Is a Champ+Is a Champ+April 1966." Also engraved are the names of those who gave him the award including Fred Astaire and Don Adams. Very minor wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($200-$400) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 358 Willie Mosconi signed Harrah's "Good Will Ambassador" contract extension. Single page agreement in the form of Harrah's Purchase Order with particulars typed in extending his pre-existing agreement for another (12) months. Signed in blue, "Willie Mosconi" rating 9 out of 10. Typical fold lines and light wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Document EX-EX/MT, Sig. EX/MT-NM ($150-$300) $100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 359 February 26, 1990 Willie Mosconi New York Sports Museum & Hall of Fame Induction Proclamation. Ornately styled heavy paper stock 12"x16" naming Mosconi a member "In recognition of excellence in performance." Very light crease at upper edge and paper loss around edges on back; would display at NM level when framed. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($100-$300) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 360 Willie Mosconi autographed limited edition art print. 21.25"x26.25" Print on art quality paper has been signed within the lower border, "Willie Mosconi." Also signed by the artist, Harrington, and numbered "P/P" (denoting Printer's Proof). Pencil signatures rate 9 out of 10. Light wear largely confined to edges can be matted out when framed. Minor age toning/spotting including one more prominent area within the left border. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($200-$400) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 361 1964 Willie Mosconi signed publication contract. (2) Page legal sized fold-over contract dated October 12, 1964 for publication of "How To Play Pocket Billiards." Signed in ink, "William J. Mosconi" rating 9 out of 10 and countersigned by author Harry Grove. Light age toning and typical fold lines. Includes LOA from JSA and letter or provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 362 Willie Mosconi's personal "National Tournament Chalk" in original boxes. Total of (10) pieces of unused chalk housed within a pair of original manufacturer's boxes (6 pieces in one, 4 in another). Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($100-$200) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 363 Assortment of Willie Mosconi's personal pool/billiards accessories. Includes (20) unused cue tips in original package, (4) used ferrules with tips attached, (4) chalk cubes, and plastic chalk holder. Usage wear throughout with exception of tips. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $45.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 364 1964 Willie Mosconi signed publication contract. (2) Page legal sized fold-over contract dated Oct. 1964 (day crossed out) for rights to continue publication of "Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards." Signed in ink, "William J. Mosconi" rating 9 out of 10 (not executed by other parties). Light age toning and typical fold lines. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($150-$300) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 365 1983 Willie Mosconi PAL of Philadelphia jacket. Snap front jacket with "Phila. Police Athletic League PAL" patch front has "Willie Mosconi 1983" embroidered on opposite side. Includes original letter dated March 9th of that year on PAL stationery offering thanks for attending their annual tournament and offering the jacket as a keepsake. Size medium with "Maple" manufacturer's tag in collar. Light wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($300-$500) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 366 1960 Willie Mosconi trophy defeating Irving Crane. Figural trophy stands 17.5" tall with handling cup supporting player with cue atop a square wooden base. Engraved metal placard at front reads, "Comd'r Wm.S.Stuhr Award At Julian's, Willie Mosconi defeated Irving Crane 750-462, New York Dec. 15, 1960." Although not a household name like Mosconi, Crane is considered one of the all-time greats and was a long time rival. The offered trophy was surely a piece which inspired much pride while displayed in the Mosconi home. Very light general wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($500-$750) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 367 1964 Willie Mosconi signed publication contract with related book. (2) Page legal sized fold-over contract dated Oct. 1964 (day crossed out) for rights to continue publication of "Willie Mosconi on Pocket Billiards." Signed in ink, "William J. Mosconi" rating 9 out of 10 (not executed by other parties). Light age toning and typical fold lines. Includes 1969 edition of the book, LOA from JSA, and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Overall EX/MT ($150-$300) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 368 1955 Willie Mosconi Pocket Billiards Champions presentation pen holder. Square marble base with affixed engraved placard reading, "Willie Mosconi, World's Pocket Billiard Champ, 1955." Set within is an upright pen holder retaining original fountain pen. Unused but exhibits light scattered wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($250-$500) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 369 Willie Mosconi original portrait painting by Kenneth Hari c.1965. Striking large format artwork represents Mosconi's personal portrait as hung within the family home. Interestingly, an identification label on the back reads, "Commissioned by S.Mizerak" with handwritten year "1965" below. Mizerak is an extremely important name within the history of organized billiards having several generations of family members noted within the field. Oil on canvas portrait was executed by noted artist Kenneth Hari whose work is displayed in The Vatican, MOMA Spain, the National Portrait Gallery of London, and countless private collections. Framed in the period to 27.25"x31.25" overall with engraved metal identification placard affixed within lower border. Typical age toning and light scattered wear. Fine display piece linking two of the greatest names of all-time. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $2,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 370 Willie Mosconi autographed check. August 24, 1956 check made payable to "Louis Mosconi." Filled out entirely in his hand and signed in fountain pen rating 9 out of 10. Has typical bank cancellation stamp and light vertical center fold. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($100-$200) $50.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 371 Willie Mosconi autographed photograph c.1940s. Period 8"x10" sepia tone photograph has been signed on the front, "Best Wishes Always, To my cousins Will + Lou Mosconi, From Willie Mosconi." Black fountain pen signature rates 9 out of 10. Photo exhibits a hint of age toning and light edge wear. Striking display value with outstanding contrast and clarity. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($200-$400) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 372 Lot of (5) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1956 and 1959, all made payable to "St. Joseph's College High School. All signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear. All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 373 Lot of (10) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1955 and 1960, all made payable to "St. Joseph's College High School." All signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and all but (1) are filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear. All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes (3 signatures affected by cancellation). Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 374 Lot of (10) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1956 and 1966 and signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear. All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes (4 signatures affected by cancellation - 1 of which only very slightly so). Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 375 Lot of (5) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1958 and 1966 and signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear. All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes (2 signatures affected by cancellation). Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 376 Lot of (5) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1958 and 1966 and signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear. All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes (2 signatures affected by cancellation). Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($500-$1,000) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 377 Willie Mosconi's "It's George" pool cue carrying case. Leather case with locking lid (key not included) marked "It's George" on end. Little to no use. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($200-$400) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 378 Lot of (8) Willie Mosconi autographed checks. Dated between 1955 and 1965 and signed in ink rating 8 to 9 out of 10 and filled out entirely in his hand. Mostly minor scattered wear (1 with small tear at upper corner). All bear typical bank cancellation stamp and/or punch holes. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($1,000-$2,000) $200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 379 Willie Mosconi's personalized Helmstetter cue. Forearm has Adam Cues logo with "Made Especially For Willie Mosconi by Helmstetter" lettered on. (4) Points with four colored veneers, each having flower shaped mother-of-pearl inlays alternating with (3) dots. Butt sleeve has (3) rows of mother-of -pearl inlayed dots with several pairs of similar flowers interspersed. Leather wrapped handle. Butt cap has old english style "Willie Mosconi" lettered on with Adam Cues logo on either side and paraph below. Measures 57.5" long. Exhibits moderate usage wear. Housed within faux leather carrying case which has metal placard affixed to the end reading "Willie Mosconi, June 27, 1981" (interior dividers not present). Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($2,000-$3,000) $19,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 380 Willie Mosconi personally owned cue. (4) Piece modular cue with joints between the butt sleeve, handle, forearm, and shaft. Appears to be primarily made of (2) different types of wood with several accent rings situated throughout. "Crystal Leisure" resellers label affixed along with (2) additional labels (presumably model indicators) which have worn off. Light surface wear and scattered incidental scratching. Appears to have little actual use. Measures 57" long with no tip attached. Housed within box-style carrying case. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($400-$600) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 381 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 58" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Marked "Valley Supreme" and "18" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 382 Willie Mosconi personally owned and used cue. Finely styled cue with butterfly like arches (resembles several), models made by Brunswick) extending to near end of forearm. Well used with surface wear and blue chalk staining throughout. Likely a favorite of Mosconi based upon appearances. Partially worn off "OZ 21" decal." Measures 51" long. Housed within soft faux leather fur lined case. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($400-$600) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 383 Willie Mosconi personally owned and used cue. Forearm features (4) mother-of-pearl diamond shaped inlays with black accents. Matching diamonds appear on the butt sleeve set within small rectangular windows which have (4) layers on each side. Grip is unwrapped and features a repeating design of alternating light and dark wood arrows. (4) Mother-of-pearl rings situated between sections. It appears that the shaft and butt collars were at one time affixed to each other and the cue separates just below the shaft collar with metal male end screwing directly into wood. Exhibits usage wear and surface scuffing throughout. (1) Small piece of black inlay on the sleeve is missing. Measures 57.25" long. Housed within box-style carrying case marked "Excelsior" on latches. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($500-$1,000) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 384 Willie Mosconi's oldest carrying case attributed to maker A.E. Schmidt. Vintage tooled leather cue case is very well used and offers fine exterior display qualities. (1) Exterior leather strap is missing and the handle had been broken but "fixed" with wire. Includes "Willie Mosconi" lettered identifier found within and a pair of used ferrules. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Case VG-VG/EX, Ferrules EX (Note: There are no shafts included with the case) ($500-$1,000) $2,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 385 Lot of (4) Willie Mosconi personally owned shafts attributed to important maker Herman Rambow. Series of shafts attributed by the Mosconi family as having been made by Herman Rambow. Rambow began working for Brunswick at age fourteen and over the following (30+) years he worked both with the company and on his own innovating within the field. (2) Of the (4) have definite but indiscernible handwritten notations near the joint end which has brass receiver set within. All appear to have been used to varying degrees with (3) of the (4) tips showing blue chalk residue. It is known that Mosconi owned and used at least (1) Rambow cue. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($300-$500) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 386 Billy Mosconi junior size Rambow cue. 42.25" Long children's cue with linen wrapped handle. Given to Billy when he was 7 years old. "Billy Mosconi" lettered on shaft. Well used with evident surface scuffing/wear throughout. Tip broken off. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG/EX-EX ($750-$1,250) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 387 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 57.75" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Marked "17" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 388 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 57.75" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Marked "17" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 389 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 56.25" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Missing tip. Marked "20" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 390 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 56.25" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Marked "18" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 391 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 56.75" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Marked "18" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 392 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 56.25" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Missing ferrule. Marked "17" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 393 Willie Mosconi's personal house cue. 56.25" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Missing ferrule. Marked "20" on shaft. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($400-$600) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 394 Willie Mosconi's personal house bridge cue. 56.5" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($300-$500) $0.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 395 Willie Mosconi personally owned pool/billiards material. Assortment of material includes unused box of National Tournament Chalk (6 pieces), (3) additional chalk boxes (empty), (7) pieces of chalk (3 used), (2) cue tip boxes (empty), (2) used tips, circular chalk refill (unused), and sandpaper in metal holder. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: VG-EX/MT ($200-$400) $30.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 396 Willie Mosconi's personal house bridge cue. 56.5" Long one piece cue as used within the Mosconi home by Willie himself and those invited to play on his table. General expected scattered usage wear. Includes letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX ($300-$500) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 397 Willie Mosconi autographed limited edition art print. 21.25"x26.25" Print on art quality paper has been signed within the lower border, "Willie Mosconi." Also signed by the artist, Harrington, and numbered "P/P" (denoting Printer's Proof). Pencil signatures rate 9 out of 10. Light wear largely confined to edges can be matted out when framed. Minor age toning/spotting including more prominent area within right hand border. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX/MT ($200-$400) $125.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 398 Johnny Unitas autographed photograph to Willie Mosconi. 8"x10.5" MacGregor Advisory Staff black and white photograph has been signed, "To Willie Mosconi, The Best Hustler in the Business, Best Wishes, Johnny Unitas." Vintage ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Photo EX/MT, Sig. NM ($150-$300) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 399 Mike Ditka autographed photograph to Willie Mosconi. 8"x10.5" MacGregor Advisory Staff black and white photograph has been signed, "Willie Mosconi, Best Wishes to the greatest pool player in the world, Mike Ditka." Vintage ink signature rates 9 out of 10. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: Photo EX/MT, Sig. NM ($100-$200) $250.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 400 Assorted sports figures autographed material from the Mosconi collection. Includes hardcover copy of "Mr. & Mrs. Hockey" signed on title page by Gordie and Collene Howe (Gordie inscribed, "To Flora, In Memory of Willie The Greatest"); C.Feeney ONL baseball signed on the sweetspot by Tug McGraw (soiling, usage wear); W.White ONL baseball signed on the side panel by Terry Mulholland (soiling, usage wear); (2) ONL W.White baseballs, each signed by Eddie Mathews, Augie Donatelli, and Wes Westrum. Ink signatures rate 8 to 9 out of 10. Light to moderate scattered soiling/wear. Includes LOA from JSA and letter of provenance from Bill Mosconi: EX-EX/MT ($150-$300) $133.00
 
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