Completed Live Auctions

Back Items For The Auction of February 23rd and 24th, 2001  
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
  501 Pair of "Canada's Cup" vintage ice skates in orig. box c.1920-30's. Unused two tone leather skates in orig. box w/paper end label: EX-MT ($50.00-$75.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 502 1910-11 John Cassidy Co. hockey team cabinet photograph. Large format composite image of team in uniform with decorative hockey background. Image size is 15"x19" with small tear on mount: EX ($300.00-$400.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 503 Yale Univ. hockey team photograph c.1900-10. Classic image of team posed in full uniform with sticks. 10"x13" image size on orig. mount framed, marked Pach Bros.: EX ($200.00-$250.00) $550.00
  504 Lot of (6) vintage sports related items to include: Cycling tintype c.1890's, Sterling silver horse racing award butter saucer, (2) early tennis related cabinet photos, early cricket related cabinet photo, and 1889 St. Stephen's cricket illustrative color news engraving (14" x 20"): Range VG-NM ($150.00-$250.00) $70.00
See a Picture of this Item 505 Pair of vintage basketball trophies c.1931-33. Includes 1931-32 York County League champions trophy, 16" tall with figural player on lid. Has some slight cracking at base of cup, retains orig. unpolished patina: EX and 1932-33 York County League champions trophy, 18" tall with figural player on top. Retains orig. unpolished patina: EX ($450.00-$650.00) $150.00
  506 1926 Erie City basketball figural trophy. 6" tall pewter figural player on pedestal, nice quality statue with fine detail: EX ($150.00-$200.00) $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 506a 1941-42 figural basketball trophy. Large 28" tall trophy with three figural players, presented to Philip Morris Co. for New York city championship: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $100.00
  507 Lot of vintage basketball related items to include: (5) magazines w/star player covers, small ball shaped team photo composite, and (2) related 1920's women's basketball team photos: Range GD-EX/MT ($50.00-$75.00) $50.00
See a Picture of this Item 508 1961 "Arnold Palmer's Inside Golf" board game. Oversized 18"x23" game with full color illustration of Palmer on cover. Has a few small imperfections on lid incl. small puncture otherwise very clean: EX ($150.00-$250.00) $350.00
  509 Twelve count box of "National" golf balls c.1950's. Colorful box contains (2) unopened sleeves of (3) balls and (1) loose ball: EX-EX/MT ($50.00-$75.00) $70.00
  510 1902 women's golf color tinted cabinet photograph. 7"x8" mounted image of two women golfers taken in Jefferson,NH. Dated 1902 and stamped Detroit Photo co., appears to have been offcut on left edge: EX ($75.00-$125.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 511 "Garden Golf" boxed game c.1910. Includes metal flags, cups, and pins that are placed at putting distances. Also includes rules booklet and paper label on interior of mahogany box lid: VG-EX ($100.00-$125.00) $140.00
See a Picture of this Item 512 1898 John Hancock color litho. hanging calendar with sports decoration. Thin stock cardboard display piece with four charming color litho. sports scenes incl. football and tennis. 8"x10" matted and framed: EX ($375.00-$475.00) $325.00
  513 Early track and field trophy c.1900-1910. Pewter two handled cup with "Ten Mile Run" engraving on front with applied embossed track medallion. 11" tall with minor dents and age wear: VG-EX ($125.00-$150.00) $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 514 Early golf chromolithograph print c.1900. Endearing color image of boy in early golf attire holding clubs and ball. 12"x21" in orig. gilt frame , signed and dated lwr. rt: EX ($200.00-$250.00) $325.00
  515 Lot of (3) vintage sports items to include: 1862 "Curling Club" medallion, 19th century cycling medal, and a 19th century baseball decorative calling card: Range VG/EX-NM ($125.00-$150.00) $60.00
  516 Vintage leather "Dodger" boxing punching bag. Light tan leather bag retaining orig. steel ball bearing attachment at top, "Dodger" stenciled on side in the manner of Brooklyn Dodgers logo. "U.S. 1949" also stamped on side: EX ($75.00-$125.00) $50.00
  517 Lot of (4) early boxing relatedhard cover books. Includes (3) volume set Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing c.1880's by Miles and 1902 Kings of the Queensberry Realm by Naughton: EX ($125.00-$175.00) $325.00
  518 1928 Scotland's Gift of Golf by Macdonald. Rare early book with attractive illustrations: VG-EX ($100.00-$150.00) $170.00
See a Picture of this Item 519 1944 St. Louis Browns AL Champions pennant. 18 1/2" pennant with orange lettering and graphics: EX-EX/MT ($300.00-$350.00) $220.00
See a Picture of this Item 520 Harvard football pennant c.1910. Large 32" maroon pennant with player graphic at left side: EX ($375.00-$575.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 521 1913 Harvard football pennant. Unusual style is the first that we've handled picturing a player kicking a ball at left, 35" long with tiny hole at top rt. corner and slight wear to tip. Retains orig. Annin & Co. label on back: EX ($600.00-$800.00) $300.00
See a Picture of this Item 522 Superb California Univ. baseball pennant c.1910. Literally the cleanest pennant from this era that we've encountered with bold original colors and virtually no age wear of any type. Measures 36" long, stunning piece of early memorabilia: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
  523 New York Yankees pennant c.1940's. Blue with white lettering and graphic of Yankee Stadium: EX ($150.00-$175.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 524 Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions pennant c.1950's. Graphic pennant with "Bum" mascot and batter: EX ($400.00-$475.00) $450.00
See a Picture of this Item 525 Brooklyn Dodgers pennant c.1940's. Pea green pennant with leaping player: EX ($300.00-$350.00) $275.00
See a Picture of this Item 526 Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions pennant c.1950's. 3/4 size red pennant with Ebbets Field graphic: EX ($375.00-$450.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 527 Rare 1955 World Series pennant. It has been 45 years and this Series remains one of the most popular in history for good reason, to Dodger fans at least. The Bums finally cracked the Yankee wall defeating them for the title in 1955 with Robinson, Campanella, , Reese, and Snider. The offered pennant is the pinnacle of 1950's era World Series related pennants with this example appearing as if it were sold at the park yesterday. Pennant retains strong orig. color and graphics with no age fading while retaining its' fragile embroidered fringe tassles. Spectacular piece in high grade condition: NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $2,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 528 1957 Milwaukee Braves NL Champions pennant. Maroon with player names on flowing scroll, missing very point of tip: EX ($125.00-$150.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 529 New York Yankee pennant c.1930's. 22 1/2" pennant with white lettering and graphics on royal blue background features batter figure that is without a doubt issued to resemble Babe Ruth. "NY" printed on uniform shoulder of player and while not identified as Ruth it can be easily concluded based on body style and stance that this was intended to be Babe Ruth. Has slight separation at tip which remains complete: EX ($1,000.00-$1,400.00) $900.00
See a Picture of this Item 530 Joe DiMaggio pennant c.1950's. "Yankee Clipper" style pennant with crisp original color and image of DiMaggio swinging. Has a few light vertical fold lines that could easily be ironed: EX ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $1,050.00
See a Picture of this Item 531 Rare 1949 World Series pennant. Near pristine pennant retaining orig. color and surface with image of Ebbets Field at left side: EX/MT-NM ($1,300.00-$1,600.00) $1,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 532 1958 All-Star game pennant at Baltimore: EX-EX/MT ($275.00-$375.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 533 Rare 1947 All-Star game pennant. One of the earlier All-Star pennants we've handled features AL and NL ribbons with player names incl. Williams, DiMaggio, Grennberg, Spahn, and Feller. Has small portion of tip missing otherwise clean: EX ($700.00-$900.00) DNS
See a Picture of this Item 534 1950 Phila. Phillies NL Champions pennant: EX ($75.00-$125.00) $80.00
See a Picture of this Item 535 Rare 1937 New York Yankees AL Champions pennant. 26" blue pennant with player names incl. Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Lazzeri, and Gomez: EX-EX/MT ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $1,150.00
See a Picture of this Item 536 Rare New York Yankees World Champions "Winner" pennant c.1937. Perfect companion piece to Lot #535 is this blue pennant with two color graphics incl. pennant denoting Yanks as Champs 26" long with very slight wear to tip: EX ($900.00-$1,200.00) $625.00
See a Picture of this Item 537 1932 World Series pennant. Scarce early pennant is one of the earliest World Series pennants that we've encountered picturing graphic of a Cub hitting a ball over a fence with "World Series" on front. Little did the Wrigley faithful know that a "called shot"and four games later and the Cubs were getting ready for next year. Beautiful piece with very little overall wear: EX-MT ($2,500.00-$3,000.00) $2,300.00
See a Picture of this Item 538 Chicago White Sox pennant c.1915-25. Red 28" pennant with graphic of hightop sock at left and Old English style team name. Has some soiling on white band otherwise clean. Rare early pennant from the era of the Black Sox: EX ($1,000.00-$1,400.00) $1,150.00
See a Picture of this Item 539 Rare Chicago Cubs pennant c.1910. Oversized 17"x38" two toned pennant with applied white lettering on deep red background. Very light wear overall with some light soiling on borders. Pennants from this era are exceedingly scarce: EX-EX/MT ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 540 Connie Mack Philadelphia Athletics pennant c.1910-13. Classic early pennant picturing Mack with the white elephant mascot, measures 23" tall with 4" of its' point having been restored and top edge trimmed down slightly. Archivally matted and framed in shadow box arrangement: VG ($700.00-$1,000.00) $700.00
  541 Lot of sports figural items to include: (3) Blatz Beer baseball figures from adv. display and R.Marciano porcelain whiskey decanter: VG-EX ($40.00-$60.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 542 Football figural compote c.1930's. Pewter compote with three figural players holding balls, 4 1/2" tall: EX ($200.00-$300.00) $80.00
  543 European football Staffordshire ABC plate c.1860's. 7" diam. plate with brown transfer scene of rugby game in progress: EX ($150.00-$200.00) $100.00
See a Picture of this Item 544 Football figural lighter c.1920-30's. Metal player with ball has a hinged head which reveals a flint lighter. 5" tall on mottled marble base: VG-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 545 Rare football figural lighter c.1900. Great white metal figural player holding melon style ball with orig. weathered bronze patina. Retains orig. strike stick in back, 4" tall. One of the earliest pieces of figural football materials that we've seen: EX ($900.00-$1,200.00) $1,650.00
See a Picture of this Item 546 Football player figural bisque figurine c.1890-1900. 5" tall boy with melon style ball: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $325.00
See a Picture of this Item 547 Yale football figurine c.1900. Bisque and glazed porcelain figure measures 9" tall with blue jersey and ball. Vey clean with vibrant orig. colors, has a small fissure at bottom of base in back from original firing: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $1,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 548 "Roosevelt Bears" decorative football souvenir plate c.1900. Charming 7" diam. scalloped edge plate with transfer decorated scene of bears playing football in center: EX-MT ($225.00-$300.00) $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 549 Early football decorated porcelain charger c.1910. Titled "The Pass" featuring a large color game scene in center. 12 1/2" diam. marked "Hand Painted Germany" on reverse. We have had similar baseball chargers before but this is the first football related: NM ($1,400.00-$1,700.00) $900.00
  550 Baseball decorated porcelain creamer c.1910. Diminuitive white porcelain pitcher measures 2" tall with painted baseball on front and "Penn-Eden Hotel": EX ($125.00-$150.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 551 Early baseball decorated stein c.1898-99. Large 9" tall pewter lidded tankard engraved on front, "Class Base Ball Championship 1898 Won By 99' J.L. Jameson c.f." Bottom of stein is an inlaid reverse painted glass slide of a the baseball team posed in uniform with 99' on jerseys and illuminates when held to light: EX-MT ($1,400.00-$1,700.00) $950.00
  552 Baseball tin chocolate mold c.1920's. Ball shaped two part hinged mold, 3" diam: VG-EX ($75.00-$125.00) $30.00
See a Picture of this Item 553 Sports decorated Phoenixville majolica pitcher c.1890's. Light green variation featuring baseball scene on one side and soccer on the other. 8" tall with small interior rim chip: EX-EX/MT ($275.00-$375.00) $250.00
  554 Sports decorated Phoenixville majolica pitcher c.1890's. Brown color variation featuring baseball scene on one side and soccer on the other. 8" tall with (3) small repaired rim chips at top : VG-EX ($175.00-$225.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 555 Sports decorated Phoenixville majolica pitcher c.1890's. Canary yellow variation featuring baseball scene on one side and soccer on the other. 8" tall with (2) small rim chips on top edge: VG/EX-EX ($200.00-$250.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 556 Sports decorated Phoenixville majolica pitcher c.1890's. Cobalt blue variation featuring baseball scene on one side and soccer on other. 8" tall is very clean overall with deep original color: EX-MT ($275.00-$375.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 557 Set of (4) pottery baseball figurines c.1940's. Colorful set with high glaze surface incl. batter, pitcher, catcher, and umpire. 4" to 5" tall each: NM ($250.00-$350.00) $225.00
  558 Umpire chalkware figural ashtray c. 1954. Comical umpire's head shaped dish with widely opened mouth serving as ash bowl. Signed and dated 1954, 7" long: EX ($125.00-$175.00) $45.00
See a Picture of this Item 559 Mickey Mantle nodder c.1961-62. Very clean vintage doll exhibiting fresh original color and gloss with intact base decal: NM ($600.00-$800.00) $525.00
  560 L.A. Dodgers "Weirdos" nodder c.1960's. Comical doll with #1/16 on back, has some cracking at back of head: VG ($75.00-$125.00) $70.00
See a Picture of this Item 561 Rare Phila. Phillies blackface nodder c.1962-64. Round green base doll is extremely clean with very little overall wear retaining orig. color and gloss: NM ($1,400.00-$1,800.00) $1,700.00
See a Picture of this Item 562 Baseball figural matchsafe c.1890-1900. Silverplated ball atop three ting bats measures 3" tall. Retains orig. unpolished patina: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 563 Decorative baseball pottery mug c.1930's. Redware handled mug with embossed baseball decor on both side panels. 5" tall marked England on base: NM ($200.00-$250.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 564 Superb figural baseball statue c.1860-70's. Wonderful cast pewter figure of pioneer style baseball player wearing collared shirt, long pants, buckle belt,early sectional hat, and laced boots. Player is standing atop round base with simulated grass surface and is holding ball while leaning on a bat. Retains portions of its' orig. bronze paint with wear in appropriate handling areas and retains its' orig. black marble base. This is the first example of this early figural that we have encountered or to the best of our knowledge to be offered for public sale. Measures 10" total hieght, originated in a New England estate and then was housed in a private collection for the last 15 years: EX ($6,000.00-$8,000.00) DNS
  565 "Wm. R. Adams Germ Bacteria or Fungus Destroyer" bottle with baseball decor c.1887. Early amber rectangular bottle with embossed lettering and batter hitting ball on front panel. 10" tall with some age toning on interior: VG-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $290.00
See a Picture of this Item 566 Figural baseball candy container c.1900. Early uniformed composition player with handle bar mustache holding bat, 4 1/2" tall two with removable head revealing candy reservoir. Incredible condition given its' fragility with very little wear and no cracking: EM-MT ($1,250.00-$1,500.00) $825.00
See a Picture of this Item 567 Figural baseball inkwell c.1913. Metal ball shaped inkwell seated atop step down base with (4) baseball bags at corners. Retains majority of its' orig. paint, orig. amber glass ink jar, and is dated 1913 on bottom: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 568 Babe Ruth wristwatch with orig. case, box, and accessories c.1940's. Clean all original watch is unused remaining in its' orig. liner and plastic ball shaped container. Includes (2) gold "Sportman's Pledge" cards and rare photo box. Watch and case: NM, Cards: VG, Box: VG ($1,400.00-$1,700.00) $1,250.00
See a Picture of this Item 569 Lot of (13) Sports Hall of Fame busts c.1963. Includes (4) statues without boxes (Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Robinson) and (9) in their orig. boxes incl. (2) Ruth, Cobb, Traynor, Mathewson, Wagner, Hornsby, Dickey, and Johnson. A few of the boxed statues have punctures in cellophane fronts: Range EX-NM ($800.00-$1,200.00) $1,000.00
  570 Lot of (2) vintage tobacco related pieces: Unopened pouch of "Durham" smoking tobacco and an empty "Bull Durham" tobacco tin 12ct. box: VG-EX ($75.00-$95.00) $25.00
See a Picture of this Item 571 Decorative football occasional pillow c.1920-30's. Embroidered pillow picturing a woman holding a ball and pennants admiring a young player. 14" square, has horse racing scene embroidered on back: EX ($300.00-$400.00) DNS
  572 Lot of vintage tobacco related items to include: (5) empty packages incl. Helmar, Red Man tobacco tin sign, and 1913 T-200 Fatima team card of Pittsburgh: Range GD/VG-EX ($100.00-$150.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 573 "Curve King" baseball cigar box label c.1909. Color litho. embossed interior lid label depicting pitcher in diamond motif. Has some chipping at bottom left corner which does not affect the interior image: VG ($475.00-$575.00) $375.00
See a Picture of this Item 574 "Base Hit" baseball cigar box label c. 1889. Beautiful color lithographic interior lid label by Schumacher & Ettlinger featuring a woman superimposed on a baseball situated above a game scene. Has some light wear incl. a line crease at top left corner: EX ($900.00-$1,200.00) $675.00
See a Picture of this Item 575 "Fair Ball" baseball cigar box label c. 1890-1900. Color litho. scene picturing a batter, catcher, and umpire by Geo. Harris & Sons. Has some light staining at bottom margin : VG-EX ($575.00-$675.00) $700.00
See a Picture of this Item 576 Rare "Diamond King" baseball cigar box lid c.1870-80's. Early color litho. interior lid label remains attached to orig. cigar box lid and features an inset game scene superimposed on a ball. Two players stand aside central image incl. gloveless pitcher in bib front jersey. Has some wear incl. chipping to right edge, interior image remains clean and is marked Geo. Harris & Sons,Phila.: VG/EX-EX ($1,000.00-$1,250.00) $625.00
See a Picture of this Item 577 Philadelphia Athletics "Golden Ball" cigar labels c.1874. Spectacular lithographed inner and outer baseball cigar box labels printed by Geo. Harris & Sons, Phila. The "Golden Ball" cigar labels are considered by many to be the finest of the artful 19th century baseball labels and the offered examples, of which approxiamately five are known, are very possibly the finest known. In 1868 Frank Queen of the NY Clipper offered a prize to the national baseball champions. The prize-a "golden ball"- was the first attempt to clarify the arbitrary processes of deciding the national baseball championship. The Golden Ball became synonymous with the best and became a natural brand as commercialism in baseball began to emerge in the early 1870's. The Philadelphia Athletics were the favorites to win the first golden ball and remained an important team through 1874, when they participated in the Tour of England. The players pictured are Athletics captain and pitcher Dick McBride on the left and second baseman Joe Battin on the right. The poses, as well as the American flag, belt, bat, and cap motifs, are all based on a July 1874 engraving from the Daily Graphic. Very clean overall with only minor toning on right border: NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $2,200.00
See a Picture of this Item 578 "High Ball" baseball cigar box c. 1910. Mahogany hinged lid box titled High Ball on lid interior and exterior featuring several Palmer Cox Brownie style players on interior. Retains majority of orig. tax stampings: EX ($600.00-$700.00) $150.00
See a Picture of this Item 579 "Blue Ball" baseball cigar box c.1910. Oversized mahogany lidded box featuring interior lid color litho. label with sports scenes incl. large blue baseball. Label repeats on one exterior side panel: EX-EX/MT ($850.00-$1,000.00) $500.00
See a Picture of this Item 580 "National League" baseball cigar box c.1883. Huge 17" long oversized rectangular cigar box with "National League" impressed on exterior. Interior lid label features two toned repeat of NL titling and has some staining. Lid is intact but detached from body of the box: VG ($800.00-$1,200.00) $550.00
See a Picture of this Item 581 "Base Hit" baseball cigar box c.1889. Lidded mahogany box retains majority of it's original tax stampings and features color litho. interior lid label of woman and baseball graphics. Interior label is repeated on exterior side panel, box remains very clean overall: EX ($1,750.00-$2,250.00) DNS
  582 Lot of (5) vintage Baby Ruth candy empty display boxes. Lot of five different variations with multi-color lids incl. cartoon illustrations: Range VG-EX ($75.00-$100.00) $110.00
See a Picture of this Item 583 Rare "Hot Ball" tobacco tin advertising sign c.1900-10. Visually appealing rectangular sign with jester holding oversized package of Hot Ball tobacco featuring baseball in hand design on front. Sign measures 9"x23 1/2" and is framed, has some rusting at top center and in few other border areas: VG ($500.00-$750.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 584 "N.Y. Champions Chocolates" display box c.1880-1900. Exceedingly rare early wooden box with paper labels advertising N.Y. Chocolates incl. an early batter and catcher illustrative on interior lid label. Box has some general wear incl. chipping to labels but remains in fine condition with respect to its' fragility and age. Only the second example that we know of to be offered: VG ($800.00-$1,000.00) $280.00
  585 Lot of (13) 1914 B18 tobacco blankets. Includes Sweeney, Milan, and Snodgrass: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($125.00-$150.00) $200.00
See a Picture of this Item 586 Lot of (3) vintage baseball items to include: 1914 B18 blankets of Cobb and Johnson each matted and framed with Cobb having one offcut edge. Lot also includes 1918 BF2 pennant of Honus Wagner which has a portion of its' tip repaired and is matted and framed: GD-VG ($200.00-$300.00) $400.00
See a Picture of this Item 587 Early baseball paper item and scrapbook collection. Small group of items originating from a single owner to include: 1899 issue of "The Illustrated Record" newspaper w/Jeffries vs. Fitzsimmons engraving on cover; Vintage scrapbook incl. early baseball news photos and articles; Illustrative boxing trade card c.1890's; and an unusual Ty Cobb color litho. card c.1910. Cobb card is of thick paper stock and has an appearance not unlike a T3 cabinet card, measures 5"x7 1/4" and was possibly a cover for a child's notebook although we have never encountered an intact example: Range GD-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $325.00
  588 Lot of (3) vintage Piedmont Cigarettes enameled advertising signs c.1910-20. Includes large 30"x46" sign with heavy rusting and some enamel losses: PR-GD; 12"x36" white w/blue lettering sign with general overall wear: VG; and 11" square blue sign with some damage to edges: GD-VG ($125.00-$200.00) $120.00
See a Picture of this Item 589 Pair of Piedmont cigarettes advertising chairs c.1910. Each is painted wood deck style folding chair with inset enameled panels advertising Piedmont cigarettes. Each has some general age wear but remain very presentable and in usable condition: VG-EX ($200.00-$300.00) $370.00
See a Picture of this Item 590 Fine Lorillard tobacco cabinet c.1880-1890's. Stunning walnut cabinet with ornate inlay and etched glass panes. Cabinet features a rich dark walnut finish, reeded moldings around glass panes, and arched pediment crest molding with inlaid name and dating. Has some minor inlay replacement and a few other cosmetic repairs while retaining orig. tooled brass hardware. Measures 34" wide, 17" deep, and 43" tall. Handsome period display piece of a desirable size and quality: EX-EX/MT ($6,000.00-$8,000.00) $6,750.00
  591 Boston Garter display cabinet c.1900-1915. Diminuitive walnut cabinet features three interior shelves accessed from a hinged rear door. Top shelf is visible from front through glass pane, retains orig. finish and gilt "Boston Garter" lettering. 8" deep, 12" tall, and 11" wide: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $600.00
See a Picture of this Item 592 "Rev-O-Noc" painted tin advertising sign c.1910. Rare vintage sign displays multi panels sporting settings incl. baseball, golf, fishing, and hunting. Measures 13"x19" with some light wear to surface. Has a few areas of inpainting some of which are in the central image: EX ($1,200.00-$1,600.00) $850.00
See a Picture of this Item 593 Unusual pair of handmade chidren's moccasins c.1910. Truly one of the more interesting items we've come across the offered lot consists of a pair of children's moccasins made from two L1 baseball tobacco leather premiums. Players are Lajoie and Benton each retaining excellent image contrast. It is evident in the quality of workmanship and condition of the pair that they were created and cared for with great effort and thought: VG-EX ($600.00-$800.00) $400.00
  594 1909 World Series partial panoramic display piece. Offered lot is slightly over 1/2 of the panoramic print issued by the Pittsburgh Index Illustrated Weekly picturing the Detroit Tigers, Pitt. Pirates, and Forbes Field. The Pirates team and a large section of Forbes Field remain visible while only (6) Tigers remain incl. Cobb and Jennings. Measures 15"x26" with general age wear: VG ($275.00-$475.00) $160.00
See a Picture of this Item 595 Rare large format 1941 New York Yankees team photograph. Huge 26"x36" sepia tone image was believed to have once hung in Yankee Stadium and pictures the World Champions posed in three rows incl. DiMaggio, Dickey, Rizzuto, and Ruffing. Marked Cosmo Sileo photographers, NY at lwr. right corner. Image retains excellent contrast and clarity with a few light horizontal abrasion lines on front: EX ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $1,400.00
  596 Christy Mathewson Coca Cola advertisement display c.1920. Large format magazine advertisement for Coca Cola featuring illustration of Mathewson pitching. 10"x14" matted and framed with portion of one corner missing and some general age wear: VG ($75.00-$125.00) $90.00
See a Picture of this Item 597 Rare and Important Ty Cobb game worn and autographed 1928 Philadelphia Athletics home jersey. When mentioned, the name Cobb evokes thoughts of toughness, competition, perserverance, and excellence all of which are attributes to the man who many title as the greatest player in the history of baseball. The offered jersey is nothing less then one of the finest pieces of baseball related clothing extant and one of the few Ty Cobb game worn jerseys ever to be offered. The jersey itself is a cream color flannel retaining its' original pale blue "A" on breast which has perfect aging coloration. "Cobb" is chain stitched in the collar and has faded to a light red, collar also retains its' original Spalding manufacturer's label. As is the case with many shirts from this era the sleeves have been cut just above the wrists, also retains all of its' original buttons. Perhaps most notably this particular jersey has been signed by Ty Cobb just below his chain stitched name in the collar and as such is the only is the only known signed example. The jersey was obtained from the family of legendary comedian (and baseball collector) Joe E. Brown by noted baseball collector Barry Halper and was subsequently sold at Sothebys as part of the the now legendary Halper collection. The jersey was purchased and then given away in a contest by the Upper Deck baseball card company to the current consignor. Unique opportunity to acquire a spectacular signed jersey from one of the original Hall of Fame inductees: EX (Estimate Upon Request) $215,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 598 Ty Cobb single signature baseball. Simply a superb blue fountain pen signature on the side panel of a Pittsburgh Sport Shop model baseball c.1950's rating a solid 9-9.5 out of 10. Ball itself is an off-white color with only a few very minor scuffs, signature remains in virtually its' original condition with excellent clarity and display qualities. Originated from a long held collection of vintage autographed materials, accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA James Spence. Only the second Cobb single signed ball that we've handled and certainly the finest: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $9,000.00
See a Picture of this Item 598A Philadelphia Athletics star player auto. photo c. 1928 Black and white image of Al Simmons, Tris Speaker, and Ty Cobb standing in full A's uniform. Each has signed in purple fountain pen rating as follows on scale from 1-10: Simmons: 5/6, Speaker: 9, and Cobb: 7/8. Retains original period frame with sealed paper backing: EX-MT ($1,000.00 - $1,500.00) $2,600.00
See a Picture of this Item 598B Ty Cobb auto. photograph. Sepia tone 6" x 8" photo picturing cobb in A's uniform signed by Cobb on left side. Signature is in a slightly dark area but rates a strong 8/9 out of 10. Retains orig. period frame with sealed paper backing: EX-MT ($1,000.00 - $1,500.00) $1,900.00
  599 Lot of (5) baseball auto. pieces to include: Max Carey signed D&M equipment letter; 1933 Pirates contract signed by Gus Suhr and John Heydler; Monte Irvin and Larry Doby auto. photo; John Rutherford auto. photo; and Billy Jurges auto. baseball w/notations regarding Ruth's 'called shot' home run: Range VG-EX ($75.00-$125.00) $220.00
  600 Lot of (3) vintage baseball auto. pieces to include: Ray Schalk auto. news photo, Connie Mack and Mickey Cochrane auto. FDC, and Ed Walsh auto. bio. sheet w/news photo: Range VG-EX ($125.00-$175.00) $200.00
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