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1890s to 1920s Generic Baseball Collectibles (16)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $2,900.00
Fascinating collection of early generic baseball collectibles ideal for display. Includes: 1) Circa 1880s children's pencil box with beautiful full-color baseball illustration on lid. Features a team lined up in a row with player positions printed below. The interior of the case is designed with compartments to hold pencils and other writing implements. Some chipping to the painted surface, overall Vg condition. Measures 2 x 7.75 x 1.25 inches. 2) 1920s "Standard League" papier-mâché baseball-shaped candy container. The size of a baseball, the container opens into two sections, and was designed to hold candy. Rare. Ex. 3) Circa 1940s pair of wood baseball figurines in NY Giants uniforms (pitcher and batter). These are quality folk art pieces. Each 6 inches in height. Overall Excellent condition. 4) 1908 Trophy baseball from a game between Princeton Prep and Lawrenceville. Painted red and gray with the team names and game score on a side panel. Very Good to Excellent. 5) May 16, 1908 Trophy baseball from a game between Georgetown and West Virginia. The ball is slightly smaller than a regulation issue ball. Painted blue and gold, decorated with the date, team names, and game score. Some chipping to the painted surface, otherwise overall Vg.6) Circa 1910 metal baseball display, appears to be a ball holder, designed with three crossed mini bats, stands 4.5 inches tall, tremendous quality and detail, ideal for displaying a quality ball. Ex. 7) Elaborate papier-mâché construction novelty advertising fan designed as a baseball bat (7 inches long); when the knob is pulled out the patriotic red, white, and blue fan appears. An attached label reads, "A Safe Hit! Order FAULTLESS Coal, Carroll Coal Co." We've never seen this before and can't imagine many have survived. Ex. 8) Pair of circa 1920s mini sample baseballs, each 6.5 inches in diameter. Good condition. 9) Worth Official League salesman's sample mini baseball, 6.5 inches in diameter. Excellent condition. 10) Unusual glazed metal (?) brown baseball, very heavy, measuring 8.25 inches in diameter. 11) Heavy metal baseball with stitching detail, possibly a paperweight. 12) Mini 14-inch bat with a cloth advertisement wrap around the barrel. The cloth reads "The Inquirer World's Series Tourists Philadelphia-New York-1911." This was a premium given to winners of a contest sponsored by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Vg-Ex. 13) 1915 "Junior Base Ball Game" manufactured by Benjamin-Sellar MFG. Co. of Chicago. Very unusual baseball game played with a marble, with wood game board (2 x 18 inches) which resembles a large ruler used to indicate hits, strikes, outs, etc. The game is in Excellent condition. The original box is in Good to Very Good condition. 14) Board game entitled "National League Ball Game" which was manufactured and sold by the "The Yankee Novelty Co." The top of the box has a colorful image of a batter at the plate with the catcher, umpire, and crowd in the background. The inside of the game has a spin wheel that indicates hits, outs, strikes, etc. and metal peg game pieces. Box measures 4.5 x 5.5 inches. Overall Very Good to Excellent condition. Total 16 items. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00
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