Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.
1886-1919 Early Baseball Board Game Collection (9)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,900.00
Exceptional collection of nine turn-of-the-century baseball board games with colorful cover illustrations. This collection has been culled from a much larger collection, with each game chosen for its rarity and exceptional display value. Five of the cover illustrations feature game-in-progress scenes; four picture individual players in uniform. While we will dutifully list the contents of this collection, the true value of these games can only be fully appreciated by viewing the catalog and internet images. Each is a significant early baseball game rarity with exceptional display value. 1) 1886 "Base Ball" manufactured by J. H. Singer, New York, 7.25 x 7.25 inches, exterior tape repair to aprons, Vg-Ex. 2) 1888 "Game of Baseball" manufactured by J. H. Singer, New York, 5.25 x 5.25 inches, original spinner card has been replaced, Vg-Ex. 3) 1892 "Baseball Game" manufactured by McLoughlin Bros, 7.25 x 7.25 inches, missing the interior spinner card, slight abrasion on cover, Vg-Ex. 4) Circa 1900 "Base Ball" manufactured by J. Ottmann Lith. Co., 8.25 x 8.25, this game could not be found in the standard reference guide (Cooper), Ex. 5) 1909 "Illustrated Base Ball Game" manufactured by Brown-Kearney Manufacturing Co., Warsaw, N.Y., 6.75 x 6.75 inches, slight soiling and barely visible pencil notation on cover, Ex. 6) 1910 "Baseball" manufactured by Pan American Toy Company, Kansas City, Mo., 9.25 x 9.25 inches, exterior and interior tape repair to aprons, Vg. 7) 1910 "Game of Base Ball" manufactured by Milton Bradley, Springfield, Mass., 7.5 x 7.5 inches, Ex-Mt. 8) Circa 1910 "Baseball and Checkers - Two Game Combination" manufactured by Milton Bradley, Springfield, Mass., 8.75 x 17 inches, exterior tape repair to aprons, Vg-Ex. 9) "Game of Ship's Base-Ball" manufactured for Harold C. Shipman, patented in Canada in 1919, U.S. patent pending, the instructions are in French, numerous game pieces are included; however, it is not known if the pieces are complete. This appears to be an extremely rare game (possibly limited distribution in Canada only) as we could not find it in the standard reference guide. This game does have surface paper loss to the label on the cover and is otherwise Vg. Total: 9 games. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,900.00
(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)