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Early Baseball Porcelain Plate Collection (8)
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $696.00
Exceptionally attractive collection of early twentieth century porcelain ware, each piece depicting an illustrated baseball figure or scene. 1) Circa 1900 baseball plate (9.5 inch diameter) featuring an illustration of Geo. Carey - 1st Baseman - Memphis, Tenn. This plate features a portrait of George "Scoops" Carey, who was the starting first baseman for the 1895 Baltimore Orioles. Carey's Major League career only lasted four seasons, with his other teams including Louisville in 1898 and Washington in 1902 and 1903. This plate most likely dates from his tenure in the minor leagues. "Globe China" is stamped on the base. Vg-Ex with some loss to the gold trim along the perimeter. 2-4) Circa 1910 plate (7.25 inch diameter), bowl (diameter: 7 inches), and small jar (height: 2 inches). All of the pieces are from a set and feature the same baseball design including two players, a tiger head, a baseball, and bats. Shenango Pottery Co. is stamped on the base of the plate and bowl. All are Ex. 5-7) Circa 1910 trio of advertising plates. Each plate features an identical illustration titled Won In The Ninth. These plates were most likely distributed by stores as promotional "giveaways" as evidenced by the fact that two of the plates bear the name of a retail store on the front. One (9.25-inch diameter) reads Compliments of F.J. Vacha's Racket Store; Howells, Neb., while the other (7.5-inch diameter) reads Mohaupt's 5 cent - 10 cent and Variety Store. Grand Rapids, Minn. - The Store That Saves You Money. The remaining plate is somewhat smaller (6-inch diameter) and features scalloped edges. "Semi Porcelain" is stamped on the base of each. Vg-Ex, with some loss of the gold trim along the perimeter of both larger plates and light crazing to the surface. 8) Circa 1930s/1940s small metal bowl (5-inch diameter) with porcelain base. The image along the bottom pictures a catcher tossing off his mask. Ex-Mt. All very high quality and ideal for display. Total: 8 pieces. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,600. SOLD FOR $696.00
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