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1935 Dizzy and Daffy Dean Shirts Advertising Pen
Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $2,900.00
Celluloid pen advertises for Rice-Stix, a St. Louis clothing manufacturer endorsed by local pitching stars Dizzy and Daffy Dean. The pen is of extremely high quality and features small portraits of both Dizzy and Daffy in a baseball design, with "Dizzy and Paul Dean Shirts" appearing in red script letters between their portraits. Lettering around the perimeter of the baseball design reads "Sole Distributors of Dizzy and Paul Dean Shirts" in black, with the additional notation "Me and Paul" below in red script letters. "Compliments of David Eiseman, Rice-Stix Dry Goods Co." appears in red type to the left of the baseball design. These pens were almost certainly made as advertising novelties for Rice-Stix salesmen (such as David Eiseman) to leave as souvenirs for big accounts. Rice-Stix also issued a very rare two-card baseball card set featuring Dizzy and Daffy Dean. Incredibly, the great rarity of that baseball card set actually pales in comparison with this celluloid advertising pen, of which only a few examples are known to exist. Near Mint condition. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$400. SOLD FOR $2,900.00
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