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1915 Philadelphia Phillies World Series Press Pin

Starting Bid - $1,000.00 , Sold For - $15,275.00

Philadelphia Athletics press pin issued for the 1915 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. This is an outstanding high-grade example of this extremely rare pin, which is universally regarded as one of the most beautiful and elaborately designed World Series press pins ever produced. All pre-1920 World Series press pins are very rare but the 1915 Phillies is one of the rarest and most desirable of all. The striking design consists of a medallion suspended from a red ribbon lettered “Press,” which is in turn attached to the pin. The medallion features an elaborate patriotic baseball motif in relief on the front, with the symbolic Philadelphia Quaker on top of the capitol building in a windup about to pitch, and with a very detailed baseball field and game-in-progress scene in the background. Lettered along the red enameled border of the medallion is “Philadelphia Base Ball Club National League.” The equally impressive pin features in relief the Baseball Writers Association logo situated between two classical female figures. It is lettered “World’s Series – Phila. 1915.” Pin back. Manufactured by J. E. Caldwell & Co. It is interesting to note that J. E. Caldwell Jewelers of Philadelphia also designed and manufactured the magnificent Athletics ribbon pins of 1913 and 1914. Height: 4.75 inches. This is an extraordinary example of one of press pin collecting's most elusive rarities. Near Mint. Reserve $1,000. Estimate $2,000/$4,000. SOLD FOR $15,275.00

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