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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 628

Collection of 5 Antique Golf / Chole Balls, 3 Stands

Estimate: $400 - $500
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Five (5) antique golf balls with three (3) stands. 1st Item: Chole ball of wood, ovaloid shape with a flattened base for positioning. 2nd Item: A well preserved 1840's feather golf ball, very fine hand stitching, outstanding patina, color and shape, unknown maker. 3rd Item: A recovered "RCR H" rubber-core bramble ball, by The Improved Golf Ball Co., ca. 1900. 4th Item: 1920s Spalding Kro-Flite square mesh patterned rubber core ball. 5th Item: A mesh gutta-percha ball (gutty), "The Fife 27 1/2" by the St. Mungo Golf ball Company of Glasgow, ca. 1890. Stands: 3 modified silver items converted to be used as golf ball displays, including two silverplate salts and one British sterling weighted candleholder. Note: All items purchased from Sean Arnold Sporting Antiques, London; a copy of their hand-written product descriptions is available to the winning bidder.


All items in very good condition, balls have some soiling and loss of color.

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