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Spectacular 1871 Toronto Lacrosse Club Colorized Imperial Sized Cabinet Photograph.  This photograph features an 1871 date, a Notman & Fraser of Toronto Photographer's blind stamp, and features period blue hand tinting of the players belts, jerseys, and caps.  At the upper left corner of the photo, a Toronto Lacrosse Club banner is proudly displayed, and the players have assorted early lacrosse sticks on display.  The Toronto Lacrosse club was one of the prominent lacrosse teams of Canada; a sport which was then considered Canada's national game.  In fact, it was this Toronto Lacrosse club, that in 1886 helped to grow the fledgling sport of hockey, by utilizing hockey as a training tool during winter months.  This incredible photograph hails from only 4 years after the founding of the Toronto Lacrosse Club in 1867.  This superb photograph is a piece of lacrosse history, and would be a great addition to any collection.
$750.00






Spectacular 1890's Victorian Sports Themed Musical Photo Album with many sports lithography scenes through its interior.  This beautiful book features a raised leather style tennis scene, with its title Olympia.  The book features slots for cabinet card style photographs as well as cdv's.  Each cabinet card interior page features several chromolithographic sports scenes, most notably, but not limited to, baseball, football, tennis, golf, lacrosse, horse racing, etc.  The back cover of the book features a music box inside it, with the original key safely stowed inside its glass hinged door.  I could not get the music box to work, but I may not be doing it properly.  A spectacular sports themed Victorian photo album.
$600.00





Spectacular 1914 to 1916 Very Large Belgrade - Rangeley Golf Trophy Plaque from a Maine estate.  This beautiful trophy plaque measures 24 inches tall by 20.5 inches wide.  The plaque consists of a heavy oak board with multiple bronze adornments.  There are very attractive early mesh style golf balls at each corner,  and bronze scroll work runs down the plaque's sides and bottom.  The plaque features bronze lettering reading "Belgrade Rangeley Golf Trophy presented by Belgrade Golf Club."  Below this are 3 bronze shields, 1 each for the years 1914, 1915, and 1916, each engraved with Won By Belgrade, with the names of 6 golfers.  Below these shields, is a large ornate drape shaped shield which is engraved: Championship Won by Belgrade 1914 - 15 - 16.  The plaque features a modern heavy weight hanging wire on its back.  This plaque is a very piece, and will not be inexpensive to ship (shipping costs are not included in the below price, and will have to be calculated pending the buyer's location).  This stunning early golf trophy plaque has a phenomenal look, and would be a great addition to any collection.
$600.00



Circa 1850's Smooth Gutty Type Early Golf Ball.  This fantastic early golf ball features slight surface marks from use, but is in very nice condition.  It is from using smooth gutty golf balls like this with mild wear, that golfers realized that balls that were not perfectly smooth were better options, leading to the extinction of the smooth gutty ball from the game.  The ball is slightly smaller than modern golf balls with a diameter of approximately 1.5 inches.  These smooth guttys are among the rarest type of golf balls and this is a very nice example.
$500.00





Fantastic 1888 Lehigh University Lacrosse Team Imperial Sized Cabinet Photograph.   This great image measures 13 by 10 inches,  and is in excellent condition.  The image has all of the players identified on both the lower portion of the front as well as on the back of the board.  The players are wearing matching L decorated sweaters and most are wearing boater style caps.  A fantastic looking 1880's lacrosse image.
$375.00



1914 "Championship of the Universe" Ticket for a Barnstorming Race between Aviator Lincoln Beachey and Automobile Racer Barney Oldfield.  This race featured Beachey flying his Curtis Biplane against Oldfield's driving his 100hp Fiat racer.  Both Oldfield and Beachey shared an agent, William Hickman Pickens, who was the brainchild of this barnstorming race pitting the "Demon of the Sky" against the "Daredevil of the Ground."  Since this race was performed in several venues across the country, which location this ticket is from is unknown, but given the collection it came from, I believe it is likely from a Minnesota area race.  The ticket features an attractive butterfly graphic, and is in excellent condition with no creases or paper loss.  The ticket has a slightly uneven right side.  The back of the ticket features some interesting notes, including warning spectators to keep off of the track to prevent against fatality.  Tickets from these Oldfield/Beachey races are exceedingly rare, and this is a very attractive example.
$500.00



Circa Late 1920's to 1931 Princeton University Association Football / Soccer Letterman Sweater.  This sweater features heavy black wool, with a sewn on orange Princeton P, and AF which stands for Association Football (the name for soccer in the early 20th century).  The neck area of the sweater has a small sewn on tag which reads Maurice Keen.  Maurice Keen was a 1931 graduate of Princeton, and a letter winner in soccer.  The sweater is in excellent condition with no noticeable flaws.  A great piece for a Princeton or soccer collector.
Sold.



Circa 1930 18 Paneled Leather Laced Soccer Ball.  This attractive early ball features soft and supple leather and its original laces.  The ball has inside a deteriorated bladder, but I could recommend someone to replace the bladder with a new one if the buyer so wished.  The ball displays well as is, so I opted not to have the bladder replaced.  A very attractive early soccer ball.
$350.00





Beautiful 1923 Dieges & Clust Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Relay Race Track Trophy Plaque.  This base of this attractive plaque is a heavy oak wood with the dimensions of 16 inches tall by 12 inches wide.  The plaque features a large very attractive figural runner, with the year 1923 flanking it.  There is a separate small plaque mounted below the larger one that reads Won By, but is otherwise unengraved.  There is a Dieges & Clust maker plate on the reverse of the plaque. 
$350.00




Beautiful 1919 Sterling on Bronze Large Loving Cup Style Trophy won by the B.F. Goodrich Rubber Company in a track and field competition held in Akron Ohio.  This is a large trophy measuring 13.5 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide at the handles, with the cup itself having a 6.5 inch diameter.  The trophy was made by the Heintz Art Medal Company and is marked as Sterling on Bronze.  The trophy is engraved: Champions, Akron Division Meet, American Industrialists, May 19, 1930.  The American Industrialists Athletic Association was a national organization aimed at promoting health and sports within industrial companies.  This Akron division meet included athletes from B.F. Goodrich, Goodyear, Firestone, and the Miller Rubber Company, with B.F. Goodrich coming out on top.  I am including a printout of a 1919 news article detailing the competition with the trophy.  One of the handles has become separated from the bottom of the trophy, but other than this subtle flaw, the trophy is an absolute beauty.
$400.00



Imperial Sized Circa 1905 Swarthmore College Lacrosse Team Cabinet Photograph.  This photograph is mounted to a large board measuring 16 by 20 inches.  On the back of the board is a paper label for the Gutekunst Photography Studio of Philadelphia.  The board has some edge chipping,  but the image area is in very nice condition.  The image shows the Lacrosse team in their striped turtleneck sweaters posing with their lacrosse sticks.  Also one of the players is posing with a Swarthmore pennant, which has a score of S-16 H-4, with the H likely indicating Harvard or Haverford.  This image originated with a 1905 Swarthmore Track photo, which I also have available for sale, thus helping to give an approximate date to this photo.  A great early Swarthmore photograph.
$250.00


Class of 1930 Princeton University Heavy Wool Sweater.  This sweater comes form the estate of Richard Stephen Hendey, Sr, a 1930 graduate of Princeton, and a tremendous athlete who competed in Soccer, Baseball and Basketball.  This is a larger sized very well made sweater, and has felt 1930 lettering across the chest.
$300.00



Outstanding Circa 1910 10 Panel Salesman Sample Leather Lace-up Soccer Ball.  This great little ball predates inflation holes and would have be unlaced to be re-inflated.  The ball has soft and supple leather, and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced a filler to permanently retain its shape.  The ball does not have a discernable makers mark, and it has a 17.5 inches circumference.  A neat and unusual early soccer ball.
$450.00


Circa 1870's to 1880's Lacrosse Players Sixth Plate Tintype.  This great tin type shows two young lacrosse players posing with their early style sticks.  The tin type measures 2.5 by 3.75 inches and has some image loss along its left edge.  Early lacrosse images are very rare and this is a great looking early image.
$200.00




Spectacular Very Large 1916 Cleveland Athletic Club Mixed Metal Golf 2 Handled Trophy.  This large trophy measures just under 17 inches tall, and is made of mixed metal with the cup portion likely copper, and the handles likely silver-plate.  Surprisingly this well made trophy does not bear a maker's mark.  The trophy is engraved with: "Cleveland Athletic Club, Team Championship, Golf Trophy, 1916" as well as the following lower on the trophy "Won By Chas. K. Teter, Geo. W Beer, Fred Gates, W.C. Dennison"  A superb looking early golf trophy.
$400.00



Imperial Sized Circa 1905 Swarthmore College Lacrosse Team Cabinet Photograph.  This photograph is mounted to a large board measuring 16 by 20 inches.  The board has Gilbert & Bacon Photography Studio markings; Gilbert & Bacon was a prominent Philadelphia area photographer.  The photograph has magnificent clarity, and although the board has some edge chipping, the image area is in excellent condition.  The image shows the Lacrosse team in their striped turtleneck sweaters posing with their lacrosse sticks.  This image originated with a 1905 Swarthmore Track photo, which I also have available for sale, thus helping to give an approximate date to this photo.  A great early Swarthmore photograph.
$250.00






Substantial 1912 Los Angeles Times Military Marathon "Gen Otis Cup" Trophy.  The cup was named the General Otis Cup in honor of Civil War hero and early owner/publisher of the Los Angeles Times newspaper.  The LA Times was started in 1881, but after struggling financially, the original owners sold to General Harrison Grey Otis the following year, 1882.  Otis brought financial success to the paper, and remained its chief publisher and owner until his passing in 1917.  This trophy was for the winner of a Modified Marathon on April 20, 1912 sponsored by the L.A. Times newspaper for military members.  The trophy  was won by the Company C 7th Infantry team, with its captain being Captain Charles E. Anderson.  There are also 7 members of the team listed on the trophy.  This is a large and heavy trophy, measuring just under 10.5 inches tall, and is 9.5 inches wide at its handles.  The trophy does not have a maker's name present, but does have a 4 digit code, and patent applied for on its base.  Given its identical look to other sterling silver on bronze Heintz metal art trophies I've had, my guess is that this is an early trophy by Heintz.  A beautiful trophy with a neat connection to the history of the Los Angeles Times newspaper.
$350.00




1908-1909 Royal Irish Rifles Military Soccer Team - Army Cup Champions Antique Cabinet Photograph in period frame.  This attractive early soccer piece is housed in a 16 by 13 inch period frame, with the cabinet photograph measuring 12 by 10 inches.  This team was the victor of the 1908-09 Army FA Challenge Cup which is one of the oldest soccer tournaments in the world, starting in 1888, and is held annually at Aldershot Military Stadium.  The board of this attractive photograph features a period ink inscription on its top and reads:  2nd Royal Irish Rifles Football Team - Winner of Army Cup.  On the bottom of the board, the players are identified in period ink.  On the bottom right corner of the photo is an embossed photographers mark that is tough to read but you can make out Aldershot below the photographer's name.  In the photo the players are proudly displaying 2 large trophy cups, and in the above photograph of the 2014 Army Cup Champions, you can see the same trophy proudly displayed.  A fabulous piece of early soccer memorabilia and Irish soccer history.
$250.00

Very Rare 1902 University of Pennsylvania Penn Relays Program.  This program hails from only the 8th Penn Relays, and predates the term the Penn Relays Carnival.  The program features an image of the Penn Track team captain in starting position on the cover, and has many Penn track related photos within in the interior.  The program has some paper chipping to the front cover, and has residue from scrapbook removal on the back cover.  Despite these flaws, this very scarce program is a fantastic piece of memorabilia hailing from the early days of this historic track & field event.
$250.00



Circa 1910 Real Photo Post Card of Carlisle Indian School Track Star and 2 Time Olympian Lewis Tewanima.  Tewanima, competed in both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, winning silver in the 10,000 meter run in Stockholm in 1912.  Tewanima was also a Carlisle Indian School track teammate of sports legend Jim Thorpe.  The post card has been trimmed a bit, but still presents very nicely. 
$180.00


1895 Framed Worchester Cricket Club Team Cabinet Photograph.  This beautiful photograph is housed in its original tiger oak frame which measures just over 16.5 inches by 12.5 inches.  The back of the photograph has the team identification and year info, and the back of the frame also has a Worchester and Boston Mass Victorian framer label.  The photo exhibits great clarity, and the players are posed with a plethora of early cricket equipment.  Fantastic early Cricket photograph.
$350.00




Beautiful Circa 1900 to 1910 Framed Everwear Hosiery Baseball and Golf Themed Advertising Sign.  This sign was discovered in the back of a frame (used as backing), and had its edges trimmed.  I have had the sign custom framed, in archival fashion, in a very attractive dark walnut frame.  The display shows a leaping baseball player on the left side, and a woman golfer about to tee off on the right side.  The sign features the name of a New York area clothing shop by the name of Weber & Heilbroner.  I have found the same Everwear Hosiery logo in assorted newspapers from the 1900 to 1910 period.  The frame measures 23 inches long by 15.75 inches wide.  A very attractive sports advertising piece.
$300.00


Circa 1890's Line Cut Gutta Percha Golf Ball.  This attractive early golf ball features round marks on each end, with the makers mark difficult to discern.  Attractive early golf relic in very nice condition.
$250.00



19th Century Diamond Patterned Gutta Percha Gutty Golf Ball.  This ball features an unusual diamond pattern with open triangle shapes at its poles.  The ball is slightly smaller than modern golf balls with a diameter of approximately 1.5 inches.  The ball still retains some vestiges of its original paint, but does show wear.
$250.00




Beautiful Circa 1915 Golf Themed Trophy Sterling Silver on Bronze Ashtray made by the Heintz Art medal company.  The ashtray features a match holder at its rear that features a sterling silver swinging golfer decoration.  Wrapping around the front lip of the ashtray are sterling silver golf course themed decorations including a flag.  The ashtray features the Heintz Art Medal Company mark on its base and is marked as Sterling on Bronze with a 1912 patent date.  The ashtray measures 6.5 inches wide by 3.5 inches tall.  Just a superbly attractive early Golf piece.
$250.00




Circa 1900 Gutta Percha F.A. Cigol of Patterson New Jersey Early Style Raised Bramble Style Golf Ball.  This ball features F.A. Cigol marking within the spiral design on one of its sides.  The ball features spiral designed poles, raised brambles throughout the remainder, with a raided band are along its equator.  I found image of this model of F.A. Cigol golf ball in a period publication shown above; in this publication the ball was noted as the "Expert" model, and as you can see it has the identical design as this offered early gutta percha ball.  The ball does exhibit one flat area, as well as some overall wear, discoloration, and very mild cracking.  An attractive early gutta percha golf ball.
$240.00 




1930-1931 Upper Darby Pennsylvania based Colwyn United Professional Soccer Team Cabinet Photograph.  The Colwyn United Soccer Club was a professional soccer team playing out of Delaware County Pennsylvania.  The photo has a Colman of Chester PA photographer mark, and the photo is mounted to a board, with an overall dimensions of 8 by 10 inches.  Al Harker, a member of the Soccer Hall of Fame, played for the Colywn United Club during this same era, but I cannot find any photos of Harker to aid in identification.  A neat early Philadelphia area pro soccer team photo.
$80.00



1928 - 1929 Bowling Figural Trophy presented to Ashland Club Champion.  This trophy was made by the WB Trophy company - a well respected figural trophy maker of the 1920's.  The trophy measures 8 inches tall.
$100.00




Circa 1895 University of Pennsylvania Bicyclist W.G. Douglas Signed Cabinet Photograph.  This is a standard sized cabinet card, measuring 6.5  by 4.25 inches, and was taken by the well known Philadelphia area photography studio Gilbert & Bacon.  The photograph features a bold signature of Douglas, and Douglas is shown wearing his Penn turtleneck style letterman sweater.  I found articles from 1895 and 1896 detailing his bicycling prowess with Penn.  A great early Penn photograph.
$150.00





Circa 1950's Auto Racing Full Uniform.  This full racing suit features blue striping on both the zip up jacket and pants.  The jacket features a Continental makers tag, and is marked as permanently flame retardant 100% Cotton.  The pants were made by Nomex and are 100% nylon.  The jacket features a zipper, and the neck and shoulder area have velcro connectors, as to the end of each arm.  The pants features zipper closed pockets on their front.  A very attractive early Auto Racing uniform.
$125.00
 
Circa 1900 University of Pennsylvania Track Athlete Cabinet Photograph by prestigious Philadelphia Photography studio Gilbert & Bacon.  The student athlete pictured is identified on the reverse as James Boyd, who went onto become a Pennsylvania state Senator from 1919 to 1922.  Great early photograph.
INV#0516
$100.00
 
The below items have all been sold.


Circa 1900-1910 12 panel Laced Soccer Ball.  This is the type of ball Dr. James Naismith used during his invention of basketball as well.  The leather of this ball has a beautiful patina, and the ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a new bladder.  The ball has its former owners name engraved in it - J. Edge.  This turn of the century ball is a beautiful early soccer relic.  SOLD



Circa 1880's Springfield Training School (YMCA) Large Track team cabinet photograph by  famed photographer Elmer Chickering.  This school is now Springfield College, and it was at this school, during the time period of this photo that James Naismith invented the game of basketball.  The photo features a large group of well uniformed athletes, with the triangle inside a circle logo that is still used by Springfield College today.  The photograph measures 15 by 11 inches, and has some residue at the board's edges probably left behind from album removal.  Stunning photograph with great resolution. SOLD


Great Circa 1885 Harvard Athletic Association Track Team Albumen Photograph.  This great photo features the Harvard track team with various type of athletic equipment on display including a High Wheel Bicycle, barbells, a shot put, and perhaps a saddle.  Also on display with the team is a very attractive handled trophy.  This photo measures 7 by 9 inches and is mounted to a board which has been trimmed to the edge of the photo.  A great early Harvard photograph.
Sold.

Circa 1900 Haskel Bramble Style Gutta Percha Golf Ball.  This early ball was patented in 1899, and features outward pimples, rather than the inward dimples of modern balls.  It features the Haskel Bramble mark at each end.  Great looking early ball.
INV#0446
Sold.

Circa 1910 Golfer Figural piece, likely an inkwell.  The golfer is adorned in period golfing attire, and the base has a recessed area that I surmise would have fit a glass inkwell insert.  The golfer is made of a heavier metal, while the base is a lighter metal.  There no markings on the piece, and it stands approximately 5 inches tall and 6 inches wide. 
No longer available.


Circa 1850's Smooth Gutty Type Early Golf Ball.  This beauty has the mold line running its equator, and features slight surface cracking in some areas.  The ball is smaller than modern golf balls with a diameter of approximately 1.25 inches.  This early golf ball is a new to market recent discovery from the Pennsylvania area.  These smooth gutty's are among the rarest type of golf balls and this is a very nice example.
Sold.



Circa 1900 Cyclists Figural Portable Cup.  This item features an expanding metal drinking cup that collapses and fits inside a decorative lid.  The lid features a great scene with 2 cyclists on a tandem style bike with the title "Cyclists Cup"  The only marking on this great little item is Patent Applied For on the base.  A great little turn of the century Bicycling figural piece.  Sold.




Circa 1850's Smooth Gutty Type Early Golf Ball that is slightly larger than a modern sized golf ball.  This beauty has the mold line running its equator, and features a slight crack next to the mold line on one area.  This ball has an interesting but difficult to make out star shaped mark on each of its ends opposite the mold line, and the shape was likely included in the mold as a type of makers mark.  This early golf ball is a new to market recent discovery from the Ephrata, Pennsylvania area.  These smooth gutty's are among the rarest type of golf balls and this is a very nice example.
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Beautiful Circa 1915 to 1920 Trio of Mesh Style Unused Golf Balls in their original box.  These are German made golf balls with "Finest Elastic Club Golf balls on the top of the lid.  Both ends of the box have crossed hickory golf clubs and golf balls graphic.  The golf balls rest in some type of bedding and are likely unused.  One of the box ends retains an original price sticker.  There is some minor surface paint loss to the balls, which does not detract from their strong display value, and these mesh balls with their original box are a must have for any golf collector.
Sold.


Beautiful 1916 Bowling Pin Figural Trophy.  This trophy was presented to the Pottstown YMCA Army Team Bowling Champions.  The trophy measures 16 inches tall.  The trophy has a few dings, but nothing that detracts much from the beauty of this early figural bowling trophy.
Sold.



Stunning Seemingly Unused Circa 1910 Reach Brand Champion SE Model 12 Panel Leather Laced Soccer Ball.  The SE model was Reach's highest quality soccer ball, and this one predates inflation holes; having had to be unlaced to reinflated.  The ball features a very bold Reach mark and soft and supple leather throughout.  Early laced soccer balls are rare, but to find one in this immaculate condition is amazing, and this soccer ball would make an outstanding addition to any collection.
Sold.


 1941 Wrestling figural trophy presented to D. Richard DiBattista of the University of Pennsylvania 1943 class.  DiBattista was the 1941 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Assoc. 175 LB Champion. DiBattista was quite the wrestler, sporting an 82-0 Collegiate record.  The trophy has a great looking figural wrestler on top of a bakelite base, and the trophy measures 16 inches tall.  Great wrestling piece.
Sold.



Circa 1920's Ocean City New Jersey Beach Patrol Antique Wool Uniform.  This great early life guard swimming suit features a C.P. Faust of Ocean City, NJ makers tag, with a second guaranteed 100% wool tag.  The swimsuit features sewn on OCBP lettering and is in overall excelled condition.  Fantastic piece of early life guard/beach patrol memorabilia.
Sold.


Circa 1910 Wood and Iron Discus.  The brass center has the makers mark GILL with Official AAU of US shield marking.  Great early track and field relic.
Sold.


Beautiful Mid to Late 1920's Volleyball.  This attractive ball features soft supple leather, and has had its deteriorated bladder replaced with a modern one.  The ball features a faint makers mark that I've had a tough time making out, but I can make out Chicago below the name.  Early volleyballs are scarce, and this is a beauty.
Sold.



Very Attractive Circa 1910 8 panel 6 Lace Antique Soccer Ball.  This beauty features a unique staggered pattern in which the 8 panels come together.  The ball predates the advent of inflation valves, and would have had to be unlaced to be reinflated.  The ball has had its deteriorated bladder replaced.  The ball has a rich mahogany patina, and has soft and supple leather.  A beautiful early soccer relic.
Sold.





Early 1930's Haverford School Mitchell and Ness Brand Soccer Jersey with accompanying team photo from same estate.  This beautiful long sleeve jersey has vibrant red and yellow colors, and features a lace up neck area.  The jersey has Mitchell and Ness tagging in the neck area, with the player's name: Alexander O'Neal sewn above it.  The jersey comes with a 14 by 11 Haverford soccer team photo which came from the O'Neal estate that shows Alexander wearing this exact jersey.  The photograph has been autographed by all of O'Neal's teammates and coaches.  The photo is housed in its original frame, but its glass does have 2 cracks.   This is a very well made jersey, and each sleeve has an open area on the back of the wrist area.  This is superb early soccer jersey, and is definitely enhanced by its accompanying team photograph.
Sold.





Circa 1910 to 1920 Draper & Maynard Brand Religious Team Soccer Jersey.  This jersey features a well constructed Lutheran Rosicrucian symbol on the chest area, and the jersey was likely donned by the member of a church soccer team.  The jersey features an early dog mascot D&M tag in the neck region, and also features a small sewn on name tag at the bottom area reading Red.  The jersey is an attractive red color, and is in very nice condition.  Early soccer jerseys are very rare, and this is a beauty.
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Beautiful 1920 New York Athletic Club Buermeyer Special Sterling on Bronze Trophy Vase.  The trophy was named after one of the founding members of the NYAC:  Henry Buermeyer.  The trophy was made by Heintz Art Metal company, and is bronze trophy, with sterling silver decoration.  The trophy measures 12 inches tall, with a width of 4 inches.  The Buermeyer Special trophy was (I believe) awarded to the champion trap shooter of the athletic club.  The trophy is in beautiful condition, and is a superb early trophy vase.
Sold.




Circa 1920 Goldsmith Brand Wool Soccer Jersey.  This attractive lightweight navy blue wool jersey features a number 21 inside a circle on the left chest area, and a sewn Goldsmith tag in the neck area.  There are few repairs and holes present, but overall this early soccer relic is in very nice condition.  Only one of a handful of rare early soccer jerseys I've handled over the years.
Sold.


1899 Patent Date Worthington White Raised Dimple Golf ball.  This beautiful early golf ball features large inverted dimples and has Worthington White marked on one pole, and an 1899 patent date on the opposite pole.  The ball is in beautiful condition, and is a very rare style early golf ball.
Sold.



1894 United States Military Academy Champion Track Team Pach Bros. Cabinet photograph.  This great photo measures just under 10 by 8 inches, and features the famous Pach Brothers photographer mark at the bottom of the board.  The back of the photo features the writing: Championship Team USMA for 1894, Class of 1896.  All of the athletes are also identified on the reverse, as well are the events in which they competed and their scores achieved.  Several of the players are wearing uniforms adorned with very ornate 96's, and a couple of the players are wearing short billed caps with interlocking USMA on them.  The photo has very nice resolution (better than my scanner shows), and this is a very attractive early West Point athletic piece.
Sold.



Circa 1920's Ocean City New Jersey Beach Patrol Antique Wool Sweater.  This sweater originated from the same owner of the Ocean City Beach Patrol swimsuit located further down this page.  Fantastic piece of early life guard/beach patrol memorabilia.
Sold.



Set of 6 Spalding Brand with Abercrombie & Fitch marking Indian Clubs.  This great set includes a pair of 2 1/2 pound clubs, a pair of 1 1/2 pound of clubs, and a pair of 3/4 pound clubs.  Each club features a Spalding mark, some of which are stronger than others.  One of the 3/4 pound clubs also features an early Abercrombie & Fitch A&F Co decal.  A great looking set of early Indian clubs.  Sold.

Circa 1920's Oversized "Star" Soccer Player Photograph in its original frame.  This attractive photo is housed in a 15 by 12 inch period frame.  The player is wearing a turtleneck style sweater, with Star sewn across his chest.  The photo hails from a recent New Jersey area find.
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1923 Penn State Lacrosse Team Photograph in its original frame.  This photograph originated from the estate of Penn State athletics star and Pottsville Maroons professional football player Barney Wentz.  This photograph is housed in its original attractive gold gilded frame measuring 14.5 by 12.5 inches.  The board of the photograph has the identifier Varsity 1923 Lacrosse penciled at its top, with all of the players identified in pencil at its bottom.  A great early piece of Penn State Lacrosse memorabilia.
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1923 - 1924 Philadelphia Area Professional Disston A.A. "Sawmakers" Soccer Team Cabinet Photograph.  The Disston A.A. was a soccer team that was formed around 1910 and sponsored by the Disston Saw Works Factory.  The Disston A.A. played in various professional leagues including the Allied American Football Association of Philadelphia and the National Association Football League.  This attractive photo features the team posing in front of the Saw factory, wearing Disston across their soccer jerseys.  The captain is holding a painted soccer ball, and in the lower right corner is a photographer mark of Dan E Paul, a well known Philadelphia photographer.  The board of this photo measures 14 by 8 inches, and is missing a portion of its right corner.  A great early pro soccer team photograph.
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Circa 1895 United States Military Academy - West Point Bowling Team Pach Bros Cabinet Photograph.  This photograph was taken by the famous photographer Pach Brothers.  The board of this photo measures 8 by 10 inches, and the front of the board has the Pach Bros gold gilt markings.  The athletes are sporting assorted types of athletic clothing including a USMA turtleneck sweater, and a class of 1896 tank top.  This photograph came in a small grouping of West Point cabinet photos all dating to 1895.  In front of the players, is a display of 4 pins, and 3 early wooden bowling balls.  On the back of the board, the players names are identified.  A great early West Point photograph.
Sold.


Circa 1890's Gutta Percha Smaller Sized Golf Ball with rare spiral design.  This ball has approximately a 1.25 inch diameter, and has a star logo on each end.  With molded concentric rings, this early golf ball has a great look. 
INV#0472 Sold.



Victorian 6 Paneled Buckskin Handball or Child's toy ball.  This interesting ball has a 14 inch circumference, and features alternating brown and gray buckskin panels.  Similar style balls are often seen being held by children in 19th century images (see above photo), but I cannot rule out this ball being used for some handball type of sports game.  The ball is stuffed is a neat 19th century sport relic.
Sold.




Incredible 1891 Old Century Wheelmen of Philadelphia Large Sized Albumen Photograph of Cyclist with his reversed high wheel bicycle in its original 19th century frame.  This incredible photograph has a period ink notation on the matting that reads: Member of the Old Century Wheelmen, Phila.  Longest Ride in One Day 118 Miles Over the Roads.  Sept 16, 1891.  The Century Wheelmen were one of the largest cycling clubs in Philadelphia.  The attractive 19th century frame measures just over 15 inches tall by 12.5 inches wide.  The cyclist is posing with an American Star style high wheel bicycle, with its unique small front wheel and high back wheel design.  The photograph features great clarity, and is a fantastic piece of early cycling photography.
Sold.




Circa 1905 Yale University Athletic Association Short Bill Baseball Cap.  This cap came from the estate of George Mills Harris, a 1905 graduate of Yale University.  The cap features no makers marks, but it is undoubtedly a Spalding as the estate included another identical cap with Spalding markings.  The cap is in beautiful seemingly unworn condition, with no mothholes present, and its leather band is still soft and flexible.  It features white embroidered lettering on the forehead region, with the lettering YUAA.  Great looking cap in beautiful condition.
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Class of 1930 Princeton University Rawlings Brand Full Soccer Uniform.  This fantastic uniform comes form the estate of Richard Stephen Hendey, Sr, a 1930 graduate of Princeton.  The jersey is a button down style jersey, complete with all of its buttons, and AF on the chest for Association Football.  The jersey does not have its tagging remaining but the shorts exhibit a Rawlings tag.  The shorts are black wool, with orange satin stripes down the sides.  Lastly to complete the full ensemble are a pair of knee high black and orange striped soccer socks also originating from the estate.  Both the jersey and shorts are quite large (the pants are marked size 34).  A fantastic early Ivy League Soccer Uniform.
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Imperial Sized 1905 Swarthmore College Track Team Cabinet Photograph with early Professional Football Player Bob "Tiny" Maxwell".  This photograph is mounted to a large board measuring 15 by 19.5 inches.  The board has Gilbert & Bacon Photography Studio markings; Gilbert & Bacon was a prominent Philadelphia area photographer.  The photograph has excellent clarity, and although the board has some edge chipping, the image area is in excellent condition.  The player in the front row is holding a Penn Relays 1905 banner.  The image shows a large "Tiny" Maxwell in the far right of the back row.  Tiny Maxwell is well known for several reasons, the first of which is a famous image of him bloodied after a 1905 Swarthmore vs. Penn football game was published in a newspaper, and seen by President Teddy Roosevelt, causing Roosevelt to call for safety reforms in the game.  After graduating from Swarthmore, Maxwell went on to play for the Massillon Tigers, Canton Bulldogs, and Pittsburgh Lyceums.  Maxwell was on the Massillon team during the infamous Massillon-Canton Football Betting Scandal.  A great early Swarthmore photograph.
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Circa 1922 to 1924 Pottsville Maroons Football Star Barney Wentz's Penn State Lacrosse Team Wool Sweater. This amazing sweater, along with the lacrosse team photo I also have available, originated from the Barney Wentz estate.  This heavy wool sweater is very well made, and is composed of white wool, with a navy blue Penn State S on the chest, flanked by LT for Lacrosse Team.  The sweater also has a sewn in Brine tag in the tail area.    A superb football sweater from an early College and Professional football star.
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Circa 1920's Jantzen's Antique Men's Swimsuit Bathing Suit.  This wool bathing suit has retained its diving girl sewn on patch at the lower left side.  The suit also has its sewn on tag inside once of the shoulder straps, but it is worn and illegible.  Overall in nice condition and an attractive early bathing suit.
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1923-24 University of Pennsylvania National InterCollegiate Champion Soccer Team Cabinet photograph.  This beautiful photo measures 13.5 by 10.5 inches, and the photographer mark of H. Parker Rolfe of Chestnut St in Phila.  Great early soccer photo. Sold



Spectacular 1927 Weidlich Brothers Gold Toned Meadowbrook Country Club Golfer Trophy.  This well made trophy features a male golfer about to put, clad in a great looking knickers pants and retains its original golf club.  The back of the trophy features the Weidlich Brothers WB makers mark.  This beauty measures 8.25 inches tall.  The trophy has an engraved base reading Meadowbrook C.C., Summer 1927, Putting Champion.  Weidlich made a gold colored and silver colored version of this trophy.   A great early Golfing Figural trophy.
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Late 1890's Bloomsburg University Archery Team Oversized Cabinet Photograph.  The photo is mounted to an ornate 9.25 by 6.25 inch cabinet card, with a Bloomsburg, PA photographer mark.  A period pencil notation on the back of the card identifies its owner as A.E. Shipe, with a Sunbury PA address listed.  A.E. Shipe is Amos Elmer Shipe, who was an 1898 graduate of Bloomsburg.  The photo shows a group of men posed all wearing identical tank top style jerseys with arrows sewn across their chest.  A great looking early Archery team image.
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1886 Framed Morton & Sons Cricket Club Team Cabinet Photograph.  This beautiful photograph is housed in its original tiger oak frame which measures just over 12.5 inches by 12 inches.  The photograph cabinet has ornate identification of the team and players, and the back of the frame also has a Worchester and Boston Mass Victorian framer label.  Fantastic early Cricket photograph.
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1944 Weidlich Brothers Silver Toned Chase Country Club Golfer Trophy.  This well made trophy features a male golfer about to put, clad in a great looking knickers pants and retains its original golf club.  The back of the trophy features the Weidlich Brothers WB makers mark.  This trophy measures 8.25 inches tall.  The trophy has an engraved base reading F. S. Chase Handicap Tournament, Runner Up 1944, Norman R. Reed, Chase Country Club.  Weidlich made a gold colored and silver colored version of this trophy.   A great early Golfing Figural trophy.
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Fantastic Leather bound 1890 "Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes" Golf Book by Horace Hutchinson.  This leather-bound second edition book was published by Longmans, Green in London as part of a larger series dedicated to sports called The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. The Golf title is the most sought after of all the books in the series. The writer, Horace Hutchinson was associated with St. Andrew's and had great impact on the game of golf.   The book is in nice condition,  with minor wear to the binding and very minor foxing throughout
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Huge 1911 Framed Photograph Display detailing the winning of the Glidden Trophy by the Maxwell automobile made by the Maxwell Briscoe Motor Company.  This huge piece is housed in its original wood frame, complete with slat board backing.  The frame measures 29.5 inches by 27.5 inches.  The display includes 4 mounted photographs,  1 of the Maxwell winning car crossing Back Creek in Virginia, Georgia Governor Hoke Smith in his perfect score Maxwell car, the Maxwell Glidden Trophy winning car, and an image of the 30 inch tall Glidden Trophy.  These are actual photos taken by N. Lazarnick.  A very attractive piece of early automotive memorabilia.
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