SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 29th-

May 6th 2017

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8 5/8" tall

5 1/8" wide

-1868-

HANDBILL BROADSIDE
Advertising

Beadle's

Dime 
Baseball Player 
Publication

Sold on ebay $623.00

Printed 

on Paper


SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 9th - 15th 2015

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35" x 24"

NOTICE

3/26/17

 

This feature

has been updated

Owner of 

painting has been located

see owners corres-

pondence at bottom of feature


1902 Panting of a Ping Pong Game


A QUIET HOUR AFTER DINNER
By
Albert 

de Ford Pitney


Illustrated for May 1902 Harpers Weekly Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Nov 26th-

Dec 3rd 2016

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- QUESTION -

WAS THIS

ABRAHAM

LINCOLN'S

NEIGHBORHOOD

GYM?

? ? ?
? ?
? ? ?

11 1/2" TALL

9 1/4" WIDE

C1864
BROADSIDE POSTER
Announcing Opening  Abner S. Brady's 
WASHINGTON GYMNASIUM

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A TEN DAY

EXCURSION

FEATURE

CARLTON'S

EPIC

MAY 2001

BRIMFIELD

ANTIQUES FAIR STORY

16 STORY PAGES

33 PHOTO PAGES

49

PAGES TOTAL

1000

BRIMFIELD

PHOTOS

PLUS SEE

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct 29th-

Nov 4th 2016

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22" TALL

14" WIDE

- 1895 -

HARTFORD

HIGH SCHOOL

VS

BRIDGEPORT

HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL

GAME

BROADSIDE

POSTER

FOR THE 

YALE CUP

1895 CONNECTICUT STATE  
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

Printed on Cardstock

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 28th-

July 4th 2015

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1968 

DAVIS CUP Inter-Zonal Zone
FIRST ROUND
MATCH POSTER

14" x 11" 

U.S. 1968 DAVIS CUP CHAMPIONS

United States proceeded to win the Final Round against 

India and Challenge Round against Australia 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 21st-

27th 2015

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Exceptional 

c1900 ICE SPEED SKATES


Remarkable

Two-Tone Brown and Tan Leather by Samson 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 14th-

20th 2015

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Sold For
$11,353.00
8/8/11

TY COBB 
"SAFE" TROPHY


13" Tall 

11 3/4" Wide

5 3/4" Deep 

Silver Plated Made by

Dieges & Clust 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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48" WIDE

21" TALL

c1920 

YALE

LAUNDRY

ADVERTISING

SIGN

48" W x 21" T 

PORCELAIN ON STEEL

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 31st-

June 6th 2015

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c1900 PORCELAIN STEIN 
FEATURING BICYCLE RACE SCENE 
BY LENOX 


 
5 3/4" tall

One of the finest antique sports steins

Carlton has seen!

American made

in Trenton N.J.

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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c1930 DIE

CUT METAL

FOOTBALL

PLAYER

ADVERTISING

SIGN


 
20" tall 

with stand 
 Unique Puzzling sign of unknown

product

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 17th-

23rd 2015

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c1889 Board Game

THE WORLD'S

GAME OF

BASEBALL


 
By McLoughlin Bros.
Commemor-

ating Albert Spalding's 1889 world baseball tour

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Jan 11th-

17th 2015

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c1910 

A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Trophy

12" T x 13" W 
Presented To 
BESSEMER ATHLETIC CLUB
Bessemer Alabama
Of Greater Birmingham City League

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept 28th-

Nov 23rd - 29th 2014

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c1900

RUDOLPH

SANTELL

STRONGMAN

EXHIBITION

BROADSIDE

POSTER

Santell Gallery Thumb.jpg (225443 bytes)

Sat in 

Carlton's

eBay watch

list 2 years...

finally the Carltonator

pulled the trigger

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept 28th-

Oct 4th 2013

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c1948

Jack Kramer

vs.

Bobby Riggs

World Champship.

Tennis Match

BROADSIDE

POSTER

27" X 21"


ANOTHER

OF CARLTON'S

HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN FEATURES

Antique 

street fair big fat zero..then I walked by a pool hall…

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SOLD FOR

$1,600.00

ALL-HEIL

HIGH WHEEL

BICYCLE

STEIN

c1890

19 1/2" tall

By Mettlach


Best bicycle

stein you'll ever see!

High Wheel Stein Stitch.jpg (36595 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 28th-

May 4th 2013

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LATEST FEATURE

c1920

HURDLER

STATUE

By Chiparus

Hurdler Installed Side Close.JPG (174422 bytes)

19" tall

Once owned 

by former

BASEBALL

COMMISIONER

PETER

UEBERROTH

Plus Bonus

160

PHOTOS

OF THE

4/14/13

ROSE

BOWL

FLEA

MARKET

RoseBowl2.jpg (113106 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

March 23rd-

30th 2013

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C1930 15" tall

- Die Cut -

KEDS

 BASKETBALL 

SHOES

ADVERTISING 

DISPLAY

Auctioned by

Legendary

Auctions.com 

Feb. 2013

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Keds Crop.JPG (48057 bytes)

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Feb 24th-

March 2nd 2013

c1892

SPALDING'S

FOOT-BALL

WOODEN

SHIPPING

CRATE

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Carlton Got

OUTBID

Read all 

about it

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A SPECIAL CARLTON

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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Sports

Antiques

.com
Visits The Top Bottle Show in The Country

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THE 

NATIONAL CONVENTION 

of the
F.O.H.B.C.
FEDERATION OF 
HISTORICAL BOTTLE COLLECTORS

EXPO 

2012

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 July 27-29th 2012, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno NV. 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Nov. 25th-

Dec. 1st

2012

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June 22nd

1877
WESTERN

UNION TELEGRAPH

SENT BY 

E.V. BAKER

CONVEYING

SCORE OF

HARVARD VS

YALE

BASE BALL

GAME

HARVARD 10

YALE 1
Likely

sent by

famed Yale

foot ball

pioneer

Eugene V. 

Baker

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

November

11th- 17th

2012

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C1920 MULTI SPORT 

TABLE

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Greatest Multi

Sport Table Extant

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct. 28th 

- Nov. 3rd

2012

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C1890
RAH RAH TOBACCO POUCH 
Best football themed tobacco pouch ever produced 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept. 30th 

- Oct 6th

2012

CanoeSideWays.JPG (16343 bytes)

c1921

SILVER

PLATE CANOEING TROPHY

by 

Derby Silver Co.

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Feb. 26th 

- Mar. 4th

2011

3FullR_635x816.jpg (84747 bytes)

c1890

STERLING

SILVER

FOOTBALL

FLASK

By

Tiffany & Co.

 Only known 

 example 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

FEB. 

12TH- 19TH 2011

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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 ANOTHER

CARLTON

ROAD TRIP TO THE ROSE BOWL FLEA MRKT
FEB 13TH 2011
PASADENA ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June26th 

- July 2nd

2010

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SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

ROSE 

BOWL

FLEA

MRKT.

PASADENA 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

THREE

PART SERIES

Sept. 25th 

- Oct 15th

2010

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Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

PORTLAND

EXPO 

ANTIQUES

SHOW

July 9- 11 2010

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book review

NEW!!

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ANTIQUE SPORTS UNIFORMS 

& EQUIPMENT 1840-1940 

Baseball Football Basketball

by Dan Hauser, Ed Turner, 

John Gennantonio

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

December

20th- 26th

2009

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C1890 VICTORIAN 
MOVEABLE 

DIE CUT 
FOOTBALL PLAYER
 
DELUXE 

EXTRA LARGE & EMBOSSED  

13" tall 

10 1/2" wide 

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Circa 1876  BASEBALL CLOCK STORY

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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

click here to read this story

One of the authors 

favorites!

READ ABOUT THE WORLD'S FINEST BASEBALL CLOCK

Previously published in 

VCBC Magazine

 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH 18th-14th

2009

RedLeftClose.JPG (855308 bytes)

c1950

Brayton Laguna

Black 

Boxers Statues

11" tall 

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  STORY

JOE LOUIS 

ARMY RECRUITMENT POSTER STORY

Joe Louis Recrutiment poster.JPG (69675 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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 READ THE INTEREST. BACKGROUND OF 

THIS RARE POSTER

Previously published in Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH

22nd- 28th 

2009

PowerboatCrop.jpg (27418 bytes)

c1912

POWER

BOAT 

PRINT 

5ft. wide

 2ft. tall 

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Circa 1891

Tiffany & Co.

YALE 

FOOTBALL MATCH  SAFE

  Story

Yale match safe lelands.jpg (91020 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO 

TO ENLARGE

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SEE THE GREATEST FOOTBALL MATCH 

SAFE EVER PRODUCED

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH 29th- 

APRIL 4th 

2009

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c1880

BASEBALL

CLOCK

New Haven

Clock Co.

20 1/4" wide 15 1/5" tall  

6 3/4" deep

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Circa 1910

ELLENSBURG WASHINGTON

FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO STORY

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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE ON A CLASSIC EARLY FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

APRIL

19th- 25th 

2009

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c1910 
MISSION OAK STYLE 
ROCKING CHAIR WITH
BOWLING SCENE
39" tall 

33 3/4" wide 

40 1/2" deep

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY 

3rd- 9th

2009

JoeMartyCrop.jpg (27625 bytes)

C1940's 
JOE MARTY'S 
BAR AND 

GRILL

NEON BASEBALL SIGN
7 Ft wide 

4 1/2 Ft. tall

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Circa 1890

HIGH WHEELER

FIGURE Story

Best High Wheeler.JPG (85141 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE 

TO SEE A RARE EXAMPLE  OF AN 

EARLY HIGH WHEEL BICYCLE FIGURAL

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY

10th- 16th 

2009

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C1890 
Mary Gregory/

Bohemian Style 
BASEBALL MOTIF LEMONADE SET

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CARLTON'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF GETTING 

Joe DiMaggio's

AUTOGRAPH

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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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One of the authors 

favorites!

MEETS AND TALKS TO THE YANKEE CLIPPER

Previously published in 

Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY

24th- 30th 

2009

ABSprecklesGal.JPG (20374 bytes)

c1930 

A. B.

SPRECKLES 

CUP GOLF TROPHY

STERLING

21" W 18" T

PRESENTATION

SILVER 

BY REED AND  BARTON 

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c 1896 

PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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One of the authors favorites!

Previously pub. in  Sports Collectors Digest Magazine & The Antique Trader

Circa 1887

Reed and Barton Silver Plate Football 

Box Story

close in front panel.JPG (94231 bytes) CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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One of the authors favorites!

GREATEST FOOTBALL BOX EVER MADE 

19th Century 

ESTES PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL BAT STORY

Estes in case.JPG (84750 bytes) 

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

READ THIS TALE OF HOW THE ESTES BAT WAS FINALLY

ACQUIRED 12 YEARS  AFTER LOSING IT!

Previously publish.

in Sports Collectors Digest Magazine

c 1896 PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

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One of the authors favorites!

Previously pub. in  Sports Collectors Digest Magazine & The Antique Trader

Circa 1907

Kayser Sohn

HORSE AND JOCKEY INKWELL

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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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THE FINEST

HORSE-

RACING

INKWELL 

EVER MADE

Circa 1889

GAIL AND AX 

 TOBACCO ADVERTISING POSTER WITH

JOHN L. SULLIVAN

Story

John L Sullivan poster Lelands.jpg (66443 bytes)  

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE TO SEE ONE OF THE GREATEST BOXING ADVERTISING

POSTERS EVER

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May

16th-22nd 2010

StaggPhotoMaroon.gif (279777 bytes)

14" T

10 3/4" IMPERIAL  

CABINET PHOTO 

OF
1888 Yale Baseball 
Team Pitcher

AMOS ALONZO STAGG

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READ ALL THE

NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION STORIES

click years

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i2004i


i2005i


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i2006i


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i2007i

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PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

2008 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

ROSEMONT

ILLINOIS

Wed. July 31 to Sunday Aug. 3 2008

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

4 PAGES 

16,090

WORDS

601

PHOTOS

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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2009 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

STORY IS POSTED

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39 TOTAL

PAGES


24 STORY

PAGES


15 PHOTO

PAGES

PHOTOS

HERE

STORY

HERE

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OF THE

 2011 

NATIONAL

SPORTS

COLLECTORS

CONVENTION

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July 31- Aug 4

Donald E. Stephens

Convention Center

Rosemont IL

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44 PAGE

SportsAntiques

FEATURE

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CONVENTION

PHOTOS

THEN

AFTER THE CONVENTION

IT'S OFF FOR

CARLTON'S

8 DAY CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP FROM CHICAGO TO NEW JERSEY AND BACK

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2013

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ROAD TRIP
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2 lb. silver plated, 7 ½” long x 3” wide x 2 ½” tall
C1926 ADVERTISING PAPERWEIGHT

FOR "WOOD HYDRAULIC"

FEATURING GAR WOOD'S 

- MISS AMERICA V -
5th of 10 Miss America Boats Built by Gar Wood

WON HARMSWORTH TROPHY 1926

 

 

Gar Wood's 

c1926 Miss America V Paperweight

Only known paperweight of a Gar Wood boat

By Carlton Hendricks

 

…To appreciate the significance of this paperweight, you should understand that quality figural works of pre 1930 inboard powerboats hardly exist..

much less ones of a notable boat....

 

 

his advertising desk paperweight that I recently acquired would date from 1926 and celebrates the "Miss America V" powerboat. The Miss America V, which was the 5th of ten Miss America's Gar Wood made, was a very fast boat for it's day with a top speed of about 73 MPH. In 1926 it won the prestigious British International Trophy, known as the Harmsworth trophy for the United States, averaging 61.118 MPH over a 150 mile course. The owner of the boat Gar Wood, piloted the boat with his mechanic Orlin Johnson as co-pilot.

 

Typically I'm always interested in the background, i.e. the who-what-where of the sports antiques I acquire. I'm especially interested where pieces have been over their life span. It's very interesting this paperweight came from stockbridge, michigan t.jpg (71975 bytes)a seller in Stockbridge, Michigan, about 70 miles west of Detroit, where Gar Wood was based. So it came out of the Great Lakes region which is the motherland of powerboating history...The seller said as much he got it from a long time picker friend that lives close to him who had it forty five years.

 

The paperweight was issued by the “Wood Hydraulic” company which was part of Gar Wood’s umbrella of companies. For anyone not familiar with Garfield Wood 1880-1971, he was a multi-millionaire industrialist from Detroit, and also a world champion powerboat racer…He won five straight powerboat Gold Cup races, considered the world championship, between 1917 and 1921. He also won the prestigious British International Harmsworth Trophy nine times 1920–21, 1926, 1928–30, and 1932–33. The Harmsworth Trophy was essentially  the Americas Cup of powerboat racing, so when Gar Wood won it, the United States was technically considered the winner....

 

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HISTORY OF THE HARMSWORTH TROPHY
The Harmsworth was the first annual international award for motorboat racing. Officially, it is a contest not between boats or individuals but between nations. The boats were originally to be designed and built entirely by residents of the country represented, using materials and units built wholly within that country. The rules were somewhat relaxed in 1949 and may have been relaxed further since. The race was founded by the English newspaper publisher Alfred Charles William Harmsworth in 1903.

 

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Wood started in business about 1911 after he invented a hydraulic lift for trucks to unload coal…Thereafter his enterprise mushroomed into a large conglomerate of divisions all under the umbrella of “Gar Wood Industries”…He made so many industrial products that benefited the United States and made America great that it would be hard to count them all….From garbage trucks to heating systems to powerboats to supplying trucks and boats to the U.S. military during WW II…

 

LIST OF SOME OF THE COMPANIES UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF GAR WOOD INDUSTRIES

- G.A. Wood & Co., 1908-1911: Wood Hydraulic Hoist Co., 1912-1914; St Paul Minn.; 
- Wood Hydraulic Hoist & Body Co., 1913-1933; Gar Wood Ind. 1922-1971; Detroit, Michigan & Wayne, Michigan; 
- Gar Wood Industrial Division of Gar Wood Ind.; Gar Wood Boat Division of Gar Wood Industries, Marysville, Mich.; 
- Gar Wood Division of Sargent Industries 1971-79; Gar Wood Div. of Clement Industries, 1979-pres.; Minden, Louisiana
- Detroit Marine-Aero Engine Co., Detroit, Mich.; 
- Hydraulic Hoist Mfg. Co., St. Paul, Minn.; 
- National Lift Company, Waukesha, Wisconsin; United Metal Craft Co., Ypsilanti, Michigan; 
- Phil Wood Industries Ltd., 1922-1971; Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Sourced from coachbuilt.com

 

Wood was known as an inventive genius who, at one point, held more US patents than any other living American. In 1897, at age 17, he invented a downdraft carburetor which enabled his inspection boat to outrace the other inspectors. In 1911 or 1912 he invented the profitable hydraulic hoist for dump trucks. He used the money it earned to build racing boats which won many championships between 1917 and 1933.
- Wikipedia

 

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DETROIT CULTURE C1910

Of note is the fact Gar Wood was Detroit based…There could not have been a better place for him, considering his ability…Detroit was at the pinnacle of the industrial revolution in America when he started out in 1911…the automobile was selling like hot cakes…Industry in Detroit grew at the same rate people started understanding the possibilities of thegeneral leather newwark nj crp t.jpg (358356 bytes) gasoline engine….Many business sprung up to support the auto industry….glass windshields, upholstery, electroplating, widgets galore…Personnel and jobbing out were often intertwined…In modern terminology it could be described as a network intensive industry...bodies made to order for company A were supplied by company B…seats and interiors jobbed out…acquisitions were not uncommon…Chrysler buying dodge…etc…it was like the wild west of manufacturing…The gasoline engine seemed to inspire the creativity in people…there were cars made in Detroit back then by companies you’ve probably never heard of…I bought a large photo of an Everitt everitt1 t.jpg (248946 bytes) race car earlier this year which introduced me to early Detroit manufacturing culture…

 

The automobile blew that city wide open and Gar Wood was right there….And when it came time to play…he played like he worked in his same successful fashion…he loved his powerboat racing…and he had the money to make it happen…On top of all that he was the commodore of the Detroit Yacht Club…home of the Gold Cup powerboat race many years…The best summarized biography I’ve found online for Gar Wood is on coachbuilt.com, link below…a very remarkable site…

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/g/gar_wood/gar_wood.htm

 

WHY THIS PAPERWEIGHT IS IMPORTANT

Getting back to the star of this show…To appreciate the significance of this paperweight, you should understand that quality figural works of pre 1930 inboard powerboats hardly exist...much less ones of a notable boat...Quality 1922 cabin cruiser t.jpg (229170 bytes) figural works meaning fine art bronze sculpture, and advertising art such as this. Figurals of race smalls t.jpg (854870 bytes) boats can be found on trophies but most would be outboards after 1930…And in the realm of sports display antiques, speaking subjectively, the figural is a primary category...So acquiring this figure for my collection was an important addition...In thirty five years collecting I have only seen one other example, though not in person...A gentleman in Sydney Australia posted a photo on Facebook of one he had...He said he got it in New Zealand...The heck?...go figure...The seller I got mine from said Worthpoint referenced six examples…so if that’s correct basically that makes about eight known…Though mine is the only one I've actually seen in person...

 

 

 

 

ONLY OTHER EXAMPLE CARLTON HAS SEEN - FOUND ON FACEBOOK

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...Or I'll put it this way...Lot's of people buy cars...but very few buy fleets of cars...and in turn....very very few buy fleets of garbage trucks, or buses, or dump trucks...the products Gar Wood made....So....very very few people may have gotten these paperweights...

 

EIGHT EXAMPLES KNOWN - V RARE

As mentioned, purportedly there are only about eight known examples of this paperweight... I speculate the reason so few: Wood Industries made and sold industrial products to manufactures...not the public...So it may be they only gave  them to a limited number of select clients. Take for instance, a company that made bearings for machinery...Say they needed twenty hydraulic presses to make their bearings...They called Wood Industries and Wood sent a rep to take the order...Once the hydraulic presses were shipped, maybe they sent along one of these paperweights as a thank you...Then that companies purchasing agent put it on their desk...Which is ingenious since the wood name embossed.jpg (454761 bytes) next time the purchasing agent needed a hydraulic press no way would they forget Wood Hydraulics as the name was in front of them eight hours a day...

 

Or I'll put it another  way...Lot's of people buy cars...but very few buy fleets of cars...and in turn....very very few buy fleets of garbage trucks, or buses, or dump trucks...the products Gar Wood made...So...very very few people may have gotten them...Its all just speculation...

 

But getting back to that purchasing agent...Let's say thirty or forty years go by...and the agent retires....they clean  out their desk and the company let's them have the paperweight for what ever reason and they take it home as a memento...or they abscond with it...Or say the company goes into foreclosure for what ever reason...The paperweight and other contents go in a bin with of other office equipment and get lid.jpg (52110 bytes) auctioned off...In these scenarios I see children eventually getting hold of them...and ending up in toy boxes...That's why I'm very impressed mine still has the lid over the paperclip well...Bottom line is....until such circumstances like these were played out the paperweight never saw the light of day as far as the public was concerned....I would speculate such scenarios could partly explain why they are so rare. Again its just speculation, but food for thought...

 

The 1939 book, "Speed Boat Kings, 25 Years of International Speedboating" by J. Lee Barrett, gives much insight into Gar Wood and talks about the Miss America V in Chapter 8, "The French Challenge"...The title pretty much sums up how the 1926 Harmsworth race came about...but it was a huge flop...

 

1926 HARMSWORTH RACE - WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The boat featured on the paperweight is the Miss America V. It's claim to fame was winning the 1926 Harmsworth Trophy. Here's the back story how it went down...Between 1920 and 1933 Gar Wood had won the Harmsworth Trophy nine times, with ten different versions of Miss America he built…The reason so many was they wore out after a year or two from stress…then they were stripped for parts…All ten Miss America's were numbered with Roman roman numerals.png (32933 bytes) numerals. Therefore the "V" on the version featured on the paperweight indicates it as the 5th boat of the series. The 1939 book, "Speed Boat Kings, 25 Years of International Speedboating" by J. Lee Barrett, gives much insight into Gar Wood and talks about the Miss America V in Chapter 8, "The French Challenge"...The title pretty much sums up how the 1926 Harmsworth race came about...but it was a huge flop...Somewhere around 125,000 to 250,000 people came to watch the regatta on two different days. However... the Frenchman Henri Esdres could not get his boat "Excelsior-France" started either day...and the crowds went home without seeing a race...

 

FULL TIMELINE OF RACE

But for the whole story of the 26' race I'll review the time-line...To begin with...in 1926 the U.S. had been in possession of the Harmsworth since 1920. Gar Wood won it then... and again in 1921...Then for the next four years no one made a challenge...Then in 1925 a Paris department store owner Henri Esdres called for a race. He had built a boat called the "Excelsior-France". However it caught fire and never made it to the United States, so there was no race in 1925. Then the following year 1926 Henri Esdres again made another challenge with a new boat...Apparently Gar Wood was miffed over the money he spent getting ready for the 1925 race that never happened...At first he said he wasn't building a new boat for the 1926 challenge...but would race the ones he made the year before...Upon confirming the new "Excelsior-France" had been shipped and was on it's way, Gar changed his mind and had Miss America V built in just two weeks...To reiterate, that would be the boat on the paperweight...

 

ONE BIG HUGE SNAFU

So Monsieur Esdres arrived but on the day of the race Saturday September 4th he had mechanical problems and the race was postponed until the following Tuesday September 7th...So then on that Tuesday his mechanical problems continued when he ran out of compressed air to start his engine...W. D. Edenburn, chairman of the race committee, acting as liaison between Wood and challenger Esdres asked Wood if he could help get some compressed air...which was against the rules, but Wood waived the rules and sent his team to help...Long story short they never could get it to start....so the 250,000 people that came to watch the race left...The following day...they towed the "Excelsior-France" to start it without compressed air...they got it going and to the starting line but the engine stopped mid race and Miss America V....(featured on the paperweight)...won...Not much of a race but Wood did win fair and square...READ IT ALL HERE thanks to Mr. Leslie Field...

 

 

The book "Speed Boat Kings, 25 Years of International Speedboating" states Gar Wood spent $50,000.00 in two years getting ready for the challenge...That would be his cost for producing three boats, the Miss America III, Miss America IV, and Miss America V. That would be about $850,000.00 in today's money adjusted for inflation...So based on $50,000.00 for three boats...That would be about $16,660 per boat...or around $280,000.00 per boat today AFI ...So no wonder he was not happy with Monsieur Esdres for not showing up for the 1925 race...

 

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Sold Matthews Auctions $6,250 4/3/22

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...This few and far between status for early boat advertising is part 

of the reason this paperweight is kind of a big deal...

 

BOAT ADVERTISING OVERVIEW

Important advertising pieces for Gar Wood boats are practically non-existent. By important I gar wood poster t crp ch.jpg (827512 bytes) refer mainly to factory issued signs and displays. Historically the big four powerboat companies were, Gar Wood, Hacker Craft, Dodge, and Chris Craft. I have never seen an advertising sign for Gar Wood boats, or Hacker Craft save for a small Gar Wood poster I have from a marina at Lake Hopatcong N.J. I've only seen a few great Chris-Craft signs surface. I've seen one Dodge Boats sign which I got outbid on in April 2022. This few and far between status for early boat advertising is part of the reason this paperweight is kind of a big deal...

 

PAPERWEIGHTS ARE THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO DISPLAY SMALL SCULPTURAL WORKS

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GAR WOOD AND HIS TEDDY BEAR FOLLY

 

He came back in a moment holding his two teddy bears, Teddy and Bruin, in the fingers of his right hand. "Here's the reason," he said, seriously. "These, THESE are the captains of my fate-mine and Johnson's"

 

The Teddy Bears in their early years were a victory charm. Wood played with them like a boy. But now he talks to them seriously, believes in them. One day, just a few minutes before an important race, Wood was sitting next to Johnson in the cockpit of his Miss America, waiting for the moment to dash out on the course. He picked up his Teddy Bears, held them up, and, without a smile, said to them, "Can you bring us through this time?"

And they both seemed to nod their heads and say, 

"Yes, Boss; yes, we can.".

 

 

Excerpted Chapter 1, Pages 22-23 

Speedboat Kings : 25 Years of International Speedboating 

by J. Lee Barrett

 

Page 22, Par. 3

Just before I left Wood's home that night I asked him one more question. We were standing near the door. My hand was already on the latch. "How is it, Mr. Wood," I said, "how is it you're alive today?"

"Don't you know?" he asked. And then, suddenly, he had gone back to where we'd been sitting.

I stood there, waiting and wondering.

He came back in a moment holding his two teddy bears, teddy & bruin.jpg (126292 bytes) Teddy and Bruin, in the fingers of his right hand. "Here's the reason," he said, seriously. "These, THESE are the captains of my fate-mine and Johnson's."

For thirty years Wood has been tying these teddy bears to his engines. A fortune cannot buy them from him. After he won the Harmsworth Trophy in England in 1920, an Englishman offered him Ł1,000 for one of them. Wood refused the offer.

Wood stole these teddy bears thirty years ago-from Mrs. Wood, his wife. She had bought the first one for fifteen cents in St. Paul, Minn., where they lived. When Wood saw it in their home he took it and put it in his first raceboat, Little Leading Lady. He won every race with that boat.

Mrs. Wood bought another. Wood stole that one, too.

When he built his Miss Detroit II, Mrs. Wood saw her lost teddy bears for the first time. She made each of them a cork life-saving jacket, a bathing cap, rubber-soled shoes. She even stuffed their ears with 

 

Page 23, Par. 1

batting to keep out the thunder of the engines. She gave them to Wood and asked him to put them into his new boat, for luck.

Wood smiled and tied them to his engines.

But Mrs. Wood fondles them as her own, as indeed they are. She dries them out when they're pitched overboard, dresses them up again. Wood will never go out on the river in his fast boats without them. The only time he ever lost a race was when his son, Gar, Jr., gave one of them to his opponent. Nearly every time he went out without them, something happened. Once it was a broken gear box, another time a split cylinder. Six thousand dollars . . . $10,000 . . . $25,000, a fortune cannot buy them from him. They have become a devotion to him. Every race thickens the halo about their fuzzy little heads.

It wasn't thus when boat racing was fun and a catapult meant nothing more than a good solid drenching. But when Wood stepped his boats up to 8o . . . 100 . . . 125 miles an hour, he began to get serious about these Teddy Bears. Boat racing began to look like suicide and mere sportsmen began to fear these fast boats.

The Teddy Bears in their early years were a victory charm. Wood played with them like a boy. But now he talks to them seriously, believes in them. One day, just a few minutes before an important race, Wood was sitting next to Johnson in the cockpit of his Miss America, waiting for the moment to dash out on the course. He picked up his Teddy Bears, held them up, and, without a smile, said to them, "Can you bring us through this time?"

And they both seemed to nod their heads and say, "Yes, Boss; yes, we can."

I'm continually surprised at Wood's wealth of technical knowledge, his humor, his possessing manner. And yet, when he steps into the cockpit of his fastest boats he seems quixotic to the point of madness. It's something in his blood and in the blood of his men.

Wood told me the most dramatic story of the sea I'd ever heard. It's the story of his Harmsworth races from 1928 to 1933, when the battle for the Trophy became not the battle of two individuals but the battle of nations.

The story will be told in its proper place.

 

TRAY TABLES UP - FINAL APPROACH

Wrapping this up I’ll mention….over the years…when reading about Gar Wood I was always very disappointed in a ritual he had…He always  brought two little teddy bears with him on his boats when he raced…He said as much they brought him lightening strike stitch5.jpg (356646 bytes) good luck, and he was quite serious, see the italicized,…Stupid little bears I thought…he’s playing with his life out there and he’s putting his trust in two fetishes/charms…God hates charms/fetishes…it’s a serious deal with Him in the bible…He doesn’t like it…He wants you trusting in him…Cute little story for the papers to print…but I didn’t care for it all…So then I’m reading his bio on coachbuilt.com and I read where ¾ thru his life he got struck by lighting and lived on April 29th 1944…two others with him were also hurt…Then ten years later on May 14th 1954 his so-called "unsinkable" boat Venturi sank in rough waters off the Bahamas…Then he died seventeen years later…Kind of remarkable near death experiences for someone that regularly took his life in his 

hands racing powerboats…Those were probably messages from God…I hope he accepted Jesus before he died and repented of that…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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THE WORLD'S

GAME OF

BASEBALL


 
By McLoughlin Bros.
Commemor-

ating Albert Spalding's 1889 world baseball tour

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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c1930 DIE

CUT METAL

FOOTBALL

PLAYER

ADVERTISING

SIGN


 
20" tall 

with stand 
 Unique Puzzling sign of unknown

product

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 31st-

June 6th 2015

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c1900 PORCELAIN STEIN 
FEATURING BICYCLE RACE SCENE 
BY LENOX 


 
5 3/4" tall

One of the finest antique sports steins

Carlton has seen!

American made

in Trenton N.J.

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

May 24th-

30th 2015

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48" WIDE

21" TALL

c1920 

YALE

LAUNDRY

ADVERTISING

SIGN

48" W x 21" T 

PORCELAIN ON STEEL

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 14th-

20th 2015

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Sold For
$11,353.00
8/8/11

TY COBB 
"SAFE" TROPHY


13" Tall 

11 3/4" Wide

5 3/4" Deep 

Silver Plated Made by

Dieges & Clust 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 21st-

27th 2015

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Exceptional 

c1900 ICE SPEED SKATES


Remarkable

Two-Tone Brown and Tan Leather by Samson 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June 28th-

July 4th 2015

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1968 

DAVIS CUP Inter-Zonal Zone
FIRST ROUND
MATCH POSTER

14" x 11" 

U.S. 1968 DAVIS CUP CHAMPIONS

United States proceeded to win the Final Round against 

India and Challenge Round against Australia 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct 29th-

Nov 4th 2016

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22" TALL

14" WIDE

- 1895 -

HARTFORD

HIGH SCHOOL

VS

BRIDGEPORT

HIGH SCHOOL

FOOTBALL

GAME

BROADSIDE

POSTER

FOR THE 

YALE CUP

1895 CONNECTICUT STATE  
FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 

Printed on Cardstock

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A TEN DAY

EXCURSION

FEATURE

CARLTON'S

EPIC

MAY 2001

BRIMFIELD

ANTIQUES FAIR STORY

16 STORY PAGES

33 PHOTO PAGES

49

PAGES TOTAL

1000

BRIMFIELD

PHOTOS

PLUS SEE

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Nov 26th-

Dec 3rd 2016

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- QUESTION -

WAS THIS

ABRAHAM

LINCOLN'S

NEIGHBORHOOD

GYM?

? ? ?
? ?
? ? ?

11 1/2" TALL

9 1/4" WIDE

C1864
BROADSIDE POSTER
Announcing Opening Of Abner S. Brady's 
WASHINGTON GYMNASIUM

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 9th - 15th 2015

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35" x 24"

NOTICE

3/26/17

This feature

has been updated

Owner of 

painting has been located

see owners corres-

pondence at bottom of feature


1902 Panting of a Ping Pong Game


A QUIET HOUR AFTER DINNER
By
Albert 

de Ford Pitney


Illustrated for May 1902 Harpers Weekly Magazine

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LATEST FEATURE

SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 29th-

May 6th 2017

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8 5/8" tall

5 1/8" wide

-1868-

HANDBILL BROADSIDE
Advertising

Beadle's

Dime 
Baseball Player 
Publication

Sold on ebay $623.00

Printed 

on Paper

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