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Posted 7/5/08 

HUNT AUCTIONS

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July 14th-15th 2008

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Friday July 11-
Sunday July 13 

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At DHL All-Star FanFest® 

At the Jacob Javits Center 

New York City 

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Hunt Auctions Inc.

David Hunt, President
75 E. Uwchlan Ave., Suite 130
Exton, Pa. 19341
phone  (610) 524-0822 - fax (610) 524-0826

Email: [email protected]

 

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TOP 32 PICKS 

FOR THIS AUCTION

 

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NO. 1 PICK

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Lot 833

19" x 14"

CIRCA 1923 YANKEES STADIUM 

TERRA COTTA CATCHERS MASK ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT 

Once graced front of Yankee Stadium 

Estimated selling price $4,500.00-$6,500

SOLD FOR $7,500.00

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Auction Overview
By Carlton Hendricks


Some might consider my top pick for this auction to be unusual, Lot 833, a terra cotta architectural ornament of a catchers mask that once graced the front of Yankee Stadium (estimate $4,500-$6,500.00). Particularly in light of Lot 80, the Babe Ruth Yankees cap (estimate $150,000.00-$200,000.00), and Lot 860 the Lou Gehrig Yankees warm up jacket (estimate so high you have to request it). But my likes are based on practicality. That is, your average bear won’t be bidding on the later two. If you like antique baseball decoration, where do you go from there? Say you get it and hang it in your living room. Friends come over and ask about it…you tell them…oh yeah, that came off the front of Yankee Stadium. That’ll generate a good 10 seconds of silence before they continue….awesome piece! Presumably there‘s another one out there somewhere, based on the photo of the front of Yankee Stadium Hunt posted with the listing. 

I wouldn’t say it’s David’s strongest auction for display pieces, but it’s got some horsepower. The three statue lots, 146, 148, and 153, are certainly formidable. Antique sports statues seem to be growing in popularity. If you take a look at my coverage of the Hunt booth in my 2003 National Sports Collectors Convention story you’ll see Lot 153 is the same example David had back then. You can see it’s got the same scratches on the wood base, and the little flattened area on the front of the metal base. Which means nothing in relation to it’s importance, which is very high.

Lot 73, the Gehrig leather satchel is fantastic. It looks like the same one offered in the Leland’s August 2006 auction. Actually it was my top pick for that auction. Lot 145 is great, one of the neatest baseball shaving mugs I’ve seen. I think that may be part of a c1900 set of baseball themed porcelain, of which I have a large plate/charger that I got lat summer in at the Adamstown Antique gallery during my pre convention wanderings. Mark Steinberg has a beverage pitcher from the set. 

I know there is a strong contingent of pennant collectors on Net54, so I included seven pennant lots, which they may not really appreciate actually! At any rate, it’s a good auction, good luck bidding. -Carlton

 

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Lot 146

9 1/2" tall c1910 Pair of baseball figural statues by P.Testi 

DID NOT SELL

 

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Lot 148

22" tall c1907  baseball player plaster statue, resembles Christy Mathewson

SOLD FOR $1,900.00

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Lot 153

10" tall c1860-70s spelter baseball player statue

 SOLD FOR $2,000.00

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Lot 73

Lou Gehrig's travel bag c1920-30s

SOLD FOR $12,000.00

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Lot 144

11" long c1920s figural baseball music box

SOLD FOR $9,000.00

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Lot 145

4 1/2" tall c1900 baseball shaving mug 

SOLD FOR $550.00

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Lot 67

28"x42" Ruth endorsed baseball game broadside

SOLD FOR $8,500.00

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Lot 151

8" tall c1890 "Consols" cigarettes adv. matchsafe w/striking plate

DID NOT SELL

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Lot 150

12" tall c1880 Pair Heubach porcelain baseball figurines

SOLD FOR $1,100.00

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Lot 820

7"x9" c1930s-40s Ruth auto. golfing photograph

SOLD FOR $7,500.00 

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Lot 80

c1920-30s Babe Ruth New York Yankees cap

SOLD FOR $285,000.00

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Lot 860

Lou Gehrig's New York Yankees warm up jacket

SOLD FOR $325,000.00

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Lot 819

5"x8" 1947 Babe Ruth signed luncheon menu

SOLD FOR $3,250.00

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Lot 866

21"x22" c1947 Chesterfield Cigarettes advertising sign, Williams, DiMaggio, Musial, Elliot, Harris, Blackwell

SOLD FOR $4,000.00

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Lot 807

1949 Jackie Robinson Barnstorming Tour program

SOLD FOR $1,900.00

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Lot 802

25" long Vintage Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn street sign

SOLD FOR $1,400.00

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Lot 816

3 1/2" x 4 1/2" 1896-97 Page Fence Giants, African American baseball trade card

SOLD FOR $6,000.00

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Lot 140

34 1/2" c1880-90 Spalding baseball ring bat

SOLD FOR $1,300.00

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Lot 60

c1927-28 Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig autographed baseball

 SOLD FOR $20,000.00

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Lot 815

c1914-17 Chicago American Giants Negro League postcard 

SOLD FOR $6,000.00

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Lot 147

8" dia. 1889 New York Base Ball Club porcelain plate

DID NOT SELL

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Lot 58

Signed Ruth Photo

SOLD FOR $3,600.00

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Lot 915

1886 Lorillard Tobacco Detroit BBC team card

SOLD FOR $2,500.00

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Lot 861

5 1/2" tall 1952 figural Japanese baseball trophy

SOLD FOR $750.00

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Lot 792

1956 Dodgers Yankees World Series pennant

SOLD FOR $450.00

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Lot 862

1948 World Series lot w/pennant

SOLD FOR $850.00

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Lot 814

Brooklyn 

Eagles

 pennant

SOLD FOR $350.00

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Lot 805

c1940-50s Brooklyn Dodgers NL Champions pennant 

SOLD FOR $550.00

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Lot 795

1952 Brooklyn Dodgers "World Champions" phantom pennant

SOLD FOR $900.00

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Lot 861a

1947 All-Star Game pennant

SOLD FOR $550.00

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Lot 810

c1940s New York "Black Yankees" pennant

SOLD FOR $500.00

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