by Carlton Hendricks
is probably the nicest example of this display you will see.
It's being offered in the November 2009 Leland's
auction. I've seen the tin around, but the display is very
the top my head the only other I recall was in the 2006 Robert
Edward auction, and was part of a group of three baseball
related display boxes Lot
849. As tins go I've never considered it too exciting. I
don't even have one in my own tin collection.
But the display box is exceptional....plus it comes with three
of the tins.
the product was intended to be associated with Mike
"King Kelly 1857-1894, one of the most
colorful baseball players of the 19th century, and a Hall of
"Color lithographed box is a knockoff tribute to
the most popular player of the time,
Mike “King” Kelly. Brilliant colors advertise
these tins with a monumental pop up
display box. Box is fragile and has been
permanently set up with the pop up prominently
displayed as it is fragile. Comes with 3 of the
12 shoe polish tins in the box. Overall
very good condition. Box measures 8 x 9 x 6”. "