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July 19th - 25th 2015

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29" long
C1900 

TIN LITHO
8 MAN 

CREW TEAM 

TOY


Made in

Germany by Gunthermann 
 
Sold for $31,625.00 

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THE WEEK

Aug 9th - 15th 2015

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35" x 24"


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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ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 2nd - 8th 2015

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22" w X 14" t

c1930 

BABE DIDRICKSON'S

ALL AMERICANS BASKETBALL TEAM

BROADSIDE

POSTER


Signed by Didrickson and Team Members

MOTHER OF ALL DIDRICKSON POSTERS 

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July 19th - 25th 2015

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c1920 SPELTER CAST EURO
FOOTBALL GROUP STATUE

13" Tall

11 3/4" Base 

French Engraved Title Plate: "un match interessant par Rigual"

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ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

July 19th - 25th 2015

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C1930 PENFOLD GOLF 

BALLS
ADVERTISING
DISPLAY

19 3/4" Tall

Displayed in sporting goods stores and pro shops

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

July 12th-

18th 2015

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C1910 VARSITY UNDERWEAR  ADVERTISING TIN SIGN

14" WIDE

9 3/4" TALL

FEATURING  

4 MAN COXED

ROWING

CREW

 TEAM 

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

July 5th-

11th 2015

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C1880 SPORTING WALL PLAQUE BAROMETER

30" tall 

25" wide

English Pressed Brass Shield

FEATURING 

ROWING

AND

HIGH

WHEEL

CYCLING

 Fox Hunting, and Shooting 

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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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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.
Commem-

orating 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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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

Keds Maroon 3.jpg (85887 bytes)

Keds Crop.JPG (48057 bytes)


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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Feb 24th-

March 2nd 2013

c1892

SPALDING'S

FOOT-BALL

WOODEN

SHIPPING

CRATE

Yellow Crop.jpg (285906 bytes)

Carlton Got

OUTBID

Read all 

about it

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A SPECIAL CARLTON

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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Sports

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.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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JockeyClubRB Crop.jpg (70810 bytes)

 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

Western Union Crop.jpg (83024 bytes)

Eugene V Baker Telegram.jpg (316904 bytes)

Eugene Baker Sig Close Crop.jpg (104026 bytes)

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

Full View Table.jpg (41509 bytes)

C1920 MULTI SPORT 

TABLE

Sports_Table_Top_Austrian.Maroon CRP.jpg (773520 bytes)

Greatest Multi

Sport Table Extant

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oct. 28th 

- Nov. 3rd

2012

RahRhaFBTobacPouch.jpg (58879 bytes)

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

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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

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

THREE

PART SERIES

Sept. 25th 

- Oct 15th

2010

PICT7378_900x1200.jpg (89449 bytes)

Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

PORTLAND

EXPO 

ANTIQUES

SHOW

July 9- 11 2010

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June26th 

- July 2nd

2010

CarltonWith3Signs.jpg (225642 bytes)

SPECIAL

EXCURSION

FEATURE

Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

ROSE 

BOWL

FLEA

MRKT.

PASADENA 

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book review

NEW!!

Antique Sports Uniforms & Equipment.jpg (275950 bytes)

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

botleft.jpg (42337 bytes)

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

medium muller clock.jpg (141435 bytes)

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

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

 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

1FrontCropcCMP60.jpg (436867 bytes)

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

whole team.JPG (76942 bytes)

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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

BowlingChairBack.jpg (33206 bytes)

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

33 3/4" wide 

40 1/2" deep

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CARLTON'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF GETTING 

Joe DiMaggio's

AUTOGRAPH

front cover joe d 2.JPG (89209 bytes)

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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 

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)

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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

bbglass.jpg (21613 bytes)

C1890 
Mary Gregory/

Bohemian Style 
BASEBALL MOTIF LEMONADE SET

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19th Century 

ESTES PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL BAT STORY

Estes in case.JPG (84750 bytes) 

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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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


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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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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 


c1896 PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

Prang Football calender HUNTS Feb 2003.jpg (118010 bytes)

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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

kayser Sohn front close in.JPG (97340 bytes)

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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THE FINEST

HORSE-

RACING

INKWELL 

EVER MADE


Circa 1900

VIENNA

TENNIS

BRONZE

Story 

Vienna Tennis straight on.JPG (85038 bytes)

5 Inches Tall

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE TO SEE ONE OF THE GREATEST AND RAREST

VIENNA TENNIS BRONZES EVER PRODUCED


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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BuntingShortBlue.jpg (136650 bytes)

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OF THE

2011

NATIONAL

SPORTS

COLLECTORS

CONVENTION

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HERE

STORY

HERE

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2009 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

STORY IS POSTED

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PAGES


15 PHOTO

PAGES

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HERE

2008 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

ROSEMONT

ILLINOIS

Wed. July 31 to Sunday Aug. 3 2008

PHOTOS

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HERE

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16,090

WORDS

601

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pict0416.jpg (160461 bytes)

15 1/2"tall x 13 1/2" wide

C1916 Bicycle Racing

D.W. MOORE TROPHY 

Highest Points

Bought From Doug and Diane McElwain

 

 

 

For God Country & Yale.JPG (330524 bytes)

8 feet wide

C1930 YALE FELT BANNER

Bought From Brett Lowman 

 

 

 

Dunster Megaphone.JPG (367526 bytes)

MINT CONDITION C1930 

COXSWAIN'S CREW TEAM 

MEGAPHONE

With head mount strap 

 From Harvard University's Dunster House 

Bought From Doug and Diane McElwain/Sport & Spool Antiques

 

Megaphone L.jpg (106862 bytes) Megaphone C.jpg (98772 bytes) Megaphone R.jpg (110649 bytes)
Dunster Stitch.jpg (1872353 bytes) Cox 1.jpg (104974 bytes) leyendecker.jpg (74727 bytes) Dunster House Photo.jpg (63903 bytes)

Inscription inside head strap confirming

Harvard origin

Close in 

coxswain photo

Leyendecker crew team Illustration

Photo of 

Dunster House

 

 

 

 

c1930 Harvard Rowing Pennant.jpg (149891 bytes)

33" x 14" Felt

C1930 HARVARD ROWING PENNANT

Bought From Doug and Diane McElwain/Sport & Spool Antiques

 

 

FB Folk Art Carving 1 .JPG (353935 bytes)

FB Folk Art Carving 3.JPG (272028 bytes)

FB Folk Art Carving 2.JPG (378491 bytes)

9 1/2" tall x 6 1/2" wide

c1940 Folk Art Carved Wood 

Football Player Plaque

Featuring Pseudo 12th Century Monks Face

Bought From Corey Leiby

FB Monk Stitch.jpg (285503 bytes)

 

 

 

 

 

FB Trophy 1.JPG (375493 bytes)

6 1/2" tall x 9" wide handle to handle

c1890 ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL 

THREE HANDLED

TROPHY CUP

Made by the Meriden Britannia Company

Meridian Connecticut

Bought From Brett Lowman 

Meriden Britannia Company.jpg (39267 bytes) FB Trophy 3.JPG (455698 bytes) FB Trophy 4.JPG (406926 bytes) FB Trophy 5.JPG (335761 bytes)
 Meriden Britannia Company, Meridian Connecticut  Kicker relief close in  Three Handled Cup   Maker Markings, Meriden Britannia Company 

 

 

 

FB Carved Plaque.JPG (316672 bytes)

12" tall x 12" wide

c1930 CARVED FOLK ART

FOOTBALL PLAYER PLAQUE

Bought From Corey Leiby

 

 

 

 

FB Plate Solid .jpg (149130 bytes) FB Plate Striped.jpg (153053 bytes)

8 11/16" wide

c1890 TRANSFER WARE

FOOTBALL PLATES

Marked: Victoria Carlsbad - Austria

Bought From Corey Leiby

 

 

 

 

McLaughlin BB.png (1224887 bytes)

1 1/2" TALL

c1890 MCLOUGHLIN BRO. N.Y.C.

BASEBALL TEAM

BOARD GAME PIECES

Made of Cast Lead

Gift From Bill Kopperud

 

 

 

Old Pop Smith Cabinet.JPG (104566 bytes)

6 1/2" X 4 1/4"

c1890 CABINET PHOTO OF

YALE MASCOT

- OLD POP SMITH -

Bought From Doug and Diane McElwain

 

I was in Doug and Diane's booth contemplating that bicycle trophy...and just when I decided to go for it I happened to spot the mint condition coxswain megaphone...then proceeded to put together a package deal...THEN just as I was paying I saw this photo of Old Pop Smith in a corner...it was like I got caught in a small avalanche all at once...Naturally, based on my experience and research of my Old Pop Smith tin I knew I wasn't leaving without it!!! It's only the second one of these photos I've seen. Years of experience really paid off. You just never know what you're gonna see at the National!

 

Below: Originally posted on Latest Acquisitions Page on 5/31/07

OldPopCloseRED_75.jpg (177761 bytes)

c1890 SQUARE CORNERED

TOBACCO TIN

Announcing SportsAntiques.com's Acquisition of the extremely rare c1880

-"OLD POP SMITH" TIN-

oCLICK PHOTOS  -  CLICK PHOTOS  -  CLICK PHOTOS

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Old Pop Smith 

in line up

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Old Pop Smith tobacco tin

OldPopOpen.jpg (581303 bytes)

Old Pop Smith 

open

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Old Pop Smith 

pictured in book

BookCover.jpg (457476 bytes)

Book - Tobacco Tins 

and Their Prices, 

by Al Bergevin

BookClose.jpg (566469 bytes)

Old Pop Smith 

close up in book 

 

Old Pop Smith Tobacco Tin

Vintage c1880
Dimensions 4 1/2" wide x 3 3/8" deep x 1 3/4" tall
Type square corner
Produced by M. Zunder & Sons, New Haven, CT.

Printing type

Lithographed

Estimated examples extant

6-8

Sold for

$1,174.75

 

I first saw an Old Pop Smith tin about twenty 

years ago, pictured in a 1986 edition of a book titled: Tobacco Tins and Their Prices, by Al Bergevin. The crossed baseball bats and the bearded old timer sitting in the chair seemed to echo a civil war connection, but I've never learned that for sure. The flags with the "Y'" clearly imply Yale since the tobacco company M. Zunder & Sons was located in New Haven Connecticut. To the left and right of the word "mixture" are football goal posts, below it is a baseball. The bats have "squared barrel" ends (sawed of look), which date them to the 1880's. 

 

For twenty years I kept an eye out, but never saw a single Old Pop Smith tin. I put it in my eBay permanent search to be notified if it ever surfaced. Very early A.M., the week of May 6th 2007, I got an email notice from eBay that one was listed. In the middle of something, I stopped and clicked on the link and saw Old Pop for the first time. The condition was a little rough, but since It was the first one I'd ever seen for sale, it was good enough.

 

Two days before it closed I happen to run into antique advertising expert extraordinaire Kim Kokles at The Grass Valley Old West Antiques Show and asked him what he knew about it. Kim told me he knew the tin, and that it was very rare and that he'd had one 25 years earlier. He said he'd gotten it at Brimfield for thirty or forty dollars, and sold it right away for $2,500.00. He said his friends scolded him that he could have gotten $5,000.00. He said the market for square corner tins had softened since then, and he helped me establish it's value based on the condition I gave.

 

It sat dormant for most of the week at around $10.00 as I recall. The seller said as much that he was very surprised at the amount of interest it had gotten, and that he originally thought he would get about $30-$40 for it. The seller said he got it at an estate sale in West Port Connecticut. It turned out he got two, mine plus another that was in much worse condition than mine, which he later sold for $22.00. Mine got 5 bids and I got it for $1,174.75 plus shipping and insurance. 

 

It's interesting that the one pictured in The Bergevin book appears to have rounded corners, and possibly a lip around the edge. I'm not a tin expert but that seems like it may be a later example than mine. Another antique advertising expert, Don Lurito, who has an Old Pop Smith, estimated there are 5-6 extant, plus mine, plus the wiped out one. I plan to research the tin, and who Old Pop Smith was and will let you know what I learn! -Carlton

 

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Posted 10/20/07

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SportsAntiques.com is pleased to have solved the mystery of who Old Pop Smith was. Below are two clippings from the New York Times

 

OldPopSmith.JPG (22434 bytes)

PHOTO OF OLD POP SMITH

 

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Published: November 10, 1890

 

Published: March 3, 1905

 

 

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2011

NATIONAL

SPORTS

COLLECTORS

CONVENTION

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2008 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

ROSEMONT

ILLINOIS

Wed. July 31 to Sunday Aug. 3 2008

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May

16th-22nd 2010

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14" T

10 3/4" IMPERIAL  

CABINET PHOTO 

OF
1888 Yale Baseball 
Team Pitcher

AMOS ALONZO STAGG

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Circa 1889

GAIL AND AX 

 TOBACCO ADVERTISING POSTER WITH

JOHN L. SULLIVAN

Story

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

POSTERS EVER


Circa 1907

Kayser Sohn

HORSE AND JOCKEY INKWELL

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THE FINEST

HORSE-

RACING

INKWELL 

EVER MADE


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


19th Century 

ESTES PROFESSIONAL

BASEBALL BAT STORY

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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


Circa 1887

Reed and Barton Silver Plate Football 

Box Story

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One of the authors favorites!

GREATEST FOOTBALL BOX EVER MADE 


c 1896 

PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

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One of the authors favorites!

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MAY

24th- 30th 

2009

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c1930 

A. B.

SPRECKLES 

CUP GOLF TROPHY

STERLING

21" W 18" T

PRESENTATION

SILVER 

BY REED AND  BARTON 

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CARLTON'S PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF GETTING 

Joe DiMaggio's

AUTOGRAPH

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One of the authors 

favorites!

MEETS AND TALKS TO THE YANKEE CLIPPER

Previously published in 

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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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Circa 1890

HIGH WHEELER

FIGURE Story

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE 

TO SEE A RARE EXAMPLE  OF AN 

EARLY HIGH WHEEL BICYCLE FIGURAL


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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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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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Circa 1910

ELLENSBURG WASHINGTON

FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO STORY

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READ THIS SHORT ARTICLE ON A CLASSIC EARLY FOOTBALL TEAM PHOTO


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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 1891

Tiffany & Co.

YALE 

FOOTBALL MATCH  SAFE

  Story

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SAFE EVER PRODUCED


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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH

22nd- 28th 

2009

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c1912

POWER

BOAT 

PRINT 

5ft. wide

 2ft. tall 

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JOE LOUIS 

ARMY RECRUITMENT POSTER STORY

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THIS RARE POSTER

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

MARCH 18th-14th

2009

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c1950

Brayton Laguna

Black 

Boxers Statues

11" tall 

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Circa 1876  BASEBALL CLOCK STORY

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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

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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& EQUIPMENT 1840-1940 

Baseball Football Basketball

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John Gennantonio

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Sept. 25th 

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2010

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Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

PORTLAND

EXPO 

ANTIQUES

SHOW

July 9- 11 2010

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June26th 

- July 2nd

2010

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EXCURSION

FEATURE

Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

ROSE 

BOWL

FLEA

MRKT.

PASADENA 

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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
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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Feb. 26th 

- Mar. 4th

2011

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c1890

STERLING

SILVER

FOOTBALL

FLASK

By

Tiffany & Co.

 Only known 

 example 

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept. 30th 

- Oct 6th

2012

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c1921

SILVER

PLATE CANOEING TROPHY

by 

Derby Silver Co.

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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

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

 - 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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A SPECIAL CARLTON

EXCURSION

FEATURE

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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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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

 - Feb 24th-

March 2nd 2013

c1892

SPALDING'S

FOOT-BALL

WOODEN

SHIPPING

CRATE

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Carlton Got

OUTBID

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about it

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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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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

April 28th-

May 4th 2013

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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

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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!

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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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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Sept 28th-

Nov 23rd - 29th 2014

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c1900

RUDOLPH

SANTELL

STRONGMAN

EXHIBITION

BROADSIDE

POSTER

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Sat in 

Carlton's

eBay watch

list 2 years...

finally the Carltonator

pulled the trigger

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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

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

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

July 5th-

11th 2015

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C1880 SPORTING WALL PLAQUE BAROMETER

30" tall 

25" wide

English Pressed Brass Shield

FEATURING 

ROWING

AND

HIGH

WHEEL

CYCLING

 Fox Hunting, and Shooting 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

July 12th-

18th 2015

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C1910 VARSITY UNDERWEAR  ADVERTISING TIN SIGN

14" WIDE

9 3/4" TALL

FEATURING  

4 MAN COXED

ROWING

CREW

 TEAM 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

July 19th - 25th 2015

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C1930 PENFOLD GOLF 

BALLS
ADVERTISING
DISPLAY

19 3/4" Tall

Displayed in sporting goods stores and pro shops

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

July 19th - 25th 2015

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c1920 SPELTER CAST EURO
FOOTBALL GROUP STATUE

13" Tall

11 3/4" Base 

French Engraved Title Plate: "un match interessant par Rigual"

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 2nd - 8th 2015

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22" w X 14" t

c1930 

BABE DIDRICKSON'S

ALL AMERICANS BASKETBALL TEAM

BROADSIDE

POSTER


Signed by Didrickson and Team Members

MOTHER OF ALL DIDRICKSON POSTERS 

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF

THE WEEK

Aug 9th - 15th 2015

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35" x 24"


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

July 19th - 25th 2015

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29" long
C1900 

TIN LITHO
8 MAN 

CREW TEAM 

TOY


Made in

Germany by Gunthermann 
 
Sold for $31,625.00 

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