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Posted 1/10/09 

HUNT AUCTIONS

Live Auction at the 

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at

Super Bowl XLIII

Saturday, January 31, 2009 
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

 

PURE FOOTBALL

c1910 yard long football print, Lot 55

This auction is for football memorabilia exclusively

 

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Lot 58

SOLD FOR $7,500.00

VERY RARE "EXECUTIONER" 

STYLE FOOTBALL HELMET

Estimated Price $10,000.00-$15,000.00

These were used for a short time in the 1920-30's. Today you rarely see them offered. This example is in excellent condition and retains all it's original padding and chinstrap. The last executioner I recall sold on eBay 4/1/07 for $4,650.00 , not in as nice condition as this, ebay page outdated but see it on this archive page

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Lot 55

SOLD FOR $450.00

44" wide by 14" tall print titled "Goal from Field", marked "Copyright 1910 by Close, Graham, and Scully, New York.". These kinds of prints are sometimes refered  to as Yard Long style prints in the antiques world. commentary

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Lot 54

SOLD FOR $550.00

c1905-10 Folk art football painting, 24" x 12", Oil on board, Estimate $750.00-$1,000.00

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Lot 48a

SOLD FOR $750.00

Hard-bound November 24, 1894 Harvard vs. Yale football program, a pivotal point in football history, This game was so violent rules were changed thereafter, see Hunt description

Estimate $750.00-$1,000.00

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Lot 50

SOLD FOR $2,500.00

16" tall c1891 plaster football group by John Rogers. A nice example of this rare statue. One of the top football display pieces. Estimate $4,000.00-

$5,000.00

 

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Lot 206

NO SALE

20" x 14" 1930 Green Bay Packers team photo

Estimate $2,000.00-

$2,500.00

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Lot 49

SOLD FOR $200.00

1897 "The Game of Touchdown" football card game. Estimate $400.00-$500.00

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Lot 207 

SOLD FOR $5,000.00

c1930 Washington Redskins sweater/pullover sideline jacket Estimate $5,000.00-

$7,500.00

Lot 74 

NO SALE

Magnificent 10"x43" 1924 Pottsville Maroons panoramic photograph estimate $1,000.00-$1,500.00

Lot 51

 SOLD FOR $150.00

34" c1910-15 Harvard football pennant, estimate $300.00-$400.00

 

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Lot 53 

SOLD FOR $600.00

c.1890-1910. Spalding melon style football, retains Spalding mark, estimate $500.00-$750.00

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Lot 62 

SOLD FOR $300.00

Incredible Two c.1915-20 Reach Sporting Goods  boxes - 1. Foot Ball Head Harness, and 2. Rugby Foot Ball, 
estimate $500.00-$750.00
 

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Lot 56  

SOLD FOR $2,000.00

c.1890s. Morrill Football Nose Mask original shipping box, and nose guard. Estimate $1,500.00

-$2,500.00 commentary

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Lot 73

SOLD FOR $350.00

6" tall c.1920 Amos Alonzo Stagg figural bookends

Estimate $300.00

-$400.00

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Lot 77

NO SALE

c1920-30s Red Grange doll, original black cleats and rare original cloth helmet. by Sterling Doll Co. Inc. Estimate $750.00-$1,000.00

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Lot 78

SOLD FOR $350.00

c1930s 18" tall Red Grange doll, has original ball and helmet, more rare than Lot 77, Estimate$750.00

-$1,250.00

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Lot 70

SOLD FOR $250.00

c1900 cloth pillow cover with Univ. Chicago decorative football embroidery, Estimate $400.00-$600.00

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Lot 79

SOLD FOR $950.00

c1930-40, 36"x50" Old 

Gold Cigarettes football cardboard advertising sign, 
Estimate $1,000.00

-$2,000.00

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Lot 71

SOLD FOR $1,700.00

"The American Idol", 12" tall plaster statue of a c1910 football player sitting on the bench by William C. Both estimate $1,500.00

-$2,000.00 commentary

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Lot 66

SOLD FOR $200.00

c1900-20 cast iron easel style sideline scoring display, estimate $500.00-$750.00

 

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Lot 67  

SOLD FOR $550.00

c1908, 23" x 23" Framed cloth pillow cover with Princeton football 
player illustrated, one of the best football pillows of the genera. 
Estimate $1,000.00

-$1,500.00

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Lot 68

SOLD FOR $175.00

c1920s 

5 1/2" tall Harvard Brand Corn Syrup tin with football graphics

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Lot 59

SOLD FOR $700.00

Estimate 

$1,000.00

-$1,500.00

 

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Lot 69

SOLD FOR $400.00 

1922 Yale vs. Princeton trophy game ball Estimate $500.00-$750.00

 

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Lot 57

SOLD FOR $850.00

Estimate 

$1,000.00

-$1,500.000

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Lot 60

SOLD FOR $750.00

Estimate 

$750.00

-$1,000.00

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Lot 61 

SOLD FOR $850.00

Estimate 

$750.00

-$1,250.00

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Lot 63

SOLD FOR $850.00

Estimate 

$500.00

-$750.00

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Lot 65

SOLD FOR $750.00

Estimate 

$500.00-$750.00

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Lot 64

SOLD FOR $800.00

Estimate 

$750.00

-$1,000.00

 

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Overview: This is a very interesting auction in that it will be held at and during the Super Bowl for the first time,  Jan. 31, 2009. Depending on the amount of air time given the auction, there is the potential for the mainstream, i.e., those outside the hobby to be introduced to sports antiques.

 

Lot 55 "Goal from Field"

Estimated Price $750.00-$1,000.00

44" wide by 14" tall print titled "Goal from Field", marked "Copyright 1910 by Close, Graham, and Scully, New York.". This could loosely be called a Yard Long style print, a genera of American  chromolithographic prints produced 1880-1910. Hunt's description doesn't indicate the artist, just the lithographic firm Close, Graham, and Scully. There were a number of generic baseball and football yard longs produced and they're all dynamite...a lot of bang for the buck. I have another football yard long titled "Touchdown?" by J.D. Whiting.  There are baseball, football, track, and I recently learned of a rowing one I'm on the search for by Hibbard V.B. Kline. The Hunt description indicates this example has the original frame which is a very important bonus...no mention of glass...which, having the all important original wavy glass would escalate it's status. 

Lot 54 , Football folk art oil painting 

Estimated Price $750.00-$1,000.00

24" tall by 12" wide, Likely the finest folk art football painting you'll ever see. I've never seen a better, has it all, size, quality execution, and a great football motif frame.

Lot 49 - Game of Touchdown

Estimated Price $400.00-$500.00

1897 "The Game of Touchdown" football card game. First example of this little game I've seen. Interesting collaboration of interests. The game was an advertising promotion for Thompson Brothers Clothiers, Bath ME, copyright 1897 J.F. Evans, made by J.W. Kelley, Portland, ME.

Lot 56 - c.1890s. Morrill Football Nose Mask original box, and nose guard 

Estimated Price $1,500.00-$2,500.00

Incredibly rare, I've never seen a nose guard box before. The wording of the Hunt description 
"The box is accompanied by a matching Morrill nose guard...." sounds like the nose guard that 
comes with it isn't the original, no big deal it's still an exceptional offering but it should 
be clarified.

Lot 71, "The American Idol" football statue

Estimated Price $1,500.00-$2,000.00

"The American Idol", 12" tall plaster statue of a c1910 football player sitting on the bench. A very rare and well done example of football sculpture by an obscure sculptor named William C. Both from Chicago, 
has original metal title plate

Lot 68 Harvard Brand Corn Syrup tin w/ football 

Estimated Price $750.00-$1,000.00

c1920s 5 1/2" tall Harvard Brand Corn Syrup tin. Tin is in exceptional condition. These are quite rare, only the 2nd example I've seen. The other is blue, and in my collection. Has paper label

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