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

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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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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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Visits The Top Bottle Show in The Country

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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

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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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EXCURSION

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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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& 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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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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PHOTOS

HERE

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HERE

2008 NATIONAL SPORTS COLLECTORS CONVENTION

ROSEMONT

ILLINOIS

Wed. July 31 to Sunday Aug. 3 2008

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HERE

STORY

HERE

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16,090

WORDS

601

PHOTOS

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HERE

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PAGES


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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...

 

A FEW EPIC BOAT SIGNS CARLTON HAS SEEN OVER THE YEARS
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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 

 

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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…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/31/22

 

Carlton bid $510.00...went for $540.00

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Hi Carlton, good to hear from you... No, I don't have that tin. Extreme rare. And no other tins like that.
Cheers, Jan

Jan Goedhart, Gouda, Netherlands, eBay handle: tincollectors

 

Monday 10/31/22

Here's my weekend report....I got outbid on this rare c1925 advertising tin on Saturday for Pascall's candy...out of Morford's Auction...I gave it all I could so I don't feel bad...but it would have gone great in my tin collection...It's an English tin...I had never heard of Pascall's but it's a major brand that started in London in the 1870's.....then migrated to Australia and New Zeeland...still around today...This is a rare tin....it's the only example I've ever seen...I checked with my Euro tin sources Jan Goedhart and Nigel Scott the two biggest dealers in European tins and they both confirmed as much it's rare...Nigel speculated this may have been the same example he sold on eBay for $475.00...My take once again...good boat stuff prices are nuts...I've seen boat signs go way over the top I would have expected...I would speculate why this tin is so rare is children would play with them...then typically the tops would get separated and lost...and eventually they would be discarded...The colors really make it...Navy, yellow and red...

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Would have gone great in my sports tin collection

 

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earl gove

 

 

Posted 10/19/22

 

GREATEST ANTIQUE BACKPACK FIND

FOUND AT OCT. SACRAMENTO ANTIQUES FAIR

- Untouched from the 19th-early 20th century -

How it could have survived in such incredible condition is amazing!!!

Seller said believed to have come from the Wyoming/Utah region

Clearly appears homemade folk art

 

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Posted 9/23/22 - (November 2020 pick-up)

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Picked this up in an auction in Belgium…friend tipped me off to it…I prefer American but this was too cool to pass up…These city to city races were popular with motorcycles and autos in the teens and twenties in Western Europe…I gather this Liege to Paris to Liege race was a major race…but I’ve had a hard time researching it because I don’t know the go to people in Europe and the language barrier….the three major languages spoken in Belgium are Dutch, French, and German…Liege was I think the second largest city in Belgium next to Brussels…ya learn a lot collecting!…I think most Americans find this all curious but from what I’ve seen motorcycle racing was no less popular in Europe than it was here…maybe more so…Italy, Germany, France….they were all motorcycle crazy back in the early days of the teens and twenties…Below are some key questions I would like to learn about this statue.

1. Was it a trophy?
2. Was it a souvenir?
3. Who made it?
4. How many were made?
5. Were similar statues made for other races?
6. How many contestants competed in the race?
7. Who won the race?

 

 

End of 9/20/22 post - 1921 plaster motorcycle statue

 

 


blacton

 

 

posted 9/18/22

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Saturday 9/17/22
So yesterday I get up at 5:15 A.M. and drive 2 ½ hours to a western antiques show in Nevada City CA…all that time, missed sleep, and not to mention $gas$...and all I got was a motorcycle sheet music for mc sheet music.jpg (776868 bytes) $40.00…Hit the one store in nearby Grass Valley….zero…hit couple shops in Marysville…zero…and that was it…off to grocery shopping and back home…up at 8:00 A.M. and drove 45 min. to a bottle show in Santa Rosa CA…zilch zero…nada…So fine…I head home and stop in Calistoga CA…went to an antiques store I used to stop at and was turned into some kind of wine tasting deal with a few wine antiques as props…I guess…So across the street is some funky antiques shop in an old home…I walk in curious since the whole antiquing landscape seemed to have changed since I last was there…maybe two or three years…So I walk up in the porch area and there’s a 12ft. c1920 decorated English college sweep oar hanging…cool but the blade was ¾ gone worn away…the fragment left still had the painted times…interesting but no…so I mosey around and stroll into a room and see this Cricket Goods advertising sign…talk about hit ya between the eyes when you’re not expecting it (it was the Lord no question)…I was so worn out from the last couple days looking for something…I was dazed and just stared at it like is this a joke…So I buy it and cart it off to my truck…drove to a shady park area where I could examine more…shooting text photos to my buddy Ryan Sims down in Yorba Linda…sharing the excitement while confirming it’s real not a re-pop…Ryan goes…get it out of the frame…so I get home and undo the weird 1980’s metal frame and pop it out…my gosh it was real as rain…the back and edges said it all…sigh of relief…I could feel the gentle rain of dollar bills floating down on me…as I bought it right…But it’s a keeper I think…as I told Ryan…if you’re gonna have a cricket sign, which I don’t collect…this is it…the embossed lettering is very defined almost 1/8” deep…

 

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I have a mountaineering themed cognac sign about the same c1900 vintage that’s almost exactly the same size and v similar color lithography...except its a horizontal format…So now I have two great graphic European, off the reservation, sports signs of similar size and format…sort of a pair…

 

Addenda 9/23/22

I got this email below from esteemed antique advertising tin dealer Nigel Scott in England which sheds some important light on this sign...

 

Nigel Scott eBay Store

 

Mon 9/19/2022 12:11 PM
Subject: Bryan's Cricket sign 

Hi Carlton, 
Thanks for replying. I read your blog about the sign. Great to hear the back story, you are one lucky guy. I had the cricket sign years ago. I bought both The Football one & cricket one from a local antiques dealer. The guy had cleared out an old shop, years back, in my town ( Olney, UK) 

The Football one ( which I still own) had been slightly trimmed on the bottom & had been used to board up an attic window in the shop. 

The cricket one was in excellent condition. I foolish sold the cricket one about 25 years ago because I was broke & needed the money. The buyer (luckily) didn’t want the Football one. Which is now displayed proudly in my office. 

I had another sign from the same antique dealer. It’s a card sign, but a lovely image & also from Bryan’s. Pic below. 

Cheers Nigel 

 

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End of 9/18/22 Latest Greatest - Cricket Goods Sign

 

 


 

 

Posted 9/11122 

 

9/11/22

Weekend Wrap-up

 

It was a heck of a weekend for collecting....Started Friday Sept. 9th with the Pacific Coast Gas Bash held at Fred Stokes place in Santa Rosa Calif...Then Sunday 9/11/22 I hit the French antiques Market at the Marin Civic Center parking lot...found nothing zeroed out...But went to a very nice church afterwards about 3 minutes away...Bay Marin Church...nice visit friendly people...and they had a taco feed after service...Afterwards stopped at Urban Ore in Berkeley before heading over to my friend Pat Nester's home in San Francisco to buy an important motorcycle poster. 

 

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 Walker's Billiard Parlor sign purchased at Sept 2022 Pacific Coast Gas Bash

 

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Advertising token for Walker's Billiard Parlor purchased on eBay post gas bash

 

 

Back to the Friday Gas Bash...I was up at 4am...got there 6:00am with a flashlight...Really I wouldn't call it a bang-up show....it was good...but I think the heat wave Northern California had that week put a dampner billiards sign as first seen.jpg (491695 bytes)on it...not as big a crowd I expected and seemed like there should have been more dealers...Nevertheless it was fun....and I did make covered t.jpg (1151248 bytes)one find from renown sign dealer Bob Porter from Cypress, CA near Disneyland...He always lays out his whole arsenal of great signs on tarps on the ground...I spotted this billiard parlor sign at 6:20 A.M....twenty minutes after I got there....but I didn't buy it for another hour...the price was more than I could swallow...I came back later and made an offer...Bob is such a gentleman he just calmly said "Carlton I paid more than that, it came out of a collection"...I went away for a bit and decided to just go get it...Where in the world would I ever find another billiards sign from Chico...There are a lot of collectors of historical northern California signs and I figured I could find a buyer if I decided to sell it...

 

As typical at these early morning shows, I'm not a morning person and was still waking up...So I bought it in a bit of a fog...But as I came to walking the show I realized what a great piece it was and I was glad I bit the bullet...It's what's called a tacker...my first one...as they are light weight metal and theoretically you can hang them up with tacks...That's nice and all but I think I want the edges protected so I plan to get it framed...a black frame with set it off well I think...It's one of those buys the more I look at it the more I'm glad I got it...Researching it was remarkably easy...I even found a photo of the inside of the billiard hall...

 

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So on to the motorcycle poster...after a quick stop at Urban ore in Berkeley I headed over to Pat's apartment in San Francisco...A friend of his got this poster in Michigan...where the race was...I'm always interested in early motorcycle posters but this one is for the national championship...The Jack Pine Run was the championship for enduro racing for the United States from 1923 until the early 1960's...Endurance racing is a different ball game than track racing...very demanding riding thru back roads....forests and waterways...very rugged...I have antique motorcycle race posters, which are rare...but this was a chance to add enduro racing in my collection...A photo of Oscar Lenz is featured on the poster. He was one of the founders of the race and won it seven times...

 

I kept wondering who Jack Pine was…I figured he must have started the race or something…turned out Jack Pine is a type of pine tree from the region…So I believe the race is named Jack Pine because the course is laid out thru a terrain of Jack Pines...

 

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So while I was at Pat's he pulls out this killer little powerboat program that I had to have...For the uninitiated 1915 powerboat racing programs don't surface often...and I was real glad to add this to my powerboat collection...It's a very positive thing with boats...you can often research them by the names and numbers on their bow...I wish I had time to do some deep research on the boats referenced in this program...FYI...1915 was essentially right after the hydroplane was introduced about 1912....leaving behind the era of dispersion type powerboats that plowed thru water not over it like the hydroplane...So we're talking pioneer era of powerboating here...

 

 

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End of Sept. 2022 Gas Bash Weekend Coverage

 

 


 

Posted 9/12/22

 

Latest Pickup August 25th 2022 - Powerboat Stained Glass Panel

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Here's my latest greatest...Now this would be a perfect example of you just don't know what's out there...never would I have imagined such a piece...it's my first stained glass in 35 years collecting...The older gentleman I got it from was the Detroit suburb of Garden City...His daughter acted as my contact person. He was told it came from the legendary Gar Wood mansion on Grayhaven Island...that would be Gar Wood the legendary Detroit industrialist and world champion speed boat racer...However...as exciting as that story was...based on the  T 41 bow number the story just didn't add up...If someone was going to make a stained glass of Gar Wood in a speed boat it would be of him in one of the ten Miss America boats he won the world championship with nine times 1920-1933. His $3,500.00 price was based on it being Gar Wood...so I tactfully sent the email below:

 

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Detroit Suburb of Garden City, from whence our stained glass hails. 
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Hi…Carlton Hendricks here…I’m a collector of early powerboat racing and really like your stained glass…However I cannot connect the T-41 on the boat with Gar Wood…Gar Wood won all his championship races with the Miss America boats…there were ten of them…all with Miss America followed by the roman numeral of its linage…i.e. “Miss America VII…Miss America VIII…etc….I can’t find any boat titled T-41 associated with Gar Wood…So it’s a mystery to me…nevertheless I’m making a $REDACTED$ offer as it’s still great looking…
Kindly –carlton

SportsAntiques.com

 

The sellers daughter called and said as much thanks for the offer but her dad felt it was worth much more than my offer...I asked her to find out what the least he would take...She came back with $3,000.00...I was leaving shortly for a vacation to L.A. for the Glendale show and Long Beach Flea...and 3g's would be a vacation killer...so I said as much I'd revisit it after I got back...So I hit L.A. hard over the weekend....found nothing...so Sunday afternoon I texted an offer...Seller countered...and I re-countered and we made the deal...To get to the bottom of its history I enlisted the help of renown hydroplane historian Leslie Field.

 

Sent: Tue 8/23/2022 8:01 PM

Leslie Field
Hydroplane Historian 
www.lesliefield.com 

Hi Leslie…
Carlton Hendricks here…I just got the attached stained glass work featuring a powerboat that appears to be from about the 1920’s…the bow number on the boat is T41…I’m hoping to ID the boat with that…

The stained glass came the Detroit area…the seller purportedly bought it in an antiques store 35-40 years ago and it was in his basement since then as I understand…the seller was told it was salvaged from the Gar Wood Mansion in Gray Haven Island…after it burned I assume…and the pilot is purportedly Gar Wood…However I cannot find any boats associated to Gar Wood with the T41 bow number…Q. Would you have any insight into the identity of the boat?

I found a photo of a boat with the bow number T-46….see attached…Q. What do those numbers signify?...

The stained glass should arrive in a few days…I will take better photos then…

Thanks so much for any help you could be….
Most Kindly -carlton

Only took a couple hours to hear back... 

Sent: Tue 8/23/2022 10:11 PM

Carlton,
This one was easy. T-41 was Musketeer II, owned and raced in 1923 and 1924 by Horace Dodge. I didn’t notice a direct Gar Wood connection. The numbers on the bow are just racing numbers designating the racing class. “T” was the prefix for the senior level of motorboat racing at the time. Dodge won several races with this boat. Dodge was a rival of Gar Wood and raced against him with this boat. Musketeer II sank in June 1925. I have no info whether it was salvaged or its later fate.
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Leslie

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The three biggest names in early powerboats in the United States were Chris-Craft…Hacker Craft…Dodge…and Gar Wood…all from the Great Lakes/Detroit region…There were some very formidable Canadian boat makers on the other side the lake as well… Ditchburn…Greavette…and Minett to name a few…not that I know much about them…Horace Dodge Jr was the son of Horace Dodge Sr. who with his brother John started Dodge Brothers Automobiles…Jr. was a party animal with a life that reflected it…Jr.’s Dodge Boat company was killed off by the depression in 1936…his father was one of the biggest yachtsmen of the day…had a whole string of huge ones….


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At this point we can only speculate the who what why this stained glass panel was produced…Horace Jr. could have had it made but seems like someone of his means would have ordered something bigger…Perhaps it was a gift someone had made for him…and it hung in his den…The art quality of the boat and faces are so well defined I would almost bet it was done by a professional artist…As well the details of the boat are too exact…I see two air intake cowls above the engine compartment area…I clearly see two tie down cleats…a cooling water discharge port of some sort…what looks like a bow light at the front…between the tie down cleats is some kind of object I can’t make out…almost look like a fishing rod holder…but seemingly in the wrong place…The shadowing of the coats the two men are wearing is so well done I would speculate it would take a professional artist to execute…If it was given as a gift…it would likely have been from some wealthy playmate who would have likely had it made at the top stained glass shop in Detroit…which appears to have been the Detroit Stained Glass Works on West Fort Street…Once the book I ordered Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit by Nola Huse Tutag arrives perhaps will help I.D. the artist…

The best Dodge Boats history site in the world is http://www.thatoldboat.com/Dodge-Boa ...-Factories-Det ...there are tons of photos of the boats and factory from back in the day. The operator/owner Steve Martini has done a great job of preserving the history of the company...along with first hand accounts of pioneer research trips on foot to locate the buildings...don't miss it...

 

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Added c1910 Home Run Cigarettes poster  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Mon. 6/8/09

11:41PM PDT

Added c1877 Cornell vs. Delawares baseball broadside  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Wed. 6/17/09

11:56PM PDT

Added c1880's Monarch Sporting Goods Baseballs box  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Tue. 6/23/09

9:14PM PDT

Added c1890's University of Pennsylvania football print  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Mon. 6/29/09

1:46PM PDT

Added c1890's baseball match holder  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Mon. 6/29/09

4:51PM PDT

Posted c1871 Eagles Baseball Broadside in July 2009 Hunt Live Auction on this page under Here's What's new

Mon. 6/29/09

10:09PM PDT

Added Baseball and Football search in "Collectibles" by sub-category click here

Mon. 7/6/09

1:21PM PDT

Added four c1900 Shirley President  Suspenders posters  to Sports Antique of the Week 

click here

Mon. 7/13/09

6:57PM PDT

Added new eBay search category "Art > Sculpture & Carvings"  for 

baseball, football, boxing, golf, tennis, basketball, lacrosse, polo click here

Thur. 7/16/09

3:31AM PDT

Added c1900 Folk Art Tennis Plaque  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Sat. 7/18/09

1:02AM PDT

Posted notice advising SportsAntiques.com will be covering the 09' National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland

Thur. 7/23/09

1:18AM PDT

Added c1890 Boater baseball hat  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Mon. 7/27/09

11:22PM EDT

Added c1933 Sport Kings poster to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Thur. 7/30/09

11:35AM EDT

1st photos posted of the 09' National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland

click here

Sat. 10/10/09

9:04PM PDT

Sports Antique of the Week reinstated after ten week absence 

- c1900 Vienna baseball bronze featured click here

Sun 10/18/09

7:26PM PDT

Added c1900 swimming pocket watch to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Tue 10/27/09

1:10AM PDT

Added c1900 Freddy's Football children's book to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Tue. 11/3/09

12:13PM PDT

Added c1900 rowing sculler inkwell  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Thur. 11/12/09

12:32PM PDT

Added c1920 Slide Kelly Shoe polish display  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Sun. 11/15/09

8:08PM PDT

Added c1905 Calamity bank  to Sports Antique of the Week click here

SAT. 11/21/09

11:05PM PDT

Updated Tonik Polo Poster profile with new info from artist's great grand son's widow click here

Tue. 11/24/09

8:43PM PDT

Added c1950 Joe DiMaggio autographed Yankee stadium popcorn vendors hat to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Sat. 12/5/09

5:37PM PDT

Added c1924 Four Horseman Liniment to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Sat. 12/5/09

5:37PM PDT

Added c1888 Bailey Championship Prize silver plaque to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Tue. 12/22/09

12:22AM PDT

Added c1890 Victorian football player die cut to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Thur. 1/7/10

9:02PM PDT

Added c1910 Purdue vs. Northwestern baseball poster by Leyendecker to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Sun. 1/24/10

3:03AM PDT

Posted story on trip to Glendale show and Long Beach Flea for Sports Antique of the Week Special Feature click here

Mon. 3/1/10

3:34PM PDT

Added c1895  boxing glove flask  to Sports Antique of the Week

 click here

Thur. 4/29/10

8:14AM PDT

Posted 24 page 

2009 National Story

 click here

Sun. 

5/16/10

1:54AM PDT

Added c1888 cabinet photo of Yale baseball stars Amos Alonzo Stagg and Jesse Dann to Sports Antique of the Week click here

Tue. 6/29/10

9:55AM PDT

Added special feature "Road Trip Excursion to the Rose Bowl Flea Market" for  Sports Antique of the Week June 26- July 2nd 2010 

Including 80 photos!!

 click here

Thursday

9/23/10

10:55PM PDT

PART 1 POSTED

"Carlton's Road Trip to the Portland Expo Antiques Show" for  Sports Antique of the Week Sept 25th- Oct 15th 2010 

 Including 280 photos 

 click here

Friday

10/1/10

11:47PM PDT

PART 2 POSTED

"Carlton's Road Trip to the Portland Expo Antiques Show" for  Sports Antique of the Week Sept 25th- Oct 15th 2010 

 Including 280 photos 

 click here

Thursday

10/7/10

9:32PM PDT

PART 3 POSTED

"Carlton's Road Trip to the Portland Expo Antiques Show" for  Sports Antique of the Week Sept 25th- Oct 15th 2010 

 Including 280 photos 

 click here

Thursday

10/7/10

9:32PM PDT

PART 3 POSTED

"Carlton's Road Trip to the Portland Expo Antiques Show" for  Sports Antique of the Week Sept 25th- Oct 15th 2010 

 Including 280 photos 

 click here

Sun. 12/5/10

11:32PM PDT

Preview of "Top Three" posted with commentary, of 

Legendary Auction's 

Dec. 8th- 9th 2010 sale of the 

Bill Mastro collection 

 click here

Tue. 12/7/10

1:32AM PDT

Added seven more top picks of Legendary Auction's Dec. 8th- 9th 2010 sale of the Bill Mastro collection

 click here

Thur. 12/9/10

1:08AM PDT

Posted "Addenda" to Yale Fence feature of July 2001 Portland trip story - Newly discovered similiar Yale Fence print click here

Mon. 2/15/11

12:58AM PDT

Posted Road Trip story and 37 photos of Feb. 13th 2011 Rose Bowl Flea Market click here

Fri. 2/25/11

1:19AM 

c1890 Football Flask by Tiffany & Co. posted as

Sports Antique of the Week Feb 26th- March 4th 2011

click here

Sat. 3/5/11

10:29PM

STORY REVISED

NEW EVIDENCE UNCOVERED

c1890 Football Flask by Tiffany & Co. posted as

Sports Antique of the Week Feb 26th- March 4th 2011

click here

SIZE OF STORY 

NEARLY DOUBLED 

2ND PAGE ADDED

Sat. 7/30/11

8:83PM

Posted 16,000 story on trip to May 2011 Brimfield MA Antiques Fair, plus 1000 photos

 click here

Fri. 8/12/11

9:14PM

Posted 444 photos of 2011 National Sports Collectors Convention

 click here

Sun. 10/9/11

9:50PM

Posted recent pick ups on home page

 click here

Sun. 10/9/11

9:50PM

Posted photos of purchases at 2011 National

click here

Thur. 10/27/11

12:05AM

Announced acquisition of Dutton Ice Skates

click here

Sun. 

11/27/11

9:14PM

Posted photos of c1920 motorcycle rider statue on top of home page

Friday

1/5/12

11:24PM

Posted photos of two new acquisitions - c1900 D&M high top baseball cleats and c1880 melon football on top of home page

Thursday

1/12/12

12:32PM

Posted photos of North British Golf Balls advertising clock, top of home page

Sunday

1/22/12

9:56PM

Posted photos of 1. 1858 French ballooning broadside, 2. 1908 dogsled  race team photo, and 3. c1955 Advertising sign for Regal Pale Beer top of home page

Wednesday

3/7/12

10:25PM

Posted 77 photos of 

Nov. 30th 2007 49er Bottle 

click here

Wednesday

3/7/12

11:16PM

Posted photos of 

two broadsides picked up during Jan. 2012, 1. Yale vs Riverview baseball, 2. Harvard vs Exeter football, on home page.

Tuesday

3/13/12

10:41PM

Posted photos of 

c1850 European bowling ball on home page.

Sunday

3/18/12

3:21PM

Posted photos of 

c1910 Harvard Cigars football box on home page.

Sunday

3/25/12

10:37PM

Posted photos of 

mystery "Noble Catcher" figural baseball bottle on home page

Sunday

4/4512

2:32AM

Posted photos of 

McClelland Barclay statue of Bill Tilden and 19th century tennis board game on home page

Sunday

4/22/12

11:48PM

Migrated boatload of Carlton's recent pickups from home page to  

new acquisitions page

Tuesday

5/8/12

9:39PM

Posted top 10 picks for May 12th 2012 Robert Edward Auctions, click here

Wednesday

5/15/12

4:49PM

Posted new acquisition, c1905 Bowling and Billiards porcelain sign, click here

Sunday

7/15/12

1:38PM

Ton of new acquisitions migrated from home page to Latest Acquisitions Page 

Sunday

7/15/12

1:44PM

Photo of Old Pop Smith added to Old Pop Smith Tobacco tin feature

Monday

7/16/12

1:27AM

Panoramic photo of 1906 Olympics posted on home page

Monday

7/16/12

1:27AM

100 photos posted of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors 2012 National Convention Bottle Show in Reno Nv.

click here

Thursday

8/3/12

10:37PM

100+ additional photos posted from Saturday 7/28/12 of the Federation of 2012 Historical Bottle Collectors national convention bottle show in Reno NV. 

click here

Monday

9/3/12

10:49PM

Posted photos of c1880 bare knuckle boxer statue to home page/latest acquisitions  

Monday

9/3/12

11:53PM

Posted photos of c1910

photograph of Johnson vs Jeffries fight on home page

Saturday

9/15/12

9:13PM

Posted addenda to Noble Catcher feature announcing a pair of a Noble Catcher and Pitcher is known to exist 

Tuesday

9/18/12

10:43PM

Photos posted of c1900 Vienna boxer bronze on home page

Suday

10/21/12

10:23PM

Antique of the Week for Sept 30th - Oct. 6th 3012, 

Canoe Trophy

Sunday

10/28/12

3:49PM

Added Rah Rah Football Tobacco pouch to Antique of the Week for Oct 28th - Nov. 3rd 2012, See here

Tuesday

11/20/12

9:27PM

Antique of the Week for Nov 25th- Dec 1st posted

1877 Telegram possibly signed by Eugene V. Baker conveying Harvard Yale baseball score 

Sunday

2/24/13

11:30PM

Antique of the Week for Feb. 24th- March 2nd posted

c1890 Spalding's Foot Ball 

Wooden Shipping Crate 

click here

Monday

3/19/13

12:15AM

Antique of the Week for March 24th- 30th posted,

c1930 Keds Basketball Shoes Advertising Display  

click here

Sunday

4/28/13

11:48PM

Antique of the Week for April 28th- May 4th 3013 posted,

c1920 Chiparus Hurdler Statue  

click here

Saturday

6/21/14

1:37PM

Part 2 Posted

2013 NSCC Post-Con 

Road Trip story posted

Sunday

6/26/14

8:57PM

New Acquisition posted 

top of home page.

c1915 Yale vs. Swarthmore

basketball broadside

Sunday

6/30/14

8:57PM

New Acquisition posted 

top of home page.

c1864 Tennis Tankard

Sunday

5/31/15

5:08PM

Sports Antique of the Week

posted for 

May 31st - June 6th 2015 

 "Lenox Bicycle Race Stein"

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

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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CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

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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CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

THE FINEST

HORSE-

RACING

INKWELL 

EVER MADE


c 1896 PRANG

FOOTBALL CALENDAR STORY

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

CLICK HERE TO READ THIS STORY FREE

One of the authors favorites!

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


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


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!

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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

CLICK HERE


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

CLICK HERE


Circa 1891

Tiffany & Co.

YALE 

FOOTBALL MATCH  SAFE

  Story

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TO ENLARGE

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SEE THE GREATEST FOOTBALL MATCH 

SAFE EVER PRODUCED


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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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  STORY

JOE LOUIS 

ARMY RECRUITMENT POSTER STORY

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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 18th-14th

2009

RedLeftClose.JPG (855308 bytes)

c1950

Brayton Laguna

Black 

Boxers Statues

11" tall 

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Circa 1876  BASEBALL CLOCK STORY

medium muller clock.jpg (141435 bytes)

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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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ANTIQUE SPORTS UNIFORMS 

& EQUIPMENT 1840-1940 

Baseball Football Basketball

by Dan Hauser, Ed Turner, 

John Gennantonio

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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)


 

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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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

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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SPORTS

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

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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