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SPORTS ANTIQUE 

OF THE WEEK

May 24th- 30th 2009

Standout items 

by SportsAntiques.com

 

THIS WEEKS FEATURE

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Dealer Phillip A. Howe of Michele's with A.B. Spreckels Golf Trophy at  April 2009 Hillsborough Antiques Show, San Mateo Calif.

c1930 PRESENTATION SILVER GOLF TROPHY 

BY REED AND BARTON

Inscribed

The A. B. Spreckels Golf Cup Played at Coronado California 1930 won by Clifford H.B. Little  Runnerup G. Bramstedt

Sterling, 21" wide x 18" tall

photographed on location 

Hillsborough Antiques Show

Price $29,000.00

Offered by Michele's, Austin Texas

www.michelessilver.com 

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Sorry for the delay in getting out this week's sports antique. Memorial Day weekend didn't allow time .  

 

I came across this trophy at the April 2009 Hillsborough Antiques Show held at the San Mateo California Expo. Rarely do you walk in a show these days and  see something this Adolph_B__Spreckels.jpg (29032 bytes)extraordinary, so it took me by surprise. This type of trophy is what's referred to as presentation silver. Unlike stock trophies, presentation silver are unique one of a kind commissioned works. Usually they are considered museum pieces, and this is no exception. I've written about the Reed and Barton company who produced it, which you can read here. The trophy was given by sugar magnet Adolph Spreckels 1857-1924. Read here how he shot the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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