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April 29th-

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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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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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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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MAY 2001

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33 PHOTO PAGES

49

PAGES TOTAL

1000

BRIMFIELD

PHOTOS

PLUS SEE

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ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

Oc 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.
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

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BOWL

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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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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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Visits The Top Bottle Show in The Country

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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

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

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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

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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ROAD TRIP TO THE ROSE BOWL FLEA MRKT
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Sept. 25th 

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2010

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Carlton's Road Trip

TO THE

PORTLAND

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SHOW

July 9- 11 2010

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SPORTS

ANTIQUE OF THE WEEK

June26th 

- July 2nd

2010

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SPECIAL

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FLEA

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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

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One of the authors 

favorites!

READ ABOUT THE WORLD'S FINEST BASEBALL CLOCK

Previously published in 

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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)

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 READ THE INTEREST. BACKGROUND OF 

THIS RARE POSTER

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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)

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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 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

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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

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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

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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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Carlton's most current lineup shot of his tins, taken September 2016

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New addition: Very Rare c1880 Lacrosse Spice Tin

New addition: c1940 Ski Boot Dressing Tin

 

 

 

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Collection of author

 

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Good sports tins are pretty rare. If you're active and continually hunting sports antiques, you come across sports tins every once in a great while. This small collection pictured above took me about 18 years to assemble. The rarest one you see there is the tan Pig-skin Mixture  at front center. It's shaped like an actual football, and is from about 1890. I got that at the Atlantique City antiques show about 12 years ago for $600.00 I think it was. I bought it on the last day of the show, in the last hour of the show. I once heard there are only 7 known examples of it. The latest one I got is the mustard colored All American Varnish tin with the football player. You can see it in the back upper right. I got it on eBay for $12.00 I think it was. It's from the 1930's, have never seen another. That Skiff one with the single sculler rower is a nice little tin. I met a guy named Jan Goedhart on eBay from Holland, eBay handle "tincollectors". He's the biggest dealer in Europe for tins. He knows I like the sports tins and offered me the Skiff for $100.00. It was kind of a no-brainer for that! It's the only one I've ever seen. It's English but still cool. It's neat when you meet people thru eBay. Jan is very helpful and shares his knowledge on tins. If you're a serious collector, Jan is just the kind of guy you want to know. He has years of experience in the Euro tins, so I was able to learn from him. That's very valuable as he's probably the world's most knowledgeable on the Euro tins. The orangish red Lucky Curve tin at dead center is another pretty rare tin. It's what is referred to as a "lunch box" style. I got that probably 10-12 years ago at the All American Antiques show in Glendale California, near Los Angles. I think I paid $350 for it, from Kim and Mary Kokles of Texas. They are one of the top advertising dealers in the country, and started the Indianapolis Advertising show. All these tins are basically reasonably priced. But there are some exotic antique sports tins that are pretty pricey. I'd say the top four sports tins would be the Home Run tin, the Home Run Stogie tin, the Ty Cobb pocket tin, and the Cy Young cigar tin. The Ty Cobb tin would probably be considered the Mother of all Sports tins, and goes for major bank. These four tins were in the April 2005 Robert Edward Auction of Watchung New Jersey www.robertedwardauctions.com I was taken back to see all four tins offered at once. See them below with the closing prices they sold for in that auction less premium:

 

 

FOOTBALL TINS

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FB1_TIns11_15_06.jpg (560746 bytes)

c1880-1930

Grouping of rare 

football advertising tins

Collection of author

 

 

All photos below above courtesy 

Robert Edward Auction

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HOME RUN.jpg (79655 bytes)

Home Run

Sold for $3,000.00

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Home Run Stogie

Sold for $2,250.00

 

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Ty Cobb 

Sold for $9,000.00

 

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Cy Young 

Sold for $4,250.00

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All prices are excluding premium, and were realized at Robert Edward Auction 

on April 30, 2005 

 

Rob Lifson, president of Robert Edward Auctions was kind enough to provide photos of the tins above. Another interesting development in the sports tin world was the recent sale of another very rare circa 1890's baseball  pocket tin called "3 strikes". This tin was auctioned on April 8th 2005, as lot number #201 by the Wm Morford auction house of Cazenovia New York. www.morfauction.com . The closing price before premium was $11,500.00. This was the first time in 18 years I'd seen it offered. Till then I'd only seen it pictured in a book on tins. Another quite rare sports tin that was in that same auction was Lot # 126,  "Golf Girl" talcum tin. It sold for $875.00 plus 10% premium. Take a look below to see these exciting tins!

 

All photos below above courtesy 

Wm Morford Auctions of Cazenovia, NY, 

www.morfauction.com

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Thre Strikes Tin Full.JPG (292129 bytes)

Sold for $11,500.00

 

Golf Girl Talcum Tin.JPG (179141 bytes)

Sold for $875.00

 

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All prices are excluding premium, and were 

realized at Wm Morford Auctions of 

Cazenovia, NY on April 8th 2005

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I attended the Grass Valley Old West Antiques Show, in Grass Valley California on Saturday May 13th 2006. The show is incredible and one of the best antiques shows in the country. I was too pressed for time to do a story on this years show, however I'll post a photo of the best thing I saw...an 1899 bicycle race poster from Carson City Nevada. I was so taken I forgot to measure it, but it was big, framed it was about 40 inches tall by 30 wide. It sold to renowned collector Peter Sidlow of Las Vegas for $4,500.00. It was not only the best thing I saw, but probably the best bicycle poster I've ever seen. Congrats Peter!

 

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Circa 1890 Edwin J. Gillies 

football coffee tin at top center

 

I did find one item at the show....a circa 1890 Edwin J. Gillies coffee tin with an illustration of a football game. My friend John Bounaguidi was set up, and had gotten gotten two of these tins, one white, one red, out a a Hunt's auctions a year or so ago. He had the red one at the show and offered it to me for what he gave, which was $considerable$. I think it's a little faded, as I've seen another red one that wasn't. I couldn't make up my mind, so John told me to take it home and see how it works in my collection. I worked it in with my other tins and it looks pretty nice, plus my girl friend Barbara thinks I should get it, so darn I guess I'll have to now...it'$ only money!

 

If you can believe it, the Gillies Coffee Company is still in business, and they have a website with they're history. Seems they were a major player in the coffee business in New York City starting in 1840. Click here to read they're interesting story.

 

I've only seen a few examples of this tin in 18 years, and always wanted it. I'd sort of like to wait for one in a little better condition, but they're so rare I suppose I better bite the bullet while this one's available. Not only are the football graphics really nice, but it's American...not Canadian, not bloody English! On top of that it's one of the best depictions, of 19th century American football used for advertising, and I think it's the only tin with 19th century football.

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posted 5/31/07

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

-"OLD POP SMITH" TIN-

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Book - Tobacco Tins 

and Their Prices, 

by Al Bergevin

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

 

 

Published: November 10, 1890

 

Published: March 3, 1905

 

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I picked up this new tin for my tin collection....it's a c1918 Quarterback Coffee tin and was produced by The Dolan Mercantile Co. St. Joseph, MO and Atchison, KS. It measures 3 5/8 inches tall and a diameter of 5 3/4 inches. This is the only example of this tin I've seen, and was a natural fit for my collection..I'd say it's one of the nicest tins I've seen, so I was determined to work it into my other tins even though I'm maxed out of room. I had to move out some lesser ones to fit it in. Click TIN and IN LINEUP to see a larger photos. Below is a shot of it now included with my tin collection

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A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Trophy

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SIGN


 
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FEATURING BICYCLE RACE SCENE 
BY LENOX 


 
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21" TALL

c1920 

YALE

LAUNDRY

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PORCELAIN ON STEEL

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TY COBB 
"SAFE" TROPHY


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Silver Plated Made by

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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 

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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 

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NEIGHBORHOOD

GYM?

? ? ?
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11 1/2" TALL

9 1/4" WIDE

C1864
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1902 Panting of a Ping Pong Game


A QUIET HOUR AFTER DINNER
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5 1/8" wide

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Dime 
Baseball Player 
Publication

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