Specializing in Fine Antique Golf Clubs and Historic Memorabilia

Lot # 47: Unrecorded Stark Gutta Percha Golf Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 13 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Summer 2020",
which ran from 7/8/2020 12:00 PM to
7/25/2020 8:00 PM



This Stark solid gutta gercha golf ball was never used, and it looks gorgeous on display!  

What appears to be a line around the equator is where the gutta percha "fin" created by the mold was trimmed off, but not perfectly flush with the rest of the ball. This "unrefined" element indicates this is an earlier named ball, circa 1890, which explains in part why the Stark is currently not recorded in any of the existing golf ball reference books

A great ball!

 

Tip:  When you zoom in on an image of a nice, even unused golf ball on this site, all kinds of paint chips and cracks can appear and it looks like the ball has been through a war zone. This is because the ball is being magnified exponentially beyond its original size.   When viewing the ball in your hand, however, those same chips and cracks appear quite insignificant, which they are, and are usually not even noticeable. The best indicator of what a ball will look like in real life is when you size the ball on your screen to the same size as an actual golf ball - usually 1.68 inches in diameter.

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