Lot # 27: 1913 Nimble by Dunlop w/Unique Cover Pattern

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 6 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2022",
which ran from 3/3/2022 12:00 PM to
3/19/2022 8:00 PM

Offered by Dunlop in 1913 and used briefly if at all, this Nimble ball has a unique cover design made up of diamonds and other shapes. There are the typical tiny spiderweb cracks in the paint, best seen upon magnification, but one really needs to look for them to see them in real life.  A beautiful and striking ball!

Because the single images of this ball are much larger than the actual ball, the tiny paint blemishes can appear exaggerated, especially when zooming in (viewing it under a microscope so to speak), and make the ball look different than it looks in real life.  The group golf ball picture included with this lot provides a more accurate, less exaggerated depiction of this ball in a normal setting—and it looks great!

This Nimble golf ball is in the very front of the golf ball group shot in the accompanying images. This group shot includes many other golf balls lots in this auction and demonstrates the remarkable evolutionary story of the golf ball, from feather ball to hand-hammered gutty, lathe line-cut red gutty, molded gutty, the Haskell and early rubber core balls. 

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