Lot # 22: Mint 1890's Silvertown Gutta Percha Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 5 (Bid History)

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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

Made by the Silvertown Company which had manufacturing locations in both London, England, and Persan Beaumont, France, this 1890s Silvertown gutta percha golf ball is in mint condition, with just a few tiny paint chips. This particular Silver Town is likely older than most, as the name appears on only one pole. Another wonderful ball!

This Silver Town is the fourth ball in the second row 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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