Lot # 35: 1921 Arc Bramble Ball by Avon

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 1 (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

Manufactured by The Avon India Rubber Co in 1921, The ARC bramble pattern rubber-core ball boasted of being "made from new materials...the covering is of a high grade material...to stand severe punishment." This example appears to be unused and retains approximately 90% of its original paint which has a few small hairline cracks. Again, a beautiful ball!

Because the single images of this ball are much larger than the actual ball, 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.

This ARC ball is the in the third 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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