Lot # 42: Helsby National Red Dot Bramble Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $75.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed

This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

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

According to McGimipsey's book, The Story of the Golf Ball, this bramble ball marked "Helsby Maker" on one pole and "National" on the other pole with both poles having a red dot was made in 1910 by the Telegraph Manufacturing Company.  There is no known ballmaker named Helsby, which was the name of a small town in England. The fact that one pole is marked "Helsby Maker" does give one pause to at least consider the possibility that Helsby was once home to a small ballmaker.

This rubber core ball does not have any strike marks and still retains the large majority of its paint. It most likely received little to no use.

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