In his book, The Story of the Golf Ball, The Scottie is listed as a mesh ball produced in 1910 by The St. Andrew Golf Company. The Scottie ball offered here, however, is a bramble ball, which is obviously more rare as it was not even listed in McGimpsey's book. This example appears to be unused, although the painting has noticeable cracking in various places, a shown in the images. Even so, this ball is far nicer than most of the surviving balls from that era.
This Scottie ball is the last ball 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.