Made in three different patterns, this Super Harlequin is an exceptionally colorful example of their square within a square pattern. The red circles circles around the ball's circumference are original. The lines themselves are molded into the cover and then filled with vibrant red paint to match the paint in "Super" and the number "2" found three places on the ball.
The attached 1930 advertisement for the 3 different Harlequin balls calls this ball The Super Harlequin with "Colored Channel Marking" and notes that these markings were "scientifically designed to give maximum length. The color rings (red, blue, or orange) make the ball seem Larger—give a definite spot to aim at—and make identificatiion easy." Yup, That's for sure.
This is a VERY fancy-dancy ball for the 1929. Not only is this the kind of rarity that makes a golf ball collector get excited, who wouldn't want a ball touted as able to drive further, last longer, putter better, and look bigger!? Plus, there are red balls, there are white balls, but this is the only red and white antique golf ball currently known!
Made in 1929 by the Harlequin Ball & Sports Company in London,
this Super Harlequin Ball is in terrific condition! It appears unused
except there is a significant break in the cover on the side of the ball
plus a few thin, almost invisible, "age lines" round about. The break
in the cover runs along two sides of a square as shown in one image. It's a noticeable break. But given the rarity of the ball, the flaws are easy to accept especially when the ball will display like nothing else!
This ball is middle row center in group image that accompanies this lot.