Lot # 8: Alex Patrick Molded Hand-Hammered gutty ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $250.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Fall 2022",
which ran from 11/3/2022 7:00 PM to
11/20/2022 12:20 AM

There is a small black dot on each pole.  This is the only identifying mark that Patrick included on the hand-hammered balls he produced in the 1890s.  According to Kevin McGimpsey in The Collectible Golf Balls Directory, Folio 1: Gutta Percha Golf balls 1845-1903, Patrick used a mold to make this ball.

This ball remains in great shape.  It has just a few strike marks and nearly all of its original paint is still present. Of all the molded gutty balls that were made, a molded "hand-hammered" ball is among the rarest of patterns.

This ball is back row, far left in the accompany group image.

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