Stamped “Spalding White” around a red dot on one pole and “”Pat. April 11, 99” around a red dot on the opposite pole, this Spalding White was first offered for sale in 1906. Its cover was advertised as made from white gutta percha, which was not typically white in color. When found on most antique golf balls, white gutta percha is more yellow in color. On Spalding White balls it’s more red in color as can be seen where the paint has worn off on this ball.
This example is in outstanding condition. Spalding advertised that James Braid used the Spalding White ball with the red dot
More information on Spalding White balls made from white gutta percha can be seen in section 4.8 in my article "Counterfeits! Antique Golf Balls That Don't Fly" Click Here.
Ball is on the lower left in the accompanying image.