Specializing in Fine Antique Golf Clubs and Historic Memorabilia

Lot # 89: Mingay’s Patent Liquid Core Rubber Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Fall Golf Auction 2019",
which ran from 11/6/2019 12:00 PM to
11/23/2019 8:00 PM



Produced by the F. Mingay in the early 1900s, this ball is marked “Mingay’s Patent 20905” on one pole and “Liquid Core, Rubber Ball” on the other.   A “pristine” example of this ball sold for £690 by Sotheby’s on July 10, 1998, which is the last year that one of these came up for sale according to Kevin McGimpsey’s comprehensive study of golf balls “The Story of the Golf Ball.”

This ball is in outstanding condition.  The original paint remains bright with only a few minor blemishes.  A single strike mark is not overly obtrusive.  A great find!

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