Specializing in Fine Antique Golf Clubs and Historic Memorabilia

Lot # 125: Silvertown c.1890 Mesh Pattern Gutta Percha Ball

Category: Golf Balls

Starting Bid: $50.00

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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

The Silvertown Company of London began to make gutta percha golf balls in 1878, and made various “Silvertown”-marked gutty balls until the end of the gutta percha era.  This example is likely circa 1890.  The ball shows significant wear with numerous strike marks.  Due to a strike mark and subsequent paint loss in that area, the Silvertown name remains in part, but enough to make it identifiable.  The ball remains a handsome relic of golf as played over 120 years ago.

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