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Lot # 33: 1907 Silverplate Double Inkwell Stationary Stand

Starting Bid: $100.00

Bids: 18 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring 2020",
which ran from 3/9/2020 2:30 PM to
3/29/2020 1:45 AM



Used as a Tournament prize in 1907, this wonderful double inkwell stationary stand is engraved "Golf Competition Won By Richard Park 1907" on its base. Maybe Richard was a relative of Willie Park, or maybe not (but worth some checking).  "The Dilatante Club" is engraved on the crest attached to the middle of the envelope holder. Both inkwells open as they should and their original glass liners are still in place.  The golf ball inkwells are made to the same size as actually gutty balls. 

The inkwells are attached by a nut that fastens to the threaded length that extends through the base. One of the inkwells is missing its original nut, but it still displays perfectly.  A person could either try to find a correct nut or just wrap a little tape on the threads to affix the inkwell in place if it is to be moved about. The underside of the base is engreaved EPNS, for Electro-Plated Nickel Steel. There is light wear to the silver plate on the top of the base which allows the nickel steel underneath to be seen in some areas, although not in an unsightly way.

The stationary and envelope are modern and used to demonstrate the design of this wonderful item. An exact duplicate of this double inkwell is listed in Shirley and Jerry Sprung's book "Decorative Golf Collectibles" on page 86.

 

 

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