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Lot # 49 (of 873)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1917 White Sox World Series Press Pin

Starting Bid - $1,000.00, Sold For - $2,875.00

Stunning high-grade example of one of the most desirable of all early press pins. The 1917 Chicago White Sox press pin is special not just because it is a rare early press pin, but also because it features a portrait of Chicago White Sox owner Charles Comiskey. The fact that the 1917 Chicago White Sox were the precursors to the infamous Black Sox of 1919 adds to the desirability of this early rarity, especially in light of the fact that while the 1919 Chicago press pin is considered far more valuable due to its key year, it is in fact identical in design to the 1917 Chicago press pin (with the only differences relating to the threading of the post on reverse). The high relief and blue enamel trim of the design makes this pin particularly susceptible to wear. This is an extraordinary super high grade virtually Mint example, with not even a tiny fleck missing from the blue enamel border. This is a world-class high-grade example of this key press pin rarity. Diameter: 7/8 inches. Reserve $1,000. estimate $2,000/$3,000. SOLD FOR $2,875.00


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