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1910 Morton's Hugh Jennings Cello Flag Pin
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $2,587.50
Cello flag-shaped advertising pin features a portrait of Hall of Famer Hughie Jennings on the front, next to a colorful image of Buster Brown holding a loaf of bread, and his friend Tiger. To the right is Jennings' trademark rallying call, "Wee-Ah" in white lettering. Advertising for Morton's Holsum Bread ("Always a winner") appears on the reverse. This is a magnificent example of one of the all-time great baseball pins of the era. The die-cut flag shaped celluloid is designed to thread through the stickpin for wearing. Morton's also issued a set of 1.25 inch diameter celluloid pinbacks featuring Tigers players, which have always been a favorite with collectors. This unique die-cut flag pin of Jennings was issued at the same time, though only Jennings was to be issued in this format. We estimate that fewer than ten examples of this rare cello flag pin are known to exist. Ex-Mt. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $2,587.50
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