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Lot # 691 (of 1411)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1867 Home Run Polka Sheet Music

Starting Bid - $800.00, Sold For - $1,276.00

Dedicated to the "National Base Ball Club of Washington, D.C.," this extremely rare piece of sheet music features a finely detailed baseball game-in-progress scene. This is one of the earliest pieces of sheet music featuring a baseball illustration on the cover, and the use of two-color printing makes the production of this piece very unusual. This is one of the few nineteenth-century sheet musics to make use of color. Published by Marsh & Bubna, 1029 Chestnut St, Philadelphia. L.N. Rosenthal, Lithographer. A few minor imperfections include splitting along the spine (a very common problem with early sheet musics) and some toning along the edges, which do not detract from its strong appearance and extraordinary display value; overall in Very Good to Excellent condition. Dimensions: 10-3/8 x 13.75 inches. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $1,276.00

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