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1910 Hermes Ice Cream Advertising Pinback
Starting Bid - $100.00, Sold For - $1,276.00
Extremely rare sample pin from the 1910 Hermes Ice Cream advertising pin series features a portrait of Pirates right fielder John "Chief" Wilson. All Hermes Ice Cream pins are extremely rare. Their design is similar to that of the Morton's Bread and Buster Brown pin sets featuring Detroit Tiger players, but Hermes Ice Cream pins feature Pittsburgh Pirate players and are far rarer than the Detroit pins. In fact, probably no more than a few dozen Hermes pins in total are known to exist. This is a very attractive sample from one of celluloid collecting's rarest baseball pinback sets. Very light foxing, otherwise in Excellent condition with original back paper complete and intact on the reverse. Diameter: 1.25 inches. Reserve $100. Estimate $200/$400. SOLD FOR $1,276.00
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