Helmar "S81" Large French Silk Collection (8 Different)
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $178
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Collection of eight different large French silks (7 x 8.5 inches), similar in design to the "S81" tobacco silks, issued by the Helmar Brewing Company in 2007 only. Each silk has been sewn on to a blue- or black-velvet backing (11 x 14 inches) with fringed base (as issued) and is in Mint condition. It should be noted that only forty silks for each player pose were ever produced, making the assembly of a complete set challenging. Helmar has never limited its issues by featuring only Hall of Fame players, and with this issue the company even included American Indians. The individuals represented here are Rogers Hornsby, John McGraw, Hughie Jennings, Daffy Dean, Stan Coveleski, Bill Dickey, the Dean Brothers (Dizzy and Daffy), and Low Dog (Present at Custer's Last Stand). Total: 8 silks. Reserve $100. Estimate (open). SOLD FOR $178