Pair of Rare 1912 Boston Red Sox World Championship Pins in Vintage Homemade Display

Sold For: $1,680

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1581

Item Year: 1912

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Presented here is a unique, vintage homemade display commemorating the Boston Red Sox's 1912 World Championship. The display is highlighted by two scarce pins (each 1.25 inches in diameter). The first features an illustrated motif of a ball, bat, and red sock, with the year "1912" printed in white as part of the design of the sock. The pin, which retains a portion of its original red-and-white accent ribbons, displays a few light scratches and is in apparent Excellent condition overall. The second pin was issued as a promotional piece from a local merchant. The red-and-white pin features a central motif consisting of an illustrated cap, two crossed bats, and a red sock. The lettering along the perimeter reads "Champions - Compliments of A. Shulman & Co." In apparent Excellent to Mint condition. The pins have been displayed upon a hand-drawn illustration of a red sock that is lettered "Boston Red Sox World Champions 1912." A separate circular depiction of a globe picturing the eastern hemisphere sits below the pins. Portions of a vintage Boston Red Sox pennant, bearing the words "Red" and "Sox," respectively, comprise the borders of the piece. Ex-Mt overall. The display remains housed in what appears to be its original frame, measuring 12.5 x 10.5 inches. This is a most unusual and attractive piece of Boston Red Sox folk art dating from the club's first of four World Championships from the decade. Reserve $300. Estimate (open).

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