1914-1915 Federal League Collection - Tickets, Photo, Pin, Postcards, and Other Rarities

Sold For: $720

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1589

Item Year: 1914

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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Collection of twenty items, all relating to the short-lived Federal League (1914-1914). 1) 1914 "Federals Booster" pin. Diameter: .75 inch. Gd/Vg. 2) 1915 Newark Peps complimentary pass. Blank pass, numbered "470," on thin paper stock. 4.5 x 2.5 inches. Nr-Mt. 3-8) Six different 1915 Newark Peps tickets, each originating from a season-ticket book. The game numbers offered here are Games 1 (April 16th), 8 (April 24th), 10 (April 26th), 15 (May 2nd), 35 (June 18th), and 61 (August 13th). Each ticket (2 x 1 inches) remains in Near Mint condition, with the exception of the ticket for game 1 (Vg, with a small tear and adhesive residue on the top front and back borders). 9-15) Seven Federal League postcards (5.5 x 3.5 inches). One pictures a game in progress at Terrapin Park in Baltimore, while the remaining six identical cards picture a game in progress at Chicago's Federal League Park. All have been postally used. Cards range from Gd to Vg-Ex, averaging Vg. 16) Vintage news photo of Fielder Jones of the Federal Terriers receiving a bouquet of flowers prior to a 1914 game against the Chicago Feds in Chicago. Presenting him with the bouquet is Illinois governor Edward Dunne. Mounted onto a cardboard backing with the original, clipped, newspaper caption affixed to the reverse. 10.75 x 6.5 inches. Ex, with editorial shading and outlining to most of the individuals pictured. 17) Four-page handwritten letter (on four sides of a single fold-over sheet), dated June 6, 1915. In this letter, from a man to his fiancee, he mentions the Buffalo Federal league team, as well as Harry Lord and Benny Kauff. 5 x 8 inches. Ex. 18) Painted cast-iron St. Louis Terriers mascot souvenir piece. The raised words "St. Louis Pup" appear on the reverse. Approximately 2 x 2 x 2 inches. Ex. 19) Silver-colored shoe brush bearing a circular plaque reading "Phila. Sports Writers Ass'n Feb. 10th 1916 Baseball Peace Dinner." This brush commemorates the "peace treaty" signed by the National, American and Federal Leagues on December 22, 1915, which resulted in the Federal League folding. 6 inches in length. Ex-Mt. 20) Stock certificate, dated May 1, 1915 for five shares of capital stock in the "Federal League Oil Company, Inc." Joe Tinker, who "jumped" to the Federal League's Chicago entry, was an investor in The Federal League Oil Company and also served as company president for a time, hence the name of the company. Tinker has not signed this certificate, but it makes for a nice display piece within the context of the collection offered here. 12.5 x 9 inches. Vg. Total: 20 items.
Reserve $500. Estimate (open).

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