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1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series Press-Pin Die and Order Form - World Championship Season! (Dieges & Clust Archives)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $3,900
Original Dieges & Clust metal die used to manufacture the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers World Series press pin, together with the original company order form for the pin. 1) The cylindrical die (2.5 inches in diameter and height) displays the 1955 Dodgers press pin design, as well as the die number (054413). 2) The original Dieges & Clust order form for the press pin, dated 9/12/55. The form notes the number of press pins ordered, the color scheme, and other various production specifications related to the manufacturing process. 7.5 x 5.5 inches. Ex, with general overall wear, including two staples. Total: 2 items (die and order form).
This material has been culled from a much larger Dieges & Clust collection that was consigned to this auction just as our catalog was going to press. As such, all but one of the twenty-eight Dieges & Clust lots in this auction (featuring an amazing array of fascinating material, including documents, artwork, manufacturing dies, photos, and sample jewelry) can be found on the Internet Only portion of our sale. The entire collection originates from the family of a former Dieges & Clust executive, who, we are told, literally rescued most of the items offered here from the garbage dumpster after the company was sold to Herff Jones in 1979. Prior to that time, the company, which was founded in 1898 by Col. Charles Dieges and Prosper Clust, was noted for its exquisite sports-related jewelry, including the manufacture of nearly all of the World Series rings and press pins produced between the years 1923 and 1956. Additionally, the company also designed and produced baseball's MVP Award, the Heisman Trophy, numerous sports trophies and figural pieces (including the famous series of "Spalding" baseball trophies issued in the 1920s), and the 1904 Olympic Medals, not to mention countless custom orders for athletes.
SOLD FOR $3,900
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