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1937-1956 World Series and All-Star Game Order Forms and Production Sketches (Dieges & Clust Archives)
Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $360
Collection of seven Dieges & Clust World Series and All-Star Game order forms, for a variety of jewelry, five of which include preliminary production sketches for the listed item. All of the forms (7.5 x 5.5 inches) include a description of the item(s), number ordered, color scheme, and other various production specifications related to the manufacturing process. 1) Order form for the 1937 New York Giants World Series press pin. Vg-Ex. 2) Order form for the 1937 All-Star Game pocketknife. Includes a preliminary pencil sketch (3 x 4.5 inches) of the knife stapled to the reverse. Ex. 3) Order form for the 1937 All-Star Game tie clasp and charm. Includes a preliminary pencil sketch for both the clasp (partially torn; 4.25 x 2 inches) and charm (6.25 x 3 inches) affixed to the reverse. Vg. 4) Order form for a number of 1938 All-Star Game items, including tie clasps, charms, and cigarette cases. Includes a preliminary pencil sketch (4.5 x 2.5 inches) for the charm affixed to the reverse. Vg. 5) Order form for the 1938 World Series rings for umpires Cal Hubbard and John Sears. Includes a separate preliminary ink sketch (8.5 x 5.5 inches) for the ring. Vg. 6) Order form for the a 1939 World Series ring for umpire Babe Pinelli. Includes a preliminary ink sketch (6 x 4 inches) on the reverse. Vg. 7) Order form for the Cincinnati Reds 1956 World Series press pin. The Reds failed to catch the Dodgers for the pennant that season and these pins were never produced, as noted by the handwritten notation "Canceled 10-3-56." Ex. Also included in the collection is a partially folded (adhered together) and torn sheet that lists the names of the players on the 1938 American League All-Star team and the type of jewelry they selected, stapled to which is an internal memorandum relating to the location of the seal on the 1938 All-Star Game cigarette case. Pr-Fr. Total: 8 items (7 order forms and recipient list for the 1938 All-Star Game).
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 $360
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