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Dieges & Clust Golden Gloves Pendant/Charm Collection (3)
Starting Bid - $100, Sold For - $420
Trio of undated boxing pendants/charms produced by Dieges & Clust for the New York Daily News Golden Gloves boxing tournament. (The New York Daily News has sponsored the Golden Gloves competition since its inception in 1926.) 1) Ribbon pendant issued to an official at the tournament. The bar pin at the top is lettered "Official" and supports a blue-and-white ribbon that reads "Golden Gloves Finals N.Y. News Charities Inc." Hanging from the ribbon is a small golden glove bearing the Dieges & Clust name on the reverse. 1.75 x 3.25 inches. Ex. 2) Pendant consisting of two interlocking golden gloves and a small CZ diamond. One of the gloves is lettered "Daily News Charities Inc." The other glove features a small plaque to accommodate an engraving if so desired. 1.75 inches long. Nr-Mt. 3) Tiny golden glove charm. .75 inches long. Ex. Total: 3 items.
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 $420
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