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Lot # 1047 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1867 Home Run Polka Sheet Music

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $711

Dedicated to the "National Base Ball Club of Washington, D.C.," this extremely rare piece of sheet music features a finely detailed baseball game-in-progress scene. This is one of the earliest pieces of sheet music featuring a baseball illustration on the cover, and the use of two-color printing makes the production of this piece very unusual. This is one of the few nineteenth-century sheet musics to make use of color. Published by Marsh & Bubna, 1029 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. L.N. Rosenthal, Lithographer. The sheet music (10.75 x 13.75 inches) displays a number of minor edge tears and/or chips and a rebound spine. A small, light pencil notation appears on the back cover. While technically in Good to Very Good condition, it presents as Excellent and remains ideal for display. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $711

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