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Lot # 222 (of 1866)   < Previous Lot | Next Lot >

1906 and 1911 Philadelphia Athletics Postcard Collection (3) Including Lincoln Publishing and Monarch Typewriter

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $2,963

Exceptional trio of 1910-era postcards depicting exclusively Philadelphia Athletics players and highlighted by a scarce Monarch Typewriter postcard featuring Hall of Famer Eddie Collins. 1) 1906 Lincoln Publishing Andrew Coakley: Rare sample-card from this beautiful set honoring the back-to-back American League Champions. Encapsulated as "Authentic" by SGC. Coakley's position ("Pitcher") has been neatly scripted in ink next to his name on the front. Addressed and stamped on reverse (postmarked from Philadelphia on September 13, 1906). Overall Excellent appearance. 2) 1911 Monarch Typewriter Eddie Collins: The only example of this rare postcard graded by either grading company. Graded EX 60 by SGC. Clean and crisp with light, even wear to the corners. Unused reverse. 3) 1911 Philadelphia Athletics Team Issue "Harry Davis Day": Commemorative postcard bearing a pre-printed message from Connie Mack inviting fans to honor Davis at Shibe Park to show "appreciation of what Captain Davis has done for baseball and the city of his birth." Light wrinkling on front and at the corners, with pencil writing in the bottom right. Addressed and postally used on reverse. We cannot recall offering even a sample from either the Lincoln Publishing or Monarch Typewriter sets in at least a decade, and we do not recall ever offering an example of the "Harry Davis Day" postcard before. This is a fascinating collection of three cards, each sharing a common theme (1910-era Philadelphia baseball) and representing a unique opportunity to acquire three extreme rarities that would enhance any world-class postcard or type-card collection. Total: 3 cards. Reserve $400. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $2,963


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