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1910 Hermes Ice Cream Pinback Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,320
Collection of four extremely rare pins from the 1910 Hermes Ice Cream advertising pin series featuring, respectively, John Owen Wilson, George Gibson, Dots Miller, and Bill Abstein. The design of this issue is similar to that of the Morton's Bread and Buster Brown pin sets featuring Detroit Tiger players, but Hermes Ice Cream pins feature Pittsburgh Pirate players and are far rarer than the Detroit pins. In fact, far fewer than 100 Hermes pins in total are known to exist! All of the offered pins retain their original paper backing. The last names of both Wilson and Abstein are written in vintage black ink on each respective paper backing. This is an outstanding group of these significant rarities. Without regard to the writing, the pins grade as follows: Miller (Ex-Mt), Wilson (Near Mint), Abstein (Vg due to a hint of foxing and surface bumps), and Gibson (Ex). Diameter: 1.25 inches. Total: 4 pins. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,320
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