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Lot # 1514 (1514 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

1904 PT-1 Blue Label Cigar Makers Pin - Charles Stahl

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $1,200

This extremely rare advertising pin is one of a series of sixteen pins issued by Blue Label Cigars to honor the 1903 Boston American first-ever World Series winners. Each pin in the set features a player portrait in black and white surrounded by advertising for Blue Label Cigars. Blue Label Cigar Makers pins are one of the most elusive and fascinating of all early baseball advertising pinback sets. To the best of our knowledge, no complete set has ever been assembled in modern times; and the only complete set in existence, which surfaced in the collecting world thirty years ago, was put together in the year of issue. This example features outfielder Charles "Chick" Stahl. Complete with its original paper backing that lists the name of the manufacturer, "A. R. Lopez, 17 Tremont St, Boston." Outstanding Excellent condition. Diameter: 1.5 inches. From the Dan Gantt Collection. Reserve $300. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $1,200

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