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Lot # 1510 (1510 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Circa 1909 Winkleman's Bread Pin - George "Scoops" Carey

Starting Bid - $300, Sold For - $960

Exceedingly rare example of a circa 1909 Winkleman's Quaker Bread pin. This is just the third Winkleman's Bread pin example we have ever encountered and just the second we have handled (the first appeared as Lot 76 in our May 2004 auction, where it realized $1,150). Similar in design to the popular Morton's Bread advertising pin set featuring Detroit Tigers players, the Winkleman's Quaker Bread pins feature players from the Memphis Turtles, a minor-league member of the Southern Association. The player featured on the offered pin is George "Scoops" Carey, who played with Memphis from 1906 to 1909. (Carey also played four seasons of major league ball: 1895, 1898, 1902, and 1903.) Complete with its original Whitehead & Hoag paper label on the reverse. (Whitehead & Hoag was the largest pin manufacturer in the country at the time.) Near Mint Condition. Diameter: 1.25 inches. From the Dan Gantt Collection.

Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000+. SOLD FOR $960

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