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Lot # 1908 (1908 of 1911)   « Previous Lot | Next Lot »

Circa 1930s "Champions" Sports Clock with Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, and Red Grange

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $540

This decorative mantle clock pays homage to some of the greatest athletes from the first half of the twentieth century. While none of the sports figures are identified by name, the image of Joe Louis is unmistakable (his opponent is most likely Max Schmelling), as is that of Babe Ruth and Red Grange. Many believe the woman tennis player to be Helen Wills, and the woman golfer to be Babe Didrikson. The two figures to the far left and right are more ambiguous and may simply represent generic summer and winter athletes. The word "Champions" is engraved along the base. Manufactured by the United Clock Company of Brooklyn, New York, as noted by the lettering on the face of the clock. The clock is in working order, but it appears that the original electrical cord has been replaced. The two original light bulbs are no longer present (common for this piece). In Excellent condition overall, with only light-to-moderate wear. This piece was just recently discovered at an estate sale and is new to the hobby. 12.5 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 10.5 inches high. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $540

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