Lot # 104: Incredible 1950s Ted Williams Wilson Franks Advertising Display Poster and Baseball Book

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM



The only example of this display piece we have ever encountered, a large-format advertising display poster advertising Wilson Baseball Books.  This enormous display (measuring 47" x 28") is bright and colorful, printed on light paper, promoting the children's booklets published by Wilson Meats in the 1950s.  The left side of the gigantic piece promotes the Wilson Baseball Secrets books, while the right side features a paper doll and promotes the company's "Jane Wilson Fun Books."  The classic image of Williams is offset by an image of the "How to Hit" booklet, but also promotes books featuring baseball tips from Bob Feller, Harvey Kuenn and Sammy White.  The poster presents extremely well, with typical folds and wrinkles, and one large tear at the center fold from the left edge.  Bright as new, however, a wonderful display, clearly quite rare.  Also included is a VG example of the Ted Williams "How to Hit" booklet.

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