Lot # 74: c.1890s-1940s A. J. Reach Sporting Goods Collection (3)

Starting Bid: $150.00

Bids: 8 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "Spring, 2022 Premier Auction",
which ran from 3/16/2022 9:00 PM to
4/2/2022 9:00 PM

Interesting grouping of items related to the A.J. Reach sporting goods company.  Includes: 1) Scarce "Box Flat": Incredibly scarce unassembled box, from the William Harridge era, circa 1946-47.  Perforated, die-cut sheet on heavy board, intended to be separated and folded into a retail box that contained a baseball.  EX/MT condition with a bit of mild toning, the die-cuts separating from the sheet but still intact.  2) 1920s Oxblood Baseball Glove: Burgundy-colored Reach baseball youth model glove.  The majority of gloves from this era were either brown or black; oxblood examples are seldom found.  Attractive split-fingered glove features a Reach logo button, a one-inch web, and remains in VG/EXt condition with some areas of wear along the piping, between the fingers and on the glove interior.  3) C. 1896 Reach Pinback Button: Scarce button, 7/8" in diameter, depicting a Reach brand baseball.  VG condition with intricate detail, some mild toning and staining with some oxidation on the pinback itself.  Three pieces total.

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