RUGBY PLAYER : PATCHES : LARGS, SCOTLAND : CABINET CARD

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This cabinet card portrait features a Rugby player in uniform. His shirt has three rugby patches on it’s front. The sports player was photographed by the Stewart Gallery in Largs, Scotland. This photograph is in very good condition (See Scans). 

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EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAIT OF PRETTY FRENCH JOCKEY (VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD)

This fantastic vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing the attire of a jockey. Note her jodhpurs, silks, cap, riding crop, and boots. This portrait begs the question, is she really a jockey? Could she be a steeple chase rider? It is also possible that she is a model. This photograph was taken at La Photo Mecanique in Paris, France. The card appears to have been trimmed and measures 5.0 x 3.25 inches. The postcard itself was made in England and is in very good condition.

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BASEBALL TEAM PORTRAIT : TRIPOLI, IOWA : BATS, BALL, GLOVES : RPPC (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of members of a baseball team. Pictured are ten uniformed players and presumably, their coach clad in a shirt and tie. The coach is holding a glass of wine or champagne. I wonder if he is celebrating a victory. Note the players equipment seen in the first row. You can see gloves, a catcher’s mit,  bats, and even a baseball. This baseball team is from Tripoli, Iowa. The team members look to old to be high school players. Perhaps the team was in a semi pro league. This photo postcard was postmarked in 1912. (SOLD)

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ARTHUR BOUCHER : RUGBY STAR : PHOTO BY NAPOLEON SARONY : (CABINET CARD)

This cabinet card photograph features Rugby star, Arthur Boucher (11870-1948). He certainly looks fit in this portrait by the famous celebrity photographer, Napoleon Sarony. Boucher was a Welsh international rugby union forward and he began playing club rugby for Newport ((1889/90 season). During the next decade, he captained them for three seasons. He was a strong and quick player and he passed well on the run. He was well known for his kicking skills. He kicked several drop goals each season. Boucher was one of the last greal all-round Welsh players before position specialization became the norm. Boucher played for the international Barbarians and became club secretary for the team between 1894 and 1899. Stickers on the reverse of this photograph indicate that the image was once owned by Culver Service. Culver Pictures was a service that collected photographs that for a fee could be used by the media to accompany the stories appearing in their publications. Culver Service was established in 1926. (SOLD) 

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LACROSSE : NATIVE AMERICANS MAKING LACROSSE STICKS : VINTAGE POSTCARD : (1911)

This vintage lithographic postcard features a group of Native Americans sitting (one is standing) in front of a teepee and making lacrosse sticks. Sitting in the group is a cute dog. Native Americans are credited with the development of the game of lacrosse. More specifically, the Iroquois Nation were originators of the game. The Iroqouis were in upstate New York and North of the US border into Canada. Lacrosse became Canada’s national sport. The netting on the Native American made sticks was made with wattup (roots) or deer sinew (connective tissue from deer). This postcard is rich in color and represents both Iroquois history and the history of Lacrosse. This card was published by Nerlich & Company (Toronto, Canada). Another version of this postcard has a caption reporting that the cards scene is located on Cornwall Island, Ontario, Canada. The postcard has a U.S. stamp and was mailed from Old Orchard Beach, Maine to Epping, New Hampshire in 1911.  (SOLD)

LACROSSE SERIES : IMPERIAL TOBACCO CO : CHARLES GEORGE (MONTREAL SHAMROCKS) AND DOT PHALEN (CORNWALL COLTS) : 1910

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These cigarette cards are part of the Imperial Tobacco Company’s Lacrosse Series. The cards highlight the leading players in the “Canadian National Game”. The first card features Charles George, a member of the Montreal Shamrocks team (no.7). The second card features Dot Phalen, a member of the Cornwall Colts team. These lacrosse cigarette cards were published in 1910. (SOLD)

INK BLOTTER : R WILSON HAMMELL : ARTIST SIGNED : AD FOR SPORTING GOODS STORE

The art for this vintage ink blotter was done by Raymond Wilson Hammell (1896-1949). He was active and lived in Massachusetts. Hammell was well known for Pin-Up girl illustrations. His work appeared on magazine and book covers, calendars, and more. Some of his work was stand alone portraits. This advertising blotter is from the 1930 or 1940’s. The blotter advertises Thomas Brothers, a sporting goods store, including golf accessories, located in an unidentified hotel. It measures about 4 x 9 inches.and is in very good condition (see scans). 

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BOXER : JIMMY WALSH : HASSAN CIGARETTE CARD : (1910)

This vintage tobacco card features boxer Jimmy Walsh depicted on a Cigarette Card. The card advertises Hassan “Cork Tip” Cigarettes. The advertising copy states that the brand is “The Oriental Smoke” and is the largest selling brand in America. The card was issued in 1910. Jimmy Walsh (1883-1964) was an American boxer who became the World Bantamweight Champion in 1905. He fought 64 bouts between 1902 and 1914. He was born and resided in Newton, Massachusetts. He had 33 wins (14 KO’s), 10 losses, and 20 draws. In retirement he taught boxing to the sons of two US Prsidents (Taft and T. Roosevelt).  This card measures about 2.5 x 2.75 inches. SOLD

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PORTRAIT OF FRENCH WRESTLER OR BOXER : 1920’S : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a boxer, or possibly a wrestler, in a fighting pose. He is not wearing any boxing gloves which leads me to believe that he is more likely a wrestler. One thing is certain; I know that he is not a UFC fighter. The boxer is unidentified. The postcard is likely from France, since similar boxing postcards in my collection are from that nation. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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SOUTH AFRICAN FOOTBALL TEAM :D. MORKEL : TADDY & CO. : CIGARETTE CARD : (1906-7)

This vintage tobacco card features D. Morkel, a player on the 1906-7 South African Football team. The card advertises “Grapnel” pipe tobacco for Taddy & Co.. The firm was located in London, England. James Taddy & Co. was founded in 1740 and by the end of the 19th century, the company was one of the most important British tobacco companies. It first produced citgarette cards in 1897. The company closed down in 1920 as a result of a labor strike by it’s tobacco workers. The photograph of Mr. Morkel, seen on this card,  was taken by Scott & Co.. This tobacco card has a few stains on it’s middle right side border. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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