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DoneMon, Jul 12, 2004 3:30 AM EDT
Edinburghotland, UK

Golfing, Fishing & Sporting Sale

Highlights: Balls (25+): A feather ball, written in ink on the top, ‘ Presented to Rev. H.M. Lamont by J.W. Inglis C.B., An Old Student in St. Andrews’, and written in ink on the side ; This ball was made by Wil Robertson 1790, Father of Allan, the famous golfer’ (£15,000-20,000) A Faroid 75, rubber core ball (£2,000-3,000) Books (250+): The Oliver ‘Bud’ Thompson Library, including a large collection of club histories Darwin, Bernard, The Golf Courses of the British Isles...1st edition, 1910 with rare dust jacket (£3,000-5,000) Plus books by the following authors: H. Adamson, Peter Baxter, Charles Blair MacDonald, Robert Clark, Cecil Hopkinson, Robert Hunter, Horace G. Hutchinson, John Kerr, James P. Lee, Henry Longhurst, Joseph S.F.Murdoch, E.C. Potter, George Robb, Alfred Ronalds, Sir W.J. Simpson, George C. Thomas, W. Tillinghast, W.W. Tulloch, P.G. Wodehouse, Ceramics & glass (20+): A Lenox pottery tobacco humidor (£3,000-4,000) A pair of Weller, Dickens Ware pottery vases (£600-800) and other pieces Cigarette cards (15+): Marsuma cigarette cards, complete set 50/50 (£700-1,000) Clubs (85+): R. Forgan, St Andrews, long nose play club (£10,000-15,000) A John Allan, westward Ho, long nose putter (£1800-2,200) A W. Frier, Edinburgh, longnose playclub (£700-1,000) Pictures & prints (20+): GEORGE W. AIKMAN, Perdition, oil on board (£3,000-5,000) THOMAS HODGE, The Diver, Step Rock, St Andrews, pencil and watercolour (£1,000-1500) Programmes (20+): A 1930 St Andrews Amateur Championship programme (£3,000-4,000)