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Lot 0340
Probably by Selchow & Righter American - Circa 1880’s This rare and exquisite American toy was found recently at a flea market in northern England. It is absolutely mint condition and it had been stored for more than a century in its original box. It seems that the ball players have rarely strayed from the box because the lithography is as bright today as the day they were sold. This rare set of figural ten pins is particularly significant because they depict men playing baseball; a favorite American spectator sport. There are only a handful of other known sets and a couple of isolated figures. And none of those retain this extraordinary quality. This set also includes three original wooden balls that would have been rolled to knock down the figures. The chromo-lithographed label for the lid of the box shows a ballgame in progress. The graphics are nothing less than AMAZING. A second label on the side of the box reads “One Piece Base Ball, S & R (Selchow and Righter) Ten Pins”. This is one of the greatest antique toys that RSL Auctions has ever sold and certainly the finest paper litho toy to ever be offered publicly. Materials: Wood and Paper

Condition

Mint in the Box

Starting Bid

$7,000.00

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  • 26.5%

Baseball Ten Pins Paper Litho

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Estimate $14,000 - $18,000
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