Summer, 2020 Auction - Closes August 29
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Infrequently-seen cardboard advertising sign promoting the Reach brand of baseball equipment, specifically their Official American League baseballs.  Advertising "Over with the Cork Center," the sign measures 12 3/4" x 17" in a vintage frame, significantly larger than the high-quality tin signs we have offered in recent auctions, but constructed of caradboard.  A youth's face and disembodied hand holding a baseball are set againsit a greenish/gray background that may be lightly faded, the sign appears lightly but evenly toned, with some visible creasing and surface abrasions near the top, along with what appears to be a gauge about a half-inch long, creating a tear in the piece at the upper-left, near the baseball.  Two hole punches along the top edge are likely original to the piece, and match those of a similar cardboard Reach sign offered in our fall, 2019 auction.  The framing prohibits us from examining the edges and reverse, though we do expect some wear would be evident.  A very attractive early advertising sign.

c.1910 Reach Sporting Goods Cardboard Advertising Sign
c.1910 Reach Sporting Goods Cardboard Advertising Sign
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Minimum Bid: $200
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,020
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Sunday, August 30, 2020.
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