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1914 Giants/White Sox World Tour "Welcome Home" Ornate Ribbon plus Bain Photo (2 Items)

Lot Number 468

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It's been over 15 years since this extraordinary survivor last sold in the Sotheby's Halper Auction—and we've never seen another offered publicly. (In fact, the only other known example is housed at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.) Measuring a large 3 x 8-1/4", the treasure originates from the NYC homecoming gala after the Giants and White Sox's wildly successful world tour. It boasts phenomenal EX-MT/NM condition with a sparkling celluloid "RECEPTION COMMITTEE" brooch, from which hangs an essentially untouched ribbon, adorned with its fully intact appliqué text, "WELCOME HOME / COMISKEY / McGRAW / CALLAHAN / AND / WORLD'S TOURISTS." Perhaps most remarkable is the presence of the delicate, dangling, spiraled strands of fringe! Not only does a Sotheby's Halper tag accompany, but in the intervening years, our consignor has also obtained, and included here, a fantastic George Grantham Bain Type 1 photo (6x5) showing these badges in action on March 6, 1914, captioned "FANS TO MEET BASEBALL TOURISTS."



 
 
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