Collectible Curios – Archives

‘golf queen’ a majestic collectible
September 9, 2020

Advertising collectibles include an unlimited number of subjects, many with large followings. Signage, posters, calendars, paperweights, etc. are obvious promotions of a product or business and its brand (such as “Transportation Advertising” that involves oil, tire or automobile companies and their products). But any product, in any sphere, can itself serve as an advertisement especially through the use of enticing labeling.  Moreover, […]

musselburgh golf ball box
July 29, 2020

A golf ball box from the late 1890s, embossed in high relief for “The Musselburgh” gutty golf ball, endorsed by Harry Vardon. The corners of the box feature anchors and mussel shells, the Arms of the Burgh, which is located on the shore of the Firth of Forth in East Lothian, Scotland, about five miles east of Edinburgh city center.   […]

college or murad silks
June 23, 2020

By George PetroJune 2020 Known as a “College Silk” or “Murad Silk”, this particular example features Syracuse University Golf with its official color, orange and its college seal.  It was produced in 1910.  Not directly associated with the silk is a Syracuse University golf trophy awarded in 1909. Trade cards (non-tobacco) were known to exist in France in the 1840s […]

June 2, 2020

The August, 1910 Golfers Magazine noted that “Otto G. Hackbarth, professional at the Westwood Country Club, St. Louis, has invented a new putter of peculiar design with which he has been doing remarkably accurate work on the greens. It is modeled after the center shafted idea and he claims this prevents the club from turning when the ball is struck, […]