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1870 - 1880’s Wright & Ditson Lawn Tennis Box

ITEM 1: This is an exceptional 1870 - 1880’s Wright & Ditson Lawn Tennis Box. This amazing, antique lawn tennis box was designed by the Wright & Ditson Sporting Goods Company from Boston Mass. It would have held a complete lawn tennis kit which likely would have included two or four rackets, the net, the posts and stakes to assemble the net, and possibly a few lawn tennis balls. Those items are long gone but the box with the original paper lithograph label has remained. As evidenced by the above images, the condition is astonishingly excellent, especially for an item of this vintage. The handles on the box each have the following patent information: PATD NOV 9, 1869. Wright & Ditson was founded in 1871 by George Wright, who played with both the Cincinnati and Boston Red Stockings and is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Harry Ditson who was a successful businessman from Boston. The box measures 6 1/2"x 12"x 38" and the paper lithograph measures 11"x 14" and advertises FINE LAWN TENNIS. Horsman was based in New York City and was the first American maker of lawn tennis equipment. This exquisite antique tennis box makes for a solid foundation upon which to build any vintage tennis collection! SOLD

Early 1900’s Victor “The Club” Tennis Racket

ITEM 2: Early 1900’s Victor “The Club” Tennis Racket. This is a fantastic turn of the century tennis racket with the beautiful Victor Sporting Goods logo decal on the throat. It is of very high quality construction and was a choice racket back in it"s day. The condition is excellent. Price $125

1940-50’s MacGregor Metal Tennis Ball Can with Original Balls

ITEM 3: 1940-50’s MacGregor Metal Tennis Ball Can with Original Balls. A great vintage tennis can in excellent condition. The offered tennis collectible would be a great addition to most any sports memorabilia collection! Price $100

1930’s Pennsylvania Championship Tennis Ball Can

ITEM 2: 1930’s Pennsylvania Championship Tennis Ball Can . This fine antique tennis tennis can is quite an example. It dates back to the 1930's and amazingly all the balls are original and show very little, if any, usage. The can is also in beautiful condition, void of scrapes, dents or scratches and the original lid is also present. A really nice example for the vintage tennis collector. SOLD





1920-30’s Vinnie Richards, Dunlop Flat-Top Tennis Ball Can UNOPENED

ITEM 3: 1920-30’s Vinnie Richards, Dunlop Flat-Top Tennis Ball Can UNOPENED. This is a fabulous early tennis can. It is a "tear-top" model which is an example of the earliest design. Called a "tear-top" because when the key was used to open the can it tore or sliced right through the metal leaving a dangerously sharp edge around the top of the can. There was no lid, the portion that came off when opened was to be discarded. This poor design did not last long which explains the rarity of this can. Another point of intrigue is the endorsement by Vinnie Richards. Very few tennis balls were endorsed by players and this is among the earliest... it is practically a piece of advertising! The condition is NR-MT! SOLD

1935 Antique Tennis Trophy

ITEM 5: The offered item is a silver loving cup style, vintage tennis trophy cup dated from 1935. Inscribed on the trophy is Hunting Valley - Mixed Doubles - TENNIS - tournament - 1935 - Linda B. Perkins - Oliver P. Bolton - 1936 - Linda B Perkins - Oliver P. Bolton. On the bottom is stamped Wallace and double plated. This vintage tennis trophy measures 12 inches tall and features ornate detailing on the handles and the rim of the top and bottom. The condition is solid NR-MT. SOLD





1910’s Vintage Tennis Photo

ITEM 8: 1910’s Vintage Tennis Photo. This vintage tennis photo was found housed in its original 8"x 10" frame. It shows four tennis players lined up at the net with their wooden rackets in hand. A novel old tennis collectible and a great display item! The condition is EX-MT. SOLD

1888 Horsman Lawn Tennis Box

ITEM 1: This is an exceptional 1888 Horsman Lawn Tennis Box. This incredible vintage tennis item comes in the form of a wooden box that back in 1888, held a complete lawn tennis kit. Most likely it would have included two or four rackets, the net, the posts and stakes to assemble the net, and possibly a few lawn tennis balls. Unfortunately, those items are not present. However the box itself, with the original paper lithograph label has remained. The condition is unbelievable! The paper label is almost perfectly intact and the color simply could not be more brilliant. It must have been stored in just the right conditions for the past 123 or so years! The box measures 14 1/2"x 36" and the paper litho measures 12"x 22 1/2". Horsman was based in New York City and was the first American maker of lawn tennis equipment. This phenomenal vintage tennis box could be the cornerstone of any antique tennis collection! SOLD

 
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