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Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The VICTOR mesh patterned replica ball for hickory golf. Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

Special Low Prices
whilst stocks last.

£14.55 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.60 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X001 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The RTJ small dimple pattern replica ball for hickory golf.

Approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£14.95 per 3 ball sleeve
£28.50 for 6 loose
£54.00 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X007 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

Rubber-Core Mesh and Gutta-Percha Golf Balls

The Ouimet mesh pattern replica ball approved for play at all classic hickory golf events.

£16.00 per 3 ball sleeve
£31.50 for 6 loose
£61.80 for 12 loose

For further details please refer to item X004 on the New Mesh & Dimple Balls for Hickory Play page.

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Golf Memorabilia by Kevin McGimpsey. Signed New Copy Ist Edition
Product ID: B089

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A wonderful book for any golf enthusiast who is interested in the history of the game, the clubs used throughout many decades and the antiques and memorabilia produced to promote the sport. The 205 pages + index cover a wide range of items such as clubs, balls, books, art, golf’s objets d’art, badges of honour, miniature images, metalwares, autographs and programmes and other collectable items.

Kevin McGimpsey has been the Golf specialist at Bonhams Auctions since 2003 where he catalogues thousands of golf antiques each year ready for their major sporting sales.
Price: £49.00
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The Complete Golfer by Harry Vardon c.1914
Product ID: B093

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One of the greatest golfers during the hickory golf era (six time Open Champion) reflects on his career up to 1914 and shares his vast knowledge on how to best use each different club in the bag to their best advantage. This is the fourteenth edition published in 1914, the year he won his sixth Open Championship. It is a completely revised and enlarged edition compared to the first edition which was published in 1905 by the same Publisher, i.e. Methuen & Co Ltd, London.

The book has 335 pages, plus the Index followed by 31 pages listing other publications by Methuen’s. There are 65 illustration pages throughout the book.

Price: £48.00
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The English Golf Union Standard Scratch Score & Handicapping Scheme Revised Edition 1933.
Product ID: B096

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This booklet was published by The Golf Unions Joint Advisory Council and was adopted by The English Golf Union, The Scottish Golf Union, The Golfing Union of Ireland and The Welsh Golfing Union.

This revised edition came into operation from 1st January 1933.

Price: £15.00
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New Canvas & Leather medium size Carry Bag with two pockets and hood.
Product ID: C001C

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A new 1920’s style canvas & leather golf bag to carry a set of 8 to 10 hickory golf clubs. The quality of this bag is exceptional using high grade canvas material and thick tan leather with the trimmings being good quality metal with a brushed brass appearance.

The attention to detail in order to make this bag look authentic is excellent, please view the various images. The colour of the canvas is pale beige (antique white) which contrasts very nicely with the tan leather.

Price: £135.00
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Gents 4 Iron Play Set
Product ID: FPS098

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A very nice four iron play set fully restored ready for the bag to include a Mid Iron, Mashie, Mashie Niblick and a large headed Niblick.

All the clubs have good similar swing weights ranging from D0 to D4 and have been fitted with new hide grips whipped with black waxed linen thread.

Price: £345.00
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New Pair of Leather Head Covers 1920's style for medium to large wood heads
Product ID: HC020

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A pair of large soft leather head covers, one in DARK BROWN with a 3/4” (2.00cm) contrasting central band in Tan leather and the other in TAN with a dark brown central band for easy identification. Both covers are lined with white fleece to help protect the surface of the wood. The central section is fitted with elastic to help keep the cover in place when pulled over the head. These covers are perfect for medium to large headed drivers, brassies and spoons.

 

Price: £48.00
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New Dark Brown Leather Head Cover 1920's style to fit a medium to large head wood.
Product ID: HC020DB

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A single large head cover in soft DARK BROWN leather with a 3/4” (2.00cm) contrasting central band in Tan leather and lined with white fleece to help protect the surface of the wood. The central section is fitted with elastic to help keep the cover in place when pulled over the head. These covers are perfect for medium to large headed drivers, brassies and spoons.

 

Price: £25.00
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New Tan Leather Head Cover 1920's style to fit a medium to large head wood.
Product ID: HC020T

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A single head cover in soft TAN leather with a 1” (2.50cm) contrasting central band in dark brown leather and lined with white fleece to help protect the surface of the wood. The central section is fitted with elastic to help keep the cover in place when pulled over the head. These covers are perfect for medium to large headed drivers, brassies and spoons.

 

 

Price: £25.00
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William Gibson (Kinghorn) 45 degree 'Benny' iron with bent neck style hosel c.1910
Product ID: I0001B

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A rare iron. This powerful club with a face loft similar to a mashie niblick has been restored for play. The swing weight is F0 and the length measures 36.75” (93cm).

The head is stamped with the famous William Gibson ‘star’ cleekmark with the model name BENNY shown below. Unfortunately the professionals name who was originally supplied with this club is no longer clear.

Price: £95.00
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Tom Stewart (St. Andrews) 51 degree Anti-Shank Niblick c.1910
Product ID: I0002B

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A very nice example of an F.G. Smith ‘exaggerated’ anti-shank niblick made by the renowned cleekmaker Tom Stewart of St. Andrews. This iron has been restored to play condition. The swing weight is D1 and the length is 36” (91cm).

His name stamp is no longer visible but his famous ‘Pipe’ cleekmark is clearly visible with the registered trade mark stamped below.

Price: £95.00
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Spalding 'Dedstop' 39 degree Gold Medal Mashie with deep grovved face c.1915
Product ID: I0003F

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A fine example of a ‘Dedstop’ mashie used by hickory players until around 1925 when they were banned because the deep ridged face produced too much back spin which was considered to be unfair. The swing weight is D7 and the length is 37.25” (95cm).

The head is clearly stamped ‘Spalding Gold Medal’ within an oval circle with two roses either side which is a cleekmark that they used from 1907-1919. There is also a hammer cleekmark at the toe end which is another well known Spalding stamp. The sole is stamped with the model name ‘Dedstop’ Reg. US Patent, Mashie 1.

Price: £95.00
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Wm. Gibson (Kinghorn) 41 degree solid rustless large headed 'Kompakta' Patent Mashie Niblick c.1925
Product ID: I001Y

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A superb large headed mashie niblick by this famous club maker. This club is in great condition ready for play.  The swing weight is C8 and the length is 36” (91cm).

The shaft is labelled (Gibson Supra Hickory) with the words ‘Patent Applied For’ shown alongside the label. The stamps to the head are very clear showing the makers name, famous ‘Star’ cleekmark, model name ‘Kompakta’ and Made in Scotland. The sole is also stamped with the No. 6 and Solid Rustless.

Price: £115.00
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William Gibson 20 degree smooth faced-bevelled back Driving Iron c.1902
Product ID: I005Z

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A very nice late smooth faced driving iron with a bevelled back has been restored for play for display. The swing weight is D4 and the length is 39.50” (100cm).

This iron was originally supplied to J.W. Moore who was the professional & club maker at Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire from 1902 to 1905. In later years he held the same position at Harwich (1906), Redhill & Reigate (1907-11), Royal Eastbourne (1919-22 and finally Wimbledon & South London G.C. from 1926-32. He learnt his club making skills whilst working for George Brews at Royal Blackheath and then Peter Paxton at Tooting Bec.  His name is stamped within an oval circle to the head. Below the circle is the star cleekmark used by William Gibson before he moved to his workshop in Kinghorn, Fife in 1903.

Price: £95.00
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C. Clay (Ranelagh) 45 degree Fairlie's Anti-Shank Niblick c.1910
Product ID: I007X

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A great example of an early 1900 Fairlies anti-shank niblick restored for play condition or would make a great display club. The swing weight is D6 and the length is 37.50” (95cm).

Charles Clay was the professional & club maker at Ranlagh G.C. south west London from 1901 to 1938. The head is stamped with an arrow pointing towards the toe which probably means that the head was supplied to C. Clay by the famous cleekmaker James Anderson of Anstruther. F. Fairlie produced the first of the two renowned anti-shank designs c.1892 shaping the a club with the hosel in line with the top of the blade allowing the face to be in front of the shaft.

Price: £68.00
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William Gibson (Kinghorn) 50 deg. Ladies 'Smiths' Anti-Shank Niblick c.1910
Product ID: I009H

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A very nice example of a Smiths Model niblick restored for play or would make a great display club. The head was designed by Mr F.G. Smith around the mid 1890’s with a wry neck style neck (hosel) so bent  at the base that the leading edge of the blade is in front of the shaft. The swing weight is C3 and the club measures 36” (91cm).

The large head has very clear stamps showing the maker’s famous ‘star’ cleekmark with a small ‘L’ alongside denoting this a ladies club which was supplied to A. Batley who was the professional-club maker at Heaton Moor G.C. near Manchester from 1907 to 1930. His name is stamped within an oval circle in the centre of the head with Smiths Model Niblick shown below. Other stamps show ‘Superior’ below the star cleekmark and Made in Scotland Hand Forged.

Price: £68.00
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The PLUS 50 degree large headed rustless Niblick c.1925
Product ID: I009S

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A pristine large headed rustless niblick restored for play. This powerful iron has a swing weight registering E1 and measures 36.25” (92cm) in length.

The model name ‘The PLUS’ is clearly stamped to the head with other marks showing Special Rustless Niblick, Warranted Hand Forged.

Price: £75.00
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The Carron Company 37 degree deep faced Mashie c.1920
Product ID: I010S

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A good deep faced mashie fully restored ready for play. The swing weight is D1 and the length is 37” (94cm).

The head is stamped Mashie Rustless and shows the logo depicting a Phoenix used by The Carron Company who were very large producers of iron based in Falkirk, Scotland. The Carron Company was established in 1759 on the banks of the river Carron and prospered through its development and production of a new short-range and short-barrelled naval cannon known as the carronade. The company was one of the largest iron works in Europe through the 19th century. After 223 years, the company became insolvent in 1982 and was later acquired by the Franke Corporation, being rebranded Carron Phoenix.

Price: £65.00
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The Glasgow Golf Co. 43 degree Ladies Mashie Niblick c.1920
Product ID: I012Q

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A very nice ladies mashie niblick restored for play which included the fitting of a new hickory shaft. The swing weight is C3 and the length is 36.25” (92cm).

The head stamps are very clear to include the makers name and ‘Thistle’ cleekmark, Mashie Niblick, Hand Forged in Scotland, Special and ‘L’ denoting Ladies. The Glasgow Golf Company was owned by Charles Millar. He produced both woods and irons and also supplied other club makers with club parts, i.e. iron heads. His own clubs were stamped with the ‘Thistle Brand’ cleekmark which he also used for clubs produced by his two other companies known as the Thistle Golf Company started in 1911 and the Glasgow Golf Company started in 1919. At some stage during the 1920’s he emigrated to Canada where he continued his golf supply business.

Price: £75.00
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Tom Morris (St. Andrews) Ladies 34 degree 'Long' Mashie c.1915
Product ID: I013J

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A very nice ladies Mashie from the ‘Autograph’ range produced after the great man’s passing has been fully restored ready for play. The swing weight is B9 and the length is 37.75” (96cm) so this iron may suit the taller lady player.

The stamp marks are very clear showing the Tom Morris autograph cleek mark, his name and L Mashie. These heads for the Autograph irons were supplied mainly by Brodie & Sons and sometimes by Tom Stewart. This head is from Brodie & Sons, their upside down triangle cleekmark is stamped beneath Mashie.  The club was originally supplied to Finnigans who were a large retailer having stores in London, Manchester & Liverpool. Their name is also shown.

Price: £75.00
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Blacksmith General Iron c.1870
Product ID: I030A

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A fine example of an 1870’s blacksmith general iron carefully restored for display purposes ONLY due to a slight crack in the shaft which is covered by the thick hide grip. The slightly concave face has about 40 degrees of loft. The swing weight is E2 and the length is 38” (96.50cm).

The large blade/hosel has been cleaned and remains tight to the thick shaft.  The blade measures nearly 4.25” (11cm) from toe to heel along the rear and the fabulous thick hosel measures 4.50” (11cm) with uneven knurling (teeth) around the top, typical of irons made during this period.

Price: £125.00
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Wm. Gibson / Lockwood Brown Spliced Neck Round Back Cleek c.1920
Product ID: I032A

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A very rare and highly collectable spliced neck round back cleek that was part of Lord Dartmouth’s collection at some stage. The length is 37.75” (96cm).

This rare club was made by William Gibson of Kinghorn and supplied to Lockwood Brown who were high class gentleman’s outfitters based in the St. James district of London circa 1920-32. The head is stamped with the Wm.Gibson ‘star’ cleekmark and Lockwood Brown, London albeit their name is now rather faint.

For Display Only.

Price: £175.00
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Miller & Taylor (Glasgow) 'The D & T. Spinner Jigger' with concave face c.1915
Product ID: I033A

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A rare jigger iron restored for display. The length is 37” (94cm).

Miller & Taylor had a small business mainly specializing in the sale of golf balls but they did also produce a small range of clubs. Their cleekmark was a ‘Curling Stone’ as stamped to the head of this iron at the heel end.

Other stamps show the model name D & T Spinner Jigger, a protected patent number 686488 and Miller Taylor albeit quite faint. The shaft is stamped Auchterlonie St. Andrews so either D & W. Auchterlonie made the club for Miller & Taylor or a replacement shaft has been fitted at some stage.

For Display Only.

Price: £125.00
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Miller & Taylor (Glasgow) D & T. Spinner 45 deg. Patent Mashie Niblick with concave face and wide sole c.1915
Product ID: I034A

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A rare concave (dished) faced mashie niblick matching the jigger above (see I033A). The swing weight is D4 and the length is 35.75” (91cm).

Miller & Taylor had a small business mainly specializing in the sale of golf balls but they did also produce a small range of clubs. Their cleekmark was a ‘Curling Stone’ as stamped to the head at the toe end.

Other stamps show the name D & T Spinner who possibly were retailers of golf equipment, Jigger, a protected patent number 686488 and Miller Taylor, Warranted Hand Forged.

For display but could possibly be used for play at the buyers risk.

Price: £125.00
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W.Y. Winton 31 degree Junior Musselback Mid Iron c.1920
Product ID: J003

Details 

A very nice musselback mid iron for the budding junior player. The club has been restored back to play condition. The length is 35” (89cm).

The head is clearly stamped with the makers name, plus the letters A.W.E. presumably belonging to the original owner.

Price: £35.00
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Hamleys of London  45 degree Junior Niblick c.1920
Product ID: J005

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A very nice junior niblick made for the famous London store Hamleys founded by William Hamley in 1760 specializing in the sale of toys, games and eventually sports equipment for children. The club has been restored and could be used for play or would make an ideal show item or prop for a shop window. The length is 30.25” (77cm).

The head is clearly stamped Hamleys, London, Warranted Hand Forged, Special Niblick.

 

Price: £35.00
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Black Scottie Dog holding a golf ball c.1945
Product ID: M030

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A rare and highly collectable item of golf memorabilia. The North British Rubber Company commissioned the Sylvac Company to produce this pottery (ceramic) Scottie Dog holding one of their dimple golf balls in its mouth to be used to advertise their balls in golf professional’s shops and retail stores.

Price: £875.00
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Carved Rose-Wood Bookd Ends c.1920
Product ID: M031

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A rare and beautifully carved pair of book ends depicting a caddie resting on one end and a pencil golf bag holding 3 irons on the other end. This very collectable item of golf memorabilia is in superb condition.

An added feature is the caddies head which is made from brass and turns from side to side as the images show. His cap and body are made from Rose-Wood. The mesh patterned golf ball is ceramic.

Price: £565.00
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Set of 4 Resin Coasters depicting golf balls from the hickory era.
Product ID: M036

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A unique set of four coasters (c.1980) advertising various golf balls as used for play in the hickory golf era.

Price: £115.00
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A. Tooley (London) classic early metal shafted Chipper with patent number c.1930
Product ID: MS003

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A very nice example of an early steel shafted putter by A. Tooley & Sons who were a well known hickory club maker based in London from the early 1900’s. The club measures 35.50” (90cm).

The club has been restored to play condition but would also make a fine addition to a golf club collectors portfolio. The crown of the head is clearly stamped with the makers name and address and the sole shows the model name ‘BEATEL’, Special Iron, Patent No. 772550. His ‘Forest Brand’ cleekmark is stamped to the face. The mark is three trees which he designed having formerly been the professional-club maker at the Honor Oak & Forest Hill Golf Club from 1904 to 1909.

 

Price: £85.00
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T. Stewart (St. Andrews) 35 degree early metal shafted rustless Mashie c.1931
Product ID: MS004

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A very nice example of an early metal shafted mashie by this famous club maker from St. Andrews. The swing weight is C3 and the length is 37” (94cm).

The centre of the head is clearly stamped with his name within an oval circle with his famous ‘pipe’ cleekmark below. Other stamps show Mashie, Stainless and there is an inspection mark at the toe end in the shape of a castle which was used on stainless heads after 1931.

Price: £45.00
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