Golf is often called a Gentleman's game. A sport predicated on enforcing your own penalties and reporting your own score. The rules of golf etiquette are all about maintaining the gentlemanly state of the game. If you are into the history of Golf and golf memorabilia you might want to check out the auction being hosted by Heritage Auctions. On June 1 they'll be auctioning off a lot aptly called “The Gentleman Collector.” It features nearly 100 lots of golf-themed memorabilia from a private collection, including steins, desk accessories, decanters and trophies, most from early 20th century Britain.
Some of the more affordable and cooler trinkets include a Dunlop counter display (estimated at $100-$150), and a Penfold Man Counter Display, circa 1950.
Golfers can be notorious drinkers who doesn't love the 19th tee after a round. Whatever your poison these items will surely intrigue the avid golfer.A very cool set of six American Golf Club-form stirring sticks would create a bit of chatter at your next party. Some beer lovers won't be able to resist a Royal Bonn Transfer Printed Stein with pewter lid Bonn, Germany, circa 1890. Top it off with a game of poker with some golf theme Poker Chips set in a wood case, American, circa 1950. A little something for everyone.
One of the higher priced items is a Derby Silver Co. golf-bag form martini pitcher with cups and tray (estimated at $10,000 - $15,000). Something Ian Fleming lovers would love to put their hands on.
The auction also contains large collections of ocean liner souvenirs, vintage walking canes, vintage automobile mascots, and the “Mortality of Immortality” collection of Malcolm S. Forbes. To view lots and register to bid, visit www.HA.com/5065 or contact Nick Dawes at 800-872-6467, ext. 1605 or NickD@HA.com.