Top 5: Antique golf clubs
1) 18th-century Andrew Dickson long-nosed putter - $181,000
A circa 18th century long-nose putter attributed to Andrew Dickson, the oldest known club maker to mark his clubs, was sold by Sotheby’s in 2007 for $181,000.
2) Rare metal headed blade putter - £106,000
In July 1998, a rare metal headed blade putter from the late 18th/early 19th century was sold at a Christie’s sale in Glasgow for £106,000.
The club had a fruitwood shaft and well-knopped hozel and was bearing a paper label inscribed in ink “Probably Simon Cossar”. Simon Cossar was one of the first club makers to stamp his clubs.
3) Square toe light iron golf club - $151,000
In September 2007, Sotheby’s sold a circa 1600s square toe light iron gold club for $151,000.
It is one of the dozen or so surviving iron heads from the 17th century.
4) Long-nosed scraper (long spooner) - $91,000
An 18th century long-nosed scraped golf club was sold by Sotheby’s in 2007 for $91,000.
The club was in overall excellent condition.
5) Palmer Patent Fork Shaft Wood by A.G. Spalding & Bros. - $49,000
This club, which featured a wooden head stamped “The Spalding”, was sold at the Sotheby’s “Jeffrey B. Ellis Antique Golf Club Collection” sale in 2007 for $49,000.
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