Lot 371Rare Harry Vardon USA colour golfing postcard...

Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am

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Rare Harry Vardon USA colour golfing postcard - titled "The Atlantic City Country Club, Famous for its Excellent Golf Course" but more importantly it shows Harry Vardon playing a better ball match against 2 transplanted Brits Finlay Douglas and HM Harriman both men had won the US Amateur Championship in the late 1890s. The match was played in front of 2000spectators with Vardon winning 9&8. Over the six month period Vardon played 65 exhibition matches winning 50, halving 13 and losing 2 -unused issued by Chilton Printing Co Philadelphia - see mullocks October '14 auction lot 664 an identical postcard, used, which realised ?240

Hammer Price: £110.00

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