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1865 Andrew Strath Handwritten Signed Wage Receipt. Andrew Strath became the "Keeper of the Greens" at Prestwick in 1865, following Old Tom Morris' resignation and move to St. Andrews, and promptly won the Open Championship at his new home course. He was a brilliant player in golf's infancy with four other top four finishes in the Open. Sadly he died of tuberculosis in 1868, making this signed and dated receipt for wages the rarest of the rare in major golf championship memorabilia. Remarkably, his unmarked grave was recently discovered and now a commemorative plaque identifies the forgotten Champion. Quite possibly the only Strath signature in existence. All fountain pen ink, including the closing signature, rates a splendid 9+/10. Page measures 5 x 8 and exhibits light toning and original storage folds, none of which causes any distraction. LOA from Mark Emerson. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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