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    Extremely Rare 1916 Ferguson Bakery Grover Alexander Photo Prize Pennants Premium. Not for the faint of heart, we offer one of the more spectacular premiums ever produced. These extremely rare premiums could be had for fifty coupons, requiring the purchase of fifty loaves of bread. Supporters of Ferguson Bakery products were rewarded with one of these "Photo Prize" versions of a standard "BF2" felt pennant. But the money spent - 50 loaves at 5-cents each or $2.50 - would be quite steep, even for a large family. This probably meant very, very few of these were ever produced and delivered and they are even harder to come by a century later. They are among the rarest and most visually alluring collectibles, posing a monumental challenge to the most passionate hobbyists.

    Currently, only eight subjects are confirmed with only one or two of each known. The massive 23 x 9" felt pennant get its inspiration from the much smaller BF2 pennants but bring decoration and obviously size to a whole new level. The featured player is a young Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Phil. Phillies. The future HoFer and all-time great is presented via a 3 x 5" full figure pitching-motion portrait which is firmly adhered and in very good shape with minimal wear. The graphics, adhered to unstable textile remain exceptional all things considered. Most signs of aging appear at the very top adornment. The rich tan felt has some surface wear that oddly affects just the top half suggesting this was stored folded for many decades, leaving the top exposed to whatever life brought its way. Overall it is in excellent condition--even the delicate bottom tip that is so often partially missing is fully intact, coming to a sharp final point. Even the most advanced hobbyist with museum-quality holdings has to stop and admire a piece like this, as it is probably one of the few items missing from his collection.


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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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